The tournament is a three fish contest and will follow the National Spearfishing rules, but will be in a scramble format. The top five participants with the largest 3 fish will receive a prize. All State and Local game /fish rules apply. Competitors must possess a valid CA fishing license. All spearguns, including pole spears, must be loaded using muscle power. Spearguns must be loaded and unloaded in the water. No free-shafts will be allowed. No chum / baiting allowed at any time. Fish may only be taken while freediving. Use of SCUBA or hooka system will not be permitted. Divers must take their own fish.
Spearfishing will be permitted within the North Orange County Border to Las Pulgas Rd. Camp Pendleton and 20 miles from the mainland. Divers may not enter the water until First Light August 26th 2017 and must be presented for judging at Spear America by the 5:00 pm deadline. All late entries will be disqualified.
All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a respectable manner both in the water and at the weigh in. Any bad sportsmanship or unruly behavior towards another diver or person at the event will results in disqualification and removal from the tournament.
No more than three fish (3) fish total may be weighed in. Only one fish (1) per species may be weighed in. Your top three (3) biggest fish of different species may be submitted for points towards a prize and the perpetual trophy.
Fish are categorized as follows.
Pelagic Fish: Blue Fin, Yellow Fin, White Sea Bass, Yellow Tail, Dorado, Barracuda, Bonito
Reef Fish: Halibut, Calico Bass, Sheep Head, and all other species of reef fish allowed to take by CA Law.
Fish not allowed: Sharks, Rays, Skates
Failure to comply with tournament rules will result in disqualification.
One (1) point per fish plus one (1) point per pound excepting that a single
fish’s point may not exceed 21 points (20 lbs. plus 1 point for fish). In the event of a tie, the participant with the largest fish (by weight) wins.
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