We invite all our participants to read carefully the following Q&A and raise any queries you have prior to the start of the competition by emailing us at email@example.com
SAC Event Questions & Answers
REGISTRATION - CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
The competition is open to all from the age of 10 years and above. Must be 10 on the first day of registration.
Competitors aged between 10 and 15 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sea Angling Classic classes anyone of 16 and above on the first day of registration as an adult and therefore can participate without any guardianship but are not allowed to be recognised as the Captain of a boat until they become 18 on the first day of registration.
In the recreational category: a minimum of two anglers to a maximum of 4.
Charter category: it is a pairs’ event
£125 per junior angler – 10 t0 15 years of age on the first day of registration.
The entry fee per one angler is £180 + anglers to make their own arrangement with the charter boat of their choosing.
Junior entry £90 – to 15 years of age on the first day of registration
In the case, cleanup is not conducted prior to onsite registration a £50 fine will be payable. A 100% of the monies collected will be used in Spirit OF Angling children’s initiatives and shoreline cleanups done in conjunction with local charities or schools.
To be compliant during the competition a boat must carry at any time:
– An appropriate anchor/weight properly secured to the boat
– An operational bilge pump or bailer
– A foghorn or acoustic warning device.
– Flares in date.
– An approved extinguisher.
– A first aid kit
– A life jacket per person on-board – Must be CE certified and conform to the European standard of at least EN396 – 150 Newton fitted with a whistle and a luminous stick or waterproof electric light.
Charter category: Charter MUST have a lifejacket per person onboard. Life jacket to be worn at the request of the Captain or the angler.
All boats taking part in the competition must have an up-to-date Third Party Liability insurance cover in the name of the boat owner.
All participants in an Angling Spirit organised competition must have Personal Public Liability insurance to cover them while participating in a fishing competition.
A simple way to get one in the UK is to become a member of the Angling Trust. This is what English competitors in our other events subscribe to get their cover. https://anglingtrust.net/membership/insurance-centre/
Yes a VHF licence is required but as long as one person on the boat has the appropriate operators license qualification this is sufficient.
At organisers’ discretion boats eligible for prizes will have the documentation checked for:
* A valid VHF licence must be held by the captain or member of the crew
* A valid boat insurance
Boats MUST refuel outside of the competition hours.
Yes, there are facilities in Portsmouth harbour for boats to refuel and details will be provided to competitors in the competitors pack they will be receiving.
The fishing arena could be subject to change to ensure the safe running of the event.
Maximum 3 longest of each species per day count.
At mutually agreed times the champions will be invited to attend functions/shows/events where appropriate expenses will be covered. During the period a professional film and photoshoot with the boat and prizes that they win to help promote them and the products they have won will take place.
SCORING - LEADERBOARD APP - RESULTS
The longest 3 of each of the following 5 target species: tope, smooth-hound, rays, bass, black bream, to count per day providing they are of the minimum legal length.
Rays are: blond rays, thornback rays, undulate rays, small-eyed ray, spotted ray
Put fish on Official Measuring Board with
* fish right flank down for bass and black bream and belly down for tope, Smoothound and skate
* lips/tip of nose touching the headboard – wingtip for skate
* tail/wing flat
* Spaced fingers across fish if required.
The combined length per recreational boat of the longest 3 of each species provides each boat with an overall length per day.
The length from day 1 and day 2 are added together to identify the overall winner.
Minimum legal length and above to count (if more than 3 of each species are caught the longest ones caught will count).
There is no need to be at sea to test the app. Any ruler and object can be used when testing the app.
We will not be able to approve all tests but we will run some test sessions
Make sure another member of your entry has also taken the 2 pictures necessary to validate a catch.
The full procedure is explained in the competitors pack.
Recreational boat category: The combined length per recreational boat of the longest 3 of each species per day.
Charter boat category: The combined length per pair of their longest 3 of each species per day.
Results will be done in the following order:
– At the end of each day, the length of the recorded fish is compiled in centimetres.
– Once the length has been calculated any penalties received during that day are then deducted.
In the event of a tie, the angler with fewer penalties on the day automatically wins.
Finally, if there is still a tie, a ranking will be allocated on the anglers’ longest ray of the event, longest bream, longest bass, longest smooth-hound, longest tope and finally on the time of first scoring fish on day 1.
On day 2, the results of day 2 will be added to the results of day 1 and a countback will be done on the overall longest of each species in the same order as above over the 2 days.
In the unlikely event, that there is still a tie, the winner will be determined by the time of the first fish caught on day 1 and then on day 2 if necessary.
No not this year this is something we are considering for future years