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Rules and Suggestions for 2016 Dixon Carp Derby

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RULES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CARP PRIOR TO THE EVENT START. PLEASE  TALK  TO OFFICIALS FOR ANY QUESTIONS YOUNG MAY HAVE......THANK YOU

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INDIVIDUAL EVENT RULES:

 

1) This event is catch and release and all fish must be released alive. This Includes all game fish caught during the event.

 

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

 

3) Adult/Amature Division Prizes will be distributed to the 20 Adult/Am. anglers based on their single largest carp registered.

Boy and Girl Divisions will have five winners based on the Anglers largest registered single carp. Angler must be 13 and under and registered in this division.

Advanced Angler winners will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place based on the combined total of the Advanced Anglers largest three carp.

Grand Champion will be awarded to the Angler Catching the largest Carp of the combined event regardless of division.

 

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 to fish nearby and conduct yourself in a courteous and sportsmanlike manner.

 

6) Two rods per angler (max) at any time this includes marker rods.

One hook per rod. 

NO DOUBLE OR TREBLE HOOKS!!!

*****Legal Baits only and Limited Amounts hand applied Loose Corn only limited to 1/2 can per Day.

NO CHUMMING, SPODDING OR HEAVY BAITING******

 

7) WEIGHING IN FISH: Roving judges with matched scales (pounds and ounces) will weigh your fish as they are caught.

You must show your name tag every time you register a carp.

Upon zero-ing out the scale and weigh sling the fish will be weighed and you will sign-off (initial) on the weight and time. All ties will go to the earlier caught fish. 

At this time the fish will be released after pictures. All fish including non-carp must be released.

NO STRINGERS ALLOWED, FISH SACKS ARE AVAILABLE TO HOLD YOUR FIS AL I'VE IN WATER TILL STEWARDS ARRIVE ***

 

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 Licence if you are 16 years old, or older.

Anglers under 16 must have a legal guardian register them and accompany them at all times  during the event.

 

11) No Fish sharing.

If you didn't catch it ....it don't count. 

Kids in the boys and girls divisions may gain assistance from adults in landing their fish. 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, Stewards, and the DERBY DIRECTOR are final!

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION;

 

A) Registration starts the Friday before the event and throughout the duration of the event. There is no pre-registration or mail in registration prior to the event itself.

 

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

 

C) NO CHUMMING, HEAVY or PRE 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, THIS

 

F) HAVE FUN!!!

 

MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS.  250

(Average 90 to 120)

 

DERBY BOUNDRY

(map available at registration)

 

NORTHSIDE OR ROCK RIVER

(High School Side)

From the Dixon Dam down stream to the creek mouth 20 yards 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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