WHEN: 27-28 Feb
ENTRY FEE: R250pp
1. Contest Rules:
1. The contest is restricted to human powered kayaks only. Any other form of propulsion or watercraft is
prohibited. No ferrying of kayaks by other boats is permitted. All fish submitted for weigh-in are to have
been caught on the water from a kayak. Every angler can only measure or weigh-in fish caught and landed by themselves.
2. All fish must be caught with a fishing rod/hand line, photographed on the water or where kayak is on the water visible, and if released, alive in a conventional sporting manner. Only rods or hand lines may be used, with only two hooks allowed per rod or hand line per angler. Treble hooks are permitted only on artificial lures. 4 Rods per angler with only 2 in the water at any time.
3. The contest boundaries are from Jongensfontein in the West to the Geelkrans restricted zone in the East (in the Bay at Stilbaai). All contest fishing must be carried out within these boundaries only. The Goukou River is also open for fishing as part of the competition. Please make sure you familiarize yourself with the NO-TAKE zones in and around Stilbaai. No fishing is allowed within any officially prohibited area.
4. Contest registration closes 19 Feb. Late registration will be allowed but at a cost of R300. All entry fees are NON-TRANSFERABLE and NON-REFUNDABLE.
5. The official contest fishing period is between 05.00 and 16:00 on Saturday 27 Feb (Session 1) and 05:00 to 12:00 on Sunday 28 Feb (Session 2). Any fish caught and weighed outside these times are not eligible for weigh-in. The weigh master will be the sole judge of time.
6. All competitors need to be in possession of a launching tag before launching on any of the two day-sessions. The launch tag will be collected at a location provided at a later stage. Weigh-in’s are compulsory for all anglers who have launched for that particular session, once you have checked in with the weigh master and returned your launching tag, you are then free to leave if you like. If you did not launch during a particular session, you do not have to report back to the weigh. This tag will also be used to monitor participants to ensure every kayaker has returned safely to shore.
7. To be eligible for receipt of prizes, anglers must be registered to enter the contest and additionally, be
present at the official prize giving.
8. Valid fishing permit required and must be able to display at any time to competition official or law enforcement officer.
9. All national legal size limits and quota’s must be adhered to at all times.
10. Launch and landing sites will be provided on the official Wattsapp group
2. Competitor safety requirements and rules
1. All competitors must have a cell phone on board, with the emergency number supplied stored in it. (Will be supplied at the briefing)
2. All competitors must be wearing a PFD at all times.
3. No competitors are allowed more than 1 nautical mile offshore at any stage during the competition.
4. Conditions will be assessed by our safety committee the night before each fishing day and a decision made on the launch for the following day. This will be updated via the competition WhatsApp group.
5. Failure to comply with these rules will result in immediate disqualification from the competition
6 All competitors are recommended to fish in groups of two or more, and to advise your Next of Kin about where you plan to fish the following day.
7. All contestants shall be required to confirm and sign at registration time that they have the following mandatory safety equipment in order to be eligible to fish the contest
Mandatory safety equipment
- Approved PFD/Life Jacket
- Communication (cell phone and or/VHF radio)
- Distress whistle (attached to PFD)
- Tow Line/Anchor Rope
- Hand Bailer Pump (not required for sit- on-top kayaks)
- Paddle Rescue Float (not required for sit-on-top kayaks)
- Sit-Inn Kayaks must have sealed bulkheads or buoyancy bags bow & stern
- Flares & Signalling Mirror
- Hi-Viz Kayak Safety Flag
- Spare paddle
- First Aid Kit
- Sun Screen
- Sun Hat & Sun Glasses
3. Competition Format and Scoring
This is an individual competition and scoring will be done accordingly. Two sessions of fishing are allowed for this competition. Session 1 – Saturday and Session 2 – Sunday. Each participant will only be allowed to enter the results of one of the sessions for final scoring. After the second session, the angler decides which session he/she wants to submit for the competition. Thus, if a participant can only fish a single session, those results will still be used for final scoring.
Eligible Species are: Cob, Yellowtail, YellowFin, Shad, Garrick, Bonito, Skipjack, Grunter, Red Roman, Santer/Soldier, Rock Cod, Steenbras, Belman
Points will be allocated in the following way and only for eligible species;
- 1 Point per centimeter of length (fish has to be over the minimum legal size limit).
- Each specie will have their own fixed-point value.
- Scoring determined by specie of each fish and the length of each fish.
- Finally, extra points will be awarded for specie variety.
Exact scoring and point allocation will be shared on the competition WhatsApp group at a later stage.
Heaviest fish of the competition will only be determined by the length to weight transfer.
We promote catch and release fishing and as such the documentation of species caught should be done with the catch-photo-release and signed by other competitor system. The first photo on the camera must be of your rigged boat as put in at launch with length card visible. Fish must be photographed in or on the boat with length card visible. Length is determined from the forward-most point of the fish to fork of the tail with the fish’s mouth closed.
In the event of a tie the entry booked and payed in earliest will be declared the winner. The Competition Director will review the photos to verify reported results and determine place winners. The Competition Director is responsible for the final call in all matters
4. Entering and Competition Briefing
- Anyone who would like to enter the comp may do so by filling in the entry form, signing the indemnity and scanning it back to us with proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please use your initials and surname as a reference for the payment.
- Payments must be deposited into the following account (Bring your POP to the briefing):
- Account Name: ED van der Walt
- Bank: ABSA
- Branch Code: 632005
- Account Number: 4067 19 29 19
- Entry fee for the competition is R250 per angler on or before 19 Feb 2020, thereafter entry fee will be R300 per angler.
- You may also enter on the day.
- Briefing, Weigh-in and Prize Giving will be at a venue confirmed at a later stage