. RULES & REGULATIONS
LINE CLASS: 10kg (only pre-supplied ANDE Tournament line)
Boat & Ski-Boat Club, Miller’s Point, Simonstown.
– 14TH May 2016 (5 days – maximum 4 days fishing)
OPENING CEREMONY: Monday 9th May 2016 @ 18h00
ENTRY FEE: R9500-00
per team inclusive of: Opening and Closing Functions,
breakfasts, dinners and lunch packs
(Fuel, bait and accommodation
for teams own cost.)
On arrival at the venue the Captain of each team must register
with the Tournament Secretary, giving
full names and
addresses of team.
anglers must sign indemnity forms
facilities will be available from 16h00 on
DRESS CODE: Opening
Ceremony & Prizegiving: Full Step
teams to wear provincial gear on other evenings.
SKIPPERS BRIEFING: There
will be a compulsory team captains and skippers
@ 18h30 on Monday 9th May 2016.
following prizes will be awarded:
the event of a draw the team with the least number of fish will
be deemed to be the winner.
prizegiving will take place at the Cape Boat & Ski-Boat Club,
Point from 19h00 on Saturday
14h May 2016.
It is compulsory
for all teams to be present. Requests
for extra guests must be made to the organizers at least one week beforehand
and must unfortunately be charged for.
RULES: I.G.F.A./SADSAA rules will apply.
team will consist of three provincial anglers
BAIT: Bait caught in the competition
may be used. Bait supplied for purchase
from the organizers
may be used. Teams may also supply their own
bait. All bait may
be carried over each day.
FUEL: Each team will be responsible
for the refueling of their boat after each
fishing. Payment of fuel will be on a pool basis. Each team will be
required to lodge a deposit of R15 000,00 at the time of registration.
the pool need to be topped up during the course of the event the
teams will be advised
timeously. At the end of the tournament should
be any excess money in the fuel pool, the teams will be
FISHING TIMES: (i) Breakfast & weather call from 05h00
(ii) Launching from 05h45
(iii) Depart harbour from 06h00
Lines up at 15:00, except on the final day,
when lines up will
be at 14h00 however these times may be subject to change
by the Tournament Committee taking
number of fishing days and weather
(iv) Scales queue will close at 18h00 daily
except on the final
day when scales will close at 17h00.
to decisions taken in (iii) above.
control boat or Ski-Boat Mobile radio will call lines up.
fish still being fought that was hooked prior to this call must
reported to the control boat or SKI-Boat Mobile immediately.
A maximum extension time of 1 (one) hour will be allowed.
All skippers must confirm lines-up after the
call and they must
the number of fish per specie on board.
weather committee will make a decision on the weather each day
THE WEATHER COMMITTEE at sea
WILL USE AN ALTERNATE CHANNEL
69 WHEN A DECISION NEEDS TO BE MADE
AND NO OTHER BOAT MAY GET INVOLVED IN THE
They may decide to call the competition off
or shorten the fishing
hours for any day, if weather conditions so require. Any fish
being fought that was hooked prior to this call must be reported to the
control boat or Ski-Boat
Mobile immediately. In
this event, the fish must
be cut off immediately.
LINE CLASS: This
tournament will be fished on pre-supplied 10 kg ANDE
tournament line ONLY. No heavier
line may be taken on board
except as required for use of traces or teasers as catered for in the
angler may have a maximum of four (4) rods and four (4)
on board, but may not have more than two (2) lines in the
water at any one time.
SADSAA scoring system will apply.
minimum weight will be:
limit is 10 fish per man.
fish will be weighed on the official scale. Each fish must be
weighed and recorded against the name of the angler
on the official weigh sheet. Each angler must offload
place it on the scale for weighing. The team captain and
of the boat must sign the weigh-sheet.
All fish weighed are the property of the host club. Prepared loins
will be distributed amongst all the participants, skippers, boat
owners, selectors & the tournament organisers for own
is the duty of each team to assist their skipper with the
refueling and cleaning of the boat.
EACH SKIPPER WILL ACT AS A REFEREE AND SEE
THAT THE RULES ARE STRICTLY ADHERED
71 VHF may only be used between boats. NO OTHER
CHANNEL OR KAVICOM RADIO’S
MAY BE USED EXCEPT FOR
CONTROL BOAT AND WEATHER COMMITTEE NEED
TO MAKE A DECISION
AT SEA & COMMUNICATION
TOURNAMENT ORGANISER FOR FISH TALLIES
BOAT DRAW: The
boat draw will be done for 5 days. Boats selected for each day stands.
If day 2 is not fished day 3’s draw applies for the next day.
NOTE: ALL QUERIES REGARDING THESE RULES MUST BE
RESOLVED IN WRITING, AT
THE LATEST, TWO WEEKS PRIOR
TO THE START OF THE TOURNAMENT
team is responsible for the booking and payment of their
Please contact the following
persons if you should require any assistance or further
084 574 6140
082 320 9591
083 728 3338
ADDITION/AMENDMENTS TO RULES FOR TUNA NATIONALS:
During the last few years a
number of resolutions have been taken at SADSAA Council
meetings where the rules for
Tuna Nationals have been added to or changed.
listed as follows and will be
applicable to all future Tuna Nationals Championships.
- The tournament will be fished over 5
days – weather permitting with a maximum of 4 fishing days.
- There will be no release section in
the Tournament, no fish will score points if released or tagged and
- The standard SADSAA points scoring
system will be applied to all tuna which qualify for points whereby
longfin tuna score 80% and all other tuna score 100%.
- Skippers positions will be calculated
using the general score sheet, which includes all participating teams not
only the Provincial teams.
- All fish caught during the tournament
remain the property of the host Province and must be presented to the
weight master, irrespective of species or size.
- No angling may take place before or
after the prescribed angling times specified by the host Province. The only exception is when a fish is
hooked before lines up and reported to the control boat, whereafter the
angler will have a maximum of one hour from lines up, to boat the fish.
Hereafter the fish must be cut off.
In the event of an early lines up call due to safety reasons, any fish
being fought must be cut off immediately and all participating boats must
proceed to harbour.
There will be no extension of angling time granted to any team other
than listed in 6 above.
- All boats must stay within 40 nautical
miles of mainland at all times. Offshore islands are not included as
- All teams must have presented
themselves at the weigh-in within 3 hours of the lines up call. The only
exceptions are as follows:
a) An extension of time to fight a fish hooked
before lines up as listed in 6 above.
b) in the event of a premature lines up call
due to reasons of safety e.g.
bad weather, boats may take longer than 3
hours to return to harbour
but must inform control of this fact:
c) in the event of a breakdown, the boat must
inform control immediately and request an extension of time to return to harbour.
d) if a boat is asked to assist another boat
in any way, the Skipper must inform control immediately and will be granted an
extension of time to return.
- The minimum weight to weigh will be
10kg for Longfin, 20kg for Yellowfin
and 20kg for Big Eye tuna.
- The first 10 fish killed by any angler
will be the fish presented to the scales
at the end of the days angling( in other
words an angler cannot kill small fish
then select his 10 at the end of day)
- Whilst there will be NO POINTS for
release, the amount of releases and fish taken by predators must be
recorded by the team and verified by the Boat Skipper.
- The boat skipper remains SADSAA’s
referee to ensure the adherence to these rules as presented.