Annual Quinte Bass Champs:

Quinte Bass Champs June, 2019

Tournament Rules

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  • All boats must be a minimum of 14ft. in length and be equipped with a working kill switch. The kill switch must be attached to the driver's body while the combustion engine is running. A working live well is mandatory. Maximum horsepower must not exceedm anufacturers rating plate.
  • Proof of valid insurance of a minimum of $1000000.00 liability coverage must be made available to the tournament officials if requested.
  • All tournament participants must have a Canadian Coast Guard approved life jacket, and it must be worn when the boat is on plane.
  • All applicable laws (fishing, boating, etc.) must be adhered to.
  • Waters of the Bay of Quinte, from the Glenora Ferry to the Murray Canal are closed to boating the Monday before, until the event. Exceptions will be made for employment purposes, etc. Contact tournament officials in such a case.
  • A completed entry form, signed by both team members must be received before the start of competition.
  • Friday night registration is strongly encouraged to receive final event instructions, boat identification sticker, and to prevent delays in the morning. This will take place from Noon until 9PM at ProAdvantage Sports and Hobbies 48 Dundas Street West Belleville. Competitors unable to attend must register the morning of the event between 5AM and 6:30AM at Centennial Park Deseronto, South George Park Belleville, or Centennial Park Trenton.
  • Only Live Large mouth bass, a minimum of 12 inches in length (from lower jaw to tip of tail, pinched together) may be retained or presented for weigh-in. Teams may retain up to two fish at a time, and may weigh in up to two fish per hour.
  • Competitors may launch from any location but must complete a dock side boat check inspection at Centennial Park Deseronto, South George Park Belleville, or Centennial Park Trenton between 5:00AM and 6:30AM (any launch fees are the responsibility of the participant). Boats may be checked for working live wells, working kill switch attached to the driver's body, and life jackets. A thorough inspection of up to three boats (all compartment sand hatches) may be conducted by random draw at each inspection site.
  • In the event of unsafe weather the tournament director/officials may restrict the fishable waters, delay takeoff, extend or reduce tournament hours, cancel, or postpone the tournament.
  • No fishing within 100m of Ministry of Natural Resources Nets, marina gas pumps, or another competitors boat which was first anchored with the trolling motor out of the water.
  • No live or prepared bait (with the exception of pork rinds or strips) is permitted.
  • Big Fish prizes will be determined every hour, on the hour, beginning at 8:00AM. Last weigh in is 3PM.
  • Competitors must allow the tournament director/officials and on the water event Marshalls to inspect all areas of the competitor's boat upon request at any time.
  • Fish will be considered eligible for weigh-in during the hour in which the competitor arrives at the check-in area and verbally confirms with a tournament official of the intent to weigh a fish. In the event of a dispute, the time observed by the tournament official will govern.
  • For the final weigh-in of the day, an 8oz penalty will apply for each minute late past 3PM.
  • Culling Equipment that punctures the body or mouth of fish such as 'stringer style culling clips, balance beams, and related equipment, etc. may not be used.
  • In the event of a tie, the first competitor to weigh a fish, will be deemed to be the winner.
  • Quinte Bass Anglers may increase or decrease cash awards and prizes at any time.
  • Competitors under 18 years of age must fish with, or have a parent/guardian sign the release form.
  • Electronic updates such as Twitter and/or radio station broadcasts may be made often and throughout each competition hour. Every effort will be made to make sure these reports are consistent and accurate but this cannot be guaranteed.
  • All decisions made by the Tournament Director/Officials will be final. Anyone wishing to lodge a protest will have until 5 minutes after the final fish of the day is weighed-in. A $50 protest fee will apply. If the protest is upheld the fee may be returned to the protesting angler.
  • Successful completion of a polygraph examination may be required of winners.
  • Sportsman like conduct is required at all times.
  • An event identification ribbon or sticker will be issued at registration or during boat checks. This must be prominently displayed on the boat.
  • Fishing begins at 7AM and ends at 3PM. No lines in the water before this time.

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