Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 3:00:am
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11:00:am
One time event
Cane Creek Park
5213 Harkey Road | Waxhaw, NC
Join us for the Fall Crappie Tournament on October 22, 2016! Registration forms will be available by Labor Day.
Tommy Taylor Memorial
April 2, 2016
Gates will open at 6:00 am for pre
Deadline for $50.00 early entry is March 21, 2016 at
5:00 pm. After that time, entry fee will be $60.00 if
the field is still open. Maximum 30 boats.
Free Tournament t
-shirt to teams registered by March
For more information contact Jared Steele or David
Paschal @ 704
Official Rules and Regulations:
1. Each boat must have two participants to enter tournament.
No one will be allowed to fish alone.
2. Safety: Safe boating conduct must be observed at all
times by participants. Special caution and safety must be
observed on morning start. Boats and safety equipment
will be subject to inspection by the Wildlife Commission
3. Fishing Conditions: The tournament will be held regardless
of weather conditions. All fishing must be done
from a boat.
4. Fishing Regulations: All NC Inland Fishing Regulations
5. Boats & Motors: There shall be no restrictions on the
size or type boat nor the size of the motor, with the stipulation
that all crafts must be judged seaworthy by the
Tournament Rules Committee.
6. Boat Identification: Each contestant will report to the
official starter on the morning of the tournament and
receive an official identification number which must accompany
them at weigh-in.
7. Tournament Headquarters: Cane Creek Park Day Use
Area Boat Ramp
8. Permitted Fishing Location: Fishing is permitted anywhere
on the lake with exception that there will be no
fishing allowed within 50 feet of another contestant's
anchored boat, marked swim area or pedal boat area.
9. Tournament Fishing Hours: Fishing shall commence
with the starter’s signal at 7:00 am or shortly thereafter
and will end at 3:00 pm. There will be a penalty of eight
(8) ounces per minute past 3:00 pm and disqualification
after fifteen (15) minutes.
10. Protests: Any contestant wishing to protest the catch
of a fellow contestant must do so in writing to the
Tournament Rules Committee within twenty (20)
minutes of the weigh-in time. The decision of the
Committee in such cases shall be final.
11. Ties: In the event of ties, the tie will be broken by
means acceptable to the tournament officials.
12. Sportsmanship: Sportsmanship, safety, courtesy and
conservation is expected from each contestant. Any
violation of fundamental sporting principles may be
deemed cause for disqualification as any infraction of
any other rule or regulation listed herein.
13. Life jackets will be worn on take-off .
14. No Alcoholic Beverages Allowed!!
15. Livewells will be checked during brief meeting prior to
16. No Refunds!
17. Occupants of all boats must be entered in the tournament.
18. Limit 5 fish per boat. Minimum 16 inches in length.
Any fish under 16 inches in length at weigh-in will be
penalized 2 oz. per undersized fish.
Waiver and Release: Each participant acknowledges that he or
she understands and agrees to assume all risk of damage or
injury which could result from participation in the fishing tournament.
Each participant, by signing the Official Application Form,
agrees to release the County of Union; tournament sponsors;
tournament officials; the officers, directors, board members,
employees, agents, and representatives of each; and all other
participants (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and
all possible damages, injury, or losses of any kind arising out of
the participant's participation in the fishing tournament. Each
participant further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the
Released Parties from and against any and all losses, penalties,
damages, or liabilities of every kind and character arising out of
any and all claims or causes of action of every kind in connection
with the fishing tournament that are due to the negligence of the
Cash Prizes will be based on a “Full Field” of
Thirty (30) teams entered in the tournament:
1st place team: 25% field or $375 maximum
2nd place team: 15% field or $225maximum
Tom always enjoyed fishing. He loved everything about it:
the peace and quiet of the water, God’s beauty all around,
the rush of reeling in that 5 pound largemouth bass, the
collection of an arsenal of tackle boxes and lures, and even
frying up the fish for his family. He could often be found
waiting outside the gates of Cane Creek long before they
opened, ready to hook his biggest catch yet. Tommy
snagged a log in Cane Creek with a new, fancy , expensive
lure; it was really stuck! He was bound and determined that
he was not cutting the line. He worked and worked, becoming
madder by the minute. Then, without warning, he dove
into the lake, followed his line, and a few minutes later surfaced
with his precious lure and big grin. Talk about dedication!
A few excerpts from a poem by Tommy:
I fish because I love to; I love the environment where bass
are found, which are invariably beautiful….I thus escape;
because in a world where most men seem to spend their
lives doing things they hate, my fishing is at once an endless
source of delight and an act of small rebellion….Only on the
water I can find solitude without loneliness….And, finally
not because I regard fishing as being so terribly important,
but because I suspect that so many of the other concerns of
men are equally unimportant— and not nearly so much fun.
We love you Tommy!
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