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2016 Leaders and Week 1 Raffle Winners Announced
 
The results are in from Week 1 of the PBR Fishing Tournament!

We had 17 submissions during Week 1 of the tournament, which spanned from Sunday June 12th - Saturday June 18th. 

Congratulations to Keith Darrow (Striped Bass), Max Dispoto (Fluke) and Michael Larson (Bluefish) for submitting the largest catch in each division! Weekly division winners are awarded $300 cash prize that will be distributed at the end of the month. 

The 2016 Standings showing the overall leaderboard in each division is also now updated on the website! The standings show the top 3 leaders for the overall final tournament prize in each division. The final tournament prize is awarded to the angler with the largest aggregate length of fish -- where the aggregate length is the sum of the top 3 catches submitted. The standings leaderboard will be updated weekly. Congrats to Keith Lee, Max Dispoto and Michael Larson for topping the leaderboards this week!

Rule Notice: Please be advised that there is a tournament rule that fish entries must be submitted to us within 12 hours of the time of catch. We cannot accept an entry that was submitted after that time frame. If you can not get to a computer within 12 hours of the catch, shoot us an e-mail letting us know the details of the fish and when you will be able to submit the form online.
2016 Standings after Week 1
Week 1 Cash Prize Winners
Keith Darrow - Striped Bass - 44"
Max Dispoto - Fluke - 29"
Michael Larson - Bluefish - 35"
It's not too late: register for the 2016 tournament now!
Week 1 Raffle Prize Winners
Tom Bieback, Chris Catucci, Robert Heffert, Keith Lee and Joseph Savickas are the lucky winners of the week 1 raffle prizes! Check out their lucky catches below, they are the recipients of a 

Don't miss your chance to win big, there's still time to enter for week 2! Each fish you enter puts your name into the raffle**.

2016 Raffle Prizes:

1.  XtraTuf boots
2. Cheeky Fishing reel and Addya Outdoors gift certificate
3. Three Prize Packs which include: Swivits sinkers, an Eco-Top and a pair of Costa Sunglasses! Each prize pack also includes one of the following: a Sailors for the Sea gift bag, a Madlock Linen Claw provided by Elm Company, or a Dexter knife! 


**Anglers are limited to one weekly raffle prize win over the course of the tournament.
Photo Tips

 

We know your priority is fishing and not photography but we can't accept your entry if we can't verify the fish length based on the photo your send in! Follow these tips for getting a great picture to ensure your entry is counted:
 

Helpful Dos & Don't's for Submitting a Fish:

  • Please use your PBR Ruler for measurement. The numbers are large and easy for us to read.
  • Take a photo of the entire fish with the ruler lined up so that we can see very clearly how long the fish is. 
  • Try and take the photo from directly above the fish, as opposed to at an angle
  • Make sure the photo is not blurry
  • if you are not at risk of endangering the life of the fish, please take a photo of yourself with the fish as well!
GOOD USE OF RULER
BAD USE OF RULER
GOOD USE OF RULER
BAD USE OF RULER
How to Submit a Catch
Follow these simple steps to submit a catch for review:

1. Go to the Submit a Catch page on the PBR Fishing Tournament Website
2. Fill out the information on you and your catch
3. Upload a picture
4. Sign and hit submit!


Don't forget to submit your catch within 12 hours of the time of catch!
Tips for Safely Releasing Your Catch
This week's tips for safely releasing your fish are brought to you by Captain Dave Monti, who has been fishing on Narragansett Bay for over 40 years. Check out his column No Fluke Fishing here.
 

1. Use circle hooks, they successfully hook bass in the mouth (not the gut) 95% of the time.

2. Land fish quickly to minimize stress.

3. Avoid putting fish on deck and letting it flop around, keep it in the water as much as possible.

4. Wet your hand before handling the fish, dry hands remove the fish's protective slime layer and leave it open to infection

5. Handle fish carefully. Do not put fingers into gill cavities or eye sockets.

6. Gently remove the hook to minimize damage.

7. Use lures with single hook, barbless hooks (I snap them off), or circle hooks (as noted above).

8. Return fish to water quickly. Place fish gently in water in upright horizontal position. Move it back and forth in the water to force water across its gills. Once revived allow fish to swim away.

Register for the 2016 Tournament HERE!

Entry Info


Entry for the 2016 PBR Fishing is $35 for adults, $20 for seniors (65 and older) and Juniors (15 and under).

All registered anglers will receive a limited edition PBR ruler to use for submissions, a t-shirt, hat, koozie and keychain.

As if you needed more incentive to register... we're giving away loads of prizes every week and it's easy to win, you just need to submit a fish and your name will be entered in the weekly drawing!

 

Register HERE 

2016 Prize Structure

 

Tournament Prizes
 
Tournament Podium

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 anglers in each division. Top anglers will be determined by the Longest Aggregate Length of their fish.

The Longest Aggregate Length is the sum of the lengths of each angler's top 3 fish caught and released.


 
  Striped Bass Fluke Bluefish
1st $5,000 $5,000
$5,000
 
2nd $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
3rd $500 $500 $500


Additional Prizes

Top Female
Prize Package will be awarded to the top female angler in the competition, which will include a pair of Costa Sunglasses, a Costa Cooler and a pair of Xtra Tuff Boots!

