TOURNAMENT INSTRUCTIONS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS
1. The Daniel Island Kids Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 15th at Smythe Park Lake in the sub-division known as “Daniel Island”. Children ages 4 to 15 related to individuals or families who reside or work within the sub-division of Daniel Island may participate as “Anglers” in the Tournament. Anglers must be accompanied by one or more adults (“Adult”) who will register, supervise, and be responsible for the Angler at all times while participating in the Tournament.
2. Anglers must be registered for the Tournament by their Adult supervisor, either by pre-registering or registering at the Tournament. Registration Forms are located at various retail and other locations throughout Daniel Island and should be completed, signed, and forwarded with the Registration Donation to the address on the Form. Note: Last day to pre-register is Friday, June 14th. On-site registration will begin at 7:30am on the day of the Tournament. Required Donation: $5 per Angler if pre-registered; $10 per Angler for on-site registration. Please make checks out to DIIFC (no credit cards).
3. Participants are asked to enter Smythe Park at the entrance at the corner of Purcell Street and Daniel Island Drive and proceed to the small island/peninsula where the Tournament will be held. All participants, whether pre-registered or registering on-site must check in at the Registration Table on the island and collect your Tournament Kit. Please arrive between 7:30 and 8:30am and check in.
4. Fishing will commence at 8:30am with the sound of one blast of an air horn from the dock on the island. Lines up at 10:30 am with the sound of three blasts of the air horn, after which all participants are asked to gather back on the island for the Awards Ceremony and refreshments.
5. There are three eligible species: Largemouth Bass, Panfish, and Mullet. Other species caught will count as “Mystery Fish”. ALL FISH MUST BE RETURNED TO THE LAKE ALIVE- STRICTLY CATCH AND RELEASE!
6. Anglers will be grouped in two Divisions: Division One, ages 4 to 9. Division Two, ages 10 to 15. Awards will be given in each Division for the three eligible species as follows: Champion (longest fish caught), First Runner Up (second longest fish caught by another angler), and Second Runner Up (third longest fish caught by another angler); plus an award for “Mystery Fish” (other species) caught and any Tagged Largemouth Bass caught by any aged angler. The Grand Champion Award will go to the Angler no matter age who catches the single longest eligible fish by length in the Tournament.
7. To qualify as a ‘Catch”, fish must be caught on rod and reel or cane pole or equivalent. There is no minimum length to qualify as a “Catch”. All fish caught must be measured to the quarter-inch using the DNR ruler supplied in the Tournament Kit and recorded in inches and fractional inches on the Tournament Score Card and released alive. If a participant thinks that his/her fish may qualify for the largest fish in any category, it should be photographed against the ruler using a digital camera/phone and available for review in case of dispute. Any tagged Largemouth Bass caught must be shown to a Tournament Assistant before release and recorded as a tagged bass on the score sheet. Tournament score cards must be signed by the Supervising Adult and returned to the Registration Table after lines-up. All decisions of the Tournament Committee will be final.
8. Participants are asked to clean up after themselves and to use the trash cans located throughout the area.
Need help? Have a Question?
There will be volunteers from the Daniel Island Inshore Fishing Club on site, wearing club hats for identification. Please ask them if you need assistance or someone with a camera to take a photo of a fish caught. If during the Tournament, you have a question or an emergency, please call Fred Danziger, Tournament Committee Chairman on his cell phone at: 516-524-2208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.. He will be on-site.