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Catawba Catfish Club Tournament Rules


Catawba Catfish Club

2013 - 2014 Rules

Contact Numbers: Marty Green 803-372-1623                 Visit us at

                                 Jeff Green 803-371-0517                      Email us at


Entry Fee-$30 Per Person..Breakdown is $20 to Tourament Pot paid back 100%,$5 to Points and Big Fish Championship Fund,$5 to Polygraph/Operation Fund of the Catawba Catfish Club

0-10 Boats-1st 70%,2nd 30%

11-20 Boats-1st 50%,2nd 30%,3rd 20%

21-30 Boats-1st 50%,2nd 25%,3rd 15%,4th 10%

31-40 Boats-1st 40%,2nd 25%,3rd 20%,4th 10%,5th 5%

41-50 Boats-1st 40%,2nd 20%,3rd 15%,4th 12%,5th 8%,6th 5%

100% Big Fish Payout to Single Biggest Fish{Optional Entry of $10 Per Boat}

Entry Fee will be $30 Per Person up to 4 Entries per Boat, Children Under 18 fish Free...3 Fish Weigh in ,Must Be Alive To Be Weighed,No Dead Fish will be weighed.No Exceptions!

1. This is a Team Event,even though you enter individually,All Boats fish as a Team,No more than 4 Entrants per Boat.
2. In case of Extreme water/weather conditions,Catawba Catfish Club reserves the right to postpone or Cancel the event.
3. All Boats will leave Launch site at designated Blast off time,No Trailoring will be allowed,NO Saving of Spots to fish will be allowed and No Bank Fishing by any Entrant.
4. Teams must compete from a boat and remain in the boat during tournament hours.
5. All Fish must be caught on Rod and Reel.A Maximum of 12 Rods per boat may be used at one time.No Catfish may be taken by Jugs,Limblines or Trotlines.
6. Teams must comply with All Local,State Fishing and Boating Regualtions,Use of PFDs and Killswitches are strongly encouraged by all competitors,Fishing and Boating Licenses are the responsibility of Entrants.
7. Any Commercial or Natural Bait will be allowed.No chumming 48 hours prior to event.
8. Any Species Catfish{Blue,Channel,Flathead,White,Bullhead Etc.} may be weighed,A Team Limit of 3 Fish per Boat must be weighed in alive. 
9. Any Team having a member who fails or refuses to take a polygraph test or whose condition does not permit administration of a test because of contestants use of alchohol or drugs[ Moderate-Extreme] will be disqualified and that team will not be allowed to participate in Future Catawba Catfish Club Events.
10. Any protest must be made within 15 minutes of Final Weigh in in writing with rule Number/s broken.Ruling will be made by Catawba Catfish Club Directors and their decision is Final.
11. Wanton Unsportsmanlike conduct may be grounds for disqualification if circumstances require.Please NO Alchohol or Tobacco Products at weigh in.Please use Extreme caution with Alchohol during tournament hours.Its your decision to consume,please Drink responsibly if you chose to do so. 
12. No 
one allowed on Tournament waters 8 hours prior to Tournament except to catch bait with castnet or ultra light tackle.
13. Weigh in will begin 30 minutes after Tournament end.In case of a tie for a position,Tiebreaker will be Team with Biggest Fish will earn the Higher Spot.
14. Sign up will begin 2 hours prior to advertised Start time.Captains meeting may be called prior to start of event if cause arises.Know all of the rules beforehand.
15. The Catawba Catfish Club,Its Directors or Contestants are not and will not be responsible for any accidents or injuries at any Catawba Catfish Club Tournament or Event.
16. Channel 69 on Marine VHF Radio will be monitored during tournament hours to report trouble or need of assistance by any competritor .
17. Anyone caught or seen discarding Expired fish at the Launch Site and Weigh In Site will be Dqed and Suspended for 1 year from Club Events on 1stoffence.2nd offence will result in permanent Ban from Catawba Catfish Club Events.This will not be tolerated
18. Livewells and Coolers will be checked at Sign In{No Exceptions}Failure to Comply results in Disquaification and possiblity of being  banned from future Catawba Catfish Club Events.

-The Catawba Catfish Club and their events are Family oriented,Please No Profanity or rude behavior. Proper Dress Attire during events and weigh in to project a good image of the club.

-By participating you agree to have your name and photo on our website or Local News and magazines

-Thank You for your participation and Cooperation on these rules.Catawba Catfish Club