Rules & Regulations
The following rules and
regulations for the “FISHERMEN FOR THE HUNGRY” remain unchanged and the
interpretation of these rules and regulations shall be left exclusively to the
Tournament committee. The decision of the tournament director will be final in
consist of two anglers of either sex, husband and wife and parent and children
teams are highly encouraged. An adult must accompany minor children.
All tournaments will be Eastern Time (Georgia time) Safe light until scheduled
flight with first flight scheduled at 3:00p.m.
All participants must complete and sign registration forms before they are
eligible to participate. There will be no exceptions. Signed registration forms
certifies that the participants have read the rules and regulations, understand
them, and release the “FFTH” Inc., Tournament Committee, Tournament
Director, Our Sponsors, Our Volunteers, and any agency that is represented at
our tournaments from any personal injuries, other damage they may suffer, or the
failure to pass the polygraph test. Boat numbers will be assigned as entries are
Severe Weather: We
will fish rain or shine unless severe conditions put us in danger of conducting
a safe tournament. Any canceled tournament will be rescheduled at the very first
opportunity with the goal being set for the second Sunday following the canceled
event (8 days later) the decision to cancel any tournament will be determined by
the tournament committee. The entry fee for any rescheduled tournament will be
applied to that tournament only.
Off Limits: There
are no off limits unless posted by landings.
Points: All points
accumulated will go towards the boat captain’s totals. This will always be
considered as partner number one unless you otherwise state to the tournament
committee in advance.
team will be allowed two alternates. For safety's sake you can have a third
alternate but they must be immediate family members, (wife or children only)
All accumulated points go to boat captain. The decision by the tournament
committee will be final in the decision of points being rewarded to the
appropriate person. Your cooperation in this matter is the utmost importance.
Alternates must be announced no later than Friday a.m. before tournament to
artificial lures may be used with the cast and retrieve, pitching, or flipping
method and all fish must be caught in a legal manner. Trolling is not allowed.
Scoring: There is
a five (5) fish limit per team. You are not allowed to have more than five (5)
fish in your possession at anytime. You must start culling immediately upon
catching your sixth fish and before you or your partner make another cast.
Having more than (5) fish in your possession will result in your
disqualification. All measurement will be done with the “Golden Rule” the
lake length will apply to each tournament. Georgia law states that dead
fish cannot be culled. There is a dead fish penalty of four (4) ounces taken
away from the dead fish. Any fish that cannot right themselves and proceed on
their own will be classified as dead. The decision will be the same for all
participates and the decision of the tournament director is final in all cases.
All short fish will be disqualified and a penalty of (4) ounces will be deducted
for each short fish brought to the scales. BIG FISH MUST BE ALIVE TO
QUALIFY FOR BIG FISH POT.
Tie Breaker: The
team with the lowest boat number will prevail.
“FFTH” will conduct every decision in such a manner that is absolutely fair
to all participates. In the unlikely event of a protest, the following
conditions must apply. Protest must be in writing and received by tournament
committee 30 minutes before blast off or 10 minutes after last flight weigh-in.
the protest must be accompanied by $50.00.
Alcoholic beverages will not be consumed during tournament hours. No abusive
language or fighting will be tolerated. Standard fishing rights will be observed
to all participates and non-participates likewise. Any un-sportsman like actions
will result in your disqualification.
Following Blast Off all movement of participants will be by their boat only.
You cannot move out of your boat into another unless your boat is out of
service. Your fishing must be done from your boat only. Caught fish must be
removed from live well at landing before boat is loaded unless otherwise
permission given by tournament director.
All participates are subject to polygraph examinations. Anyone failing to pass
the polygraph will be disqualified from the present and all future “FFTH”
must be worn by all participates at Blast off and while on plane, moving from
one location to another.
Laws: all local,
state, and federal laws apply.
Registration at tournament site on tournament day will be accepted on a cash
Returned Checks: A
$25.00 returned check fee will be charged for all returned checks, any check
that does not clear the bank will result in your winnings check being held, your
points held, and the possibility of your team being disqualified if not handled
within five (5) business days.
Late Penalty: You
will be charged one pound per minute for arriving late to your scheduled
your boat is out of service, fish must be transferred into another “FFTH”
tournament boat and brought to the scales at or before your scheduled weigh in
time. Late penalty will still apply.
Prize Money: All
prize money is guaranteed and ample door prizes will be awarded by drawings at
each tournament. You must weigh in fish to place and you must be present to
receive door prizes. Gift certificates are the responsibility of the merchant
and the participate to arrange delivery and not that of the “FFTH”