General Information

 

The lures can be pulled into the water to any distance, no limitation applies.

This competition is a team competition. Each team must be four persons whose names to be clarified before the start. All four are full-fledged competitors!!!

Each team's camp will be designated and fenced around and inside the fences the helpers, relatives may enter only with permission of the organizers after prior arrangement.

If the hooked fish leaves the team's sector during the play, it must be lead back as soon as possible so that the other teams should not be disturbed.

The team members must stay within the zone assigned to them. They must not leave it for the purpose of angling-related activities like feeding, playing, pulling out, throwing etc.)

Fishing is allowed within the sector only. Fishing and pulling lures outside the sector is forbidden! The sector borders will be marked with fence or pickets. No angling sideways!

Each competitor must have the appropriate national fishing license according to his/her country.

Teams can enter the water at 16:00 on 28.09.2018. Until that they can only build the camps.

At the end of the competition each team must leave their fishing locations with all of their belongings. The place must be left clean and tidy.

After the competition ended teams gather at the draw location at 13:00 where the announcement of results and handing prizes will take place.

 

Draw process

 

Order of the draw will be according to the number chosen while the registration (from low to high). Those who failed to register during the official registration cannot participate in the drawn and no entry fee will be refunded for them, except if they had noticed the organizers prior to registration in writing to info@balatonibojlisverseny.hu and acceptable reason had been given. Organizers’ decisions in such cases are final.

Those who failed to register in time but their registration was accepted later, will draw automatically after all the other competitors. In case there are more teams like this then they draw in order of their arrival after certifying their right to draw to the Admin Manager.

If a team can not arrive to the draw scene by the end of the draw then their participation in the competition will be decided by the organizers.

If a team will not go upon the stage when called for then the draw continues without their turn and the other teams draw in order. The missing teams will be called again to draw before those who were late.

 

Rules of angling

 

Teams may have as many rods equipped as they want but at a time maximum of 6 rods can be in use.

Only one single hook (minimum size 8) is allowed on each rods with hair rig mode.

 

Each team can use 2 other rods at a time for rocketing or rod catapulting in addition to the 6 rods in water and one more with marker float.

During the competition only the boilie rods allowed. Feeder, match, pole, spinning, fly rods, and surf rods are not allowed for fishing.

Surf (up to 420 cm) and spod rods allowed only for rod catapulting, rocketing and marker float.

The rods which are equipped with bait for fishing must be less than 4 meter in length.

Every other rods must be kept separately when not in use. No other rods can be on the rod pods during the fishing except the ones that are in use.

Soluble lures and pastes are allowed. Using bait lead is allowed (bait can be kneaded on it). Lures can be coated with paste, the use of PVA products is allowed. Proper use of the lures is constantly monitored by the organizers, including random examinations with taking samples.

Feeding basket, method basket is prohibited!

Fluttering is allowed with almost anything (cork, plastic baits, foam rubber, floating boilies etc.)

Use of fishing floats is forbidden!

Use of braided mainline is allowed! At least 10 meter, minimum 50 mm monofilament must be used!

Braid up to 50 centimeters in length can be used.

Lead Core shell resistant line up to 120 centimeters in length can be used.

Anti-tangle tubes can be used, but the maximum length is 50 cm.

The monofilament main line diameter must not exceed 0.6 mm.

Maximum length of braided throwing line is 780 cm!

The electronic, acoustic and visual bite alarms are allowed.

The fixed or fixable quiver tips and swing tips are prohibited!

Throwing from the water is allowed. Free to go in until the water is up to the chest.

Only boilies can be used as baits and must be offered with hair rig mode.

Seeds cannot be used as bait.

Using only plastic decoys is not allowed!

Minimum diameter of the boilies offered is 12 mm, which cannot be reduced anyhow.

For bait or for feeding, use of any living or dead (not even dried) animals, bugs, worms, larvae, etc. is forbidden.

The followings can be used for feeding:

  • Baits, crumbs, granules,
  • Flours made from animals or vegetables
  • Factory or homemade boilies and pellets
  • Flavors, vegetable seeds, bait adhesives and bait lands, loess, clay
  • Using only soaked seeds are not allowed.

Use of bait boat is allowed!

During the competition each team can use a total of 8 marker buoys, which can be equipped with lighting.

Compressed air, gas or electric powered devices are prohibited for taking feeding material into water.

Feeding slingshot, rid catapult, throwing stick, rocket, spomb and PVA products are allowed.

