11th Annual Tristate Species Meet
Time & Location
About the Event
Weigh-in 5:00pm Sharp!
Tristate Skindivers will be sponsoring the 11th Annual Tristate Species Meet. Last year's meet was INSANE with over 100 of the best divers New England has to offer.
This years should be equally great. We have lots of raffle items from all of our sponsors!
Registration fees with be $35 for non members and $30 for Tristate members via paypal at Tristateskindivers@gmail.com
We hope to see you at the weigh in.
The meet is a species meet format, which means that you can weigh in one of each fish that are listed on the tournament rules. The more species you shoot, the better you do. Unlike a weight tournament, this focuses on your ability to shoot many different fish. The tournament will feature a kayak / shore division as well as a boat division. All diving must be within RI waters.
As in previous years, Tristate will be giving all proceeds from the tournament to a local charity in order to help those in need. This year's charity is still TBD
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Upon check-in please declare Boat or kayak/shore division
5:00am-5pm the day of August 7th: 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.
Rules: 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.
Scoring: 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 more
Venue: TBD Regulations: 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" False Albacore non Tournament 12” Haddock 19” Tournament 20” Jacks none Tournament 12” Little Tuny none Tournament 14" Mackerel none Tournament 12” Mahi mahi 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" but smaller than 35" In addition, any striped bass, 34 inches and larger, must have the right pectoral fin removed upon harvest. (This fin will not be weight Eric!!) Summer Flounder (Fluke) 19” Tournament 20" Tautog 16”, Tournament 17” Trigger fish none Tournament 12” Weakfish 16" Tournament 17” Winter Flounder 12”, Tournament 13”
*Sharks, Skates, Eels and Rays are NOT permitted Specie: State size: Tournament size: 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.