2016-2017 Central Florida Shad and Crappie Derby Rules
Derby starts at sunrise on Friday November 1, 2016 and ends at sunset February 28, 2017.
There are no entry fees; anglers must register at one
of the official derby sign-up locations and pick-up the official
Derby Measuring Ruler and Derby Photo Token.
Anglers must meet all of the fishing regulations and requirements
of the State of Florida and possess both freshwater and saltwater
licenses as they apply.
This is a catch, photograph tournament.
Anglers are permitted to fish anywhere in Florida, anglers must
take fish with hook and line only.
Anglers are permitted to fish in any manner desired, paddle fishing,
boat, shoreline or wading.
Anglers can fish as many times as they want within the derby timeframe.
Awards: 2 Grand Prizes, 6 Division Prizes, 8 Monthly Prizes
Grand Prize for largest Shad (any division)
Grand Prize for largest Crappie (any division)
Six divisions will be awarded prizes for both Shad and Crappie
Mens Division, Ladies Division, Youth Division
One prize per month for the largest shad entered during month (NEW)
One prize per month for the largest crappie entered during month
Anglers may win only one prize. (Exception: Monthly Prizes)
Fish must be measured using the official measuring device and the
derby token must be clearly visible in the photo. Other commercial
or homemade measuring devices are prohibited. Official measurement
will be total length from nose (mouth closed) to the tip of the
tail for crappie, and from nose (mouth closed) to fork of the tail
on shad - the longest fish wins. Failure to comply with measurement
rules will disqualify photo entry.
2 photos required per entry: (NEW)
One photo of the fish measured on the official Derby Ruler with
Derby Photo Token clearly visible
One photo of the angler holding the fish
Email photo entries only to: email@example.com
Measurement photo must include the official derby token and official
derby ruler, no exceptions
Only photos submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org will be judged.
Derby Judges reserve the right to refuse any angler’s participation
for any reason.
Derby Judges final decision stands.