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2019 North Florida Shootout 

Tournament Dates May 29th-June 2nd

Quick Facts

Largest Spearfishing Tournament In North FL 

 

2018 NFSO 1st Tournament; 250 attendees, 65 shooters

 

Fish Weighted 2018 NFSO 

 

Snapper 422.7lb, Cobia 269.5lb, Flounder 119.5lb, Sheephead 188.8lb, Amberjack (Greater) 1520.7lb, Grouper 873.1lb & Lionfish 65.7lb 

 

 

Tournament Kickoff Party: 7:00pm April 3rd at Ancient City Brewery (3420 Agricultural Center Dr. St. Augustine 32092) 

 

Captain's Meeting: 7:00pm May 29th at Ancient City Brewery   

 

Tournament Spearfishing Days: Shooting days are May 30th-June 2nd

 

Weigh-Ins & Award Ceremony: 10:00am June 2nd Ancient City Brewing (3420 Agricultural Center Dr. St Augustine FL 32092)

Must be in line for weigh-in by 12:00 PM! 

Rain Dates: May 30th-June 2nd

We Will Make The Weather Call 4/29 Posted 7pm On Club Facebook Page & Website

 

 

*Point Structure

 

 

One fish will be weighted for each category with point or partial point awarded for each pound.     Ex. 10.2lb snapper = 10.2 points

 

 

Best Boat & Calcutta will be capped at 4 divers per team, Largest fish in each category will weighted; One Fish per category per boat/team, overall aggregate score divided by number of divers wins (2 min & 4 max). 

 

 

Top Dog, Top Mermaid, Top Freediver & Top Jr Angler will be determined by overall aggregate score.                                                                                                                                               *Fish Categories

 

 

*Grouper *Cobia *Mangrove Snapper *Other Snapper (Hog included) *AP/Permit *Flounder *Sheepshead *Amberjack *Wahoo/King/Mahi *Largest Lionfish *Smallest Lionfish  

 

 

*Prizes, Awards/Trophies

 

 

  Awards: *Best Boat/Team *Largest Fish Weighted *Top Dog *Top Jr Angler *Top Mermaid *Top Freediver *1st Place For Each Fish Categories *Largest Lionfish *Smallest Lionfish  

 

 

  Prizes: The Prize Table will be picked in order of overall aggregate score.

 

 

Ex. Shooter with highest aggregate score picks first from prize table, second highest score picks second and so on.

 

Pelagic Will Not Count For Overall Aggregate Score; Wahoo Fish Mount By Gray Taxidermy Up For Grabs 

AJ will be capped at 20lbs.

Ex. 25lb AJ = 20 Points  

 

Jr Angler = Under 18yrs 

 

Lionfish Will Be Measured (Inches) Not Weighted & Only Largest Lionfish Will Be Added To Overall Aggregate Score (Not Smallest)

 

 

 

Rules & Regulations 

 

 

1. Safety First: This is a recreational event, DO NOT push your training limits or violate safe practice.

 

 

2. Tournament Kick Off Party: This is an open event hosted by NFDC to welcome all participants and the community as a whole to some fun & festivities prior to the competition. The party will also an opportunity for participants to complete tournament registration if they have not previously done so.

 

 

3. Registration: Early Registration $75.00 Must Register Before April 1st; $90.00 Entry Fee After April 1st; Shooter Shirt If Registered By April 1st; Deadline to register is May 29th 10:00pm; Divers may complete entry form/waiver & pay fees in person at any NFDC meeting/event or online at NorthFLShootOut.com

 

 

4. Captain's Meeting: At least One (1) Representative Diver from each boat must be present at the captain's meeting to check in Divers.

 

A mobile “check-in” will be available for those that diving/spearing on the Panhandle or South FL, please contact tournament committee to set up mobile check-in.

 

 

This allows the Representative Diver for his/her team to acquire/verify tournament paperwork, acquire mystery tickets, shooter bag(s), witness the official tournament time & be privy to any last minute rule changes.

 

 

This will be final chance to register in person, if turning in registration for a diver on your team/boat please be sure waiver is complete!

 

 

5. Official Entry & Eligibility: No Diver is officially entered in the tournament until the NFDC has received a properly filled out entry form/waiver & all fees have been paid.

 

 

All participants must possess a valid Florida Saltwater Fishing License.

 

 

6. Tournament Spearfishing Days: Shooting days are Thursday May 30th through Saturday June 2nd with the tournament officially beginning Sunrise May 30th, 2019 and concluding Sunset June 1st, 2019. In the case of rough seas there will not be another "Rain Date". We will have the party & raffle off prizes. 

 

 

Shooters are not required to hunt all 3 days.

 

 

All shooter must be leave & return Florida Waters.

 

 

Powerheads are prohibited!

 

 

7. Scoring/Points: Shooters must choose which fish to weigh-in prior to arriving at the weigh-in stage.

 

 

Tournament officials WILL NOT weigh fish individually, to determine fir the participant, which fish is largest.

 

 

Fish must be properly gutted before weigh-in (Please Use Fish Cleaning Area Provided).

 

 

No more than One (1) fish from each category may be weighted.

 

 

Each Participant will receive One (1) point per pound.

 

 

Tied scores will be broken by dividing the participant's total fish weight by number of fish weighted.

 

 

Greater Amberjack Will be capped at 20lb/20 points pre fish. (Ex. 25lb Amberjack 20 points) 

 

 

 

 

Pelagic Will Not Count For Overall Aggregate Score; Wahoo Fish Mount By Gray Taxidermy Up For Grabs

Jr Angler Shooters 17 yrs & Younger  

 

 

Best Boat/Team Calcutta: $200/Boat 

 

Best Boat & Calcutta will be capped at 4 divers per team, One Fish per category per boat/team, overall aggregate score will then be divided by number of divers in the team (4 divers max) highest average score wins. 

 

Fish Categories

  

*Grouper *Cobia *Mangrove Snapper *Other Snapper (Hog included) *AP/Permit *Flounder *Sheepshead *Amberjack *Wahoo/King/Mahi *Largest Lionfish *Smallest Lionfish 

 

Top Dog, Top Mermaid, Top Freediver & Top Jr Angler will be determined by overall aggregate score

 

Be Sure To list boat/team name for Calcutta when you register!

 

All fish must be in compliance with FWC regulations!

 

8. Weigh-Ins: Ancient City Brewing 10am-12pm

Participants must be present & weigh-in their own fish. 

 

Fish must be gutted & iced.

 

All participants must be in line for weigh-ins no later than 12:00PM, NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

9. Awards/Prizes:

 

Trophies awarded to top shooter in each category

 

Prize table picked in order of overall aggregate score

 

Awards: The 1st Place Shooter (participant with the highest aggregate score) will be awarded the 1st Place Trophy for each fish category.

 

Trophies will also be awarded for Largest Lionfish, Smallest Lionfish, Best Boat/Team, Top Dog, Top Mermaid, Top Jr Angular & Top Freediver.

 

Prizes: The Prize Table will be picked in order of overall aggregate score.

 

Ex. Shooter with highest aggregate score picks first from prize table, second highest score picks second and so on.

 

10. Rule Changes: NFDC reserves the right to make any last minute rule changes at the Captain's Meeting. This is why at lease one Representative Diver is required to attend the mandatory Captain's Meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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