SWT Rules & Regulations

Trail Categories

Angler of the Year *
Team of the Year **
Mixed Team of the Year **
Youth Angler of the Year
Cool Under Pressure awards***
Sports Person of the Year
Overall 1 only,2 only, 3 only tournaments
Big Fish of the Year
Heavyweight of the Year (one day weight)
Championship Challenge

* To qualify you must fish with at least 3 or more different partners over the course of the season and use the points from at least 3 of those different partners, all partners must be SWT members (this is a change as of 2006).  In the case of a 4 tournament season the 3 different partner rule remains the same.

**Both team members must be SWT members.

An individual or team may win only one of the three major categories i.e.: Angler, Team, Mixed Team, Youth.

***When available, SWT Cool Under Pressure awards will be awarded to the SWT team (or member) that advances the most places from day 1 to day 2 of a tournament.  In the event of a tie the award will go to the team (or member) with the highest finish in that tournament.  In the unlikely event that they are also tied in finish the award will go to the team (or member) that had the highest day 1 weight.

Participants and Eligibility

bulletMembers must enter as individuals
bulletEach member must possess a valid provincial fishing license. The SWT does not sell licenses.
bulletEach member must complete and sign a official registration form along with registration fee
bulletRegistration is allowed all through the season right up to last tournament.
Registration is not retroactive to tournaments already completed or started.
bulletSWT membership does not guarantee spots in any or all tournaments.
bulletMembers must register at each tournament at the earliest possible date to insure participation.
bulletMembers are not required to fish all five tournaments in the circuit. The SWT also accepts registration from non-anglers.
bulletIn qualifying for the Angler category you must fish with an SWT member to have that tournament count.
bulletMust be a SWT member to receive any SWT prizes

Scoring & Point Accumulation

bulletScoring will be based on each tournament team score with results being obtained directly from tournament organizers.
bulletTrail standings are derived from the accumulation of points received from each tournament
bulletBig Fish must be deemed live and releasable
bulletFinal scoring will be based on the best 4 out of 5 qualifying scores of each tournament (or 3 out of 4 during a 4 tournament season), except for the overall 1, 2, and 3 tournament categories.
bulletIn case of ties, the tie breaker will be based on highest previous finishes for that year, i.e. number of 1st's, 2nd's etc. Decisions on judgement calls by the SWT will be final with no appeal
bulletIn all cases the spirit of the rule will prevail