UK SALTWATER FLY FISHING FESTIVAL 2018
RULES FOR FISHING
There will be 2 separate competitions, one of Pros and one for amateurs (the organisers will have the final say as to who is a Pro). The Prize money will be £1,000 for the winner and £500 for the runner up in each competition.
This year we are allowing 1 fish per day to be kept and therafter catch and release: Please handle fish carefully and with respect. A knot-less mesh net should be used wherever practical.
Fishing shall be with any conventional fly rod of any length, either single or double handed Spin, lure or beach casting rods are not allowed
Fishing shall be with fly only. The fly can be any length that is cast-able, weighted or un-weighted, and with any size hook. Any fur, feather or material can be used either natural or artificial.
A maximum of two flies may be used on any cast. The two flies to be a minimum of 1 metre apart.
All flies shall be tied on single hooks. Hooks must be barb-less, or de-barbed. Doubles or trebles are NOT permitted
No fly shall contain any metal spinning component, but weighted heads are permitted.
Fishing shall be from beach, rock , salt marsh or coastline
Fishing is NOT PERMITTED from any of the following; Jetty, Pontoon, harbour wall, marina, outlet pipe or any man-made structure protruding from the shoreline.
Fishing will be within the designated areas around St.Mawes.
As far west and no further upstream than the King Harry Ferry and no further east than Portloe Point.
Fishing is NOT PERMITTED from any boat, kayak or canoe and boats may NOT be used to reach fishing marks.
SCORING & RECORDING POINTS
Each competitor will receive a score card, on which each individual fish is to be recorded.
Points are awarded as follows:
1 point per fish caught
1 point for each cm in length measured with the tape supplied. The measurement taken is from the front of the mouth to the centre of the ‘V’ in the caudle fin (tail).
1 point for each species caught.
A photograph of each fish caught and recorded to be taken while measuring the fish.
The competitor shall record the fish by species, length, time of capture and location of capture.
Saturday 17th. September
6am - 5 pm (0600 - 1700hrs) Competition Fishing Day 1
Sunday 18th. September
6 am - 1pm (0600 - 1300hrs) Competition Fishing Day 2
1:45pm (1445hrs) CLOSING TIME FOR COMPETITION CARDS TO BE HANDED IN.
It is at the discretion of the competitor on how much time they spend in travel, and how much in actual fishing.
Score cards must be handed in to the Organisers Office at the designated time – late cards will NOT be accepted for ANY reason at all – please allow sufficient travel time.
Wading is permitted at the competitor’s discretion and responsibility. Wet wading is also permitted. Buoyancy aids or life vests are suggested and encouraged, but are not compulsory.
No competitor shall fish within 30 metres of another competitor.
All competitors are advised wear protective eyewear (sunglasses) at all times when fishing.
All competitors shall be responsible for their own insurance and indemnities.
In the case of any formal complaint, the judges’ decision will be final and binding
Participation of any pastime near water requires care and attention to maintain safety. We ask that you make careful preparations for the event, consider the correct footwear and clothing, use correct sun protection, wear protective glasses (sunglasses are appropriate) and a hat.
Be aware of your surroundings and take note of the times and states of the tide.