Top Junior
Prize Package will be awarded to the top junior angler in the competition


End of Tournament Raffle
Additional raffle prizes donated by our sponsors will be raffled off to all 2016 tournament participants!
 

 


Weekly Prizes


Division winner - The longest caught and released fish of the week in each division will be awarded $300.

Weekly Raffle - New this year!  Each week, five Prize Packages will be raffled off to ANY* angler who submitted a fish that week! Prize Packages include products from our sponsors including Costa Sunglasses, Xtratuf boots, Addya Outdoors and more!


*Anglers are limited to winning 1 weekly raffle prize
 
 
Register for the 2016 Tournament HERE!
You can win a Weekly Prize just for submitting one fish!
To be eligible for a Weekly Prize, all you need to do is submit one catch and release. One winner will be drawn from each division: Striped Bass, Fluke, Bluefish. The winners will be drawn on Fridays and notified by email and/or phone.

**Weekly Cash Prizes will be awarded to the Angler who submits the longest catch and released fish in each division**
In 2015, Cheeky launched two lines of high performance spinning reels, the FLOTR Series, designed for freshwater angling, and the CYDRO Series, designed for the salt. Cheeky will be providing 10 of their high performance reels that will be raffled off weekly!
The Fuel Ox is an international corporation dedicated to providing fuel consumers the most technologically advanced fuel treatments on the market. The first 200 anglers to register received a 1oz bottle of the Fuel OX Marine in their registration packet!
Costa builds the clearest sunglasses on the planet for those who live to be on the water. Born on the water and they're still inspired by it. They want to be on it, they want to protect it, and they want to inspire others to do the same. 
Each week of the tournament Costa is raffling off a pair of sunglasses as part of the weekly prize pack. Plus Costa is giving away an end of season Female Angler Prize: a pair of sunglasses and a Costa cooler to be raffled off amongst the women who submit fish during the tournament!
Welcome new partner, Sailors for the Sea. Sailors for the Sea engages, educates, inspires and activates the sailing and boating community toward healing the ocean. In addition to giving away a t-shirt and a reusable cutlery set for your boat, you can check out their Green Boating Guide 
to get your boat in top condition for this summer!
Eco-Top returns as sponsor for the third year of the tournament, and their tops will be included in the weekly prize packs! The Eco-Top is a revolutionary product which enables you to turn your favorite mug into a travel mug. It has been designed to reduce spills in the most unstable circumstances and, once closed, can be carried at virtually any angle. Fits most 3" diameter containers.

Along with Dan Kenney, Dexter will be awarding a filet knife each week in one lucky prize pack. Dexter-Russell®, the experts in edges since 1818, offers all of the necessary tools to outfit enthusiasts in the hunting and fishing world. Choose the right tool, blade shape, edge configuration, and handle type to help process your catch. Each cutting edge will be sharp out of the box, long-lasting, easy to restore, and proudly made in the USA. 

Since the summer of 2013, Massachusetts based Capefish has been providing lifestyle apparel for both men and women, as well as premium fly fishing tackle. Capefish will be giving away some of their great gear all summer long in the weekly prize packs!
Welcome new partner, Elm Company. Elm Company was founded on their love for the outdoors. Each week, one lucky prize pack winner will receive one of their signature claw hoods that keep you protected from the sun and elements while outside.
Coastal Angler returns as the Official Media Partner for the 2016 Tournament. All registrants will receive a Coastal Angler in their welcome kit. Plus Coastal Angler will have fishing reports each week, shared here in our weekly newsletter. 
XTRATUF makes essential gear engineered to withstand the world’s toughest conditions, and to protect people who put their lives on the line to live and work on the water. And, PBR Fishing Anglers will submit a fish over the course of the tournament will have the chance to win a pair of XTRATUF boots!
Most marine forecasts give you a generalized wind forecast in the morning or the afternoon. PredictWind shows wind weather updates every hour, with a wind speed and direction map for your entire local area. Predict Wind will be giving out a 1 year subscription to their forecaster as a raffle prize!
Providing custom training experiences for professional mariners, serious cruisers and racers, recreational boaters and more. Confident Captain returns as a tournament sponsor in 2016, giving away a gift certificate to be used for any of the courses Confident Captain offers. They will also be providing a course certificate to one of the Junior Angler lucky winners! 
Addya Hooks is built on a solid
foundation of Values Driven customer
service across borders. We are proud
of our time-tested and unique
capabilities in production, global
sourcing, marketing and distribution of
terminal fishing tackle.
Don't miss out on these great prizes, register for the 2016 PBR Fishing Tournament Today!
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IMPORTANT TOURNAMENT RULES:

  • To be eligible for the season ending cash prize, a minimum of three (3) fish must be caught and released and submitted to the Tournament Office. The combined length of the longest three (3) fish submitted over the course of the Tournament will make up an angler’s total entry.
  • To be eligible for the cash weekly prize, a minimum of one (1) fish must be caught and released and submitted to the Tournament Office. The longest fish caught and released that week will be awarded the weekly cash prize.
  • All other anglers who submit a catch and released fish that week will be entered into a raffle for the weekly prize pack from the Tournament’s partners
For more information see the official rules.
Register for the 2016 Tournament HERE!
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