Fishing Frenzy Rules


VIRGINIA BEACH BLUEWATER FISHING CLUB
FISHING FRENZY TOURNAMENT RULES

The purpose of the tournament is to foster good sportsmanship, friendly competition, and camaraderie between Club members.  It is designed to promote tagging and encourage healthy release of fish.  The tournament duration is the year beginning December 1 and ending November 30.  The tournament is open to all club members whose dues are current prior to the date of their catch. Junior anglers must be registered prior to making a catch.

FISHING FRENZY TOURNAMENT AWARDS

(ONLY ONE AWARD PER PERSON)

ADULT INDIVIDUAL AWARDS (REGISTERED children over age 16 but under age 18)

Billfish – Male club member with the most billfish points

Billfish – Female club member with the most billfish points

Meat fish – Largest Tuna (Non-Yellowfin)

Meat fish – Largest Tuna (Yellowfin)

Meat fish – Largest Wahoo

Meat fish – Largest Dolphin

Meat fish – Largest Striped Bass

Meat fish – Largest Cobia

Meat fish – Largest Flounder

JUNIOR ANGLER AWARDS (REGISTERED Children and Grandchildren, AGE 16 AND UNDER)

Billfish – Junior male angler with the most billfish points

Billfish – Junior female angler with the most billfish points

Meat fish – Same as adult meat fish awards

 

CLUB MEMBER BOAT AWARDS

First place for boats 28 feet and under with most billfish points

First place for boats 29 feet to 39 feet with most billfish points

First place for boats 40 feet and over with most billfish points

First place for Charter boats with the most billfish points

 

BILLFISH RELEASE POINTS

Swordfish – 5 points per release, Blue Marlin – 3 points per release

Spearfish, White marlin and Sailfish – 1 point per release

All billfish are worth an additional point if tagged.

 

RULES

  1.  IGFA rules apply to all fish caught, except as noted below.
  2.  To qualify a release, the mate must touch the leader or the leader must touch the rod tip.
  3.  To qualify for an award, you must be a club member with dues paid prior to the time of catch or release.
  4.  Junior Anglers (children and grandchildren 16 years old and under) must be registered with the Fishing Frenzy Chairman prior to the time of catch or release.
  5.  Junior Anglers may be given some fishing assistance. Please use your discretion and keep the help reasonable. The goal is to promote individual effort and sportsmanship.
  6.  Children and grandchildren over age 16 but under 18 compete for adult awards. Children and grandchildren over age 18 must become club members in order to compete for awards.
  7.  Fish released by a non-member from a club member’s boat count toward the boat’s award total.
  8.  All fishing trips must originate from and return to a Virginia or North Carolina port.
  9.  Fish must be weighed on a state certified weight scale.
  10.  ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE CLUB WEBSITE (vbbfc.org.) AND MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE CATCH OR RELEASE. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED BY PHONE, WORD OF MOUTH, OR ON PAPER.

Fishing Frenzy summaries will be posted on the club web site and at social events.

 

Fishing Frenzy Chairman: Ron Teegarden

E-mail teemanvb@gmail.com with any questions