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 (6 prizes):
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 (NEW)
Anglers may win only one prize. (Exception: Monthly Prizes)

Derby Entries
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: entry@cfshadderby.com
Measurement photo must include the official derby token and official derby ruler, no exceptions

Judging
Only photos submitted to entry@cfshadderby.com will be judged.
Derby Judges reserve the right to refuse any angler’s participation for any reason.
Derby Judges final decision stands.