Registration & Rules

2019 SWFL Junior Angler Championship Rules

WXKB-FM WWCN-FM Southwest Florida Junior Angler Championship Kids Fishing Tournament Rules

Decisions of WXKB-FM and WWCN-FM (collectively the “Station”) management with respect to the Event as defined below are final.

The WXKB-FM WWCN-FM Southwest Florida Junior Angler Championship Kids Fishing Tournament (“Event”) taking place on March 2, 2019 is open to adults 21 or older who are parents or legal guardians of participating children ages 4-15 who reside in the state of Florida and have a valid Florida boating and fishing license.

Tournament Registration and Check-In

To register for the Event, parents or legal guardians of interested junior anglers must visit the Event page located at www.jranglers.com. Parents or legal guardians are required to completely fill out the registration form and provide an online payment for the seventy-five dollars ($75) entry fee on behalf of of each junior angler they are the parent/legal guardian of. Parents or legal guardians may also print a registration form available at www.jranglers.com and either (i) drop off the registration form(s) along with the seventy-five dollar ($75) entry fee(s) during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm) at the offices of the Station at 20125 S. Tamiami Trail, Estero, FL 33928 or (ii) mail the registration form(s) and seventy-five dollar ($75) entry fee(s) to the offices of the Station at 20125 S. Tamiami Trail, Estero, FL 33928. On-site and mail-in entry fees may only be paid via a company check. Deadline to register is February 28, 2019 at 8:00pm Eastern Time (“ET”) regardless of method of registration and regardless of postmark date (if mailed). No participants will be permitted to register after 8:00pm ET on February 28, 2019.

All registrants (Captains, parents/legal guardians (“Supervisor”) and junior anglers) must attend the “Captain’s Meeting” on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 06:00PM ET at Headpinz, located at 14513 Global Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33913.

Any registrants who do not attend this meeting will be automatically disqualified, will not be eligible to participate in the Event, and their entry fee will not be refunded.

Entry fees are as follows:

* Each Captain must pay the entry fee of $75.00

* Each Angler must pay the entry fee of $75.00

* Each “Supervisor” may be present on the boat without paying an entry fee but will not receive an angler bag or meal ticket and will receive a different color wristband at the Captain’s Meeting.

The Supervisor must be present at the Captain’s Meeting or their junior angler will be disqualified upon weigh-in. Each person on the boat must be pre-registered at the “Captain’s Meeting”: Captain, Supervisor, and Junior Anglers.

Each entry fee, regardless of age, is valid for one (1) person. The parent or legal guardian will be required to register and pay the entry fee for any junior anglers they are the parent/legal guardian of. If the Event is canceled due to weather or unsafe conditions, Station will reschedule the Event. In the

case a participant cannot attend the rescheduled Event, the entry fee may be refunded upon request. Entry fees may not be transferred; no participants substitutions permitted.

The maximum number of participants in each boat must be in compliance with Florida State Fishing and Boating Laws & Regulations.

All participants must return to and weigh-in at the Port Sanibel Marina, located at 14341 Port Comfort Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Event representatives may inspect boats and equipment at the Station’s sole discretion at any time. All participants must sign participant releases prior to fishing. A parent or legal guardian must be present and sign a participant release on behalf of any junior angler.

Fishing Rules and Regulations

* This is a Spotted Sea Trout and Mangrove Snapper Tournament!

* Event Location: Port Sanibel Marina, located at 14341 Port Comfort Rd, Fort Myers, FL 3390

* Date/Time of Fishing: March 2, 2019 – 7:00am ET “honor start.” An honor start allows the teams to depart to their fishing spots prior to 7:00am ET providing they don’t have lines in the water prior to 7:00am ET. Event fishing hours will be from 7:00am ET to 4:00pm ET.

* Entries: Each participant must submit the following to be eligible to win any prize: (i) up to two (2) spotted sea trout and (ii) up to two (2) mangrove snappers. Fish will be inspected by the judges to confirm eligibility.

* Weigh in will begin at 1:00pm ET and will end at 4:00pm ET at the Station tent at the Port Sanibel Marina. FISH MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 4:00PM ET TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES. The designated Event director is the final decision maker regarding weights and species identification. Fish may be inspected before weighing in. Disqualified fish will not be weighed in.

