Annual Delaware River Striper Tournament
DATE SATURDAY MAY 1, 2021
RAIN DATE: MAY 2, 2021
pending small craft warning
to 3:00 PM • Weigh in @ the West End Boat Club Dock
WEST END BOAT CLUB, 500 WEST 2ND STREET, ESSINGTON, PA 19029 •
Refreshments • Food/Buffet After Weigh-in
LAUNCH: ANYWHERE ON THE DELAWARE RIVER
Prizes for 1st 2nd & 3rd Place Slot Prizes • Calcutta • Door
Prize Raffles • St Croix Rod & Penn Reel • Cabela’s Prizes.
money is based on the number of anglers registered.
vary based on the number of entries.)
REGISTRATION: Register by
online or in person at WEBC. Early Registration
Discount until 6 pm 4/29/21 • Captains Meeting @ the W.E.B.C
4/30/21 @7 PM. Buffet & Beverage only tickets available online.
Registration Discount - $75.00 per person if received by 6pm
Thursday, April 29th $85 per person if paid after 6pm April 29th. Junior
Angler (16 and under) $30 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
REGISTRATION DEADLINE Entries
must be received by close of Captain’s Meeting April 30, 2021.
Meeting will be held on Friday, April 30, 2021 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. All anglers
DATES AND HOURS
The tournament fishing day is Saturday, May 1st, 2021.
Fishing hours are from sun-up to 3:00 PM weigh in. No lines or chumming
of any kind is permitted in the water prior 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: May 2, 2021.
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 circumstances, 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
THE PRIZES – Complete Rules at DRST.org
combined weight of 2 legal fish per person will be awarded 1st,
2nd & 3rd place cash prizes*. In case of a tie,
respective prize $ will be combined and split in half.
CALCUTTA – additional $25 pp to enter. Cash
prize* for longest fish. Digital photo including official DRST marker
(distributed at Captain’s Meeting) must be submitted no later than
4:00PM on the scheduled fishing day.
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
Lou Perti 610-299-8566
PA State Fish & Game
Ron Evancho 724-610-7658
ADDITIONAL RULES & REGULATIONS
All boats &
anglers must be registered and paid in full prior to the end of the
Captain's Meeting on April 30, 2021. Registration fees are
The Delaware River
Striper Tournament is a strong advocate of catch and release and
Any protests must
be submitted in writing to the Tournament Director by no later than
7:00PM on Saturday, May 1, 2021. 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.
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 30, 2021.