February is here, and my work on the Blog is already piling up. Hahaha. I have yet to write 3-4 sessions for January, and add some extra content. Hopefully, I'll find some time to do it over the next couple weeks. College is, indeed, keeping me pretty busy!
A couple updates/reminders:
1. 1-on-1 fishing sessions are still on, even though college has started. In other words, feel free to shoot me an e-mail if you want to tag along one day. My availability for fishing now is pretty limited, but I'm saving Sundays for it. Send me an e-mail for more details. Kids are highly encouraged.
2. I've updated a couple more old posts on the Blog. Rather than adding new posts over and over again, adding information to old posts is productive and saves time:
3. I am planning to start CATFISH TOURNAMENTS on the Schuylkill Banks. Economy is pretty tough lately - I'm pretty sure people could have some fun and make some money through their skills. If interested, send an e-mail to email@example.com! Basic review of the rules is below. Later, I'll do a specific post about this subject. For now, I just want to see HOW MANY PEOPLE are interested and available for this event.
A. The minimum number of participants must be 15.
B. The entry fee for the competition is 20 dollars - cash.
C. The location of the competition is in Center City, on the Schuylkill Banks, between Locust and JFK Bridges. The competitions will start beginning from MARCH.
D. Competition will be held on SUNDAYS, from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Weight in at 3 p.m.
E. Fishing rules follow the rules of the PA fishing and boat commission (3 rods per person, fishing license required, etc. - for more details, shoot an e-mail)
F. Weight in at 3 p.m. on Locust Street - 5 Catfish limit per person (doesn't matter the Species). I highly recommend each participant to either bring an aerated box for the fish, or a fish cage to keep them alive. Note: There will be a penalty in lbs for each dead fish at the time of weigh in.
G. The prizes will be distributed as it follows (in cash):
NOTE: 20% of the total amount of money gathered in each tourney will go to a non-profit organization in PA or USA that focuses on environmental conservation and/or aquatic environments.
After subtracting 20% from the final amount, the prizes will be distributed as it follows:
1st place: 40%
2nd place: 30%
3rd place: 20%
Big Catfish: 10%
Example: Since the number of participants must be 15, the total amount of money will be 15*20= $300.
20% of 300 will go to a non-profit organization: $60
The remaining $240 will be distributed as it follows:
1st place: 40% --> $96
2nd place: 30% --> $72
3rd place: 20% --> $48
Big Catfish: 10% --> $24
If the number of participants are actually 25 instead of 15: 25*15= $375
20% of 375 will go to a non-profit organization: $75
The remaining $300 will be distributed as it follows:
1st place: 40% --> $120
2nd place: 30% --> $90
3rd place: 20% --> $60
Big Catfish: 10% --> $30
Therefore, the higher the number of participants, the higher the amount of money distributed. Notice that this is just a sketch for now. This will only happen if there are enough people willing to participate. The non-profit organization will very likely be either the SRDC, or a local one. I'll request a formal e-mail from the non-profit to every participant after the donation is in, as a gesture of gratitude.
Note that I'll not be taking place in the competition. I'll act as the judge (weighting in, collecting and distributing the prizes), and probably be fishing just for fun, and checking on the participants from time to time.
If interested on this Catfish Competition proposal, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For other questions, send an e-mail as well.
I bet this would be SUPER FUN! Heh.
Best of luck for all of us,
Long Days and Pleasant Nights,