TAFI Senior River Inter-Pro – Saturday 28th September 2013
Venue – River Fane, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Competitors are responsible to familiarise themselves with these rules prior to the competition and also sign their acceptance at registration.
1. Competitors must hold a current membership of their club or association (club or association must be affiliated to TAFI) and may be asked to show proof of same on the day.
2. The organising committee are not liable for any accident to any competitor or controller or any loss of property.
3. The organising committee (host club) reserve the right to alter these rules (with notification) and postpone or cancel the competition.
4. Any competitor bringing the competition into disrepute may be disqualified by the host club and may, at the discretion of T.A.F.I. be barred from competitions for a period of time.
5. Competitors are responsible for their own score cards and must ensure that they are signed by both the competitor and the controller. Unsigned score cards will not count.
6. It is the responsibility of the competitor to bring the fish to the controller. Controllers must be facilitated in every way. Please be aware that the controller controls the angler and not vice versa.
7. Competition will be held on a catch and release basis.
8. Only Brown trout to count.
9. All flies must be dressed on hooks which are barbless.
10. A maximum of three flies is permitted, which when measured eye to eye must not be less than 50cm with leader hanging freely.
11. All flies must be attached directly to the leader or to a dropper in such a way that neither they nor their droppers move or slide along the leader material. (no New Zealand Style or Dry flies with a loop).
12. Leaders may be knotted or knotless, and continuously tapered down or level. A single loop of max. 10 cm length may only be used to connect a leader to a fly line. If the leader is knotted, the minimum distance between the knots is 30 cm, hanging freely. (Indicators must be a minimum of 30cm end to end hanging freely. The following are NOT permitted. Indicators with loops, tippet rings, braided indicators or tear drop indicators,.)
13. Maximum leader length, including tippet is twice the length of the rod.
14. The maximum length of rod to be used is 12ft. Each angler may carry a maximum of two rods assembled. Responsibility for all equipment lies with the angler.
15. Floating or sinking devices may not be added to the fly line or leader.
16. Only fish hooked in the mouth area, i.e. in front of the rear edge of the gill cover, will be eligible.
17. For measuring purposes, the length will be 18cm from point the nose to the tip of the tail. Exact measurements to be recorded. (e.g. 18.2cm, 19.4cm).
18. If a competitor wishes a fish to score, he must land it in a net and pass the fish in the net to the controller for measurement and recording.
19. The controller must remove the hook, measure the fish, revive the fish and release it, taking care not to damage the fish. Under no circumstances may a competitor handle the fish. To do so will mean the disqualification of the fish.
20. In the event of the loss of a fish by a controller before measurement, the competitor will be awarded the average of the points for all valid fish taken in that sector in that session.
21. Fips Mouche scoring system will be used. 100pts per fish and 20pts per centimetre. Anglers in each sector (i.e. 1 to 20, 21-40) will be awarded place positions for that sector on this basis. In the event of a tie the angler with the most points will prevail.
22. The use of mobile phones or other electronic devices by competitors during a session is prohibited.
23. Water is fished downstream from beat number.
24. Any objection to the final result must be submitted in writing within 15 minutes of the results being announced. After this time the result is final.