RULES & REGULATIONS

Fishing Dates and Time

Fishing starts everyday at 7.00 and ends at 16.30, at that time all lines must be out of the water. All boats must be back at Le Morne Anglers’ Club by 17.00 latest and the score cards remitted to the jury at 17.30 latest otherwise a penalty of 100 points will be applicable.

Fishing Line

• The Competition will be fished exclusively on 130 Lb. Line test.
• Any lighter line used will be considered as 130 Lb. test.
• We recommend the use of IGFA rated lines.

Release Rules

• Any Marlin ( Blue, Black, Striped ) estimated to weigh 400 lb. or less must be released.
• All Sailfish and Spearfish must be released.
• All Sharks must be released.

TO BE ELIGIBLE :

Video footage must clearly show the fish which can be identified, the arm band valid for the day and the actual release with the date and time.

In the event of a Marlin (Blue, Black, Striped ) is brought dead to the boat, it must be boated without being gaffed to be eligible for points. Final decision will be taken by the Jury.

Points for released fish

Points will be awarded for eligible released
Billfish as follows:

Marlin (Blue, Black, Striped ) 400 pts
Sailfish 125 pts
Spearfish 25 pts
Shark 125 pts

Points for boated Billfish

Any Marlin ( Blue, Black, Striped ) weighing over 400 lb. “legally” caught and boated will be awarded one point per pound.

Any Marlin ( Blue, Black, Striped ) gaffed and boated and weighing less than 400 lb. will not be eligible for points.

Any Marlin ( Blue, Black, Striped ) weighing less than 400 lb. brought dead to the boat and boated without being gaffed will be awarded one point per lb.

Bonus points for boated Billfish

100 bonus points for Marlin weighing more than 500 lb.
100 bonus points for the heaviest Marlin on each day.
100 bonus points for the heaviest Marlin of the Competition.

Points for other fish

On each day ……….

Yellow Fin and Dogtooth Tuna 30 lb. or more
Dorado and Wahoo 20 lb. or more

Reporting to the Scorer/ Weigh Master

Team captains must report to the Scorer/ Weigh Master immediately after docking and by 17.30 latest submit video footage of released billfish if any and remit their completed scorecards even if no scoring fish was caught. Failure to comply with the above will result in a penalty of 100 points.
The Organizers reserve the right to ask for a sample of the fishing line used to catch any declared fish and to inspect the boat at any time.

Claims

Claims must be made in writing by the Team Captain to the President of the Jury immediately after docking. The decision of the Jury will be final.

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