Contest Overview: Bonneville Whitefish Derby2016 "Pugstones Sporting" Bonneville Whitefish Contest
Darin - Mobile: 435-757-9430 - 12/06/16
This is a 3 day, catch and keep (Bonneville whitefish) contest for the heaviest whitefish with the option of adding the longest Bear Lake Cutthroat. Anglers will be able to register for the whitefish derby and if you are registered for the whitefish derby you can also enter for the cutthroat derby as well.
- Bonneville whitefish "Catch and Keep"
- Cutthroat trout - "Catch and Release" Contest participation will be limited to the first 49 registered anglers in each category.
This is a "CATCH & KEEP" AND "CATCH AND RELEASE" CONTEST - PROPER FISH HANDLING IS MANDATORY!
Contest organizers, fishing guides, and fishing outfitters are not eligible to participate in the contest.
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES:
1) Contest Period:
The contest starts on December 15th at 8am and ends December 17th at 6pm. Anglers may start later AFTER they have already pre-registered. You must come into Pugstones Sporting to get your logo and to register with signature and make payment.
- You MUST BE PREREGISTERED BEFORE December 15th at 10am. This can be done over the phone to first come first served.
2) Participant Registration Fees
- BONNEVILLE WHITEFISH "CATCH & KEEP"
$100.00 for a team of four.
$65.00 for a team of two.
$35.00 for a team of one.
- CUTTHROAT "CATCH & RELEASE"
This is an extension of the Bonneville whitefish derby. You must be pre-registered in the Bonneville whitefish derby to qualify for this part of the derby.
$80.00 for a team of four.
$45.00 for a team of two.
$25.00 for a team of one.
3) Contest Categories:
Contest participation will be limited to the first 49 registered anglers in each category.
Based off overall single weight of each Bonneville whitefish in pounds, which will be broken down to ounces and grams. Prize money will be 100% payout of participant registration fees based on the following criteria:
Overall heaviest: 60%
2nd heaviest: 30%
3rd heaviest: 10%
Extension Cutthroat Trout:
Overall Longest: Gift Prize (Sponsorship Prizes)
2nd Longest: (Sponsorship Prizes)
Cash payouts will be 100% of registration fees in each category up to $1,999.00. Any registration fees collected above $1,999.00 per category will be donated to ABC Charity. Ties will equally split money. Whitefish will be measured to the nearest gram. Cutthroat will be measured to closest 1/4". If 3 entries are not entered in each category, left over money will be added to the top entry in each category.
Contest organizers and sponsors will have no obligation to award any prize to any participant who does not comply with state and local laws, codes, rules and regulations.
Contest organizers, guides, and outfitters are not eligible to participate in the contest.
4) Fishing Laws and Rules:
All current Utah Fishing Regulations shall be followed. Any participant found to be in violation will be immediately disqualified, including other team members and will not be able to enter into any other derby sponsored and set up by Pugstones Sporting. Rules and regulations can be found at http://wildlife.utah.gov/dwr/fishing/.
5) Boating Laws and Rules:
All boaters shall comply with US Coast Guard / Utah Boating Safety Laws and Rules.
6) Aquatic Invasive Species:
All boaters and anglers shall comply with Utah Aquatic Invasive Species Laws and Rules.
7) Participant Registration and check-in:
Registration will take place before the day of the event (December 15). Participation is limited to the first 49 registered anglers in each category. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and in most cases mandatory.
Pre-registration will take place at Pugstones Sporting at 6 South Bear Lake Boulevard (Center of town in "Raspberry Square". Contact Darin Pugmire to pre-register by calling: 435-757-9430.
Registration on the day of the contest will take place at Pugstones Sporting starting at 8:30am
All registered participants must check-in on the day that they start. You will need to pick up a form and sign a waiver before you can start fishing.
