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Boat Competition Rules

1.     All competitions shall be fished to angling trust and V.A.S.C. rules.

2.     Minimum sizes for fish in club competitions shall be as laid down by the V.A.S.C. (Based on the angling trust IOW Div. Minimum Size List).   Members shall be notified of any change in minimum sizes during the year newsletter

3.     Competitors not leaving from Wheelers Bay must sign on before competition. If boats cannot launch from wheelers bay due to bad weather conditions the competition will be cancelled. Competitors have 1 1/2 hours after the end of competition to weigh in Failure to do so will lead to disqualification

4.     All competitions will be Rovers with the exception of the Fishing Race on which all boats will be launched from Wheelers Bay. The competition will be based on an aggregate score over the year with the competitors best 6 results counting.

5.     Entry fees for competitions will be organised by the Competition Secretary.  A sweep will be organised on each competition by the steward and paid out on the best specimen fish based on angling trust IOW Div. Records (boat).

6.     All competitors must have paid their subscription for the year prior to entering the competition.

7.     Visitors may fish competitions as Associate Members. The fee for Associate Membership will be the entry fee for that competition and membership will last for that day only.

8.     There must be at least two competitors in each boat and both entered in the competition. A minimum of two boats to constitute a competition

9.     A life jacket or buoyancy aid must be provided for each competitor in the boat.

10.  One rod and line, with not more than three hooks attached is to be used by each competitor at one and the same time. The exceptions are the Fish of the Month and Fishing Race competitions for which two rods with a maximum of three hooks between them may be used. A treble is to be considered as one hook, but only one hook may be a treble.

11.  Competitors rods must not be handled by anyone but themselves unless in danger.

12.  No assistance in catching and landing a fish may be given by any other competitor in the boat except in the actual lifting of the fish from the water with Gaff, Net or Hand. (For physically disabled see angling trust Rules G5).

13.  All fish caught in competition shall be weighed in at the Club House, Wheelers Bay at the end of each competition unless otherwise stated

14.  Any fish taken before the official start of the competition must be declared to the Steward. Rods must be taken in at the time and laid down for the finish of the competition.

15.  Before certifying the weights of any fish the weights must be ascertained as follows:
All fish of any weight must be weighed on certified scales or steelyards and certificates must state that the fish have been so weighed and duly witnessed. The weight of any fish arrived at by weighing in an unstable position cannot be accepted.

16.  Only one Mackerel may be weighed in any one competition unless it is a Mackerel competition. Mackerel allowed for Specimen Fish and angling trust awards.

17.  For the clubs aggregate competitions points will be awarded by species

18.  Competition year for cup awards and winnings shall be taken over twelve months period from 1st January to 31st December the same year. A running total of winnings will be kept by the competition secretary and presented at the Christmas festive board along with any Cups or trophies for league winners

19.  For Fish of the Month and Specimen Fish a certificate, duly signed and witnessed must be received by a Competition secretary within three days of capture. If sent by post the postmark will be proof of the date.

20.  The competition secretaries decision is final 

21.  The club will abide by angling trust and DEFRA rules regarding the capture and / or return of any fish