North Georgia Crappie Anglers Announcement

RULES, REGULATIONS & REGISTRATION

Honorary Tournament Chairman: O’Neill Williams

Tournament Co-Chair: Lou & Lilli Meier

Location: Bolding Mill Park, Lake Lanier

Eligibility:

Youths 6 to 15 years of age are eligible to register and participate in this tournament.

Captains may consist of member and non-member adults, however non-members registering are subject to approval by North Georgia Crappie Anglers.

Although many registrants are accompanied by club members, unaccompanied youths are encouraged to register, and a captain from the club will be assigned to fish with him/her.

Each captain is responsible for knowing and for following the rules and regulations as outlined in this document.

Registration:

Registration may be accomplished by two ways. First method is by manually filling out a form and personally handing it to Jim Finley or by mailing it to:

Jim Finley

6105 Polo Drive

Cumming, GA 30040.

Forms can be obtained at a club meeting or downloaded and printed using the forms below.

Second method is to go to the North GA Crappie Anglers website and select the Child, Youth or Captain’s form located at the top of the page and fill out the registration form online. The form will be sent electronically. In both methods you will be notified of your registration status. Each registrant and captain must complete and submit a separate registration form.

Tournament will be limited to the first 100 youths to register, and early registration is encouraged. Registration forms will be accepted after March 1, 2018.

Teams:

Each team will consist of an adult captain who is responsible for the supervision and safety of no more than two unaccompanied, non-related registrants. If the registrants are related to the captain, he may take more than two on his team.

A captain must specify if he will be using his own boat or fishing from a dock or shoreline. The captain is responsible for the supervision and safety of each registrant and must provide each child with a state approved Personal Flotation Device (life vest), rod, reel and bait. Each captain should have a smart phone available to take pictures of the children and their fish, so that we can provide them with a memory of the event.

Each captain must have the registrant’s and parent’s/guardian’s name, address, contact number and email in his possession, and shall notify the registrant and parent/guardian of the time, meeting place and details concerning the day of the tournament.

A registrant who is unaccompanied by an adult will be assigned to a captain prior to the event.

Accompanied registrants already assigned to a captain are set to go.

Fishing rules:

Lines are to be in the water at first light or later depending on the discretion of the captain.

If a fish is hooked on a non-registrant’s line, he/she may hand the fishing pole to a registrant. If the registrant lands that fish by him/her self, it will qualify to be counted for that registrant in the tournament results.

If a fish is caught by a registrant and another person nets the fish, the fish will qualify as being caught by the registrant.

Weigh-in:

All members of each team must be present and in line at the weigh in no later than 12 PM at:

Bolding Mill Park

4044 Chestatee Rd.

Gainesville, GA 30506

to qualify for tournament awards. Captains, please be advised that it may be necessary to have lines out of the water sometime earlier than 12 PM in order to arrive on time for the weigh in. Factors such as your location on the lake, docking and traffic must be taken into account. Late arrivals at weigh-in will unfortunately be disqualified unless the Director deems otherwise.

Fish categories qualifying for awards:

1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be given for the largest fish by weight in the following categories:

Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Catfish, Bluegill, Striper

Food and awards ceremony:

Following the weigh in, complimentary food and drinks will be provided at the Bolding Mills pavilion. An awards ceremony will follow with winners announced in each of the fish categories as described above. Additionally, every registrant will receive a certificate of participation, a new fishing rod and reel, and have his/her picture taken with O’Neill Williams, Honorary Tournament Chairman.

State laws and regulations:

All tournament participants—captains, registrants, passengers, etc., must comply with all state laws regulations as they pertain to fishing and boating on Lake Lanier. Registrants (ages 6-15) are not required to have a Georgia fishing license, however, all other persons fishing with a registrant must have a current Georgia fishing license. It will be the responsibility of every captain to ensure that each person in his boat has a state approved Personal Flotation Device (life vest). All passengers on the boat 15 years of age or less must wear the life vest, at all times. Captains must ensure registrants also wear state approved Personal Flotation Device (life vest) while fishing on docks, piers or shoreline.

