General Tournament Rules

  1. Registration is by boat not by angler. Any change or transfer to another boat must be made prior to 8:00 a.m. each day of fishing and notice must be communicated to Kim Kirk 609-412-0641.
  1. One representative from each boat (Captain, Mate or Angler) MUST be present at the Captain’s Meeting.
  1. Each fishing day is captain’s choice. Participants enter tournament at own risk and discretion and accept full responsibility for their boat, crew and anglers.
  1. No more than 6 anglers per boat.
  1. Each boat is allowed to fish a maximum of 3 days.
  1. Boats must declare a non-fishing day by 8AM each day the boat is not fishing to Kim Kirk 609-412-0641.
  1. Boats not reporting by 8AM will be declared “fishing” that day
  1. Fishing hours are 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. Weigh-in is at official weigh stations until 7:00 p.m.
  1. Any fish hooked prior to 3:00 p.m. may be played until boated but must be available for weigh in by 7:00 p.m.
  1. Any fish not available for weigh-in by 7:00 p.m. for any reason other than a drawbridge malfunction or line at scale of fish to be weighed in will not be counted.
  1. Participants are assumed to have all necessary permits, licenses and/or registration required by law. Licenses and/or registrations are acquired by all tournament participants. It is not the responsibility of the tournament officials or directors to verify that participants have all required permits. Failure of a winning angler to have any or all required permits, licenses and/or registrations shall not be the basis for a protest to be filed under the General Tournament Rules, or for a fish to be disqualified. State of NJ registration can be completed at: http://www.nj.gov/dep/saltwaterregistry
  1. No refunds of fees, for any cause, will be made.
  1. The official weigh master at each location will serve as judge. Their decision shall be final.
  1. A protest may only be filed by an angler, crew member or tournament director. All protests must be in writing and include the angler(s) name and a contact number. It must contain a detailed description of the protest matter and include any supporting evidence available. It must be signed by the protesting angler(s), crew member and emailed to the tournament director at fishLIBT@hotmail.com. No protest will be accepted after Wednesday June 22nd at 7:00 p.m.
  1. We reserve the right to disqualify any boat or fish AT ANY TIME at the discretion of the LIBT Executive Board should it be made known that any of the above rules and regulations were violated.

Flounder Tournament Rules

  1. All I.G.F.A. rules apply with the following exceptions
    1. Live bait and lures permitted
    2. Anglers may be assisted by another angler during the battle or hand off the rod to another angler.
    3. The rod may rest in a holder or gunwale of the boat while the fish is being played.
    4. All flounder must be of legal length to qualify. The current regulation is 18 inches and 5 fish per angler
    5. Each boat may have a maximum of 6 lines in the water.

Bluefish Tournament Rules

  1. All I.G.F.A. rules apply with the following exceptions:
    1. No Spreader Bars or Umbrella rigs may be used at any time in any form for any reason
    2. Downriggers, planers and line planers are permitted but NO HANDLINES!
    3. Dead bait, lures, live bait, chumming, casting, chunking and jigging are allowed.
    4. Anglers may be assisted by another angler during the battle or hand off the rod to another angler.
    5. The rod MAY rest in a holder or gunwale of the boat while the fish is being played.
    6. All bluefish must be of legal length to qualify. The current regulation 15 fish per angler.
    7. Each boat may have a maximum of 6 lines in the water including teasers.

Tuna Tournament Rules

  1. All I.G.F.A. rules apply with the following exceptions:
    1. Single hook spreader may be used
    2. Downriggers, planers and line planers are permitted but NO HANDLINES!
    3. Dead bait, lures, live bait, chumming, casting, chunking and jigging are allowed.
    4. Anglers may be assisted by another angler during the battle or hand off the rod to another angler
    5. The rod MAY rest in a holder or gunwale of the boat while the fish is being played.
    6. All Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna must be of legal length to qualify. Captains are responsible for adhering to NMFS regulations for length and number of fish.
    7. Each boat may have a maximum of 7 lines in the water not including teasers and dredges.

Weigh Station

Address

Phone Number

On Water

Scale Limit

Absecon Bay Sportsman Center

81 Natalie Terrace

Absecon

609-484-0409

Yes

100 pounds

Bayside Marine Bait & Tackle

Brigantine Boulevard

Brigantine

609-264-0900

Yes

300 pounds

Brennan Marine

640 Bay Avenue

Somers Point

609-927-2628

Yes

300 pounds

Chestnut Neck Boat Yard

758 Old New York Road Port Republic

609-652-1119

Yes

100 pounds

Fin-Atics

1325 West Avenue

Ocean City

609-398-2248

No

500 pounds

Fisherman’s Headquarters

280 W 9th Street

Ship Bottom

609-494-5739

No

100 pounds

Kammermans Marina

447 Carson Avenue

Atlantic City

609-348-8418

Yes

200 pounds

Ray Scott’s Dock

9211 Amherst Avenue Margate

609-822-6819

609-513-2286 cell

Yes

30 pounds

Ship Shop

118 N. Dorset Avenue, Ventnor

609-823-0520

Yes

120 pounds

South Jersey Marina

1231 Route 109

Cape May

609-884-2400

Yes

5,000 pounds

Utsch’s Marina

1121 Route 109

Cape May

609-884-2051

Yes

250 pounds

 

FAIR PLAY AND GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP SHOULD BE EVIDENT AT ALL TIMES!

Fish fair & catch “em up!!!”

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