Tournament Rules

All tournaments are to follow the fishing regulations in their respective areas. The following is a guideline to help you get started with the outline however, make sure to contact your local MNR to familiarize yourselves with the local regulations and incorporate them into the AYA tournament as you see fit.

  1. Three people per team, (two must be 17 years old or younger), proof of age may be required.
  2. All Sport Fishing and Coast Guard Regulations apply, anyone caught breaking these regulations may be disqualified.
  3. Registration and rules review will take place the morning of the tournament 1 ½ hours prior to blast off.
  4. Fishing hours will be from 8:30AM – 3:30 pm commencing by a trickle start. Any team returning late may be disqualified.
  5. Your tether kill switch strap must be worn at all times of travel above idle speed.
  6. Livewell and kill switch operation inspection will take place from 7:45AM – 8:15AM at the main dock and every team’s boat must be operational.
  7. A maximum of 5 fish, (walleye) will be allowed to be weighed in. You may only have 5 fish in your livewell at any time and culling is allowed (check local restrictions). (Culling means releasing one fish for another fish)
  8. Stressed fish will be penalized by 25%, dead fish will be disqualified.
  9. Prizes will be awarded in order of the team’s heaviest weight overall and awarded to the angler and young angler on a separate basis. In the case of a tie, the team’s heaviest fish will determine the winner, or via a coin toss.
  10. Everyone must wear their life jacket at all times.
  11. Every team must be present for a group photo at the end of the championship.
  12. In order to be eligible for prizes each team must return and report to the main dock by no later than 3:30PM.
  13. Following the Pizza at approximately 5:00PM, the prizes will be awarded.
  14. The judge’s decision will be final.
  15. All entries not necessarily accepted and a 20% overbook may be accepted.
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