RICHARD J. DALEY MEMORIAL SPORT FISHING DERBY
Rules and Regulations
Tournament Time Period: May 1 - September 30, 2013
Please read these Official Tournament
Rules and Regulations carefully.
The Richard J. Daley Memorial Sport Fishing Derby is a fishing contest in which winners
are determined by the weight and length of specific species of fish submitted by the contestants.
The Tournament is open to all ages.
There are no fees to the public, although participants 16 years and older must have a valid Illinois Department of
Natural Resources Fishing Licenses, purchased prior to the submission of a fish to the contest.
Eligible Fish Entries: Fish caught in the Chicago River, the Chicago Park District Lagoons and along the Lake Michigan
shoreline and harbors within the city limits of Chicago are eligible to be entered in the contest. Contestants
may fish from shore or watercraft. Fish caught from Charter Boats or personal boats on Lake Michigan must
be caught from boats that leave from and return to a City of Chicago boat launch or harbor on the day the fish was caught.
Fish must be fresh - they cannot have been frozen. The judgement of whether or not a fish has been
frozen and is thus in-eligible for entry in the Tournament remains at the discretion of the weigh-in station.
The Richard J. Daley Memorial Sport Fishing Derby reserves the right to retain any and all submitted fish. Contestants
registering perch the month of July must be under the aqe of 16. An ID will be required.
Seven species of fish are eligible to be entered
into the contest: Coho salmon, Chinook salmon, Steelhead, Perch, Carp, Catfish and Panfish
(defined as Bluegill, Rock bass and Crappie). Largemouth and Smallmouth bass, Northern Pike and Gobies
are not eligible.
Prizes: There are First, Second and Third place prizes for each
of the seven categories of fish. First, second and third place are determined by the weight of the fish
in pounds and ounces. In the event of a tie in weight, the longest fish as measured in inches to 1/8 of
an inch, will be declared the winner. In the event of a tie in length, the winner will be chosen by drawing
from the names of the entrants of the fish. The name drawn will win the place for which the fish qualifies:
the other name(s) will go to the next place down, bumping the winner of that place to the next place down the list.
(Example: If two Perch are the same weight and length, and both would qualify for First Place, a drawing would determine
which fish is first. The other fish would automatically occupy second place. The Perch
originally sitting at second would be bumped to third place fish and the third place fish would drop out of contention).
First place pays $100,
Second place pays $75, and Third place pays $50 for each period. An angler can win 1
cash prize only during entire contest. Contest postings are updated each day and available for public viewing a Henry=s Sports & Bait Shop, 3130 S. Canal St., Chicago, Illinois. For more Tournament information
call Henry's Sports & Bait (312) 225-8538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prize money will be awarded in the form of checks at the R. J. Daley Memorial Sport Fishing Derby Awards Ceremony,
Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Henry=s Sports & Bait at 11:00a.m. All cash prizes
not picked up that day will be mailed to the winners within 5 days of October 26.
Registration Location: Henry's Sports & Bait, 3130 S. Canal St., (312)225-8538,