2017 Rocktober Cup & Harbor Trash Tour
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The Rocktober Cup began in 2014 as the Little Havana Rockfish Tournament. In 2015, the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland’s Baltimore chapter joined forces with Little Havana to enhance the tournament experience. The Rocktober Cup was born.
The Rocktober Cup is a striped bass tournament held annually out of Little Havana restaurant in Baltimore, Md. Basic entry fees will put you in contention for first, second and third place prizes, as well as the top woman and youth angler prizes.
There are also 3 additional calcuttas, A: Longest Individual Fish, B: Longest Individual 3 fish stringer, and C: Longest 3 Fish Team Stringer. Enter each calcutta below.
Whether you are an amateur angler or seasoned pro, the Rocktober Cup welcomes fishermen of all ages, so bring the whole family and join us for a fun-filled time!
See full RULES AND REGULATIONS below
CCA Youth members(<17) may fish with a participating adult entrant for free. A CCA youth membership is $10 per year and can be purchased byclicking here
A youth can sign up for their own iangler account if they have their own email and smart phone. They may enter the coupon code CCAYOUTH to bypass the payment section of registration. Otherwise any youth entry can be made through an adults account and judges should be informed of this entry via the notes section on the photo submission page.
SHIRT SIZES ARE ONLY GUARANTEED FOR PARTICIPANTS SIGNED UP BY October 10th 2017
NEW FOR 2017
Thanks to our friends at BACK RIVER RESTORATION COMMITTEE (http://www.savebackriver.org) and BLUE WATER BALTIMORE, teams of volunteers will be able to help clean up Baltimore and collect trash in and around the city.
Trash clean up volunteers will receive entry to the party, their first beer on us, and a great spread of food from Little Havana.
Trash participants should sign up for free ahead of time by clicking here
Calcutta A:Longest Fish:Longest single fish by individual angler. $20.00 per angler in addition to basic entry. Longest fish in inches measured to the nearest eighth of an inch (1/8”). One winner takes 50% of the total purse.
Calcutta B: Individual StringerStringer by individual angler (up to 3 fish). $20.00 per angler in addition to basic entry. The total length of up to three fish measured in inches to the nearest eighth of an inch (1/8”). One winner takes 50% of the total purse.
Calcutta C: Team Stringer:Team Stringer (up to 3 fish caught by multiple anglers pre-registered as a team). $60.00 per team in addition to the individual angler’s basic entry. The total length of up to three fish measured in inches to the nearest eighth of an inch (1/8”). One team takes 50% of the total purse.
Events & Schedule
10/19/2017 06:30 PM
10/21/2017 06:30 AM
10/21/2017 03:00 PM
Photo Check-in Deadline
10/21/2017 04:00 PM
Tournament Party & Awards Ceremony
10/21/2017 04:00 PM
Rules and Regulations
Entry FeesBasic entry for the tournament is $60.00 per angler. Jr. Anglers who are CCA Maryland Members (17 years of age and under) may enter the tournament under for free under the Jr. Angler category only. Any participants 17 years and under that would like to compete in other categories must enter at the $60 level.
PrizesThere will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner for the longest, second longest and third longest fish in the tournament under the basic entry fee. No monetary prizes will be awarded under the basic entry fee. No angler may win more than one prize under the basic entry fee. Prizes will be as follows: 1st place prize 2nd place prize 3rd place prize Top Woman Angler Top Jr. Angler
Calcuttas:50% payout to the winner, 50% goes to CCA Maryland Calcutta A Longest single fish by individual angler. $20.00 per angler in addition to basic entry. Longest fish in inches measured to the nearest eighth of an inch (1/8”). One winner takes 50% of the total purse. Calcutta B Stringer by individual angler (up to 3 fish). $20.00 per angler in addition to basic entry. The total length of up to three fish measured in inches to the nearest eighth of an inch (1/8”). One winner takes 50% of the total purse. Calcutta C Team Stringer (up to 3 fish caught by multiple anglers pre-registered as a team). $60.00 per team in addition to the individual angler’s basic entry. The total length of up to three fish measured in inches to the nearest eighth of an inch (1/8”). One team takes 50% of the total purse.
