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Watonga Trout Derby March 5-7, 2010

     Get out those fishing rods, renew your Trout Stamps and Fishing Licenses and get yourself registered for the Annual Watonga Trout Derby.  Held at Roman Nose State Park, this fun event is a chance to win cash and prizes while enjoying the great American pastime of  trout fishing and the beautiful sights of this amazing park.  Below are the rules of entry.  Please feel free to contact the Watonga Chamber of Commerce with any questions you might have or for help in coordinating you visit to Watonga.  We can be reached at 580-623-5452.

 

PRIZES AWARDED:

$300.00 GRAND PRIZE.  A drawing from all the tags of registered trout will determine the winner of the $300.00 grand prize cash winner.

$100.00 HEAVIEST SINGLE TROUT (SR.)  Given DAILY to the heaviest single trout registered in the Senior Division.

$50.00 HEAVIEST SINGLE TROUT (JR.)  Given DAILY to the heaviest single trout registered in the Junior Division.

 

$50.00                                   HEAVIEST STRINGER OF TROUT CAUGHT BY AN INDIVIDUAL IN EACH DIVISION DURING THE 3 DAY DERBY.  These trout CAN NOT be entered in other categories.  Senior division winner will receive $100; Junior division winner will receive $50.00

 

$100.00/$50.00                   DAILY PRIZES:    Awarded for each tagged trout caught each day.

BASS BRAT BOAT:  1 entry will be drawn from all Sr. division entries for the Bass Brat boat from Buster Boats of Stillwater, OK., sponsored by  Irwin Auto of Woodward, OK. and Dobrinski Chevrolet of Okeene, OK.  Winner must be 18 yrs. or older and need not be present to win, but must arrange for pick up of boat.

 

STAY & PLAY PACKAGE: 1 Entry will be drawn from all Sr. Division entries for this package from Oklahoma State Parks Dept. and includes a 2 night stay and golf package at the Oklahoma State Park of your choice.

 

ADDITIONAL MAJOR PRIZE DRAWINGS:  We are still collecting major prizes that will be awarded through a drawing from registrations.

 

DERBY TIME:                     7:00 a.m. FRIDAY - CLOSES 5:00 p.m.

                                                7:00 a.m. SATURDAY - CLOSES 5:00 p.m.

                                                7:00 a.m. SUNDAY - CLOSES 3:00 p.m.

                                                (Trout MUST be checked in by 3:00 p.m. Sun. @ General Store)

 

REGISTRATION:               7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday

                                                7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sunday

                                                Registration will be done at General Store.  Pre-registered contestants must

                                                check in at General Store.

TWO DIVISION:

 JUNIOR DIVISION:  17 & UNDER (MAY BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF)

                                $10.00 PER CHILD - GOOD FOR ENTIRE 3 DAY EVENT.                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 SENIOR DIVISION:  18 & OLDER (INCLUDES SENIOR CITIZENS)

                                $20.00 PER FISHERMAN - GOOD FOR ENTIRE 3 DAY EVENT. 

 

WATONGA TROUT DERBY

OFFICIAL RULES & REGULATIONS

(Please read carefully - Your registration implies you have read and understand all rules)

 

1.   Only trout registered at the Weigh Station are eligible for prizes.  Registration may be done anytime while the Weigh Station is open, up until 1:00 Sunday.

 

2.   All trout must be caught within the boundaries of Lake Watonga, at Roman Nose State Park during the event, AND ONLY TROUT ARE CONSIDERED TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES.

 

3.   Weigh Station will be open at 7:00 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will close at 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  It will close at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

 

4.   ALL FISHING MUST COMPLY WITH OKLAHOMA STATE TROUTING LAWS.  TROUT STAMP FOR ALL AGES IS REQUIRED BY STATE OF OKLAHOMA.

 

5.   Any potential winning trout competing in the largest trout category must be available for display at the Awards Ceremony or have been donated to the sponsors for showing at the Awards Ceremony.  We strongly urge all potential award winners to be present in person to receive their prizes.  This is asked in order to facilitate coverage by news media present for the ceremony.  All other trout need only be properly registered.

 

6.   In case of tie, winner will be determined at the discretion of weigh master.

 

7.   It remains the responsibility of the angler concerned that the trout on display be picked up immediately after the ceremony.  Prizes not claimed within 30 days will revert back to Watonga Chamber of Commerce and Friends of Roman Nose.  Prizes won in a drawing must be picked up or shipping arranged and paid for by winner.

 

8.   Trout that has evidence of having been frozen and thawed will not be accepted for registration.  Weigh master and/or Judge’s decision will be final.

 

9.   All tagged trout MUST have the tag in the trout with no evidence of tampering with tag when presented at the Weigh Station.  TAG CAN ONLY BE REMOVED BY WEIGHMASTER OR JUDGE.  Weigh master and/or Judge’s decision will be final.  Only the 100 tag numbers provided by fish hatchery for this year’s special stocking will be eligible for prizes.

 

10.   Eligibility of any trout in question will be at the discretion of the Weigh master and/or Judge and their decision will be final.

 

11.   Watonga Trout Derby reserves the right to add prizes or otherwise change prizes offered if the executive committee deems it necessary during the contest.

 

12.   SPONSORS WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACCIDENTS OR INJURIES.

 

13.   ACCEPTANCE OF PRIZE CONSTITUTES PERMISSION TO USE WINNER’S NAME AND PHOTOGRAPH FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES.

 

14.   All trout must be caught by rod and reel or pole and line only.  NOT ALLOWED: Jug lines, Trot Lines, Dynamite, C-4, Electroshock, Bow & Arrow, Noodling, Netting, Chemicals, Bank Pole, or Yo-Yo.  IGFA conventional rules and records apply.

 

15.   WATONGA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND FRIENDS OF ROMAN NOSE STATE PARK, TROUT DERBY CHAIRMAN DECISIONS ARE FINAL.  ELIGIBILITY OF ANY TROUT IN QUESTION WILL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE WEIGH MASTER OR GENERAL CHAIRMAN, AND THEIR DECISION WILL BE FINAL.  ALL $50.00, $100.00 AND $300.00 PRIZE MONEY WILL BE GIVEN TO THE INDIVIDUALS AFTER TROUT DERBY ENDS.

 

16.  Participants may not combine stringers for entries for heaviest stringer.  Violation of this rule will disqualify participant from all prizes.

 

17.   Participants must be 18 years of age in order to be eligible to win the boat.