Long Island Beach Buggy Association
                           "Keepers of the Beach"





*Since 1958*    * Conservation * Ecology * Beach Access * 

LIBBA is pleased to announce that Causeway Bait & Tackle is the 2017 sponsor of the Children’s’ Division of the 

Ken Karwick Memorial Contest

 

 

KEN KARWICK MEMORIAL

SURF FISHING CONTEST


The Annual contest begins April 15th, of each year and ends December 15th.  Official LIBBA Contest Weigh slips MUST be postmarked to the LIBBA Fishing Contest Chair by December 31st.


1.    To enter a fish you MUST be current, dues paid LIBBA member at the time that you catch the fish. 

2.    Entries in the Junior division shall be from a child, or dependent, of a current dues paid LIBBA member as follows;

a. Young Adult - who is age 16 or 17 at the time of catching the fish,

b. Children’s – who is age 15 or under at the time of catching the fish.

3.    The person who witnesses your entry MUST be a current LIBBA member, or a tackle shop employee.

4.    All entries must be on a LIBBA WEIGHT SLIP and filled out completely. Your name and

       LIBBA # and the name and LIBBA # of the person witnessing the fish must be clearly legible.

       A tackle shop weigh-in or a NY Surf Fishing Contest participants club certified scale must be

       used. On tackle shop weigh-ins, your weight slip must be stamped or signed by an employee.

5.    To encourage catch and release, released fish may be entered. Remember the weigh-in

       must be witnessed by another LIBBA member.

6.    A fish entered must be ½ pound or heavier to replace an existing prize contender.  An entry

       not greater than ½ pound heavier shall be deemed a tie.

7.    In the event of a tie, the entry submitted first will be designated the higher place finish.

8.    This is a SURF FISHING CONTEST No boat, bridge, or body trolling (skishing) caught fish allowed. You MUST cast (unless you are physically incapable), fight and land the fish yourself while standing on good old terra-firma (yes, rocks are OK).

9.    There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes in the Men's, Women's and Junior (Youth

& Children’s) Divisions for striped bass, bluefish and weakfish.  One prize, per

participant, per species is allowed in this contest.

10.    There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for largest released striped bass.

11.    Minimum weights are as follows;

      a.      Weakfish 5 lbs.

b.      Bluefish 5 lbs.

c.      Striped bass 15 lbs. or 36 “

              d.      To encourage Children’s division entries, a 28” striped bass minimum will be

                        accepted. (CHILDREN’S DIVISION ONLY)

12.   Special Awards

a. Exceptional Fish – Special recognition will be given for entered fish with weights as follows;

                                              i.        Striped bass over 50 pounds

                                             ii.        Bluefish over 20 pounds

                                            iii.        Weakfish over 15 pounds

b.  “Hidden Weight”– All anglers who enter fish that do not place in the contest will be entered into a special drawing.  One anglers name will be drawn for a contest prize.

13.  Each participant is allowed one prize, per species in this contest.

14.  All fish entered into the LIBBA Montauk Derby or South Shore Derby will automatically be entered into the Ken Karwick Memorial Surf Fishing contest.

15.  The LIBBA Fishing Contest Chairman reserves the right to be solely responsible for judging.

16.  In case of disputed entries, the LIBBA Board of Directors reserves the right to disqualify

       entries.

17.  LIBBA is not responsible for entries not received or lost in the mail.

18.  There will be NO exceptions to these rules!


Winning anglers will be awarded their prizes at the LIBBA Annual Meeting.



LIBBA DERBIES

MONTAUK DERBY & SOUTH SHORE DERBY


LIBBA HOLDS TWO FISHING DERBIES EACH YEAR. BE SURE TO MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE EVENTS


THESE DERBIES COINCIDE WITH THE MONTAUK CLASSIC AND THE SOUTH SHORE CLASSIC, HOSTED BY NEW YORK STATE PARKS AND THE FISHERMAN MAGAZINE.  PLEASE REMEMBER TO ENTER THESE GREAT EVENTS. 


The LIBBA derbies and the NY state contests are separate events. You must give your LIBBA weight slip to a LIBBA Weigh Master


LIBBA DERBY RULES


LIBBA Weigh Masters will be present at the state contest awards ceremony.  A LIBBA Weigh Master sign will be displayed on their vehicle in the parking lot before, during, and immediately after the awards ceremony.


All weight slips for entering fish must be turned in to him/her at this time.


1. This is a striped bass and bluefish contest.

2. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for striped bass and bluefish .  One prize, per

participant, per species is allowed in the derbies.

3. To enter a fish, you must be a current dues paid member.

4. All entries must be on a LIBBA weigh slip (with time of catch recorded).

5. Fish must be weighed in by a LIBBA Weigh Master, or the state contest’s official weigh station.

6.  Weights officially recorded for the state contest may be used for LIBBA weight slips upon  

     presentation of legitimate confirmation of the weight to the Weigh Master.

7. All weight slips must be turned in to a LIBBA Weigh Master by ending time of the derby. (The

    derby ending time will be the same as the state contest.  Weight slips must be turned in by the

    awards ceremony ending time.)

8. Minimum weight for bluefish is 5 Lb., striped bass: 36" or 15 pounds.

9. A fish entered must be ½ pound or heavier to replace an existing prize contender.  An entry

    less than ½ pound heavier shall be deemed a tie.

10. In the event of a tie, the entry weighed in first will receive the higher place prize.

11. All fish must be hooked and landed from the beach, jetty, surf, bank or pier within the state

      contest’s boundaries.

12. Fish may be gutted at discretion of the LIBBA Weigh Master.

13. The LIBBA Fishing Contest Chairman reserves the right to be solely responsible for judging. In

       case of disputed entries, the LIBBA Board of Directors reserves the right to disqualify entries.


REMEMBER LIBBA DERBY WEIGH MASTERS ARE FOR LIBBA DERBIES ONLY.
SEE YOUR STATE CONTEST RULES FOR THOSE WEIGH IN PROCEDURES.


LIBBA DERBY WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED THEIR PRIZES AT THE LIBBA ANNUAL MEETING.


2017 MONTAUK DERBY – September 22-24
WEST BOUNDARY OF NAPEAGUE STATE PARK AND ALL POINTS EAST


2017 SOUTH SHORE DERBY – October 13-15
EASTERN SIDE OF JONES INLET EAST TO THE SMITH POINT BRIDGE


Best of luck to all for a great fishing season!


If you have questions, please contact me at rzapatc@att.net.

Rick Zappala
Fishing Contest Chairman

                                 

                                                                            






                      
               
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