th Annual Delaware River
SATURDAY APRIL 14, 2018
RAIN DATE: APRIL 15, 2018
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 •
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 •
(Prize values vary based on the number of entries.)
Register by mail,
or in person at WEBC. Registration Due 4/13/18 •
Captains Meeting @ the W.E.B.C 4/13/18 @7 PM. Dinner only tickets
$50.00 per person if received by 6pm April 12, 2018. $65.00 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 13, 2018.
Captains Meeting will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018 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
DATES AND HOURS
The tournament fishing day is Saturday April 14th.
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
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
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
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
THE PRIZES – Complete Rules at
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 per person to enter. Cash
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
All communication between judges at the tournament headquarters
and fishermen during fishing times will be monitored on VHF
Important Contact Information:
West End Boat Club 610-521-4747
Lou Perti 610-299-8566
Jim Salvey 484-576-6751
Keith Crowley 610-290-2302
Eric Stong 484-485-0451
State Fish & Game Officer
Ron Evancho 724-610-7658
ADDITIONAL RULES & REGULATIONS
All boats & anglers must be registered and paid in full prior to
the end of the Captains Meeting on April 13, 2018. 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 14, 2018. 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
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 13, 2018