RISAA Rhode Island
Saltwater Anglers Association

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  • Only RISAA members in good-standing may enter tournaments.
  • There are two categories: Adult and Junior.
  • A member may submit as many entries in all tournaments as they want.
  • Junior members may enter fish in the Junior category only.
  • There are no fees to participate in RISAA tournaments.
  • There shall be two divisions: Shore and Boat.
  • No person shall hold more than one place per species in each division (Boat or Shore) of any tournament at one time.
  • Shore anglers must have both feet on "terra firma" (docks/piers acceptable) - personal watercraft may be used to reach shore fishing destination provided the destination is accessible by foot or public transportation.
THE ENTRY FORM
  • All data on the form must be completed for a valid entry. If not, the entry may be voided.
  • All fish entered must meet the Rhode Island recreational minimum legal size limits and seasons, if any exists.
  • All slips must be signed by the person weighing the entry, as well as the RISAA member entering the fish.
  • Only one fish per weight slip. Use a different form for each fish to be entered.
  • Original Entry Form for all tournaments must be submitted within seven (7) days of the date weighed, to the RISAA office by either:
         o Hand-delivered at monthly seminars with seven (7) days
         o Mail to: RISAA, P.O. Box 1465, Coventry, RI 02816
         Members are reminded to take the entry form from the weigh-in station.
         It is not the responsibility of the weigh-in station to mail in your form.
  • Mail form to: RISAA, P.O. Box 1465, Coventry, RI 02816
THE WEIGH-IN
  • All entries must be weighed on a RISAA CERTIFIED SCALE.
  • The scale must be digital and must give the weight in pounds, tenths and hundreds of pounds, i.e. 9.52 lbs.
  • Scales that provide the weight in pounds and ounces are not acceptable. The use of a conversion chart is not acceptable.
  • Any individual fish may be entered in either a Special Tournament (catch date permitting) or the Yearlong Tournament, but not both.
  • The angler must call in the entry to 401-826-2121 within twenty-four (24) hours of the time weighed.
ADDITIONAL RULES
  • A member who is also a professional charter captain may enter his/her own catch provided the fish was not landed during a trip for hire.
  • Any fish entered in any tournament may not be sold.
  • Fish may be landed in other states, but must be weighed at a RISAA CERTIFIED SCALE.
  • Any member may dispute the results of a tournament, but the dispute must be filed with the Tournaments Committee within five (5) days of the end of the tournament. All decisions of the Tournaments Committee are final.
  • A fish caught in Connecticut, Massachusetts or Montauk coastal waters, caught by a RISAA member in good standing, may be entered in a RISAA tournament, as long as the fish is legal in Rhode Island at that time, according to Rhode Island Saltwater Recreational Fishing Regulations, and is weighed at one of the RISAA-approved Weigh-In Stations.
    Example: A tautog, legally caught in Massachusetts, may not be entered in RISAA if the tautog season in RI is closed at the time.
TIE-BREAKER RULES
  • In the case of two or more anglers who enter a fish with the exact same weight, the first angler to achieve the points is the winner.
  • The "first" angler shall be determined by the date and time the fish is weighed as written on the original weigh-in slip and signed by the weigh-in location employee.
  • Example: Two anglers weigh-in a top striper of 50.25 lbs. The first one who entered it (day/time weighed) would get 1st place; the other angler would be 2nd place.
THE TOURNAMENTS

THE YEARLONG TOURNAMENT
  • The Yearlong Tournament commences at 12:00 AM on January 1 and ends at 11:59 PM on December 31 annually.
  • Pre-registration is not required. All members in good standing are automatically entered.
  • Call-in and mail-in requirements as noted above shall apply.
  • Awards for the Yearlong Tournament are presented in each category as follows:
         Boat Division: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
         Shore Division: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
  • Minimum sizes apply for all ADULT entries (see below)
  • The minimum sizes for JUNIOR members is the current Rhode Island legal minimums
SPECIAL TOURNAMENTS
  • Special Tournaments commence on Friday at 5:00 PM and ends on the last day of the tournament at 7:00 PM, unless otherwise noted.
  • All fish must be weighed in by 7:00 PM on the final day of the tournament.
  • Call-in and mail-in requirements as noted above shall apply.
  • Certain Special Tournaments may require pre-registration
  • Certain Special Tournaments may require multiple-angler teams
  • Awards for Special Tournaments are presented in each category as follows:
         Boat Division: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
         Shore Division: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
  • The minimum sizes for all Special Tournament species shall be the current Rhode Island recreational minimums.
CALL IN INSTRUCTIONS
Call 401-826-2121 twenty-four (24) hours of the time weighed.

LEAVE A VOICE MESSAGE WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
  • your name
  • BOAT or SHORE division
  • ADULT or JUNIOR member
  • Yearlong or Special Tourament
  • the species
  • fish weight
  • your phone number (in case there is a question)

TOURNAMENT SPECIES
BLACK SEA BASS
(min 1 lb)
BLUEFISH
(min 8 lbs)
BONITO (Green)
(min 3 lbs)
COD
(min 8 lbs)
FALSE ALBACORE
(min 5 lbs)
FLUKE
(boat: min 2.5 lbs)
(shore: min 2 lbs)
HADDOCK
(min 3 lbs)
MAHI MAHI
(min 6 lbs)
POLLOCK
(min 5 lbs)
SCUP
(min 1 lb)
STRIPED BASS
(min 15 lbs)
TAUTOG
(min 3 lbs)
TUNA**
Albacore, Bluefin, Yellowfin
(federal min length)

NOTES...
* Junior Members: Minimum weights do NOT apply to Junior Member entries.
Junior entries must only satisfy state legal size minimums.
* Tuna may be gutted and parts bagged to be weighed in as "entire" fish at weigh-in station


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