2019 SANJAYA INVITATIONAL RULES & REGULATIONS
Entry Fee: $5.00 per Semi-Amateur Angler, paid on first day of fishing. (Cash, American only)
Tournament Regulation Angling Hours: Monday -Friday Start Time : 0500 hrs End Time : 0000hrs
Saturday Start Time : 0500 hrs End Time : 2000 hrs
Measure-ins: The WHOLE FISH will be photographed against a measuring device at time of catch and verified by a second angler. Photographs of the fish released for self gratification during the tournament will not display length. All fish that Anglers wish to have measured will be presented in a PHOTOGRAPH OF THE WHOLE FISH WITH A MEASURING DEVICE UNDER OR NEXT TO THE FISH to the Score Board Officials. All fish must be caught during the tournament dates. Captain Obvious! (Only Imperial System of Measurement Devices can be used for measuring tournament fish)
Live Well Checks: Live well checks will start at 5:00am. A tournament official must check your live well to ensure it contains only alcoholic beverages, water and two emergency cans of soda, prior to your departure (emergency soda is mandatory and no boat will be allowed to leave the dock without it! ) Tournament officials will supervise splashing of boats in water and parking of trailers. Tournament officials will begin dropping boats ASAP
Tackle and Equipment: Artificial and Live baits may be used. (No gang hooking, treble hooking, explosives, firearms)
Multi-rigs Restricted: Multi-rig baits (i.e. Alabama Rig, Umbrella, etc.) are restricted from use. Should you have any questions about your bait being considered multi-rig bait, check with tournament officials prior to take-off. Anyone caught fishing with multi-rig bait will be keelhauled and disqualified from the tournament.
No Trolling: No trolling for the purpose of using trolling gear to catch multiple fish. All Fish must be caught on a rod and reel. Use of an electric trolling motor is allowed to move boat to a more desirable position which will definitely contain bigger fish.
Boats and Motors: Any boat 12 feet or longer will be accepted. Boats must have a non functional live well and a functional kill switch. No boat waxing/twerking during tournament hours.
Safety and Sportsmanship: Safe boating and fishing practices must be observed. Life jackets must be scattered about the boat. All New York Department of Conservation and New York State Water Patrol regulations and laws apply.
Fishing Off-limit Locations: Fishing is allowed from the West side of Rt. 13 Bridge in Sylvan Beach to the East side of the Caughdenoy Dam. Any Anglers fishing outside these areas will be keelhauled and disqualified. There shall be no fishing within spitting distance of another Angler's boat at anchor or afloat without permission from the boat being approached.
Fines and Restitution: Any Angler that refers to any other angler as anything other than their given SANJAYA name will be fined 25 cents. (Swear words not included) Any Angler that feels they were slighted, mistreated, assaulted or were the victim of theft by another angler can request restitution from the President. (Theft includes the removal of personal property (fans included) for however brief of time.
Ties: If after all fish have been measured and there is a tie between two or more anglers a FISH OFF will occur. Tied Anglers will have one hour (Time to be determined by judges) to fish from the docks to attempt to catch more fish in any category. All fish caught within a category will be added to the total length of the Anglers score. At the end of one hour all fish measured and totaled for a new and final score. In the event there is another tie than the anglers that have tied will have to eiher play Rock, Paper, Scissor, lizard, Spock or flip a coin to determine a winner. (Tied Anglers decide)
Scored Fish: Fish will be scored in three specie categories. Each angler is required to catch for scoring purposes one fish from each category (or one big frigging fish in one category). The three fish will be measured and totaled for the Anglers total length score. The Angler may change his score by catching larger fish with in each category during the tournament regulation allotted time.
1. Bass: Large mouth, Small mouth, Rock, Goggle-eyed, white
2. Pike, Pickerel: Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel
3. Walleye: Walleye
The SANJAYA FISHING Invitational Anglers scoreboard will be updated each night. Anglers will bring the photographed WHOLE FISH WITH MEASURING DEVICE CLEARLY VISIBLE
to the Official SANJAYA FISHING judges (Gar/Walleye) for board updating. Failure to photo the whole fish with measuring device will result in a one inch reduction in length from the Anglers total score.
Protest: Must be filed within 30 seconds after measure-in. Tournament Officials will make final disposition of fish length.
Check in Late Penalty: 2 shots of Raki will be consumed by any anglers who wants to have a fish scored after midnight and before 7:00 am the next day. No excuses.
Weather: Each tournament day is subject to cancellation, reschedule of day’s event or delay prior to event beginning time at the discretion of the tournament committee. In the event of cancellation of one day’s event the tournament will be shortened one day. In the event that two days need to be cancelled, the event will be shortened by two days and so on and so forth.
The SANJAYA Invitational Winner
The Angler with the longest total three fish will be determined the Tournament winner and will receive the SANJAYA BIG FISH CUP and Cash (amount to be determined on final day of tournament)