No person or club shall conduct, on waters open to public
fishing, a fishing tournament or derby which is open to persons sixteen years
of age or older without having first obtained a Fishing Tournament/Derby Permit
as herein provided.
(a) Each person or
club wishing to conduct a fishing tournament or derby on waters open to the
public shall make application for such tournament or derby to the Commissioner
on forms provided by him. Information required on such application may include,
but need not be limited to: the full name and address of the applicant; name of
the tournament or derby; sponsor; location; date(s); starting time(s); check-in
time(s); check-in location(s); anticipated number of participants; daily bag
limits; size limit; entry fee; and total value of awards.
(b) Permits for fishing tournaments or
derbies on waters open to public fishing shall be issued at the discretion of
permittee shall, within seven days after conducting a tournament or derby,
report to the Commissioner, on forms provided by him, information on the
results of the tournament or derby. Such information shall include, but need
not be limited to: total number of participants; total hours fished; total
number of each species caught; total weight of each species caught; number of
fish released after weigh-in; and number of fish retained after
(d) Representatives of
the Commissioner may collect biological and statistical information on any or
all fish caught by participants at any permitted tournament or derby.