ANY CONTESTANT UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN MUST HAVE WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM
PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN TO FISH THE TOURNAMENT. THIS MUST BE RECEIVED AT
TIME OF REGISTRATION ON THE ENTRY FORM.
At least one member from each team must be at least 40 years old.
The entry fee for the Old Farts Tournament is $200.00.
EQUIPMENT AND FISHING
METHODS: All state and local laws as well as all
safe boating rules must be observed at all times. U.S. Coast Guard
approved life vests as well as kill switches must be operative and attached any
time the outboard engine is running. Alcoholic beverages and drugs, other
than prescription drugs, are not allowed in the boat or to be consumed.
Each team is expected to follow a high standard of sportsmanship, courtesy,
safety and conservation. Any team not observing these rules
will be disqualified. Only artificial lures are permitted, no live bait.
Only one rod per angler may be in the water at any time.
No Airboats, Jet Boats or Mud Buddies are allowed.
FISHABLE WATERS/OFF LIMITS:
Fishable waters include any water reachable by boat which is open to ALL
contestants and which is not otherwise restricted by local, state or federal
regulations. All fishing and landing of fish must be done from the boat.
No contestants are permitted to leave their boat in an effort to propel or float
their boat to fishing waters they could not otherwise reach. There is no
fishing inside the MarDon Resort Log Boom. Fishing within 50 yards of
another contestant without permission is not permitted.
PENALTIES: Official tournament time will be
announced prior to the take off. Official time will be kept by a designated
tournament official. For each minute a contestant is late, a one pound penalty
will be deducted from the team's total weight. Any team more than 10 minutes
late will lose all score for the day. All contestants must pass a live
inspection and safety check prior to take off and be officially "checked in" at
the designated place and time for score to be counted. There
is a .4 pound penalty for a dead fish, which applies to big fish, if dead, and
There will be no minimum size for fish. In the event of a tie in total weight of two or more teams, the
largest bass from each team will determine the winner. All culling of fish must
be done immediately .
Largemouth and smallmouth bass are the only fish permitted for weigh in.
This tournament has a team limit of 5 fish per team.
Protests regarding the violation of these rules must be made immediately to the
tournament director. All decisions concerning protests will be the
decision of the tournament director, and all decisions will be binding and
It is the contestant's responsibility to have all state required fishing
The laws of good judgment and sportsmanship as well as courtesy toward others on
and off the water will be adhered to at all times.
There will be no off limits or closed water period.
INSURANCE AND LIABILITY:
It is mandatory that the boat owner carry proof of watercraft liability
insurance covering himself and his passengers. All contestants are
required to sign a waiver absolving all tournament sponsors, officials and
co-sponsors from any responsibility for any damage or personal injury sustained
as a result of their participation in the tournament or related activities.
Contestants are not permitted to leave their boat or touch another boat, with
the exception of an emergency or major equipment failure. In the case of a
breakdown on the water, the fishing partners may accept assistance in the form
of a tow from or a return ride with another boat. While in tow or riding,
those contestants accepting assistance are not permitted to continue fishing.
However, other contestants rendering assistance, may continue fishing.
Should one of the contestants decide to stay with the troubled craft, he may
send his catch with the captain of the team to the weigh-in. The fisherman
choosing to remain behind may not continue to fish.
There will be no substitutions for prizes awarded. All federal, state and
local taxes and licensing and registration fees are the winners' sole
OFFICIALS: All decisions of
the tournament directors and officials shall be binding and final.