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  1. Each boat entered must have at least one participant present at the captain’s meeting.

  2. It is suggested for all anglers to have a Georgia Fishing License.

  3. Fish one of two days available for your official Tarpon Tournament. Friday, August 12th or Saturday, August 13th

  4. ALL TEAMS MUST DECLARE THEIR FISH DAYS BY NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10TH, 10 P.M.           THE TEAM CAPTAIN MUST TEXT RYAN MCKENZIE AT (912) 660-9821 FOR FISH DAY VERIFICATION OR SIGN FISH DAY SHEET AT THE CAPTAINS MEETING.  INCLUDE TEAM #, CAPTAIN NAME AND FISH DAY IN TEXT.  IF A DAY IS NOT DECLARED, SATURDAY WILL BE THE DEFAULT TARPON TOURNAMENT DAY.

  5. All fish must be caught in a saltwater river or sound. NO LAGOON CAUGHT FISH.

  6. Boats may leave the dock at 6:00 AM.

  7. **IMPORTANT** NEW BOUNDARIES - The north side of Savannah River and south side of Sapelo.

  8. **IMPORTANT** NEW FISHING TIMES - Lines in the water at 7:30 AM and lines out at 3:30 PM both days.

  9. A Tournament Committee Member MUST receive release videos for verification by no later than 4:30 on both fish days, Family and Tarpon Day.  VIDEOS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 4:30 PM.  VIDEOS CAN BE TEXTED OR EMAILED TO RYAN MCKENZIE – (912) 660-9821 / RYAN@RELEASEMARINE.COM

  10. All hookups must be TEXTED to Tournament Control. A release number will be assigned at that time. TOURNAMENT CONTROL NUMBER: MELISSA PETERS (912) 429-8554. REFRENCE YOUR ASSIGNED TEAM # (on your Release #’s) & ANGLER WHEN TEXTING IN FOR RELEASE #.  If you have rules questions, please refer to this sheet or speak with a Member of the Rules Committee. Melissa Peters and Marvee McKenzie are not on the Rules Committee.  All items in question will default to the rules laid forth in this document.  Attending the Captain’s Meeting will acknowledge all rules are understood.

  11. Each boat will be assigned (4) release numbers. The numbers will be distributed at the captain’s meeting in Registration Packets.

  12. Tackle: 8 FT leaders - Maximum Length.

  13. Live Bait must be caught on Fishing Days, not prior.

  14. Fish must be hooked and caught by one angler.  The only exception is a Junior Angler, a Junior Angler 16 years old and younger may hand off the rod one time.

  15. A legal catch is considered verified when the following continuous events occur:

    • fish sighting (TARPON)

    • correctly assigned release number

    • person touching the leader or reeling the swivel to the rod tip

 

VIDEO IS REQUIRED WITH TIME AND DATE STAMP – NO EXCEPTIONS

ALL VIDEOS MUST BE RETAINED UNTIL THE END OF THE AWARDS CEREMONY

 

DETERMING THE WINNER:

Winner will be determined by most releases and time of release on the day you fish.  In the case of a tie, the earliest released fish wins by time.  For example, If Boat “A” releases a fish on Friday @ 10:00 AM and Boat “B” releases a fish on Saturday @ 9:00 AM, and this is the only fish caught, Boat “B” would be declared the winner of the Tournament.

Rules Committee: Sam Peters, Eric Horton, Chris Peters, Bill Bowers, & Ryan McKenzie. The Rules Committee will make the final decision on any questionable videos.

We ask respectfully that all boats entered in the tournament fish in ethical and honest ways, while respecting all boats fishing in the tournament.

Release Marine is not responsible for any damage or injury that occurs throughout the tournament or events coordinating within it.

All Boaters are responsible for themselves and their party, the choice remains up to the Boat Captain whether to fish on either of the Tournament Days.

In the case of inclement weather, a vote will be taken by each boat captain whether to fish on tournament days.

Tournament Payout: 100% payout; 1st Place (60%) 2nd Place (30%) 3rd Place (10%)

*minus 5% for Registration Credit Card Processing Fees.

 

LIVE TEAM AUCTION CALCUTTA - All Teams entered will be auctioned. Each Team will have the option of purchasing themselves for 50% of final bid.

IMPORTANT RULES TIMES & DATES

 

ALL BOATS MUST DECLARE THEIR “TARPON” FISH DAY & “FAMILY” FISH DAY BY TEXT NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1OTH, 2022 AT 10 PM.  PLEASE TEXT TEAM #, CAPTAIN’S NAME AND FISH DAY TO RYAN MCKENZIE @ (912) 660-9821.  ALL BOATS WILL HAVE THEIR FISH DAY POSTED TO THE JOHN A. PETERS JR. MEMORIAL TARPON TOURNAMENT FACEBOOK PAGE.

 

ALL VIDEOS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO A TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL VIA EMAIL OR TEXT BY NO LATER THAN 4:30 PM ON THEIR DECLARED FISH DAY.  THE TOURNAMENT REQUIRES A COPY OF THE VIDEO TO RETAIN. VIDEOS MAY BE SHOT ON PHONE, GOPRO, OR HANDHELD VIDEO RECORDER.  VIDEOS MUST BE TIME DATE STAMPED WITH A FISH SIGHTING, ASSIGNED RELEASE NUMBER, AND A PERSON TOUCHING THE LEADER OR REELING THE SWIVEL TO THE ROD TIP IN ONE CONTINUOUS EVENT.

 

ANY PROTEST MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE BY NO LATER THAN 5:30 PM ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2022.

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TOURNAMENT RULES AND
IMPORTANT INFORTMATION