The Cashion Cup Solo Series is a series put together for anglers that enjoy a friendly competitive day on the water one on one. There have been many debates about who the best angler in Arizona is. Now it's time to find out. Anglers will fish from their own boats over six events around Arizona.
It is open to all anglers at least 16 years and older who pay the $250 entry fee.
We will pay back a minimum of 90% on the season in cash and prizes. $10 per entry
per event will be held for Angler of the Year prize money. The winner at each event will receive a Cashion fishing rod plus prize money. The Angler of the Year (Cashion Cup Champion) will also receive a Cashion fishing rod.
Contact Lyle at 623.565.6523 if you have any questions.
The Cashion Cup Solo Series hereinafter known as the (Cashion Cup) is designed for all anglers whether it is a seasoned veteran or someone that is new to fishing. This series is just as its name states, a tournament series where anglers will fish solo.
These rules and regulations are the official rules of the Cashion Cup. These rules are subject to change at any time without notice. It is the responsibility of each competitor to read and understand these rules. By entering into a Cashion Cup event, you agree to abide by all of the rules and criteria set forth below. Furthermore, you agree that the tournament director or his representative have the final decision in all matters related to the tournament and its outcome.
Should a protest occur the tournament director will withhold any winnings while an investigation into the eligibility of the protested angler takes place. It is each angler’s responsibility to know and understand the rules for Cashion Cup events prior to entering the event.
The tournament director has the final decision on all fish weighed and caught and will be inspecting fish to be sure they are caught in a legal and sporting manner.
1: Participation: Participation in a Cashion Cup event is open to any anglers provided they agree to and follow the rules outlined herein and provided they have not been banned from any tournament series nationwide.
2: Entry Fee’s & Prizes:
Anglers = $250 per event and will pay 1 place for every 5 entries.
• $10 of each entry goes to an Angler of the Year payout
• First place at every event receives a Cashion Rod plus cash
• Angler of the Year receives a Cashion Rod
• Total minimum angler payout for the season is 90% in cash and prizes
3: Off-limits: There will be no off-limits for the Cashion Cup Series. You must be off the water by DARK the Friday before the event.
4: Solicitation of Information: All anglers are expected to locate their own fish. No angler shall knowingly solicit information or pre-fish with anyone other than an immediate family member or another paid competitor within 14 days of a Cashion Cup event. No angler may follow a non-competitor on the water within 14 days of a Cashion Cup tournament. No angler may utilize a non-competitor’s GPS, SD Card, or any other form of electronic device for the purpose of locating fish within 14 days of a Cashion Cup event or during the event. The only exception to rule #4 is if you are fishing another sanctioned tournament that falls within the 14 day period.
5: Guides: Hiring guides for the purpose of locating bass for a Cashion Cup event is strictly prohibited. Any angler found to have hired a guide on the body of water in which a Cashion Cup event is held within 30 days prior to an event shall be subject to disqualification. Cashion Cup considers splitting prize money or a portion of any prize money with any angler not eligible to fish a Cashion Cup event as hiring a guide. Splitting prize money does not apply if you are fishing another sanctioned tournament and you are partners.
6: Membership: We do not require a membership to fish a Cashion Cup event.
7: Safety: All participants shall always observe local and state regulations specific to boating safety during practice and competition and do not hold either Lyle Danuser/Southwest Custom Tackle LLC, the Cashion Cup tournament, its director, staff, or sponsors liable for anything that happens during an event. A United States Coast Guard approved life vest must be on and secured by all competitors anytime the outboard motor is on. The boat operator shall have the ignition shut off device (kill switch) attached to themselves anytime the outboard motor is running.
8: Boat/License Requirements: All watercraft that is used during a Cashion Cup event if required by law must have attached a US Coast Guard rating plate. The horsepower of the boat shall not exceed the maximum horsepower requirements stated on the US Coast Guard rating plate. Each boat shall have a working kill switch, aerated live wells, and be properly registered. Each contestant must have and provide proof of upon request a current fishing license with necessary stamps or endorsements. Any citation given by local, state, or federal law enforcement officials shall be grounds for disqualification.
9: Insurance: It is the sole responsibility of all Cashion Cup participants, competitors, and owners to carry and maintain the state required minimum liability coverage for themselves and their passengers.
10: Angler of the year: Points are awarded in every Cashion Cup event starting at 300 for first, 299 for second, 298 for third, etc.
11: Permitted Fish and Fishing Methods: All largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass must be taken in a conventional and sporting manner. At no time shall any angler be permitted to use more than one rod and one reel at a time. Anglers shall follow Arizona state regulations concerning the quantity of hooks allowable by law. Intentional snagging of fish shall be grounds for disqualification. Any fish taken while site fishing must be hooked inside the mouth (The tournament director has final say in if he feels the fish has been illegally caught). The use of live or cut bait during practice or tournament hours shall be strictly prohibited. No angler shall be allowed to troll using the outboard motor.
