Scarborough Kayaking Event
1. All competitors to register on the day at the registration point. Please fill in the registration form and hand it in with the fee
2. All competitors must have as a minimum: a PFD whistle and suitable clothing eg: wetsuit, dry suit, kayak suit or waders with belt and wind proof top. The stewards will check these items at registration and competitors will be requested to sign to confirm they have the above as a minimum.
3. The launch/start will by controlled by a steward/member of the festival committee, kayaks will be able to depart the beach on his/her command and fishing may start immediately.
4. A stewards boat will patrol the boundaries and assist with communications. Any instructions given by the stewards boat are final,failure to observe their instructions will lead to disqualification.
5. If the weather forecast is such that it is obvious in advance that launching will be impossible, the committee will attempt to relocate the venue and this will be communicated on the festival web site, the Whitby anglers web site and Facebook, and also if possible in the local press.
6. The boundaries will be agreed on the match day subject to weather conditions
7. This is a heaviest fish match and all species count, with the exception of wrasse
8. Minimum sizes for landing and weighing in are: Bass 42cm, Coalfish (Billet) 36cm, Cod 36cm, Conger 59cm, Dab 24cm, Flounder 26cm, Haddock 31cm, Ling 65cm, Mackerel 35cm, Plaice 29cm, Pollack 36cm, Pouting 24cm, Spur Dogfish 60cm, Common Sole 26cm, Lemon Sole 26cm, Whiting 31cm, All other fish to be not less than 30cm. (WRASSE ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS MATCH)
9. Fishing may continue up to 4:30pm, competitors must weigh in at the The Anglers Social Club between 5:30 – 6:30 pm *Anyone who has not presented at the weigh in by 6:30 is will not be included*
10. In the event of a deterioration in the weather the steward will order a recall. If more than half the allotted time has elapsed the match will be deemed to have been completed and a weigh in will take place to determine the result.
11. Each competitor may have a maximum of two rods fitted out and ready to fish, but may only fish with one rod at any one time.