FRANK AND FRAN’S
RED, WHITE & BLUE FREEDOM TOURNAMENT
This document is property of Soul Anchor, Inc. dba Frank and Fran’s The Fisherman’s Friend (“Frank and Fran’s”).
All anglers entering the Frank and Fran’s Red, White & Blue Freedom Tournament (the “Tournament”) agree that neither Frank and Fran’s nor any of its owners, members, employees or sponsors are in any way liable for any injuries or accidents that may occur during angling in the Tournament. You are entering the Tournament exclusively at your own risk. Failure to comply with these Rules shall be grounds for disqualification WITHOUT REFUND. To participate you must read and agree to the Terms & Conditions set out below. No one under the age of 18 years of age may enter the Tournament, unless a parent or guardian signs a waiver, and minor child must be registered as a separate participant.
Participants must follow all federal and state laws and mandates in place at the time of the tournament. Including but not limited to, fishing licenses are required for participants over 16 years of age, ORV permits are required for driving on the beach.
There will be a non-refundable registration fee for registering in the Tournament. All entrants agree that any photo submissions posted to the tournament may be used by Frank and Fran’s at its discretion for current or future promotional purposes.
The Tournament Rules or time duration of the Tournament may be changed without advance notice but will be announced to registered anglers at such time as any changes are made.
Cancellation Policy: Tournament will take place rain or shine!
Should a participant have to withdraw from tournament due to personal reasons, the full registration fee will be returned if cancelled 30 days before the event. Should a participant have to withdraw inside the 30 day window the entry fee will be forfeited.
After reading and agreeing to all rules and terms, you may enter The Tournament. The cost to enter the tournament is $50. Entries will be accepted from August 15, 2020 through October 21, 2020.
Tournament entry is $50 if paid with cash. $2.00 service charge will apply for credit card transactions.
Lines in will be 12:01 AM (midnight) on Oct. 22nd through 12 PM (noon) on Oct. 24th. There is a two rod limit when fishing from the beach.
Location - All oceanside beaches on Cape Hatteras from Ramp 23 to Ramp 55 excluding ramp 44. Fishing must be done from the beach with feet in the sand using a rod and reel. No kayak, pier or boat fishing allowed.
IV. SCORING AND PAYOUT
Red Drum, Whiting (Sea Mullet) and Bluefish. Should changes be required to target species, Frank & Frans will announce that change ASAP.
Each participant must obtain a scorecard from Frank & Fran's. Participants are expected to follow the HONOR system. Each person will be given a score card that has to be filled out and witnessed after each fish that is caught. Must include species, length of fish and time of catch. One fish can win in only one category
Angler can win more categories with multiple fish. Score cards need to be turned in by 2:00 PM on Oct. 24th at Frank & Fran’s to be qualified.
Scoring Fish - Longest Red Drum, Whiting and Blue
Drum must be 18 inches minimum to qualify (measured to fork length) using measuring tape provided.
Whiting must be 11 inches to qualify using measuring tape provided.
Bluefish must be 11 inches to qualify using measuring tape provided.
Each fish needs to have a clear time stamped picture. Winners will be required to provide us with the picture prior to the winner’s being announced. Frank & Fran's will contact the winner via the phone number provided to request the photo. Winners may be subject to a polygraph test. Remember, you are expected to follow the HONOR system!
If there is a tie, the tiebreaker goes to the time of the first fish caught.
All Fish MUST be photographed with a measuring device provided by Frank and Fran’s showing proof of posted length following the rules below:
- All photos must show the catch laying natural Dorsal (Top) fin up and no obstructions (hands, lipping device) to be considered a good picture.
- Measuring device must be placed flat on the sand.
- Fish must be placed above the measuring tape.
- Inch lines must be visible on the measuring device.
- Entire fish MUST be in the photo and must show the fish length from upper lip to end of unpinched tail using straight line and no curves. EXAMPLE BELOW.
- Catch and release is at the discretion of the angler. Each angler is personally responsible for adhering to all local and federal catch limits as it pertains to fish kept by angler.
Exceptions & Clarifications:
All entries MUST have the entire fish in the photo. If the Organizers feel the submissions are questionable because of unclear photos, inaccurate size reported, poor attempt at getting the whole fish in the photo, or any other reason leading to the submission not being properly eligible, then the submission may be returned along with directions for correcting the problem. To prevent this disqualification of a catch, take several pictures (clear photos) of each fish to help validate your catch.
Payout - 100% Payout
A prize (approximate $300 value) will be given out for the largest red drum in the following categories:
One angler can only win in one of the categories below. (ex. you cannot win senior and ladies)
Winners will be announced on social media and on our website at 6:00 PM on October 24, 2020.
V. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Frank and Fran’s Red, White & Blue Freedom Tournament
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
THE LEGAL AGREEMENTS SET OUT BELOW GOVERN YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS TOURNAMENT (THE “EVENT”). IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT.
You agree to observe and obey all rules of the Event as set out in this document.
You agree to allow Frank and Fran’s to utilize photographs of me with or without my name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.
You agree that participation in the Event is at your own risk.
You agree, to the extent permitted by law, to indemnify and hold Frank and Fran’s, its directors, officers, employees, agents and sponsors harmless with respect to any claims arising out of your participation in the Event. This means that you cannot sue or recover any damages from Frank and Fran’s its directors, officers, employees, agents or sponsors for any claims, including personal injury or property damage, arising out of your participation in the Event.
YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT AND UNDERSTAND IT. YOU FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS YOU VOLUNTARILY SURRENDER CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS.