Nipawin Vanity Cup
October 2nd – 3rd, 2021
Anyone caught breaking the rules of this tournament will be disqualified from this and all future Vanity Cup Tournaments and/ or will be charged with FRAUD under the CRIMINAL CODE of CANADA at the discretion of the committee.
All persons 18 years or older are eligible to enter. Anglers 18 years and under must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Promoters and organizations assisting in the tournament operation, their agencies and agents are not responsible for death, injury, damage, liability, theft, fire, or any loss to any entrants. Each entrant, upon signing an entry form, will in effect be signing a waiver.
(a) Each contestant will be in possession of a valid Saskatchewan fishing license.
(b)Each entrant will be required to have a U.S. Coast Guard or Canadian approved personal flotation device and will be urged to wear at all times when in the boat.
(c)All contestants are required to observe Canadian rules and regulations concerning safe boating.
(d)All boats will be required to meet U.S. Coast Guard or Canadian safety regulations.
(e)All boats must carry a state or provincial registration in accordance with the regulations of the boat owners home state or province.
(f) Live wells must be used by all teams. These live wells must be aerated to retain live fish.
(g) Boats may be equipped with electric trolling motors.
(h)Electronic and electrical depth finders, thermometer, oxygen meters, etc. are allowed.
(i) Underwater cameras are allowed.
5. TOURNAMENT BOUNDARIES
The north boundary will now be the # 4 point approx. 2 km. out into the lake. The south boundary will be the highway bridge at the weigh in shack. No fishing between float plane docks and Twin Marine Store.
6. REQUIRED ACTIVITIES
(b)All contestants are required to co-operate with members of the press for interviews or photographs.
(a)Any contestant has the right to make a protest against another contestant. A protest form will be available from the tournament chairman and must be filled out and presented to the chairman within one hour of the close of the fishing day.
(b)A $150.00 protest fee will be required to accompany any formal protest. The fee will be returned if the protest is found to be valid by the protest committee.
(c) Any contestant involved with the protest must be on call for three hours following the end of the fishing day.
(a) All prizes will be based on the most weight during the two days of the tournament.
(b) Prizes will be made on a team basis.
(c) In case of a tie, the winner will be decided by the greatest weight taken on the final day subject to final checks by officials.
(d) Payout of prizes is based on a 160 team field.
(a) The scale will be open throughout the fishing day.
2. (b) Each team will be responsible for their own catch. Under no circumstances may anyone other than the contestants handle or touch the catch until presented for weigh-in.
3. (c) A team member will accompany the catch to the scale. Each team will receive a copy of their scale ticket each time a fish is weighed. The scale tickets are to be initialed by a team member.
(d)An unloading area will be designated immediately in front of the weigh-in area and will be for unloading fish only.
(e) Any fish deemed to be unreleasable by weigh-in officials will be subject to a penalty of zero weight and will count as a weighed fish. (NEW 2021)
(f) There must be no fin weights on the fish when they are presented for weigh-in.
(g) The “Judge” ruler will be the official measure.
(h) Belly to belly measure – NO FLIP
(i) Tail pinched to width of the ruler.
(j) All weigh shack interactions will be recorded. (NEW 2021)
10. FISHING HOURS AND STARTING
(a) The fishing day will start at 7:00 a.m. and will end at 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All boats must be inspected before they leave in their respective flights.
2. (b) 8 hours of fishing time is allowed for each flight. Contestants who return late will be penalized 5% of their total weight for each minute late and will be disqualified from any large walleye prize.
3. (c) Boats will be leaving in four flights. The flights will alternate each day.
11. BOAT IDENTIFICATION AND SECURITY
(a) All contestant boats will be identified with 2 coloured decals. Team numbers will be assigned when applicants are notified of their acceptance.
(b)If an emergency exists, patrol boat personnel will be clearly marked for easy identification.
(c) Boats may be inspected before and during the tournament. Officials will be checking boats at the launch area and patrol boats will be patrolling the fishing area.
(a) Only Walleye, Sauger and Saugeye will be included in official totals.
(b) Only those fish caught on a hook and line in a normal manner will be accepted.
(c) Each fisherman will be allowed to have only one line in the water at a time. Spare rods and equipment may be carried in the boat.
(d) Live bait and artificial bait and lures are allowed. Electronic or electric lures prohibited. NO LIVE MINNOWS ALLOWED.
(e) Only (5) fish per day will be weighed and only two of these will exceed 70 cm (pinch tail measurement). Fish will be measured with belly towards weigh master and not turned over.
(f) A contestant must not leave the boat to land a fish or untangle equipment or for any other reason through the fishing day.
(g) No more than (5) fish may be in your live well at one time.
(h)Entrants will conduct themselves as a true sportsman when fishing near another boat. No boat may touch another boat.
9. (i) Any team not abiding by the Saskatchewan angling regulations will be disqualified.
10. (j) Any team found putting dead fish back into the water will be disqualified.
11. (k) No contestants will be allowed to fish after 2:00 p.m. on the day before the tournament.
12. (l) A team may not fish to replace a disqualified fish.
13. (m) No fish between 55 cm and 70 cm will be weighed.
(n) Only Barbless hooks may be used.
13. OTHER PRIZES
(a) Contingency prizes may be made available by contributors, supporter and other parties.
(b) Rules for these prizes may be stipulated by those offering the prize.
(c) Only live and releasable fish will qualify for any big fish award.
(a) If one of the team members drops out before the tournament he may be replaced by the choice of the remaining team member. The committee must be notified in writing of the change before the tournament.
(b)If an entire team drops out it will be filled by the tournament committee and not by the choice of the team that drops out. The entry fee will be returned if that place can be filled by another team.
(c) Dead fish will be retained by the committee and given to charity.
(d) Cellular telephones are allowed in boats during the tournament.
15. “SPIRIT OF THE RULE”
All rules have “loopholes”. It is the intention of the organizers to provide an honest sportsmanlike tournament. In the interest of good sportsmanship, contestants are reminded that “the spirit of the rule” will prevail in all judgement cases and the decisions of the committee are final.
2021 COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
As of July 6, 2021
– Subject to change as directed by SHA –
To be determined