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Offline Archie Marx

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Matanaska's salmon
« on: July 11, 2016, 06:02 PM »
I just saw that Matanaska's salmon was DQd, and I think it is unfair.

The fish is being bent, but not in a way that enhances its length. The fish is being bent because the measuring board is to narrow for his slob salmon. By bending the fish he is DECREASING not increasing its length. If anyone wants me to draw a geometric diagram to prove the point, then I would be happy to. Matanaska bent the tail of his fish so that he can show the tail tip against the hash mark.

For what it's worth, I ask the judges to reconsider the submission. Since the rule : The fish should not be stretched, bent, or manipulated in any way to enhance the fish length. is not broken since the length of the fish is reduced, not enhanced.

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Re: Matanaska's salmon
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2016, 09:50 AM »
Shoot us a PM with this geometric diagram when you get a chance.

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Re: Matanaska's salmon
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2016, 05:03 PM »
Shoot us a PM with this geometric diagram when you get a chance.

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Will do. I'm in Hawaii chasing Ahi, will make a sketch when I get back.
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Re: Matanaska's salmon
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016, 06:48 PM »
Shoot us a PM with this geometric diagram when you get a chance.

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Will do. I'm in Hawaii chasing Ahi, will make a sketch when I get back.

Well chase on, hope you land the next one.

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Re: Matanaska's salmon
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2016, 07:11 PM »
I just saw that Matanaska's salmon was DQd, and I think it is unfair.

The fish is being bent, but not in a way that enhances its length. The fish is being bent because the measuring board is to narrow for his slob salmon. By bending the fish he is DECREASING not increasing its length. If anyone wants me to draw a geometric diagram to prove the point, then I would be happy to. Matanaska bent the tail of his fish so that he can show the tail tip against the hash mark.

For what it's worth, I ask the judges to reconsider the submission. Since the rule : The fish should not be stretched, bent, or manipulated in any way to enhance the fish length. is not broken since the length of the fish is reduced, not enhanced.

Thanks!

I agree, it's unfair.  That's a beautiful fish, a lifetime trophy for most yak anglers.  I don't think it should be discounted because of a little discrepancy.  Just my 2 cents.

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Re: Matanaska's salmon
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2016, 08:04 PM »
PJ,

I agree it's unfair, it's a great fish. But when you sign up you agree to follow rules set in place. By failing to follow those rules it's unfair to the other 24 anglers that are following rules if we let one or two anglers break the rules. What benefit is he really gaining by stretching-bending-manipulating that fish and not following simple rules and leaving the fish in a natural position.

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