OUR CONTESTS

Copy/Paste Email Template for Electronic Fish Entries:

1) Name:
2) Date Caught:
3) Species:
4) Length (inches to 1/4 inch):
5) Lake/River:
6) State:
7) Picture: [Yes or No]
8) Date Entered:
9) Witness:
*Remember to attach picture to email prior to sending.
*Send to rockvalleyanglers@gmail.com

Rock Valley Anglers® - Fishing Contest Rules:

•    Contests are open to members in good standing. 
•    Contests run from January 1st to December 31st.
•    Entries must be received by the 3rd Wednesday in January for the previous calendar year.
•    Entries must be caught in accordance with state/province fishing regulations.
•    Entries must be caught using hook and line.
•    Entries must be caught from waters open to the public in the continental United States and Canada.
•    Entries must include name, date caught, species, length accurate to ¼ inch, lake/river, and state.
•    Entries must have a photograph or witness.
•    Entries are eligible for all contests as long as the entries meet the requirements for the contests. 
•    Entries can be entered electronically, given to any Board Member, or mailed to the Club Librarian.
•    Entries and photographs become the property of the Rock Valley Anglers®.
•    The Board of Directors has final judgement on contests and entries.
•    Deliberate falsification of an entry is grounds for disqualification of the member from all contests.

Rock Valley Anglers® - Fishing Contests:

Contest #1: Fish of the Month
All entries caught during a calendar month will be evaluated by the Board of Directors to determine a winner. Entries must be received by the 3rd Wednesday of the month following the catch to be considered. A $10 gift card will be awarded to members catching the winning fish. Each member can win only once per year.

Considered species - Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Muskie, Walleye, Sauger, Bluegill, Crappie, Perch, White Bass, Catfish

Contest #2: Fisherman of the Year
Fish will be judged on length accurate to ¼ inch. The lengths of each member’s best individual fish of 5 different species will be added to determine a total length. A $100 gift card will be awarded to the longest total length. A $50 gift card will be awarded to the second longest total length. A $25 gift card will be awarded to the third longest total length. In the event of ties, the winnings will be split evenly.

Contest species - Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Bluegill, Crappie

Contest #3: Best of Breed
Fish will be judged on length accurate to ¼ inch. A $20 gift card will be awarded to members catching the longest fish of each species. In the event of ties, a $10 gift card will be awarded to members catching the longest fish of each species. Each member can win only once per species.

Contest species - Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Muskie, Walleye, Sauger, Bluegill, Crappie, Perch, White Bass, Catfish

Contest #4: Battle for the Rusty Propeller Trophy
The Rock Valley Anglers® square off against the Yahara Fishing Club for southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois angling supremacy in this interclub contest.
•    Dual club members can compete on behalf of only 1 club.
•    Entries must be caught in Wisconsin or Illinois.
•    1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded 3, 2, and 1 point respectively. In the case of ties, entries will receive equal points. 
•    Each member can receive points for only 1 fish in each category.
•    The club with the highest point total will keep the Rusty Propeller Trophy for the following year.
•    In the event of a tie, the club with the most 1st place entries will win.

Contest categories:
Any Waters - Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Muskie, Bluegill, Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Bass, Catfish
Inland Waters - Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
Great Lakes - Smallmouth Bass, Walleye