2012 Ulua Challenge Contest Information
Please pick up entry forms at S. Tokunaga Store, Inc. or by downloading the forms below.
Times, and Location:
Start: Thursday, June
7, 2012 * 6:00 am
End: Sunday, June 10,
* 11:00 am
Location: Big Island
Weigh-In Date & Time: Sunday,
June 10, 2012 at 11:00am-2:00pm
Weigh-In Location: Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium
*Awards ceremony to follow weigh-in*
1. The “Honor System” will be observed during the tournament
All fishing must be done with a rod and reel outfit
Each fish must be hooked, fought, and brought to gaff by one
Another person may assist by shining a light to guide the angler to
where he/she is walking/ fighting a
of floatation devices ex: trash bags, plastic bottles, condoms, balloons,
kites, etc; or anchoring
devices are not permitted.
You may “hang-bait” using a rod & reel.
A secondary line may be used but must break away on impact.
Any other forms of “hang-bait” are prohibited.
If a fish becomes tangled with another line, and brought up by both
lines, the fish will be automatically disqualified.
Sharks, eels, turtles, rays, and mammals do not qualify.
(Not limited to)
Any mutilated fish will be disqualified from the tournament.
-All fish will be inspected before weighing.
-All fish must be fresh-no frozen fish will be accepted.
-All fish must be in edible condition-no rotten fish will be
bait or lines out with surf/boogie boards or any type of floatation device
entrant is limited to the Big Island Shoreline only.
items such as ice, hooks, bait, line, and sinkers, must be removed from
the fish by the angler before it is weighed.
entrant is limited to 4 rod/reel outfits in the water at the same time
during the tournament.
1. Refreshments and awards will be presented after weigh in.
2. T-shirts may be picked up at Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium on
June 10, 2012 or at S. Tokunaga
Store, Inc. from June
*If you are a late
entry you may not be able to pick up your T-shirt at tournament weigh-in.
You will be notified when your shirt is ready to be picked up at S.
Tokunaga Store, Inc.
entrant must abide by the rules and regulations set by S. Tokunaga Store,
Inc., anyone in violation of any rule or regulation may be
contestant is eligible to win one place per category.
5. If two fish, caught
by two different anglers are the same weight, determining factors will be
in the following order:
-Length of the fish (fork length)
If weight and length are identical…..
-Girth of the fish
If weight, length, and girth are identical…..
-Time weighed (first fish weighed)
6. Lucky Number-You
must be present to win lucky number prizes
Fee and Side Jackpot
Every contestant’s $50.00 entry fee and all $10.00
optional jackpot must be paid in full as application is submitted.
-All returned checks are subject to a $20.00 service
-All returned checks and service fees must be paid
for before June 1, 2012.
PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO S. TOKUNAGA STORE, INC.
*$50.00 Entry Fee (T Shirt, Pupu Ticket, & Lucky
Ulua 1-10 (10
lbs minimum at weigh-in)
lbs minimum at weigh-in)
*$10.00 Optional Jackpot Ulua-5 Largest Ulua of
- There will be five (5) winners in this category.
- There will be five (5) winners in this category.
*$10.00 Optional Jackpot Omilu-5 Largest Omilu of Jackpot Entrants - There will be five (5) winners in this category.
Circle Hook Challenge
Prize Custom Wrapped IRW Slider Rod For Barbless Hook Winner!!
If you are like most fishermen, and fishing is your
passion, then the one thing you would want is to catch more fish. Have you ever broken a line on a big strike?
Do you ever ask yourself if the fish survived after being hooked?
If your answer is yes, what percentage of fish do you think
survived? Many responsible
fishermen in the islands are making changes to their fishing practices to
ensure the fish population will be preserved for our future generations.
One change fishermen are taking is the use of barbless hooks.
One advantage to using a barbless circle hook
versus a barbed circle hook is that it can be less injurious to a fish or
any other sea life that is hooked. If
the fish breaks off with a barbless hook in its mouth, the hook will
probably dropout a lot quicker than if it had a barbed hook in its mouth,
causing less stress and less risk for mortality.
This in turn will increase the chances that a missed fish would
survive to not only reproduce, but to possibly be caught another day.
Another advantage of using a barbless hook is that if a protected
sea creature such as the monk seal or the green sea turtle are
accidentally hooked, the chances of the hook falling out, increasing their
survival, is much greater. A
third advantage to using a barbless hook is that it makes releasing a fish
much easier. There will be
less struggle by the fisherman to remove the hook, creating less time for
the fish to be out of the water and increasing its chance of survival.
And lastly, the use of the barbless hooks by fishermen sends a
clear message that we are concerned and responsible stakeholders in
In the old days, circle hooks did not have
barbs, yet they were very effective in catching fish, just as your father
or grandfather. The National
Marine Fisheries Service has conducted side-by-side research that proved
that a barbless circle hook is just as successful in hooking a fish as a
barbed circle hook. Drop by
at the barbless hook display at the weigh-in to see the results of this
study. We would like to
invite all of you to try using barbless circle hooks during this
tournament and see the results for yourself.
*Anglers must be entered in the 2012 Ulua Challenge to participate in the Barbless
Circle Hook Category.
must enter in the category at time of entry registration
must use a barbless circle hook to catch qualifying fish.
The barb on the circle hook must be crushed down or filed off
(fisherman’s choice) to render it “barbless”.
not remove barbless hook from fish. Hook must be present at weigh-in.)
as many fish as you want that were caught by a barbless circle hook. Fish must meet the State legal requirements.
Ulua or Omilu will be eligible for this division.
(You may catch other fish and give the information to the Barbless
circle hook team that will be present at the weigh-in)
qualifying fish will be entered into a raffle for the grand prize. (Note:
not subject to largest fish weighed in.)
entered anglers in the Barbless Hook category will be eligible for prizes.
Fisheries Group Statewide Tagging Challenge
PIFG in conjunction with the DAR Ulua Tagging Project, have created a
Statewide Tagging Category. They have selected the 2009 Ulua Challenge as one of the
local shoreline tournaments to participate in this tagging challenge.
In addition to the chance of winning in the PIFG Statewide Tagging
Challenge category of the 2009 Ulua Challenge, every fisherman who tags
& releases any ulua or papio in the 2009 Ulua Challenge (or any other
selected local tournament) will be entered in a Statewide Grand Prize
Drawing in October. The Grand
Prize Winner will be awarded in Honolulu with a trophy and a Gyotaku
Print. (Accommodations will
be provided by PIFG if the winner is from a neighbor island)
Rules & Regulations:
*Anglers must be entered in the 2012 Ulua Challenge to participate in the PIFG
Statewide Tagging Challenge category of the tournament.
ulua/papio must be caught and tagged within designated start and end times
of the tournament.
must be submitted at tournament weigh-in prior to the closing of the
official weigh-in time.
*All ulua/papio must be caught under
tournament rules & conditions.
angler will be allowed to submit a maximum of 3-tagged ulua/papio for the
*All tagging data must be completely filled
out on data cards to qualify.
each ulua/papio tagged (up to 3 fish), your name will be entered in a
drawing to win a prize.
The PIFG and the DAR Tagging Project will be “on-hand” at the weigh-in site to collect the information and answer any questions that you may have about the information that they have collected and their project.