* Prizes to be awarded to the junior anglers, as described below, with the heaviest combined two (2) spotted sea trout and two (2) mangrove snappers. Official electronic scale reading will determine weight. In the event of a tie, the entrant that weighs in at the weigh station first (as determined by the judges) will be deemed the winner.

* Fish must be fresh (caught during the Event). Anglers are responsible for the condition of their fish. There is a half (1/2) pound bonus for fish that are alive during the weigh-in and a half (1/2) pound penalty for fish that are dead during the weigh-in.

* Tackle and Equipment: Intentional snagging of fish, spearfishing and trolling with the aid of combustion motors are not permitted. Only hook, line, rod and reel methods will be permitted. Live bait, artificial bait and liquid fish attractants are permitted. Only one (1) rod per junior angler may be used at any one time. Other rods may be in the boat and ready for use, however, every cast and retrieve must be completed before another cast is made. Fishing must be done from the a boat with a motor only.

* The following are also not permitted: wading, boat-to-boat transfers of any kind after honor start, holding of holes at any time for other participants, outside assistance whatsoever during Event hours, marina fishing, pet fishing or fishing boat ramps.

Prizes

Cash Prizes will be awarded. Cash prizes will be awarded in the form of company check processed within thirty (30) to sixty (60) days made out the winning parent or legal guardian of the winning junior angler as follows. For the purpose of prizing, there will be two (2) divisions: (i) a division consisting of junior anglers ages 4-10 years old; and (ii) a division consisting of junior anglers ages 11-15 years old. Prize(s) will be awarded only upon confirmation of eligibility and completion of all requisite releases.

Ages 4-10 Division:

Two (2) Spotted Sea Trout + Two (2) Mangrove Snappers by Weight (junior angler must submit up to two (2) spotted sea trout and two (2) mangrove snappers to qualify):

1st Place: one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500); 2nd Place: five hundred dollars ($500); 3rd Place: three hundred fifty dollars ($350); and 4th Place: one hundred fifty dollars ($150)

Ages 11-15 Division:

Two (2) Spotted Sea Trout + Two (2) Mangrove Snappers by Weight (junior angler must submit up to two (2) spotted sea trout and two (2) mangrove snappers to qualify):

1st Place: one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500); 2nd Place: five hundred dollars ($500); 3rd Place: three hundred fifty dollars ($350); and 4th Place: one hundred fifty dollars ($150)

All winners will be determined after weigh-in and will be announced at the awards ceremony taking place at the Port Sanibel Marina at approximately 4:40pm ET.

Other Conditions

Anyone determined to be in violation of any of the above rules, or any other rules announced at the Event, will be disqualified and will forfeit their entry fees.

Taxes and Liability: Payment of all federal, state and local taxes is the sole responsibility of the winner.

It is the sole responsibility of the boat owner to carry and have proof of adequate public liability insurance covering them and passengers. All participants are required to sign a waiver absolving the tournament sponsors, co-sponsors and their employees from any responsibility for any damage or personal injury sustained as a result of their participation in the Event or related activities. Participants are required to have in their possession and provide proof of insurance on demand by the tournament director.

All participating boats must conform to US Coast Guard and Florida Department of Natural Resources safety regulations. Participants are responsible for knowledge of local, state, and federal fishing and

boating regulations. Safe boating and fishing practices must be observed. Any violation of these safety requirements during the Event will result in disqualification.

Any and all protests must be submitted verbally and then in writing no later than five (15) minutes after the Event official closes the scales. This means once the Event is over, it’s over. Any participant submitting a protest must have at least one (1) witness to confirm the alleged violation (other than the person submitting the protest). In order to file a protest, participant must see an Event official no later than 4:15PM ET. The Event director will hear protests and the decisions of the Station will be final.

Unless otherwise specified, if the winner(s) cannot be contacted within twenty-four (24) hours after the prize is awarded, an alternate winner may be selected at the Station’s discretion. Winners who fail to respond within twenty-four (24) hours of prize notification are deemed to be waiving their prize claim and the prize will be forfeited.

Employees of Station, its licensee, its parent corporation and their affiliated entities, other radio stations in the Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, Sarasota or Manatee and the members of their immediate families are ineligible to win.