2023 Cross Canada Kayak Walleye Tournament
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Cross Canada Kayak Walleye Tournament
April 1 - December 15, 2023
This is a catch, photo, release challenge using the iAngler online tournament system. The goal of this tournament is to highlight Kayak Walleye fishing throughout their range in Canada.
- Stay Safe
- Handle fish with care
- Aware/Adhere to fishery regulations
$51CAD Entry fee (Prize pool $40/I Angler fee $8/$3 Musky research- Dr. Sean Landsman, Carleton University). Paypal "friends and family" as the method of payment
*$40 x # of anglers = Prize pool.
4 fish stringer
Plaques for 1st place, 2nd, and Longest Walleye.
Payout breakdown based on # of anglers (details on ‘Kayak Musky’ FB page- files section under Kwalleye rules)
Top 50% of anglers qualify for a 35qt Orion Cooler draw. Must have two fish entered to qualify. Qualified entrants from Walleye tournament and Musky tournament for one cooler total.
Random draw for MigSig prize. Random draw for Kafi fishing prize. Random draw for Dead End lures prize. Random draw for Frontenac Outfitters prize. Random draw among 100" club winners for a Tim Percy Fishing Prize. The winners agree to pay shipping for all prizes and/or plaques
The tournament identifier will be posted on Kayak Musky Facebook page (files section) and KW IAngler tournament page. The identifier must be printed off prior to the tournament.
A code will be released the night of March 31, 2023, and will have to be written on the identifier.
$51 CADIndividual Angler
Tournament ID code T13
8 months 1 week ago
Tournament ID code (T13)
8 months 1 week ago
"Logging Your Catch" Instructional Video
10 months 3 days ago
Welcome to iAngler Tournament - Adding Your Photo to the Leaderboard
10 months 3 days ago
Events & Schedule
Cross Canada Kayak Walleye Challenge Opens
04/01/2022 12:00 AM
Cross Canada Kayak Walleye Challenge Closed
12/15/2022 12:00 AM
Rules and RegulationsClick to Read
Total of the angler's four longest fish.
Canadian waters are eligible and Canadian side of International waters.
Use the appropriate measuring device based on the size of fish you are measuring. Any factory production board with bump will be accepted. (If in doubt, ask!)
Identifier and code must be seen in photo
Fish must be lying flat on board. Judges reserve the right to deduct 1" length should it be apparent that the tail of the walleye is lifted. Measurement will be taken where it touches (or crosses) the increment.
Photos of fish must be left to right and show the fish's lip touching bump (if not touching DQ). Fish will be judged at the last visible increment if the photo is cut-off. Likewise, if the measurement is
blurry, the last visible increment will be used.
No manipulation of the tail in photo. Pinched tails will result in a 1" deduction. The walleye's eye must not be covered by hand (DQ). Any portion of hand/finger placed inside the gill flap will result in automatic DQ.
A Lure or *stringer may not be seen in the fish’s mouth during the measurement photo. (*added May 11) DQ
Lip grippers are allowed if they do not obstruct the view of walleye lip touching bump.
Live bait is permitted
*Trolling under power IS permitted (new for '23)
In the event of a tie, the longest walleye entered in that angler’s stringer will be deciding factor. If still tied, the next longest fish will be the deciding factor (and so on). If there is a tie in the longest walleye category, the first fish entered will be the deciding factor.
*It is the angler's responsibility to ensure all Walleye submitted for judging are caught, measured, and released (or kept) in accordance with local fishing regulations.
A pfd must be worn all times. Any photo showing that an angler is not wearing a pfd will be disqualified.
It is highly recommended that cold water gear and a buddy system be used during the
cold water months of this tournament.
As per disclaimer, any angler under the age of 18 must have written permission from a parent or guardian to participate in this event.
Disclaimer Click to Read
Cross Canada Kayak Walleye Tournament RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY
For consideration of participation in the Cross Canada Kayak Walleye Online Fishing Tournament (“CCKW”) event’ I waive and release the Kayak Musky, directors, administrators, participants, all sponsors, their representatives and successors (collectively, the “Releasees”), from any and all claims, liabilities, or cause of actions arising out of an injury to me and from any and all claims, liabilities, or cause of actions arising from my participation in this online event.
Inherent and Potential Risks
I understand that the Online Fishing Tournament involves strenuous physical activity associated with fishing. I understand that physical activity, by its very nature, carries with it certain inherent risks. I assume all risks associated with participating in the Online Fishing Tournament relating to the risk of strenuous physical activity. I acknowledge that I may incur minor injuries, major injuries, and catastrophic injuries including paralysis and death. I assume risks from contact with other participants, negligent or wanton acts of other participants, failure of other participants and non-participants from observing the guidelines of the Online Fishing Tournament, any defects of conditions of premises (including high or low water levels and rough waters), and the effects of weather including high heat, thunderstorms, lightning, precipitation, cold temperatures, high winds, and/or humidity.
