2012 Port Mansfield Fishing Tournament Rules & Regulations
July 26th is registration day. There will be two days of fishing, July 27th and July 28th, with awards ceremony
morning July 28 st at 10 a.m.
One day of fishing constitutes a Tournament.
Tournament Headquarters is located in Port Mansfield, Texas at the Pavilion. Anglers submit fish for weigh-in, measurement, and
recording by the official weighmaster or deputy weighmaster at Tournament Headquarters. Anglers must submit fish for weigh-in
in person. All fish submitted for entry and weigh-in must be in edible condition. Anglers are restricted to weighing in once a day.
Each angler may submit no more than one fish to be weighed in for each eligible species in the Angler’s division. An official
fisheries biologist will be at the weigh-in station for inspection, determination of the species, and freshness of the catch. Any fish
that does not meet any applicable state or federal regulation limits at weigh station will be disqualified without substitution for that
species by that Angler. Advice of the weighmaster or biologist will be given to the Tournament Board. The decisions of the
Tournament Board on any and all PMFT issues or disputes are final. Photographs of fish in question may be used to make
decision. All fish in any division must be weighed in on the day they are caught.
ALL ANGLERS MUST HAVE A VALID 2012 TEXAS FISHING LICENSE AND A SALTWATER STAMP.
All fish of any species must meet pound and length limitations according to current Texas Saltwater Regulations, Mutilated fish will
In accordance with Texas Parks and Wildlife regulations, the use of all live and artificial baits will be allowed for the tournament.
The Tournament will be conducted according to the rules of the International Game Fish Association, unless otherwise stated.
Entrants in the Junior Divisions, both bay and offshore, must be 16 years of age or younger as of the tournament registration date.
Polygraph tests will be administered to 1st
place winners. Statements may also be taken from members of their fishing party. Any
participant may be requested to take a polygraph. Entry in this tournament constitutes to agreements to submit and pass polygraph
testing and failure to pass is grounds for disqualification from the tournament and exclusion from any trophies, titles, awards or
prizes. Failure to take or pass a polygraph test will result in disqualification from this tournament and all future PMFT events.
Such test shall be taken at the time and place requested by the PMFT Tournament Board. Such test may take up to three hours.
Any protest must be filed in writing and hand delivered to a member of the Tournament Board or the Tournament Director
on the day of the infraction.
NOTICE: Any participant that refuses to take the polygraph or does not pass the polygraph, or is disqualified by the
Tournament Committee for any other reason will be BARRED from future Port Mansfield Tournaments from this date
July 28th, 2012 forward.
To preserve gamefish, anglers are encouraged to release those fish that are smaller than those already caught. All fish caught are
property of the angler and the tournament will not be responsible for disposal, storage, or refrigeration of any catch.
Responsibility: Angler agrees to act responsibly during the Tournament, and agrees to all of these Rules and Regulations. Angler
agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Tournament, The Port Mansfield Chamber of Commerce, and its board and
members from any claims by anyone against any of them based in any way on any act or omission of Angler during or relation to
the Tournament. ONLY FISH IN THE SPECIFIED DIVISIONS OF THE PMFT WILL BE WEIGHED IN BY THE
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