Using high performance spotlights towards the water surface is forbidden but lighting devices are free to use in tents or under sunshades. Headlamps are also free to use during angling-related activities.

When it’s dark, the fishing zone shall be appropriately enlightened.

Tents, party tents, sunshades, camp equipment, personal things shall be placed at the fishing zone or within the camp.

The teams cannot leave their cars at the fishing place (exceptions will be noted).

For successful landing of the hooked fish assistance can be used (team mate, other helper, other team's member).

Only the properly hooked fish which caught with hook in the mouth are evaluated. If the fish dies before weighing, it will not be weighed. In this case, the judge will investigate the circumstances of the loss of fish and if liability is ascertained penalties will be assessed for the team. The penalty depending on the extent of wrongful conduct can be warning or disqualification. Only the judge is entitled for determining the penalty.

All the fish caught must be stored in carp sacks until weighing. Store each fish in separate carp sacks. After weighing the fish must be released back to the lake gently.

Catching all carps above 15 kg and grass carps above 15 kg should be reported immediately. In these cases, the colored disinfectant is prohibited before photography.

We ask everyone to pay special attention on placing the fish on mats because otherwise the stones on the ground can easily harm the fish.

The fish must be placed on moistened carp mats and carp sacks. The fish must be kept alive in carp sacks and the sack should be completely in the water during the contest.

Teams must have a minimum of 8 carp sacks which the organizers can check at the beginning of the competition.

If all the carp sacks are full then the team must ask for an immediate weighing.

When using the carp sacks - especially of the poor quality carp sacks - fins may get stuck so while freeing fins the priority must be protecting the fish, even if it causes damage or perishing of the carp sack. In case the carp sack must be cut due to fish protection reasons, the team cannot claim the organizers for those kinds of damages.

Required equipment: minimum 1, preferably 3 pieces of carp mats (good quality), minimum 2 pcs of 90x90 cm, thick weave landing net (boilie dragnet) and fish antiseptic. The equipment listed is checked during registration and throughout the competition by organizers with random checks. Missing any of the items the team cannot start the competition and if started already, the team to be suspended until the replacement of the missing item. In this case, the suspended team can raise neither a financial nor a moral claim against the organizers for the disadvantage suffered.

Fish will be weighed if it was hooked before the end of the competition but the play and landing is completed after the official end of the competition.

 

Rules of weighing

 

Teams should ask for weighing in text message or by phone call only for fish above 15 kgs. The weighing is non-stop from 0-24.

Every carps, koi carps and grass carps above 5 kg will be weighed and included in the competition. This means the fish must be at least 5005 gr.

When weighing the weight of the fish must be clearly visible to the organizers and the competitors.

In addition to the organizers only the weighing persons, the contestants and the judges may tell or notice any complaints regarding the weighing.

All fish must be weighed in the weighing sack provided by the organizers. This is wetted and the tare determined before each measurement.

All fish caught should be prescribed for the weighing sheets one by one in grams (eg. 5215 gr). The measurements are carried out by the designated helpers.

The catch data must be registered to a weighing sheet in triplicate form, authenticated by the signature of the catching competitor and the weighing person. Original page goes to weighing team, the other copies left at the teams. The forms will be collected by the organizers after the competition.

 

Protestation against the weighing is not possible afterwards.

Until measuring team arrives to fishing place, carp sack with fish inside should be kept in the water. Then the fish is put over to the weighing net and placed on the measuring surface. After weighing the fish must be released.

Updated information of the standings will be published on the official website and Facebook page of the competition.

If a team requests weighing, they must put a white flag to a clearly visible spot. Only this way will the weighing team go.

 

Penalties

 

Immediate disqualification from competition: RED CARD

  • Any violation against the official regulations discovered by the water authorities under storm warning.
  • If any team member enters the water by boat during 2nd level storm warning. The head jury has the right to disqualify the team.
  • Fishing sideways or outside the sectors (unless the organizers previously allowed it.)
  • If under 1st level storm warning any team member goes into the water further than 500 meters (perpendicular to the shore).
  • If a fish is negligently injured or mutilated
  • Starting fishing or feeding before the official start of competition.
  • Harsh treatment of the fish
  • The use of not permitted lures and equipment
  • Fraud
  • Being late (The team does not arrive at the opening ceremony)
  • Anyone from the team enters the water before the official start of competition.

 

Warning: YELLOW CARD (means 8 hours of suspension from the competition for the whole team!)