8) Documentation of fish caught:
All entries for this Bonneville derby must be brought in the day of the catch before 5pm. You can only enter 2 Bonneville whitefish in daily, per participant. Each participant must bring them into Pugstones Sporting to be weighed and registered. After weighing each whitefish, you will be required to gut the fish with Pugstones Sporting representative there to watch, view, and feel each fish. Anyone found to have added anything to the fish to increase the weight will be immediately disqualified from this and all future tournaments sponsored by Pugstones Sporting. Your money will not be refunded to you.
- SPORTSMANSHIP IS WHAT KEEPS THINGS FUN, HONEST, AND ENJOYABLE FOR ALL WHO PARTICIPATE.
For the those who participate in the cutthroat trout portion of the derby:
All entries shall have a picture of caught fish on a flat surface, adjacent to the contest supplied yard stick and the logo card. Fish not laid on same flat surface as yard stick and logo card will not be entered. Entries must be clearly visible, including: species, yard stick numbers and contest logo card. Entry length will be from tip of nose to longest part of tail laid naturally on the tape measure. Squeezing or pinching tail will not be a valid entry.
Photo entries shall be "texted" to:
Pugstones Sporting at: 435-757-9430
All fish will be entered and calculated along with a confirmation sent back once the entry has been received and entered. "Updates" will not be sent (texted) out from tournament officials throughout the day. Judges panel decision will be final.
9) Contest Area:
All participants shall fish on the Utah portion of Bear Lake proper. Any person and/or team violating this rule will be immediately disqualified from this derby and all future derby's.
10) Conditions and Disqualifications:
Cheating will result in participant/team disqualification.
Any disqualified participant/team will forfeit all entry fees and be banned from participating in any Pugstones Sporting derby's in the future.
By registering and participating in this Contest, each contestant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Contest Rules and the decisions of Pugstones Sporting, which shall be final and binding in all respects.
The Contest is open only to legal U.S. residents. Contest is void where prohibited by law.
GENERAL CONTEST PROVISIONS:
By participating in the contest, in addition to any other grants which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between contest officials and any participant in or winner of the contest, each participant irrevocably grants the Contest Entities and their respective successors, assigns and licensees, the right to use such participant's name, likeness, and biographical information and any photos that may be submitted, in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation, advertising and promotional purposes and hereby release the Contest Entities from any liability with respect thereto.
GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS:
Prize winners, if any, shall be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and the reporting consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the applicable prize. Any potential prize winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where imposing such condition is legal) a Publicity Release - collectively, "Prize Claim Documents".
GENERAL LIABILITY RELEASE:
By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees that the Contest Entities (i) shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from participation in the contest or in any contest related activity, or from entrant's acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, and (ii) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize and specifically disclaim all such warranties, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Prizes will only be awarded to a verified winner. The Contest Entities assume no responsibility for any damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer system which is occasioned by accessing the Website or otherwise participating in the contest, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, contest organizers and sponsors are not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, stolen, or (if applicable) postage-due submissions or prize notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet Service Providers, web sites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, or difficulties, printing errors, clerical, typographical or other error in the offering or announcement of the prize or in any prize notification documents, or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. If, for any reason, the contest is not capable of running as planned, including, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of contest organizers which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this contest, organizers reserve the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, suspend or extend the contest. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage the Website or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person in connection with the contest, is in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, contest organizers reserve the right to disqualify the applicable individual and seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. If any provisions of these Official Rules are determined to be invalid or unenforceable, these Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision were not contained herein.
ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF UTAH WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OF CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE'S LAWS.
To obtain a copy of any legally-required winners list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Pugstones Sporting, P.O. Box 182, Garden City, UT 84028. All such requests must be received within six (6) weeks after the end of the Contest Period.
SPECIAL ADVISORY, UTAH:
Before boating, fishing or recreating on Utah waters, participants shall be familiar on how to stop the spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species. See this link before heading out to any Utah water body: http://wildlife.utah.gov/habitat/ans.