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The Complete Paddler Grand River Kayak Bass Tournament with Fishing Team Member YAKMAN ONT
Registration closes at 6pm Sept 25th.
DATE: Sat Sept 26th, 2020
FISHING LOCATION: The Grand River, between Conestogo and Wilkes Dam in Brantford
TIME: Captains meeting starts 6:30 am. You must arrive earlier to sign in. Located at the Home Depot parking lot in Cambridge. Map Link.
TARGET SPECIES: Bass
FEE: $60 Plus Tax
FORMAT: Longest Bass
RULES: Bottom of this page.
Official Tournament station is where to meet after and enter your pictures. Located in Paris Ontario, Penmans Dam Park. Map Link.
If you need to rent a kayak or have questions please contact The Complete Paddler at 416 255 6905 or [email protected]
Big Thanks go to our sponsors for supplying us with these great prizes!
1st Prize. Nova Craft Canoe Prospector 16ft. SP3. Worth $1269.00
For a family looking for a canoe they can leave knocking around at the cottage, they’ll have a canoe that should last a lifetime.
Nova Crafts Outfitter Series Prospector 16’ feels most at home loaded with gear on a remote wilderness lake or river. While it is best suited for river tripping, it remains versatile enough to be a good all round canoe. With experience, the self-righting aspects of the shallow arch hull will become apparent and confidence levels will soar. What’s more, it provides a very dry ride in big waves and whitewater. Made in Canada!
2nd Prize. Bending Branches Angler Classic Plus kayak paddle. Worth $229.95
The Angler Classic gives you all the bells and whistles that our high-end fishing paddles do. The rugged fiberglass-reinforced nylon blades are propelled by a durable fiberglass shaft, giving you the push you need without worrying about durability.
Check the length of your catch with the dual tape measure on the shaft (in both inches and centimeters), and get those pesky hooks free again with the hook retrieval system built right into the blade.
3rd Prize. Salus Marine Wear Kayak Angler PFD. Worth $149.00
Whether you’re a paddler who likes to fish, or an angler who likes to paddle, the Salus Kayak Angler is the ideal PFD, offering a unique combination of kayak and fishing features in one vest. Contoured fit, soft foam, rounded edges and high-back construction make the Kayak Angler perfect for fishing in comfort. The cargo-style pocket, hand-warmer and gear-clips spin the Kayak Angler into a must-have piece of fishing gear. Six point adjustment for the ultimate comfort and perfect fit. Tapered backpad for clearance in shoulder and arm movement.
We will have 4th and 5th place prices as well as hundreds of dollars worth of door prizes to hand out!
Rules and Regulations
1. Must be signed in and at Captain’s meeting by 6:30 am at the Home Depot in Cambridge.
2. All participants agree to abide by the Ontario Fishery Regulations, 2007, regulations under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, any Transport Canada rules governing the use of vessels and all Tournament rules.
3. All fish must be caught in The Grand River of the Boundaries set for the Tournament. Between Conestogo and Wilkes Dam in Brantford, not including its tributaries. Anyone observed fishing elsewhere during the Tournament will be disqualified.
4. Live Photo release, Photo must be clear and have the Identifier and full fish in it, judges will have final call on photo, measuring board must be available upon request for accuracy (see captain’s meeting for more info)
5. Photo of fish MUST be entered in person at the official Tournament station hours 2pm and 4pm at Paris Ontario, Syl Apps Community Centre, 51 William St, Paris, ON N3L 1L2.
6. All fish must be released alive and in healthy condition. Do not use a stringer or wire fish basket. Any fish having evidence of being on a stringer, in a basket, gaff or snag marks will not be eligible. Any fish that judges deem unhealthy or unlikely to survive will not be accepted. (fish grips are NOT allowed)
7. YOUR PFD (LIFE JACKET) MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES WHEN ON THE WATER
8. All decisions by the judges will be final. Any questioning will result in the immediate disqualification of any contestant for the entire Tournament.
9. Winner will be based on the length of the longest Bass (must be over 14 inch to enter Fish)
10. Fish may be entered only once. Participants may only win one prize (except draw prizes). All fish must be caught from the vessel and by the angler entering the fish.
11. The Complete Paddler, sponsors, organizers, or their agents will not be liable for the loss of property, or for the injury to any contestant or spectator. Contestants compete in the Tournament at their own risk.
12. All participants agree that upon winning a major prize they will submit to truth tests, if required, and sign an affidavit attesting to the fact that their prize winning fish were caught within the rules of the Tournament.
13. Canoes, Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards are all allowed to be used with any type of fishing rod. One person to a vessel and must be powered by paddle or pedal drive, No motor of any kind allowed, Exceptions can be made for medical reasons but judges will have the final call.
14. Any sign of live or dead bait being used will be automatic disqualification.
15. Awards will be presented at Paris Ontario, Syl Apps Community Centre, 51 William St, Paris, ON N3L 1L2., shortly after 4:00pm