11th Annual Fishing for Hearts
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The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children and their families. Four Tampa Bay Ronald McDonald Houses provide a home-away-from-home for families of pediatric patients in area hospitals.
Athletes For Hearts Inc. was created to provide financial assistance to families with children in need of medical treatment specific to a heart condition and to fund advancements in medical technology for the treatment of heart disease, with a special emphasis on heart conditions affecting children.
Anglers and captains will be registered into the tournament app by Brett from the Angler Action Foundation - any questions or technical issues can be directed to him at 561-707-8923.
***all anglers! Please email your best photos with fish to Alison at email@example.com so you can forever be immortalized in our photo gallery!****
To learn more please visit www.rmhctampabay.org.
Events & Schedule
Captain's Meeting, Registration
09/26/2019 06:00 PM
09/27/2019 07:30 AM
Shuttles to boat ramp
09/27/2019 08:00 AM
Boats Depart, lines in
09/27/2019 08:30 AM
09/27/2019 02:00 PM
Boats Return to ramp
09/27/2019 02:30 PM
Rules and RegulationsClick to Read
Fishing for Hearts 2018 is a catch and release charity tournament in which anglers or the designated Captain of their vessel report via the iAngler Tournament app the species type (snook, redfish, and seatrout) and length with validation via a picture that contains the respective chip number issued to the angler the morning of the tournament.
Five awards will be issued for the tournament. Awards consist of the following:
1) Tournament Champion - an angler who has logged all three species (snook, trout, redfish) that are approved by the judges as valid and the combined length of that angler's largest catch of each species is greatest of all competitors.
[NOTE: Upon validation as Tournament Champion, angler catches from the tournament are REMOVED from consideration in each of the largest species caught categories]
2) Logging Champion - the angler who has landed and logged the most fish during the tournament that the judges have approved as vaiid. Fisheries data collected during the tournament, no matter whether a fish is the biggest an angler has caught, is useful to assessing fish stocks and anglers are promoted to log all their catches if they choose to do so.
3) Largest Redfish - the angler what has logged and had approved by the judges as valid, as the largest redfish caught during the tournament.
[NOTE: If the Tournament Champion's catch is largest, it will be REMOVED from consideration, making the second largest redfish the winner of "Largest Redfish".]
4) Largest Snook - the angler what has logged and had approved by the judges as valid, as the largest snook caught during the tournament.
[NOTE: If the Tournament Champion's catch is largest, it will be REMOVED from consideration, making the second largest snook the winner of "Largest Snook".]
5) Largest Sea Trout - the angler what has logged and had approved by the judges as valid, as the largest Sea Trout caught during the tournament.
[NOTE: If the Tournament Champion's catch is largest, it will be REMOVED from consideration, making the second largest Sea Trout the winner of "Largest Sea Trout".]
RULES & REGULATIONS
All vessels participating in the tournament MUST have a pre-designated Captain responsible for receiving communications before, during and after the tournament from judges as well as logging all angler catches on the vessel. Anglers on any vessel do have the option to download iAngler Tournament on their smartphone, carry it on the vessel and log their own catches to alleviate designated Captain responsibilities the day of the tournament. Designated Captains will be given information from tournament organizers the day of the tournament on how anglers can access the profile (username and password) set-up for each angler in the tournament judging system.
Lines in at 8:30am
Lines out at 2:30pm - vessels must be back at Loggerhead Marina by that time.
Awards ceremony promptly at 3pm - Rumfish Grill - Winners MUST be present.
Fishing area is open to all waters that can be traversed from Loggerhead Marina and back between the hours of 8:30am and 2:30pm.
[NOTE: Private boat competitors MUST check-in the morning of the event at Loggerhead Marina (no earlier than 8am) for angler photo ID chips and tournament measuring device, yet the vessel may begin and end the tournament from an alternate location. Any winners from the vessel MUST be capable of returning to Rumfish Grill by 3pm to receive an award.]
Catches logged before 8:30am and after 2:30pm the day of the tournament are invalid.
Catches logged without the correct ID chip for the angler are invalid.
Catches logged without appropriately using the tournament measuring device are invalid.
Any catches logged incorrectly (i.e. incorrect length or species type) MAY be either returned for correction & re-submission, invalidated or revised at judge's discretion according to the photo validation submitted with the catch.