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 Post subject: 2018 ACFA CPR Entry
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:48 pm 
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Be sure you have the latest copies of the rules...
http://www.acfafish.com/tournament-rules

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SPECIAL Year Long CPR Contest Rules

1. In an effort to promote good conservation practices and exercise proper catch and release tactics, the ACFA will run a year long Catch, Photograph, and Release (CPR) category for the longest speckled trout.

2. The contest duration is the same as the Big Fish Contest (November 15th until the following November 14th @ midnight).

3. A member must submit (within 30 days of the catch) photographs (digital or print) to the Statistician that allows
A: verification of the angler (either the member or their dependant) along with their catch.
B: An accurate length of the LIVE speckled trout and
C: During the release process.
Of course a certain amount of leeway in the 'A' and 'C' requirement can be expected for anglers fishing solo. But procuring a sufficient quality image of the fish measurement that allows verification and good handling to ensure the survival of the fish is primarily the responsibility of the angler who is ‘on his honor’ to follow the spirit of “a good release”.
Every ‘reasonable’ effort will be made to verify all entries. However entries not meeting the above criteria, that is; do not allow verification of length or of poor photo quality or exhibiting poor release techniques may be rejected at the discretion of the judge (i.e. Statistician) and his rulings will be final in this matter.
Fish must be measured in a ‘natural position’ (i.e. flat) with mouth closed and tail ‘fanned’ (not pinched or bent to artificially exaggerate the length) and centered over the tape or rule.
The picture MUST show the entire fish and allow an accurate measure of the length (to the nearest ¼” or 1/8”).

4. Each member (or dependant angler) is allowed a maximum of two (2) fish in the top 10. Results will be posted monthly in the newsletters.
NOTE: The members with the three (3) longest verified live release speckled trout will receive special plaques at the Awards Banquet in December.


Post your entry below and/or submit it to the ACFA Statistician either in person, or by email:
ACFA Big Fish Contest - CPR (in subject line)
To: Robert Thornton (thorntonr17@yahoo.com)

Thank you and good luck!
:bounce: :cheers:


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 ACFA CPR Entry
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:15 pm 
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Robert just sent me our first entry for 2018: :cheers:

Michelle Nall @ 26.44" (26 and 7/16")
It weighed 7.06# and was released... :bounce: :shock:

Video excerpt, clearly showing the length...
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