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7th Annual Delaware River
Striper Tournament

 

SATURDAY APRIL 8, 2017 
RAIN DATE: APRIL 9, 2017
 pending small craft warning

Sun-Up to 3:00 PM • Weigh in @ the WEBC Dock

 

WEST END BOAT CLUB, 500 WEST 2ND STREET, ESSINGTON, PA 19029 • 610-521-4747


LAUNCH: ANYWHERE ON THE DELAWARE RIVER

 

Refreshments  •  Food/Buffet After Weigh-in

 

$$$ Prizes for 1st 2nd & 3rd Place Slot Prizes • Calcutta • Door Prize Raffles  • St Croix Rod & Penn Reel  • Cabela’s Prizes. (Prize values vary based on the number of entries.)


REGISTRATION FEE: Register by mail,
online at www.DRST.org or in person at WEBC. Registration Due 4/7/17  • Captains Meeting @ the W.E.B.C 4/7/17 @7 PM. Dinner only tickets available online.
 

ENTRY FEE $50.00 per person if received by 6pm April 6, 2017. $60.00 per person the day of Captain's Meeting. All entrance fees include eligibility for all prizes; includes buffet and beverages after the weigh station has closed @ 4pm. Food & beverages are available at the WEBC throughout the event. You can also register in person at the West End Boat Club, 500 West 2nd St., Essington, PA 19029, phone 610-521-4747.

ENTRY DEADLINE Entries must be received by close of Captain’s Meeting April 7, 2017.

CAPTAINS MEETING Captains Meeting will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM at West End Boat Club. The Captain from each boat must be present and complete a release form covering all anglers on their vessel.

 FISHING DATES AND HOURS
The tournament fishing day is Saturday April 8th. Fishing hours are from sun-up to 3:00 PM weigh in. No lines or chumming of any kind is permitted in the water previous to the starting time. Any fish hooked prior to the stop fish time of 3:00 PM may be played until boated or released. Rain date: April 9th

BOUNDRIES
Participants are prohibited from laying out overnight. All boats must depart on the morning of the fishing day and any boats not in compliance will be disqualified. Refer to
DRST.org for specifics. PA, DE & NJ DNR representatives will be on hand at the Captain’s Meeting to answer questions.

WEATHER OR KNOT
Fishing will be on the scheduled day and is Captain’s choice. Fishing by any one boat in the tournament on the fishing day or partial day constitutes an official tournament and prizes awarded. The event may be rescheduled due to extraordinary extreme weather or natural disaster. The decision to reschedule the tournament will be made by the Tournament Director. All participants enter this tournament at their own risk and discretion and will accept full responsibility for their own boat and crew.

ROD, REELS & BAIT
It is the responsibility of the Captains and Anglers of each vessel to follow all Local, State, and Federal Recreational Fishing Regulations (No Commercial Licenses will be honored). No prizes will be awarded to any entry not in compliance with these regulations. I.G.F.A. all tackle rules apply unless otherwise noted or approved prior to fishing. This is a rod and reel event; no nets or other devices will be permitted.

WEIGHING YOUR CATCH – FOR THE SLOT
All eligible slot fish must be registered and in line for weigh-in no later than 4:00PM on the scheduled fishing day. All weighable slot fish must be brought to the WEBC by boat for weigh-in. If any question arises as to the qualifications of a fish, tournament officials have the option of gutting and/or retaining the fish for judges’ inspection and future reference. Fish must be in a fresh and edible condition. Judges decision is final.

THE PRIZES – Complete Rules at DRST.org

SLOT – Heaviest combined weight of 2 legal fish per boat will be awarded 1st, 2nd & 3rd place cash prizes*. In case of a tie, respective prize $ will be combined and split in half.

CALCUTTA – add’l $20 pp to enter.  Cash prize*
for longest fish. Digital photo including official
DRST marker (given out at Captain’s Meeting) must be submitted no later than 4:00PM on the scheduled fishing day.


*Prize money is based on the number of anglers registered

COMMUNICATION

All communication between judges at the tournament headquarters and fishermen during fishing times will be monitored on VHF channel 68.

Important Contact Information:
West End Boat Club 610-521-4747

Tournament Director
:
Lou Perti  610-299-8566

Officials

Tom Palmer 302-293-2235
Donald Clark 484-459-2663
Jim Salvey 484-576-6751
Keith Crowley 267-239-4187
Ron Evancho 724-610-7658

Weight Masters
  
Jim Salvey
Donald Clark

Photographer
Mike O’Keefe

ADDITIONAL RULES & REGULATIONS

·   All boats & anglers must be registered and paid in full prior to the end of the Captains Meeting on April 7, 2017. Registration fees are non-refundable.

·   The Delaware River Striper Tournament is a strong advocate of catch and release and conservation.

·   Any protests must be submitted in writing to the Tournament Director by no later than 7:00PM on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The Rules Committee at their discretion may use polygraph test on any Captain, crew member or angler to reach a decision. By virtue of your paid entry all participants agree to the final decision of the Rules Committee.

·   The tournament and its sponsors are not responsible for the conduct, personal injury, damages or negligence on the part of any participant.

·   The Tournament Committee reserves the right to inspect any boats entered into the tournament without notice.

Any last minute changes to the rules will be announced at the Captain’s Meeting on Friday, April 7, 2017
 

 


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