I agree to dress myself appropriately as to mitigate risk of physical injury to myself including, but not limited to: wearing shoes appropriate for strenuous physical activity involved in the Online Fishing Tournament; and dressing in conjunction with the weather.
I attest that I am medically and physically able to participate in the Online Fishing Tournament. If I experience any doubt as to my ability to successfully and safely participate in and/or complete the Online Fishing Tournament, I take full responsibility for consulting a physician. I attest that, if I am pregnant, disabled in any way, or have recently suffered an illness, injury, or impairment, I should have or did consult a physician prior to participating in the Online Fishing Tournament.
I consent to emergency medical care and transportation in order to obtain treatment in the event of injury to me as medical professionals may deem appropriate. This Release extends to any liability arising out of or in any way connected with the medical treatment and transportation provided in the event of an emergency, including, but not limited to, negligence emergency rescue operations.
I am fully aware of the risks connected with participation in the Online Fishing Tournament, whether specifically listed in this Release or not, and I voluntarily elect to participate in the CCKW Online Fishing Tournament knowing that this participation involves these risks.
Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability, Release, and Covenant Not To Sue
In consideration for being permitted to participate in the CCKW Online Fishing Tournament, I voluntarily agree for myself, my family, heirs, assigns, executors, and administrators to the following:
1. TO ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RISKS OF LOSS, OR PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH that may be sustained by me or any loss or damage to property owned by me, as a result of participating in the Online Fishing Tournament.
2. TO RELEASE, WAIVE, HOLD HARMLESS, DISCHARGE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE the Releasees from any and all liability, claims, actions, demands, expenses, attorney fees, breach of contract actions, breach of statutory duty or other duty of care, warranty, strict liability actions, and causes of action whatsoever, that I might have or may acquire in the future, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me (or my child), or to any property belonging to me (or my child), while participating in the Online Fishing Tournament including, but not limited to, any claim that the act or omission complained of was in whole or in part by the negligence or carelessness of the Releasees.
Acknowledgment and Compliance with Rules
I agree to observe and obey all rules and safety procedures that accompany the Cross Canada Kayak Walleye tournament and to abide by any decision of an event official relative to my (or my child’s) ability to safely compete in the online event. I agree to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times and to obey all laws. ‘Kayak Musky’ and event officials may dismiss me (or my child), without refund, should my (or my child’s) behavior endanger the safety of or negatively affect an event, person, facility, or property of any kind.
I understand and agree to stock my vessel with one Coast Guard Approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) per passenger, including captain and crew, in accordance with Coast Guard Regulations.
I agree that if any portion of this Release is deemed to be invalid, the remainder of the Release will still be binding and enforceable.
I hereby grant full permission to ‘Kayak Musky’ to use, reuse, reproduce, publish, or republish any photographs or video.
By signing up for the Cross Canada Kayak Walleye Tournament, I acknowledge and represent that I have carefully read and understand all terms of this Release and Waiver of Liability.
ONLY COMPLETE BELOW SECTION IF YOU ARE A PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A PARTICIPANT UNDER THE AGE OF 18:
I, the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the above-named participant, hereby give my/our approval to this child’s participation in the Fishing Tournament. I assume all risks and hazards incidental to such participation, and I hereby waive, release, absolve, indemnify, and agree to hold harmless Releasees for any claim arising or of an injury to my/our child and from any and all liability, claims, actions, demands, expenses, attorney fees, breach of contract actions, breach of statutory duty or other duty of care, warranty, strict liability actions, and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or connected with my/our child’s participation in the Fishing Tournament. I consent to the foregoing and grant permission for my/our child to participate in the Fishing Tournament. I acknowledge I have carefully read, accept, and agree to the terms on this Release, and know and understand their contents and I sign the same on my/our own free act and deed.
I attest that if my/our child, the above-named participant, is under 18 years of age years of age as of the date of the Fishing Tournament, he or she will be accompanied by an adult eighteen years of age or older throughout his or her participation in the Fishing Tournament. I further attest that my/our child will wear an appropriately sized life jacket for the duration of his or her participation in the Fishing Tournament.
If an angler is under the age of 18 at the time of the event, a parent or guardian must sign a waiver agreeing to the participation of their child, and agree to the terms laid out in the disclaimer. Any angler under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult while kayak fishing for this Tournament.