Rules and RegulationsThis is a Striped Bass (Rockfish) tournament The headquarters and official check-in station for this tournament will be Little Havana located at 1325 Key Highway Baltimore, Md. 21230, 410-837-9903. No angler may begin fishing before 6:30 am on 10/21/17 No angler may fish after 3:00 pm on 10/21/17 Any catch caught before 6:30am or after 3:00pm on 10/21/17 does not count for the tournament. Anglers may use any legal method to catch fish considered for entry. Any angler using bait (live or dead) must use a non-offset circle hook. No fish may be brought to Little Havana for measuring. Anglers may fish in any tidal waters of Maryland. Anglers must be present at the tournament party to win any awards and/or money prizes.
CATCH, PHOTO, RELEASE INFORMATION / RULES:A single, clear photo of your catch should be taken against the 48” wooden CCA MD ruler provided to you at in person registration or a captain’s party, or at a previous CCA MD or Boat Yard Bar and Grill Tournament. The overall fish length will be judged from the snout to the tip of the tail. The tail may be pinched. In case of a tie, the fish submitted first will be the winner, and the time considered will be that determined by the iAngler tournament system. Tournament officials reserve the right to inspect any participant’s ruler during judging and disqualify any catch if a ruler modification is suspected. ANY RULER NOT PROVIDED BY CCA OR A BOAT YARD BAR AND GRILL TOURNAMENT SHOULD BE INSPECTED BY A JUDGE AT THE CAPTAINS MEETING OR BEFORE FISHING TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY WITH THE OFFICIAL CCA RULERS. One clear and readable picture is required per fish and the zero mark and fishes nose and tail must be clearly visible in the picture Tournament officials reserve the right to examine the embedded metadata of any photo image to confirm the validity of picture. Photos with edited or missing metadata may be disallowed at the judge’s discretion. ALL FISH MUST BE CAUGHT ACCORDING TO MARYLAND RECREATIONAL FISHING REGULATIONS AND ON HOOK AND LINE.
CATCH SUBMISSION:Pictures shall be submitted via the iAngler Tournament smart phone app by 3:10PM. Any catch submitted afterwards may only count if the judges agree to accept the catch because of technical difficulties or other circumstances. Anglers may check in their catch in person or be in line to do so by 4:30 PM at Little Havana. Participants must confirm that their catch has been recorded properly, and can do so through the iAngler Tournament Scoreboard throughout the day. PHOTO IDENTIFIER A unique identifier symbol will be shared to all tournament participants through the iangler tournament system, email, and by a post of facebook after sunset on Friday Oct. 20th. This identifier symbol MUST be in each picture entered, and will be something that can be drawn on a participants hand, printed out, or drawn on the participants ruler. The honor system, honesty and generally accepted ethics and sportsmanship practices are required of all participants. Judges may disqualify any individual or team believed to be in violation of any rules or regulation at any time. Judges reserve the right to interview members of your crew and any other potential witnesses regarding any potential rule violations.
Captains MeetingThe captains meeting will be held on Thursday October 19th 6:30pm at Little Havana 1325 Key Highway Baltimore, Md. 21230 All anglers participating in the tournament should attend the captains meeting. You will receive your tournament packet at the Captains Meeting, containing your official ruler. If an angler cannot attend the Captain's Meeting, the angler should make arrangements with tournament officials and an approved proxy may pick up the absent anglers’ tournament packet. It is then up to said angler to get his/her tournament packet from his/her proxy. If you are unable provide a proxy, you must pick up your tournament packet by no later than Friday Oct. 20, 2017 from Little Havana unless otherwise allowed. Contact David Sikorski at Davidsikorski@ccamd.org or 443-621-9186 with any issues.
Participants should be aware of any and all risks due to inclement weather and unsafe fishing or boating conditions. There is no weather committee for this tournament and all participants enter and fish at their own risk. Little Havana, CCA Maryland and any and all sponsors take no responsibility for any loss, injury or damage to an individual’s property or person.