2016 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 9, 2016* 6:00 am
End: Sunday, June 12, 2016* 11:00 am
Location: Big Island
Weigh-In Date & Time: Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 11:00am-1:00pm*
(*change in time)
Weigh-In Date & Time: Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 11:00am-1:00pm* (*change in time)
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
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
10. Swimming bait or
lines out with surf/boogie boards or any type of floatation device are
11. Every 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 12, 2016 or at S. Tokunaga
Store, Inc. from June
- July 31,
*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 May 20, 2016.
PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO S. TOKUNAGA STORE, INC.
*$50.00 Entry Fee (T Shirt, Pupu Ticket, & Lucky
Ulua 1-10 (20 lbs minimum at weigh-in)
lbs minimum at weigh-in)
*$10.00 Optional Jackpot Ulua-5 Largest Ulua of
*$10.00 Optional Jackpot Omilu-5 Largest Omilu
of Jackpot Entrants
Circle Hook Challenge
Grand 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
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
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 2016 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.