Team Rules and Regulations

ImageAny group of from two to four anglers, all of whom are also registered individually in the Rotary Fishing Classic can form a team. The team will then compete together against other teams to enter the best two-fish point combination of the tournament. The registration, point system and payout are separate from the Annual Fishing Classic. If you win, your team could earn up to 50% of the team registration fees and each angler is still eligible to win additional prizes in the Fishing Classic, as this is a non-exclusive prize.
Team members will cooperate to enter two fish, each from different species categories (Lake Trout, Salmon or Walleye) which, when added together amass the highest number of Classic Team Prize Points. The two fish may be caught by a single member or by any two different members of the team during the regular hours of the Classic.  At Rotary Headquarters computerized results will keep track of the highest two-fish point total for the top three teams at any time. These results will also be communicated among the various weigh stations around the lake.

Your $50 entry fee, along with everyone else’s, goes into the ROTARY CLASSIC TEAM POOL which is segregated from the Classic pool of fees. At the end of the tournament, the winning team will receive 50% of whatever is in the pool; the second place team will receive 15%, with the third place team receiving 10% and the final 25% going to support the Plattsburgh Rotary Club’s work in the community. 

The TEAM Prize Point value of each fish entered in the Rotary Fishing Classic shall be determined by multiplying the weight of the fish by the Species Points for that species.
Species Points are as follows: 
  • Atlantic Salmon -- 55
  • Lake Trout -- 39
  • Walleye -- 51
Calculation Example
To calculate the team points, the weight is multiplied by the “fish factor” 
Salmon: weight x 55 = Team Prize Points;
Lake Trout: weight x 39 = Team Prize Points;
Walleye: weight x 51 = Team Prize Points

Let’s say, a salmon is weighed in at 5 pounds = 275 points;
the other team member weighs in a Trout at 10 pounds (390).
Total team points = 665
In addition to the 33rd Annual Rotary International Fishing Classic Rules & Regulations, the team shall abide by the following:

A. Each team will be composed of at least two (2) and not more than four (4) members.

B. Each team must choose a Captain in whose name the Team will be registered (Team names are optional) prior to the Team registration deadline. One Team member (usually the Captain) must list all tentative Team members on the registration form at the time of purchase or call our toll-free number by 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019 with member names. Any names not received by that time will not be allowed to fish under that Team’s registered name in the "Classic."

C. Each team member must purchase an individual registration in the Fishing Classic prior to the tournament registration deadline.

D. All tentative team members must be listed on the team registration form.

E. A contestant may be a member of one, and only one, team.

F. Team members may not divide themselves up into more than two groups while fishing. This means a limit of 2 boats or groups of shore anglers per team. 



A. Be sure that everyone on the team purchases their individual Rotary International Fishing Classic registration prior to the individual angler deadline of 6 p.m on the Thursday before the Tournament begins. They must designate the name of the Team for which they will be fishing.

B. Complete your team registration for the whole team mailing the application so that it is postmarked no later than Wednesday, May 29, 2019. On-line and phone registrations on our FISHLINE must be submitted no later than 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

C. Visa, American Express and MasterCard may be used to register your team through our toll-free number (877-519-7942)  or online at www.plattsburghrotary.org by 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019.