FRANK AND FRAN’S 1ST ANNUAL KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT
This document is property of Soul Anchor, Inc. dba Frank and Fran’s The Fisherman’s Friend (“Frank and Fran’s”).
All anglers entering the Frank and Fran’s 1st annual kayak fishing Tournament (the “Tournament”) agree that neither Frank and Fran’s nor any of its owners, members, employees or sponsors are in any way liable for any injuries or accidents that may occur during angling or kayaking in the Tournament. You are entering the Tournament exclusively at your own risk. Failure to comply with these Rules shall be grounds for disqualification WITHOUT REFUND. To participate you must read and agree to the Terms & Conditions set out below. No one under the age of 18 years of age may enter the Tournament, unless a parent or guardian shares a tandem kayak or canoe, and minor child must be registered as a separate participant. NO MINORS IN SOLO WATERCRAFT
There will be a non-refundable registration fee for registering in the Tournament. All entrants agree that any photo submissions posted to the tournament may be used by Frank and Fran’s at its discretion for promotional purposes.
The Tournament Rules or time duration of the Tournament may be changed without advance notice but will be announced to registered anglers at such time as any changes are made.
Cancellation Policy: Should tournament be postponed due to inclement weather, the tournament will take place on Tuesday May 29,2018. Should weather prohibit the tournament, entry fees will transfer to 2019 tournament.
Should a participant have to withdraw from tournament due to personal reasons, the full registration fee will be returned if cancelled 30 days before the event. Should a participant have to withdraw inside the 30 day window the participant may choose to roll entry fee over to 2019 tournament.
After reading and agreeing to all rules and terms, you may enter The Tournament. The cost to enter the tournament is $65, which includes Tournament T- shirt, tournament measuring device, and Awards Dinner. Additional tickets to awards dinner available at $7 each. Entry will be accepted up until April 23 2018. Entry will be accepted After April 23 till the captain's meeting on May 27, 2018. Entry fee at this time will be $75. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee to have your size T-shirt for late entries. The Tournament will begin at official sunrise on May 28, 2018, all photo entries must be made by 5:00 pm on May 28, 2018.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail that we received your image. If you do not receive a confirmation email, you will need to call the Tournament Headquarter to notify us and provide proof that the photos were sent and not received. Anglers must launch, catch and land all entries from within the boundaries of the Tournament, as far North as the Bonner Bridge, as far South as Hatteras Inlet, East up to one mile offshore, and West up to 5 miles away from Mainland North Carolina.
Bluefish, Red drum and Flounder
Tandem Kayaks and Canoes are allowed, however each angler must register as an individual, and may only submit catches as an Individual. RIDERS ARE NOT ALLOWED UNLESS REGISTERED AS AN ANGLER!
Attendance at the captains meeting is mandatory for all anglers, if you do not sign in you will not be able to submit photos. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, and 2nd place for each Species.
We will also be giving prizes to The smallest catch in each species THE BIGGEST LOSER
Each Angler may submit as many fish as they wish per species, however, they will only place with their largest, or smallest fish (anglers choice)
Winners will be announced at a Tournament cookout at Frank and Fran’s. Cookout begins at 6:00 PM and winners will be announced at 7:00 PM.
All catches must be made from a kayak, SUP, canoe/hybrid, or a canoe 16 feet in length or less. No Wading or Out-Of-Kayak fishing. Fish must be hooked, fought and landed from the kayak. No length restrictions on kayaks, SUP, or canoe/hybrids. Kayaks with sails, tandem kayaks, kayaks with pedal drives and kayaks with stabilizers are allowed. Motorized mechanics for propulsion on kayaks are NOT ALLOWED!
'Motherships' are NOT allowed.
All fish must be caught on rod and manual reel. Electric reels, Spearfishing, Bowfishing, gigging, trot lining, or jug lining is not permitted. Rod sharing or assistance from boats is prohibited. All entrants and competitors agree to abide by all local and federal boating, recreational and game laws.
All Fish MUST be photographed with a measuring device provided by Frank and Fran’s showing proof of posted length following the rules below:
All photos must show the catch laying natural Dorsal (Top) fin up and no obstructions (hands, lipping device) to be considered a good picture
Inch lines must be visible on the measuring device.
Entire fish MUST be in the photo and must show the fish length from upper lip to end of unpinched tail using straight line and no curves.
Picture must be clearly taken from a kayak
Catch and release is at the discretion of the angler. Each angler is personally responsible for adhering to all local and federal catch limits as it pertains to fish kept by angler.
Exceptions & Clarifications:
All entries MUST have the entire fish in the photo. For larger fish, please make the best possible attempt to include the whole fish along with the measuring device provided. If the Organizers feel the submissions are questionable because of unclear photos, inaccurate size reported, poor attempt at getting the whole fish in the photo, or any other reason leading to the submission not being properly eligible, then the submission may be returned along with directions for correcting the problem. To prevent this disqualification of a catch, take several pictures (clear photos) of each fish to help validate your catch.
You must have your kayak or a fellow anglers kayak in a picture to verify authenticity of kayak fishing. In the alternative, a sequence of photos from other fish pictures uploaded must establish that you were kayak fishing. Any submissions on land such as 'grass/lawn/yard' which cannot prove the validity of being caught in the kayak shall result in deletion..
V. CATCH SUBMISSION
Pictures are required for all catch submissions. Photos must show the entire fish. Shark bite or other partially mutilated catches will not qualify.
IT IS HIGHLY ADVISED THAT YOU USE AN ACTUAL CAMERA AND NOT A CELL PHONE. We cannot guarantee submissions to work from a phone/mobile device. Photos must be at least 800x600 resolution to be accepted however we request it to be the highest resolution possible, preferably the original image. Cell phones can be used but with some products such as iPhone/iPod/iPad you will likely have to email the photo to yourself and then open up on a PC, and then you will be able to submit from there - this is why we encourage the use of an actual digital camera instead. Use phones for photos at your own risk.
The date and time on your digital camera must be set accurately to make submissions. The tournament will not accept pictures that have been taken with cameras that have inaccurate date and time values that are set outside the range of the competition.
Do not resize your photos. Some image resizing programs actually remove the embedded time data from your photos.
We recommend uploading your photos directly from your camera for the best results.
VI. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Frank and Fran’s 1st annual Kayak fishing Tournament
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
THE LEGAL AGREEMENTS SET OUT BELOW GOVERN YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS TOURNAMENT (THE “EVENT”). IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT.
You agree to observe and obey all rules of the Event as set out in this document.
You agree to allow Frank and Fran’s to utilize photographs of me with or without my name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.
You agree that participation in the Event is at your own risk.
You agree that you will comply with U.S. Coast Guard regulations for kayak use.
You agree, to the extent permitted by law, to indemnify and hold Frank and Fran’s, its directors, officers, employees, agents and sponsors harmless with respect to any claims arising out of your participation in the Event. This means that you cannot sue or recover any damages from Frank and Fran’s its directors, officers, employees, agents or sponsors for any claims, including personal injury or property damage, arising out of your participation in the Event.
YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT AND UNDERSTAND IT. YOU FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS YOU VOLUNTARILY SURRENDER CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS.