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2018 Trout Derby

May 5th, & 6th, 2018

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Derby Location: East Branch of the Clarion River from the Glen, Hazel Bridge to Bendigo State Park

Dates: Saturday May 5th and Sunday May 6th, 2018

Check-In Station: T & J Storage, Glen Hazel, PA

Entry Fee: $15.00 by Pre-Registration Date, $20.00 AFTER April 28th, 2018

FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE

  • You MUST possess a valid Pennsylvania Fishing License and an Official Derby Registration Button. Children under the age of 16 only need a Registration Button.
  • Fish MUST be presented at the Check-In Station in a LIVE CONDITION as determined by the Derby Committee. ALL Derby Committee decisions are final. (Bags available at the Check-In Station)
  • ALL fish MUST be legally and fairly caught. NO snagging or trot lines permitted.
  • Elkland proudly promotes conservation; therefore we encourage catch and release of all fish.
  • LIVE Bait may be used
  • Anyone suspected of cheating will be disqualified from the Derby.
  • Please obey property owner’s rights AT ALL TIMES
  • Derby Buttons MUST be visible AT ALL TIMES
  • Entrants may begin fishing at 7:00am and MUST stop fishing at 7:00pm on Saturday May 5th. NO FISH will be accepted AFTER 7:30pm on Saturday May 5th.
  • Entrants may begin fishing at 7:00am and MUST stop fishing at 5:30pm on Sunday May 6th. NO FISH will be accepted AFTER 6:00pm on Sunday May 6th.
  • ANY entrants fishing Prior to 7:00am or after 7:00pm on Saturday or 5:30pm on Sunday WILL BE DISQUALIFIED

You may register by mail, by sending in your entry form made payable to “Elkland Search & Rescue” to:

Elkland Search & Rescue
P.O. Box 816
St. Marys, PA 15857

DURING the hours of the Trout Derby, you may ONLY register at the Check-In Station

SPECIAL NOTE:

Pre-Registration will also be available at the Elkland Building on April 7th and April 28th, from 12:30pm to 4:00pm. At this time, you may also pick up your Official Derby Button. Derby Buttons may also be picked up on Friday May 4th from 3:00pm to 8:00pm at the Check-In Station

Please contact Gary Malacarne at (814) 965-3174 for information

REMINDER:

As in previous years, Trout for the Derby will be stocked from the Glen Hazel Bridge to the bottom end of the Picnic Area at Bendigo State Park

BIG TROUT CONTEST:

Elkland will be sponsoring a “Big Trout Contest”. The Properly Registered/Qualified Participant catching the longest 2018 tagged trout will receive 50% of the funds collected for this contest. In the event of a tie, the proceeds will be evenly divided amongst the winners. Cost is $5.00 to participate in the Big Trout Contest, and the $5.00 MUST accompany your registration

KIDS BIG TROUT CONTEST:

All properly registered children, 12 Years of age or Under are eligible for this event. There is NO COST for this event. The Properly Registered/Qualified Participants catching the Three (3) longest trout (tagged or untagged) will receive:

1st – $50.00: 2nd – $30.00: 3rd – $20.00

Note: Only one (1) Cash Prize per Child.

REGISTRATION FEES (must accompany registration):

□ $15.00 – Trout Derby Pre-Registration

□ $20.00 – Trout Derby Registration (AFTER April 28th, 2018)

□ $5.00 – Big Trout Contest (ages 13 and over)

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