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26th Annual Centerville Lions Ice Fishing Contest Feb. 9th

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The Centervlle and Lion Lakes Lions Clubs will host our 26th annual ice fishing contest Feb. 9th on Centerville Lake in Centerville MN. Access to the contest via Waterworks Bar on Main Street in Centerville. Prizes include gas augers, portables and more. Tickets are $5.00/hole and sales start on the lake at 10:00 a.m. Here are the rules:

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES 2008

1. The Tournament is scheduled for February 9th, 2008 from 11:00 a.m until 2:00 p.m. on Centerville Lake, Centerville, MN. Contestants are discouraged inside contest area prior to 9:00 a.m.

2. The top place prizes are determined by largest weight and time registered. In the event of a tie, the first fish registered takes priority. Any size fish may place.

3. Each person will be allowed to fish one hole per ticket (2 holes max. per MN DNR). You may register as many fish as you want, but only the heaviest fish per contestant will qualify for a competition prize. No contestant will be eligible for more than one competition prize. There is no age requirement on tournament participation.

4. All fish entered must be brought to the judges stand immediately and be alive. Dead or frozen fish are ineligible. Judges shall have the right to verify that fish were legally caught. The decision of the judges is final. In the event deception is detected, his/her prize will go to back into the prize kitty. Contestants are responsible for verification of weight of fish at time of weigh in.

5. All fish must be caught and the contestants in route to the judges stand by 2:00 p.m. on the day of the contest.

6. Contestants must fish in the area designated for the contest and will be required to have their ticket at all times. Ticket checks as well as container inspections may be performed by contest judges.

7. Contestants will be allowed to move to other unoccupied holes in the contest area. You are allowed to bring as many poles as desired, but cannot use more than one pole per hole at a time. Contestants may use holes provided or drill their own and will not be allowed to leave the contest area between 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

8. The Contest Ticket is also good for random Door Prize drawings. In addition, a separate same day Raffle will be held.

9. Entry fee for the tournament is $5.00 per ticket/hole. Tickets available on the lake at 10:00 a.m.

10. Contestants are responsible for their own safety, actions and property at all times. Contestants and holes must be in plain view from all sides at all times. NO SHELTERS WILL BE ALLOWED INSIDE CONTEST AREA. Shelters placed outside the contest area, for keeping the kids warm, are allowed but no holes may be drilled in them. Existing shelters in the contest area may not be used by contestants. Any contestant found in these shelters will be disqualified.

11. All laws of the State of Minnesota will be abided by.

12. No motorized vehicles are allowed in the contest area other than contest officials and police personnel.

13. Coolers and large containers are discouraged. No spears allowed. Heaters, chairs, bait pails, depth finders (Vexilars, etc.) are allowed. No licenses sold on the lake. Ice chisels are recommended as holes are drilled early in the morning. Weighted lines without hooks or bait can be used to check depth prior to 10:45 a.m. No lines are allowed in the water from 10:45 a.m. to the start of the contest.

14. Failure to comply with any contest rules subjects contestants to disqualification and removal from competition site, as determined by contest officials. Right to refuse to sell and/or revoke a competition ticket to anyone is hereby reserved.

15. There will be a Leader Board located in the registration area. All efforts will be made to keep the board up to date and accurate. Tournament results remain unofficial until verified by the head judge.

16. All contestants and others hereby consent to the use of any names, photographs or likenesses of themselves to be used in the promotion of our contest, including but not limited to print, radio, television or any other media.

17. The Centerville and Lino Lakes Lions thank you for supporting our efforts to protect the environment and request that you remove refuse, including cigarette butts, from the ice when you leave. Glass containers are not allowed in contest area and will be confiscated by, and forfeited to, tournament officials. Waste and Recycle containers are provided. The lake looked great after the 2007 contest, thanks again to all those who participated.

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