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A Species Meet was
created to determine the most proficient freedive hunter by establishing rules
in which diversity, rather than total aggregate weight of a catch, will prove
who the most successful freedive hunter really is.
September 18, 2010
Caspar Beach RV Park & Campground
14441 Point Cabrillo Drive
Mendocino, CA 95460
Competitor sign-in at Caspar Campground parking lot. This is a mandatory requirement
for all competitors. Competitors will sign a liability disclaimer and sign for
an official copy of the Tournament Rules and Regulations. All competitors will
be asked to show a valid CA Fishing Licence and Abalone Card.
7:30 am: Tournament
1:30 pm: Tournament
The weigh-in (fish) and measuring (abalone) will start immediately and will
be followed by the award presentations and participation raffle. Upon return
there will be food and drinks provided.
Pre-Register by 07/31:
Registration 08/01-09/03, 2010: $60
Registration after September 4, 2010 and Same Day:
Cost includes Tournament shirt, meal and raffle prize.
divers must show up at Caspar beach for the sign-in. Then you can go anywhere
and check back in at Caspar Beach by 1:30pm.
by means of FREEDIVING. No tanks or re-breathers.
modes of transportation except motor-powered vessels
are allowed for this event. Kayaks are preferred.
spearguns loaded by the divers' own strength are permitted.
eligible species and minimum size limits are specified below.
GPS use is OK.
must abide by all California Fish and Game rules.
are responsible for taking home their own catch.
of the above rules, DFG regulations, or un sportsmen-like conduct will result
Competitors may weigh in only ONE FISH FROM EACH SPECIES and/or
ONE Abalone ONLY to count toward Tournament score! Five fish Maximum.
Fish and Abalone
must meet or exceed Tournament measurement to count toward total Tournament
State Size / Tournament Size
*Any other fish
NOT mentioned above will not be accepted.
- Each competitor
will be allowed to weigh in one fish per specie that meets the minimum tournament
size requirements listed below, as well as one abalone only. They will receive
10 points per specie plus 1 point per pound up to 20 pounds. Maximum score
of 30 points per specie. Divers may weigh in up to 5 fish maximum (on the
specified list above). They can also measure one abalone only (Separate prize
for the abalone).
- A prize will
be given out for the biggest fish, and three (3) prizes for the 3 largest
abalone by length.
- Prizes will
also be awarded for the top aggregate scores as follows: top 5 overall, top
woman and top junior (under 18 years of age).
may win more than one of the main prizes if they are very good hunters or
- The Weigh master
has the option to disqualify a fish /abalone deemed unsuitable for any reason.
- Finally, every
competitor that doesn't win one of the aforementioned categories is eligible
for the participation raffle where most of the prizes for this event will
be given out. For instance, there will be many wetsuits, spearguns, fins,
etc. given out in the raffle. Competitors are limited to winning one prize
each in the participation raffle.
and Refund Policy:
may register at the day of the meet, but if you pre-register, you pay a lower
entry fee. In the event of inclement weather on Tournament day, then all prizes
will be raffled that day.
less than 18 years of age must have their parent or guardian co-sign their
- There will be
no refunds of registration fees for any reason. You may have someone else
collect your prize during the participation raffle if you are unable to attend
and have already registered. You or your stand in must be present to win in
the participation raffle.
Online Payment/Checkout: VERY IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ!!!
When checking out,
you will be prompted to choose a shipping method. DO NOT WORRY! Please choose
any as your credit card, and you will NOT be charged for shipping! If you do
not choose a shipping method, you won't be able to check out. It's a flaw in
the software and we are now working around it. Sorry for the inconvenience.
If you're paying by PAYPAL, then you will be charged BUT, we will reverse the
charges and you will be reimbursed! Thank you for your understanding.