Carolina CATT
P.O. Box 368 
Ridgeway, SC  29130  
Lake Wateree Catfish Trail


November 8

November 29

December 20

January 17

February 14

Tournament 1

Tournament 2

Tournament 3

Tournament 4

Launch Sites

Lake Wateree State Park

Lake Wateree State Park

Lake Wateree State Park

Lake Wateree State Park

Lake Wateree State Park
Carolina CATT Rules

1. Membership – Each angler entering is required to pay a $35 membership fee.  Anyone under the age of 16 or 65 and older will not be charged a membership. 

2. Fees  – Qualifers are $90 per team. Championship will be $130 per team. Optional side pot $25 which will be awarded to top teams in the side pot. Number of side pot places paid will be determined by number of teams in the side pot. $5 of the side pot goes to trophy fund.

3. Payback – Each event will pay back 1 Place for every 5 boats entered. 2 BF place will be paid. A portion of each Qualifier will be go into the Championship fund. Championship purse will consist of Championship entry fees plus Championship Fund. 1 BF place will be paid. Side pot will pay up to 4 places, depending upon how many teams enter.

4. Points – 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place points will receive cash prizes. 50%-30%-20%

5. Championship Qualification – A team only has to enter 1 Qualifier to be eligible to enter the Championship.

6. Team Members – Teams may have up to four (4) anglers. At least 1 member must be 21 years of age. Each angler must possess a valid fishing licence. A team can join at any qualifier.

7. Weather – In case of extreme water/weather conditions, CATT LLC reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event with the return of entry fees by mail. In the event of a cancellation info will be posted on Carolina CATT web page.

8. Registration – Registration will be held the morning of the competition at event location. There will be a brief meeting the morning of the event.  Blast off & weigh in at same location.

9. Fishing Hours – Fishing hours will be 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

10. Fishing Location – Teams must compete from a boat. Fishing within 50 yards of a marina gas pump or within 50 yards of a competitor’s boat, which was first anchored, is prohibited.

11. Safety – Teams must comply with state fishing and boating regulations, including the use of PFDs and kill switches. Fishing and boating licenses are the responsibility of team members

12. Bait-Rods-Hooks – Any legal commercial or natural bait will be allowed. No fishing known chum holes. Up to 10 (10) rods can be used. No more than 2 hooks on one line.

13. Length Limit – Fish must be a minimum of 15” in length to be weighed.

14. Creel – Blue Cat, Channel Cat, White or Flathead Cat may be weighed. A team limit of 3 fish maximum - must be alive to weigh in.

15. Ties - Each team will have a big fish weighed. In event of a tie BF will break the tie. Total weight breaks a BF tie.

16. Polygraph – Any team having a member who fails or refuses to take a polygraph test or whose condition does not permit administration of a test because of contestant’s use of alcohol or drugs will be disqualified and that team will not be allowed to participate in any future CATT LLC events.

17. Protest - Any protest must be made in writing to the tournament director within 30 minutes following the end of the official weigh-in. A protest must state the rule number(s) broken. A $50 non-refundable protest fee is required.

18. Beverages – The use of alcoholic beverages is prohibited during fishing hours of any CATT LLC event.

19. Sportsmanship – Wanton unsportsmanlike conduct may be grounds for disqualification if circumstances require. Decision of Tournament Director will be final

20. Refunds – A teams entry fee is refundable or can be moved to another event. Director must be notified before start of event.

Updated October 9, 2014

Our mission is to advance the sport of competitive fishing and to promote a wholesome atmosphere for fellowship within the CATT Trail community - our members, families, and friends.