How to Measure a Shark
Measuring tapes are included in entry fees, and will be provided for all participating anglers by the tournament staff, along with data cards to record measurements and other information.
To qualify for points, three measurements must be taken on all fish caught in the tournament, and the total length measurement must be at least 5 feet or 60 inches. This data will also be used in a formula to calculate an estimated weight.
It is recommended to record each measurement as it's taken to avoid errors. Having a teammate help in this instance is beneficial. A thick pencil and a small sized pvc dive slate or similar writing surface is helpful in wet conditions. The required measurements are taken from the points noted below: