* Any individual (including SAA Derby Committee Members) may enter the SAA Derby by purchasing a ticket and agreeing to abide by the rules herein.
* Children are welcome, but will count as a contestant.
* SAA will appoint Derby Officials whose decision in respect to the application of any of the SAA Rules and Regulations shall be final and binding on all Contestants.
* All Salmon derby anglers ("Contestants") will be issued a sticker for each rod that must be affixed to the side window of boat and must be visible to Derby Officials. It is up to the ticket holder to decide upon how the sticker is affixed.
* By purchasing a ticket the Contestant agrees that all fish will be caught in compliance with the SAA Rules and Regulations as well as Fisheries and Oceans Canada Regulations.
* Once paid, ticket charges are non-refundable. The only exception is in case the Derby is cancelled.
* Nothing in the SAA Rules and Regulations shall be interpreted in any way so as to change, vary or modify Fisheries and Oceans Canada Regulations.
* Charter boats are also permitted.
* Contestants are allowed to carry as many rods and reels in their boat as they wish but only 1 rod per entry fee may be used.
* Only registered Contestants are allowed to fish regardless of the number of people in a boat.
* Boats must fish at least 30 feet offshore at all times. No boat shall make contact with any point of land, other boats (excepting patrol boats) or docks, besides Van Isle Marina fuel dock, Tulista Park boat launch and Port of Sidney weigh-in float. Contestants may return to the above docks and return to fishing if they wish, but they are required to check in and out with the SAA Tournament Committee at the official check-in station.
* All Contestants will be issued boundary maps. Patrol boats will be identified by and will carry yellow flags. They will roam freely and answer all calls on VHF Channel 68. VHF channels 16 and 68 will be monitored. A cell phone number will be given to those without VHF radios.
* Contestants observing any violation of the Rules and Regulations set out herein, or the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Regulations shall immediately report such violation to the nearest patrol boat.
* Upon landing a salmon all boats with a VHF radio must call the derby base to register the length of the salmon caught and time of the Contestant's catch. A contestant shall repeat calling until derby base responds. If derby base does not respond the Contestant, or his/her representative, must call one of the official boats to register their catch or contact one of the derby officials by cell phone.
* Fish will be disqualified if found to be foul hooked. Official weigh-in personnel will have final decision.
* Contestants must be in possession of a valid Canadian Pacific Tidal Fishing License and present it prior to their catch being weighed and to be eligible for prizes.
* Weigh-in will be at Port of Sidney float all day until 4:00 pm May 4th 2013.
* In the event of line-up at 4:00 p.m. each boat will be issued a number. Boats arriving at the Port of Sidney float after 4:00 p.m. will not be given a number and will be disqualified from this derby.
* Salmon are not to be cleaned prior to weigh-in.
* Salmon will be weighed to the nearest 1/10th of a pound. In the event of a tie, the first fish registered with the derby officials wins.
* All salmon entered for prizes shall be inspected, weighed and certified by a Derby Official. If, in the opinion of the Derby Official, the salmon has post-rigor, or any other violation of the tournament Rules and Regulations is evident, the Contestant and all those within the Contestant's boat will be disqualified.
* Once salmon are officially weighed, Contestants may take their fish or store them at Port Sidney Marina. The top three winning fish will become the property of the Sidney Anglers Association.