12: Tournament limits: Unless lake rules state a lesser number the tournament limit of bass shall be 5 fish per team. The minimum size limit shall be determined by the tournament director prior to the event. If no minimum size limit is specified, the minimum size shall be 12” for Central Arizona and 13″ for Lake Havasu (both measured mouth closed, and tail pinched on a flat board). At no time shall an angler possess more than a limit of fish. Once a limit is achieved and the next fish is caught the angler must cull immediately. No culling inside the host marina will be allowed. Only NON-PUNCTURE cull tags are permitted.
13: Encroachment: While some lakes fish smaller than others, anglers are requested to use common sense and work with other competitors. As a rule, no team shall pull within 25 yards or 75 feet of another competitor’s boat. Having a cast land within 10 yards or 30 feet of another competitor’s boat shall be considered encroachment.
14: Penalties: All penalties shall be assessed by the tournament director if necessary. Dead fish shall have a penalty of .50lbs. Short fish or illegal fish (in case of slot lakes) shall be a loss of 1lb plus loss of fish. Don’t be late to check in. All anglers are required to check in on time with a tournament official. Any angler/team checking in late will have their catch for the day disqualified. If an angler’s/team’s check in time is 3:00 you have until the clock turns to 3:01 before you are late.
15: Mechanical issues: In the case of a mechanical issue the competing angler may bring their fish in with another competitor. An angler can be towed in by any boat not in the tournament.
16: Alcohol and Drugs: The use/possession of alcohol or drugs during tournament hours or official pre-fish is strictly prohibited and cause for disqualification.
17: Angler Cooperation: All anglers are always required to cooperate with tournament officials both on and off the water. This is included but not limited to requests for polygraphs, pictures, and information for press releases. All photographs taken by Southwest Custom Tackle LLC/Cashion Cup staff are the property of Southwest Custom Tackle LLC and Cashion Rods and may be used at any time for advertising or information purposes. We highly encourage anglers to use Go-Pro’s or other recording devices to document their day and encourage them to post it on their social media. Anglers posting tournament videos/photos must include SWCT, Cashion Cup, and Cashion Rods in the video in some way.
18: Spot Holding/Spot Blocking: There will be no spot holding or spot blocking. This includes anglers in or not in the tournament, including but not limited to friends, family, members, or fishing guides. No anglers shall work as a team to guard or block other boats from entering an area of water. If a boater leaves a spot it is no longer his spot. This is a sport of sportsmanship and integrity and we expect everyone to act accordingly. Spot blocking or spot holding will result in disqualification.
19: Sportsmanship: All contestants are to follow the highest standards of sportsmanship. Any angler that is found to have brought unfavorable publicity to Cashion Cup or the sport of bass fishing shall be subject to disqualification. Unfavorable publicity includes posts and comments made on social media platforms that bring negative attention to Lyle Danuser/Southwest Custom Tackle LLC, The Cashion Cup, and the sponsors.
20: Protests: All protests must be given in writing to the tournament director within 30 minutes of the anglers check in time. It will be the tournament director’s responsibility to make a decision based on the information provided by both parties. Both parties involved must be readily available for discussion with the tournament director when requested.
21: COVID Regulations: It is possible that certain agencies that issue Southwest Custom Tackle LLC (SWCT)the permit will require certain safety measures due to COVID. We respectfully ask that every participant when capable follow these guidelines put in place by the governing agency. At the same time we respect each person's right to do what they feel is best for their health and well being. By entering into a Southwest Custom Tackle tournament event you acknowledge that you may or may not come in close contact with another person. Furthermore, you agree you are entering this event at your own risk and hold harmless Southwest Custom Tackle LLC., and its sponsors.
22: Media Disclaimer: Southwest Custom Tackle LLC and Cashion Rods have the irrevocable right and permission to use photographs and/or video recordings of tournament anglers on www.swctackle.com, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube.com, TikTok, and other websites or apps, as well as in publications, promotional flyers, or for any other similar purpose without compensation. Photographs and/or video recordings of anglers may be placed on the Internet. Anglers may be identified by name and/or title in printed, Internet or broadcast information that might accompany the photographs and/or video recordings. All anglers waive the right to approve the final product. All such portraits, pictures, photographs, video and audio recordings, and any reproductions thereof, and all plates, negatives, recording tape and digital files are and shall remain the property of Southwest Custom Tackle LLC. Tournament anglers hereby release, acquit and forever discharge Southwest Custom Tackle LLC, its owner and employees and sponsors from any and all claims, demands, rights, promises, damages and liabilities arising out of or in connection with the use or distribution of said photographs and/or video recordings, including but not limited to any claims for invasion of privacy, appropriation of likeness or defamation.