Thursday, May 17, 2018

Let's "Battle at Paradise" for HOW!

Mark it on your calendars!
The Lowcountry Kayak Anglers "Battle at Paradise" Kayak Fishing Tournament benefiting HOW will be held on Saturday June 8 at Paradise Landing in Awendaw SC. 

The rules are:

—Event is open to everyone. You do not need to be a LKA Club Member to participate.

—This is a fund raising event to benefit The Lowcountry SC Heroes on the Water Chapter 

— Entry Fee – LKA members - $25 / Non-members $30 – we can take cash or credit 

— Captain’s Meeting on June 7th is mandatory unless preapproved by the Tournament Director (TD). Location: Tru Blues House of Wings - 1039 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464. Registration between 6:30-7:30 with a short Captains Meeting and raffle to follow. We will also have theBest Damn Tackle Box raffle (for each unopened tackle that you donate, you will get one ticket – winning ticket takes the entire box)

—You must sign a liability waiver. Under 18 years of age need a parent’s signature or they will not be allowed to compete.

— All participants will be launching from the same ramp. Paradise Landing – 1451 Chandler Rd, Awendaw, SC 29429

—All state laws and any regulations specific to the body of water we are fishing must be followed, including PFD rules, whistle rules, and light rules.

—You must have a valid SC Saltwater Fishing License, DNR is very likely to be at the ramp.

— I encourage you to wear your PFD at all times.

—Only paddle or peddle powered craft allowed. (Kayaks, Canoes, SUP) No electric motors or sails permitted

—No Towing, unless injury, handicap, or loss of paddle/drive system.

—This is a Catch, Photograph & Release format – Longest Aggregate length of REDFISH & SPECKLED SEATROUT. A two fish aggregate will outscore 1 large fish.

—No restrictions on bait. Live, dead, artificial and flies are all acceptable. All SC DNR rules apply to applicable bait

—No restrictions on number of lines in the water. Trolling is permitted.

—Fish will be measured to the nearest ¼ inch, last touched line. If the fish in laying in-between lines, judge’s discretion will be used.

— ENTIRE fish must be visible in the picture. If the head or tail is cut off, fish will not be scored.

—-The tournament identifier (given at time of registration) must be present in the picture. No identifier, No fish!! TD must be able to distinguish the identifier was given that day if only partial is showing.

— Measuring device must be approved by Tournament Director

—Mouth must be closed for picture. A .5” deduction will be taken for an open mouth.

— Tournament Start time will be at safe light which will be announced at the Captains Meeting.

— Tournament ends at 3PM – Early weigh in starts at 2PM. All participants must be in line to enter photos by 3PM. No entries will be submitted after 3PM. Awards and Prizes to follow once all scoring is completed.

—Ties will be broken by the largest fish entered, if still tied than time of the fish caught based on time stamp will determine winner.

—It is expected that you fish at least 50 yards away from another angler unless you have spoken to that angler. Please make your best effort to not cut anyone off. This is a courtesy rule.
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