Cancellation and rescheduling due to weather:

In the event of adverse weather—lightning, high winds or downpours (light rain excluded), the tournament will be cancelled and rescheduled for the following Saturday, October 27. The tournament director will update the captains concerning adverse weather conditions and notify them if a decision is made to cancel the event. Each captain will then be responsible for immediately contacting his assigned registrants and their parents/guardians.

Should it be necessary to reschedule the tournament, it may not be possible for O’Neill Williams to attend, however, fishing and festivities, including a complimentary meal, awards ceremony and gifts for the registrants will again make this annual Fall Children’s Fishing Classic a truly memorable event.


The Fall Children’s Fishing Classic Tournament Weigh In and Award Ceremonies to be held again this year at the facilities of Bolding Mill Park.

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

CAPTAIN’s REGISTRATION FORM

CHILDREN’s REGISTRATION FORM


TO MAIL IN FORM(S) FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

From your PC:

  1. RIGHT CLICK ON THE FORM BELOW.
  2. SELECT
  3. SAVE THE FORM TO YOUR COMPUTER.
  4. PRINT THE FORM.
  5. COMPLETE THE FORM.
  6. MAIL THE FORM TO: Lou Meier, 8430 Lanier Drive, Cumming, GA 30041
  7. From your smart phone or iPad:
  1. PRESS & HOLD YOUR FINGER ON THE FORM YOU WISH TO PRINT UNTIL SAVE APPEARS
  2. SELECT SAVE AND THE FORM WILL BE FOUND IN YOUR PHOTOS
  3. PRINT THE FORM.
  4. MAIL THE FORM AS ABOVE.

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2018 Fall Children’s Fishing Classic Announcement

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Fall Children’s Fishing Classic October 20, 2018
Blog:  FallChildrensFishingClassic.wordpress.com

Website: NorthGeorgiaCrappieAnglers.com

O’Neill Williams – Honorary Chairman

Co-Chair – Lou & Lilli Meier

 

North Georgia Crappie Anglers is pleased to again sponsor the Fall Children’s Fishing Classic.  This year we are looking forward to 100 children participating in the event on October 20, 2018. For some of the children this will be their first experience with fishing, but our goal is that it won’t be their last. To register for the tournament and be eligible for awards and prizes, each child/youth must be 6 -15 years old.  Youths older than 15 are also welcome to fish in the tournament along with a Captain.  Each registrant will be paired with a Captain to lead him/her into the wonderful world of fishing.  Registration of the children and Captains is accomplished by filling out the appropriate form available on the blog above. Registration begins March 1, 2018.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Registrants will meet with their Captains early in the morning and then go fishing. Weigh-in will be at 12:00 noon, located at Bolding Mill Park, 4044 Chestatee Rd., Gainesville, GA.   After everyone has enjoyed a complimentary meal, an awards ceremony will follow.  1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies will be given for the largest fish in 6 categories:

Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, Catfish and Bluegill

Winners receiving their trophy will have  their  photo  taken  with O’Neill Williams. EVERY registrant will receive a new rod and reel and a Certificate of Participation to take home.

If you have a child, grandchild, niece, nephew or neighborhood kid, please don’t miss an opportunity to register him/her and be a part of this fun-filled educational event.  Likewise if you are an experienced fisherman don’t miss this chance to invite a child to go fishing.  Some kids will be fishing from boats while others will be fishing from the bank or docks.  As always, your child’s safety will be our first priority.

There is a story of an old gentleman on his death bed and someone asked him “what do you most regret?” The old man replied “the day I wasted taking my son to the lake to fish, and we caught nothing.” They then asked the son “what was the fondest memory of your dad?” The son replied “the time I spent with my dad the day he took me fishing”.

 

“LET’S TAKE ’EM FISHING”

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