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  • TOURNAMENT HOURS: 12:01 am on Saturday, July 24 to 1:00 pm on Sunday, July 25
  • All Fish must be weighed by 2pm
  • One fish per angler, per species, limit for the trophy awards
  • Fish may be weighed in at any certified scale location, but weigh slips must be e-mailed, faxed or delivered to BAC before 5:00 pm Sunday, July 25th. Call to confirm the club has received your weigh slip.
  • Awards Dinner at The Wayfarer in Costa Mesa on Sunday, July 25th, 2021 at 5:30pm.


  1. BAC Angling Regulations, Tackle Specifications & Boundaries (refer to BAC yearbook or call the club for details).
  2. Anglers must have a current & valid California fishing license.
  3. 1st place trophies will be awarded for each species.
  4. Tournament channel VHF 65.
  5. 30# line class MAXIMUM. – Your line will be tested to determine actual line breaking strength. (80# IGFA line class “BlueFin Tuna” ONLY.)
  6. Any protest shall be subject to decision of the Tournament Committee–all decisions are final.
  7. Tuna eligible: Yellow Fin, Blue Fin, and Big Eye.
  8. Yellowtail and Dorado are separate categories.
  9. Marlin Division: most released. First release wins in case of a tie.

In exchange for participation in the activity of a fishing tournament, organized by the Balboa Angling Club (“BAC”), of 200 A Street, Balboa, CA and/or use of the property, facilities and services of BAC, I agree for myself and (if applicable) for the members of my family and/or friends, to the following:

  1. I agree to observe and obey all posted rules and warnings, and further agree to follow any oral instructions or directions given by the BAC, or the employees, representatives, or agents of the BAC.
  2. I recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with the above described activity and I assume full responsibility for personal injury to myself, and (if applicable) my family members and friends, and further release and discharge the BAC for injury, loss or damage arising out of my or my family’s and/or friend’s use of or presence upon the facilities of the BAC, whether caused by the fault of myself, my family and/or friends or other third parties.
  3. I agree to indemnify and defend the BAC against all claims, causes of action, damages, judgments, costs or expenses, including attorney fees and other litigation costs, which may in any way arise from my or my family’s and/or friend’s use of or presence upon the facilities of the BAC.
  4. I agree to pay for all damages to the facilities of the BAC caused by me or my family and/or friends negligent, reckless or willful actions.
  5. Any legal or equitable claim that may arise from participation in the above shall be resolved under California law.

Helen Smith Offshore Tournament


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