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RULES AND SUGGESTIONS --- 2015 DIXON CARP DERBY

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INDIVIDUAL EVENT RULES:

1) This event is catch and release and all fish must be released alive. More experiences anglers may be required to enter the Pro/Advanced Division.

2) Only common, mirror, leather skin carp, Koi and Carp/Koi Hybrids will count (german carp)

3) Cash prizes for biggest 10 carp and prizes for the 11th-20th biggest carp caught by adults. Prizes for Biggest five boys, and Prizes for biggest five girls.One Prize per Angler based on your largest fish for Amature class anglers.. Advanced Division based of Anglers largest three carp, 1st through 3rd place. Grand Champion Awarded to the angler catching the largest qualifying carp.

4) ***NO BOATS!***NO WADING!*** NO SWIMING!***This is a shore fishing event.Do not enter the water at any time!

5) Be mindful of other anglers and try not to crowd them. This is an open event, so expect other anglers and conduct yourself in a courteous and sportsmanlike manner.

6) Two rods per angler (max) at any time ,

One hook per rod, and NO TREBLE HOOKS!!!

*****Legal Baits only and limited Amounts hand applied Loose Corn only

NO CHUMMING, SPODING OR HEAVY BAITING******

7) WEIGHING IN FISH: Roving judges with matched scales (pounds and ounces) will weigh your fish as they are caught.
Upon zero-ing out the scale and weigh sling the fish will be weighed and you will sign-off on the weight and time. All ties will go to the earlier caught fish.
At this time the fish will be released after pictures if desired. All fish, including non-carp must be released.
NO STRINGERS ALLOWED, FISH SACKS ARE AVAILABLE ***

8) In the event of a tie, the higher prize goes to the first to register their fish. In the event of a tie for 20th place, there will be two prizes.In the event of a tie both size and time the two anglers will split the two prizes equally.

9) You must abide by the rules of this derby as well as all applicable state, county, and local laws. Failure to do so
will result in your disqualification or removal. NO REFUNDS.

10) You must have a valid Illinois Fishing Liscence if you are over 16 years old.Anglers under 16 must have a legal guardian reqister them and accompany them during the event.

11) No Fish sharing, if you didn't catch it ....it don't count. Kids may gain assistance from adults in landing their fish. And anyone can help net your fish.

12) The Promoter has the right to refuse participants or any individual or to determine an Angler"s Division/Experience level. Rulings of the judges AND DERBY DIRECTOR are final!

GENERAL INFORMATION;

A) Register prior to fishing, fish caught prior to registration WILL NOT COUNT!

B) NO HOLDING SPACE OR OVER NIGHT CAMPING ALONG THE BANK TO HOLD SPACE.

C) NO CHUMMING OR HEAVY BAITING

D) BE MINDFUL OF OTHER ANGLERS AND PROPERTY. THIS IS A FAMILY EVENT AND TRY TO KEEP THAT IN MIND AND ACT IN A SPORTSMAN LIKE MANOR

E) NO LINES IN PRIOR TO START, AND NO BAIT INTRODUCTION OF ANY KIND PRIOR TO THE 8AM START

F) HAVE FUN!!!

MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS 250

(Average 90 to 120)

DERBY BOUNDRYS

(map available at registration)

NORTHSIDE OR ROCK RIVER (High School Side)

From the Dixon Dam down stream to the creek mouth 50yards west of the Page Park Boat Launch

SOUTH SIDE OF ROCK RIVER (City side)

From the Dam Downstream to the end of the finished Area at the Peoria Street Bridge

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Does the no chumming rule include pack/method baits or PVA?

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why cant we fish to the west of the Peoria street bridge, its been open to fishing ever since you started the tournament and now its not? whats up with that? and did you know that the south side of the river by the dam (river street) is under construction so that limits more area that you fish.JMHO

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why cant we fish to the west of the Peoria street bridge, its been open to fishing ever since you started the tournament and now its not? whats up with that? and did you know that the south side of the river by the dam (river street) is under construction so that limits more area that you fish.JMHO

Actually that's not true.

Last year (2014) that area was not part of the event due to the downtown road construction being staged there. If it is complete and the area safe and open for parking it will be open to the electrical tower as 2010 to 2013.

As with every year and every big event the boundary fluctuate up to the day before the event due weather, water levels, man power, construction and other un-prepared things beyond our control.

Final boundary will be set the day before the event to encompass as much safe bank space as possible....AS ALWAYS.

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Thanks for the reply Larry

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Does the no chumming rule include pack/method baits or PVA?

If it is attached to your line and your cast is with intent to fish......it's OK

PVA

Method

Pack

Boillie String

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are the dates for sure (Aug. 22&23)? Need to let other people know so they don't schedule any other plans. Thanks

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Due to the odd weather pattern and history we secured two dates for the event, the event could be moved if there is a safety issue or emergency. As of now these are the dates....

Scheduled dates are:

August 22nd and 23rd 2015

Back Up Date is:

August 29th and 30th, 2015

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If it is attached to your line and your cast is with intent to fish......it's OK

PVA

Method

Pack

Boillie String

Sounds good, just checking

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