OFFICIAL RULES:Upon check-in please declare Boat or kayak/shore division5:00am-5pm the day of August 3rd:Competitors spearfish RI waters. RI waters have been selected to keep the fish regulations standardized for all competitors.5:00pm:Tournament Ends. Scoring will begin and awarding of prizes shall follow. All competitors must have checked in by this time or they will be disqualified.
1- Spear fish by means of FREEDIVING. No tanks / re-breathers
2- Spear fishing in Rhode Island only.
3- All modes of transportation are allowed for this event.
4- Only spear guns loaded by the divers own strength are permitted.
5- Infractions of the above rules, posted Regulations, or unsportsman like conduct will result in disqualification.
10 points per species plus 1 point per pound up to 20 pounds. Maximum score of 30 points per species.The Weigh-Master has the option NOT to count a fish he deems unsuitable for any reason.Prizes: Your registration will also enroll you with One raffle ticket for prizes including a grand array of dive gear donated by the generous sponsors, including many from Mike Chace at New England Freedive Spearfishing Co. Daryl Wong Spearguns Spearing Magazine Traeger Grills ,Benthic Ocean Sports , Evolve Diving - Kona, Hawaii, HydroKaddy, danco pliers, South Shore Pangas Salty Crew G.R. Tarr and many many moreVenue: The weigh in will be hosted by the Bon Vue/ Hammerhead Grill in Narragansett, RI once again. Tristate would like to thank them in advance for the use of their facility. This year competitors MUST purchase all alcohol on premise from Bon Vue/Hammerhead Grill. No alcohol purchased off sight can be drank at the weigh in. Please abide by this rule so that Tristate can continue its good relationship with the Bon Vue and be able to hold the meet there in the future. Also, no filleting of fish on site will be permitted.Address of the Bon Vue: 1230 Ocean RdNarragansett RI 02882Regulations:Competitors may only weigh in the following species“ONE FISH FROM EACH SPECIES” to count toward Tournament score, no weighing of multiple fish to decide what one will count. One fish per species, period.Fish must meet or exceed Tournament measurement by the numbers listed on the chart below to count toward total tournament score. If the fish does not appear on this list, it cannot be weighed.Black Sea Bass 15"; Tournament 16"
Bluefish none Tournament 15"
Bonito none, Tournament 14”
Cod 22” Tournament 23"
Haddock 19” Tournament 20”
Jacks none Tournament 14”
Little Tuny none Tournament 14"
Mackerel none Tournament 12”
Monkfish 17” Tournament 18”
Pollock 19” Tournament 20”
Scup 10” Tournament 11”
Sea Robin none Tournament 12"
Striped Bass 28” Tournament 29”>35"
Summer Flounder (Fluke) 19” Tournament 20"
Tautog 16”, Tournament 17”
Triggerfish none Tournament 12”
Weakfish 16" Tournament 17”
Winter Flounder 12”, Tournament 13”*
Sharks, Skates, Eels and Rays are NOT permitted
RI regulations are subject to change, be sure to check the regs before diving. If there is a change in the weigh in size, it will be posted on the Tristate website as soon as the change is made. Changes will only be made in response to a change in RI regulations