Inshore Rules

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  1. ENTRY FEE/REGISTRATION: Entry Fee is $175.00 PER ANGLER. Registration is available on line at or by paying on site at the Captains Meeting. Entries are considered submitted when payment is received.
  1. MANDATORY CAPTAIN’S  MEETING: will be held at 7:30 Friday, June 21, 2019 (final registration begins at 6pm) at the Coral Gables Women’s Club located at 1001 East Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL.
  1. FISHING RULES: A fishing license is required for all participants.  Eligible species are Trout, Mackerel and Lady Fish.  All fish must meet current FL state size requirements.   All fish must be caught on rod and reel, from a boat.
  1. AWARDS: Winners will be determined by the longest length of single fish from the 3 eligible species: Trout, Mackerel and Lady Fish. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
  1. LINES IN/WEIGH-IN: Lines in at 8:00 a.m.  Weigh-in opens at 3pm and closes at 5:30pm. You must be STANDING IN LINE by 5:30pm in order to be allowed to show the pictures of your fish to Captain Jim Anson.  All participants must comply with Coast Guard regulations and instructions.
  1. TOURNAMENT WEATHER: CALL will be made at the Captain’s Meeting.  The Tournament Committee reserves the right to cancel or modify the tournament due to unsafe conditions.  Four hours of fishing will constitute a tournament day.  Weather date for the tournament shall be Sunday, June 23rd.
  1. ELIGIBLE FISH: Dolphin, Tuna, Kingfish and Wahoo are the only species of fish eligible for prizes. All eligible fish must be presented for weigh-­‐in at the certified scale at the official weigh-in location – Miami Beach Marina, in the presence of the boat/team entering them must. All fish must be in fresh, edible condition and caught that tournament day. Minimum acceptable fish weight of 10 pounds is required for weigh-in entry in the tournament. Any fish may be examined by any means necessary. Fish may be delivered to the weigh station by boat or car. All tournament winners may be subject to a polygraph test and must be present at 5:00 pm Saturday. No mutilated fish (based on the tournament committee’s opinion) will be accepted. The tournament committee and its director urge all participating anglers to release those fish not to be entered into the tournament. The release of fish should be in keeping with the best conservation methods to ensure continued life.
  1. WEIGHING-IN: All fish submitted for tournament weigh-in will be submitted by pictures, not the actual fish. Each fish must be clearly photographed with the official CanesFish tournament ruler given to teams at the Captains’ Meeting Friday June 21st. Pictures to show the length of the fish from tip of the nose to the tip of the tail. The weigh-master Capt. Jim Anson, will determine whether or not the picture clearly shows the length of the fish, so make sure your pictures and the length are clear.
  1. PROTEST: No protests, all decisions of the weigh master and the rules committee are final. Digital photographic evidence is necessary.
  1. PARTICIPANTS enter the tournament at their own risk.  The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Fishing Tournament, its officials or members shall not be liable for and hereby disclaim any liability for any and all losses, damages or injuries of any kind suffered by any participants, entrants, anglers, their guests and companions, boat captains, vessels, and equipment which may occur during the tournament, including the weigh-in location at Miami Beach Marina.
  2. TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR and or fishing committee reserves the right to refuse entry into the tournament for cause at the discretion of the tournament director and or committee.
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