Second YELLOW CARD will be followed by 24 hours of suspension for the whole team. The judges will decide the beginning of the suspension. If a team already has two yellow cards and would get another yellow card, then immediate disqualification will follow. No third yellow card only DISQUALIFICATION! The beginning of the suspension or disqualification after the yellow cards is always determined by the judge committee. So not automatically after the breach!

  • If anyone else than the team members is feeding or tiring
  • If the team relies on external help without permission
  • If anyone of the team members acts not worthy of being an angler.
  • If the fish are not stored properly.
  • Being under influence of alcohol or any other mind-altering drugs
  • The organizers have the right, all the time during the competition and at the time of the announcement of the results, to impose sanctions on the competitors, teams or helpers if they commit any abuse.
  • In any other cases which are not described by the rules, the organizers' regulations apply.
  • Lack or improper use of the equipment required by the Competition Rules.
  • Failure to use mandatory life jacket.

 

Weather:

Taking into account the weather conditions in each case, only the organizers decide to start and end the race, or possible interruption.

 

Boat usage

 

The use of life jackets is obligatory to all activities on the water. (marker placing, feeding, pulling out, tiring out, etc.)

All activities must comply with the Balaton Police Regulations. Lifejacket, suitable fixing rope etc.

Obligatory equipment of the boat is the following: life vests for all those adults who cannot swim but minimum one piece. Row for each adult in a boat, in accordance to its propulsion, but minimum one row.  Minimum one anchor, weighing at least 5% of the boat’s net weight without an anchor. (Anchor can be replaced with any harmless objects). 1 piece and minimum 1 liter capacity bowl, minimum 10 meters rope or chain suitable for anchoring and fixing. Electric, white light and flexible head lamp to be able to light towards any forthcoming vehicles. Requirement is a spare bulb or a light which has several independent diodes (LED) and a spare electric source for the time between dusk till dawn.

 

Persons under the age of 18 can only use the boat with adult supervision during the competition.

 

Classification

 

Total weight of the 5 biggest fish

The total weight of the five biggest fish caught by a team and weighed during the competition.

Prizes according to „5 biggest fish”

In case of equal total weights the team who caught the biggest fish will have priority.

If there is still an equal, then the priority concerns the team, who caught the more average weight (total weight/pc).

Total weight of all fish above 5 kgs

The total weight of fish above 5 kgs caught and weighed during the time of the competition.

Prizes according to „Most fishes above 5 kgs”

In case of equal total weights the team who caught the biggest fish will have priority.

If there is still an equal, then the priority concerns the team, who caught the more average weight (total weight/pc).

Overall rating

Teams are awarded scores as described in points 1 and 2. The two scores are added together. Those who collect the least points will win the overall prize.

For example: if they get 5 scores in point 1. and 11 scores in point 2. than the overall rating is 16.

Prizes according to „Best team”

In case of equal total weights the team who caught the biggest fish will have priority.

If there is still an equal, then the priority concerns the team, who caught the more average weight (total weight/pc).

 

Other provisions

 

During the competition lighting fire is prohibited! Gas-fired heating and cooking appliances may be used with special caution. Team members are under joint and several financial liabilities for any damages they cause to the lake and surroundings.

The organizers ask everyone to comply with the written and unwritten rules of nature conservation and civilized behavior especially the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption. The organizers of the competition draw the attention of the participants to comply with laws relating to the use and possession of narcotics and mind-altering drugs.

The participants contribute to the public and marketing use of photo and video material made by the organizers during the competition.

During the competition contestants may place banners and other advertising media only with permission of the organizers.

The organizers, operators of the lake, the owner of the area do not assume any financial or other kind of responsibility for the physical damage of the team members of the participating teams, their guests and visitors and any physical damage or misuse of their valuables. Competitors take part in the competition at their own risk.

The teams can have visitors daily from 09.00 to 17.00. Visitors are required to park their vehicles at the designated visitor parking place and will not be admitted to the field of competition. Visitors are required to tell the organizers which team they are visiting.

With their registration to the competition the team members accept the Competition Rules and consider to be binding upon them.

Organizers reserve the right to modify the Competition Rules with the proviso that within 30 days prior to the start of competition the Competition Rules can only be modified due to significantly influencing factors.

Our competition’s rules abide by and include all relevant local rules, and have been reviewed and authorized by appropriate local authorities.

All competitors and Helpers accept that they have to provide all necessary document required by the organizers as criteria to a successful registration.

All competitors and Helpers to sign event disclaimer.

 

In any other cases not listed in these rules, only the organizers can decide.

 

Organizers wish everyone a lot of success, pleasant angling, much fun and sacks full of carps!