2016 Anglers Dream Rules and Regulations

Changes for 2016

All contestants will be included in the nomads division. All team memberships will be $40.
Tournament entry fees will be $125.      Tournament of Champions entry fee will be $200


Angler of the Year:

The top four teams in points in the Anglers Dream overall standings will qualify for angler of the year.

The top team in points in any division averages 5 to 14 boats will qualify

The top two teams in points in any division that averages 15 to 24 will qualify

The top three teams in points in any division that averages 25 to 34 points will qualify

The top four teams in total points in any single division that averages over 35 boats will qualify.

The winner will be determined by the highest finishing team in the tournament of champions from the list of qualified teams.

The Anglers of the Year will be awarded $500 and 2 plaques.


2016 Tournament of Champions Payback

       1st Place $10,000      
2nd Place $3,500
3rd Place $2,000
4th Place $1,500
5th Place $1,350
6th Place $1,200
7th Place $1,100
8th Place $1,050
9th Place $1,025
10th Place $1,000
11th Place $900
12th Place $ 800
13 thru 14 Place $700
15 thru 16 Place $600
 17 thru 20 Place $500

(Payback based on a average of 10 boat per qualifying events & 90 entries in the championship)



 Team Rules



1. SAFETY: Safe boating conduct must be observed at all times. Each competitor is required to wear a Coast Guard approved life preserver whenever the combustion engine is operating. All boats must be equipped with an ignition kill switch. A lanyard is to be attached to the boat kill switch and operator any time the combustion engine is operating. Violation of this rule shall be reason for disqualification.


2. SPORTSMANSHIP: Tournament competitors are expected to adhere to high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy, safety and conservation. Any infraction of these fundamental sporting principles may be deemed cause for disqualification. Consumption of alcoholic beverages or illegal possession or use of a controlled substance during the tournament or tournament functions will be grounds for disqualification from that event and all further Anglers Dream events. Any contestants cited for a violation of state, marine, fishing or conservation laws will be disqualified.


3. TACKLE AND EQUIPMENT: Only artificial lures may be used. (No live or prepared bait will be allowed with the exception of pork strips, rinds, etc. Commercial fish attractants are allowed) Only one casting or spinning rod, 8’ maximum length may be used at any time. Any competitor found to have in his possession equipment or baits not permitted will be disqualified.


4. HORSEPOWER REGULATIONS: Only Boats and Motors that are in compliance with the B.I.A. horsepower rating will be allowed to participate.


5. BASIC BOAT EQUIPMENT: Every boat must have all required Coast Guard safety equipment, in addition to a live well properly aerated to adequately maintain a live five bass team limit.


6. PERMITTED FISHING LOCATIONS: Fishing on tournament waters is permitted anywhere except those areas designated off limits on the day of the tournament or within 50 yards of another competitor’s boat which was first anchored. Competitors may not have any location reserved or saved by either another competitor or non-competitor during the event. All angling must be done from the boat. Contestants may not depart the boat to retrieve a fish. The boat must remain in legal tournament waters on tournament days. Both team members must remain in the boat at all times except in the case

of dire emergency.


7. OFFICIAL CHECK POINT: There shall be only one (1) official point for check out in the morning and check in for the afternoon. At the time of check out all boats are expected to be within full compliance of the rules.


8. SCORING: Tournament standing and final winners shall be determined by the pound and fraction of a pound of each teams catch during the day. Only largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass will be weighed. All contestants are bound by the prevailing statutes and regulations of the state in which they are participating. All bass must be caught live and in a conventional sporting manner. Any fish deemed caught foul hooked will not be weighed. At no time shall a contestant have more fish in possession than the designated limit for a team for the event. In the event that a team has more fish in their possession than the described limit, tournament officials shall cull the fish to the tournament limit starting with the largest fish down to the limit described.


9. DEAD FISH PENALTY: A penalty of one-half (1/2) of a pound will be deducted for each dead fish brought in at the time of weigh-in.


10. ELIGIBILITY: Participation is open to anglers of either sex who are members of Anglers Dream. One member of each team must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. Anglers Dream LLC reserves to right to accept or decline any memberships. BASS elite series and FLW touring professionals are not eligible.


11. REGISTRATION: An official Anglers Dream entry form must be filled out and signed by both participants for each event they fish. At least one (1) member of the team must be present for the registration. Failure to register during the prescribed time shall result in loss of starting position and reassigned to the back of field.


12. STARTING POSITIONS: Starting positions will be drawn at the mandatory pre tournament meeting at that event.


13. PAIRINGS: This is a “fish with your buddy” tournament. Two anglers per boat. Angling or non-angling guest are not permitted.


14. SUBSTITUTION: To be considered an established team both members must fish together in at least three events. A team may have only one substitute once during the season. This substitute must be a regular member of Anglers Dream . Substitutes and team numbers are to be identified on the entry forms. A member may fish alone.