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SADSAA PROVINCIAL RULES

2016 CAPE BOAT TUNA NATIONALS TOURNAMENT RULES

. RULES & REGULATIONS

LINE CLASS:                10kg (only pre-supplied ANDE Tournament line)

VENUE:                        Cape Boat & Ski-Boat Club, Miller’s Point, Simonstown.

DATES:                        9TH – 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.)

REGISTRATION:            On arrival at the venue the Captain of each team                                      must register with the Tournament Secretary, giving

                                     full names and addresses of team.

                                     All anglers must sign indemnity forms

                                     Registration facilities will be available from 16h00 on

                                     9th  May 2016.

 DRESS CODE:              Opening Ceremony & Prizegiving:  Full Step Out Uniforms.

                                     All teams to wear provincial gear on other evenings.

SKIPPERS BRIEFING:   There will be a compulsory team captains and skippers

                                     briefing @ 18h30 on Monday 9th May 2016.

PRIZES:                         The following prizes will be awarded:

TOPTEAM

GOLD MEDAL

TOP SKIPPER

GOLD MEDAL

2ND TEAM

SILVER MEDAL

2ND SKIPPER

SILVER MEDAL

3RD TEAM

BRONZE MEDAL

3RD SKIPPER

BRONZE MEDAL

                                                  

 

                                                  

In the event of a draw the team with the least number of fish will be deemed to be the winner.

PRIZEGIVNG:   The prizegiving will take place at the Cape Boat & Ski-Boat Club,

                                Miller’s 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.

TEAMS:               Each 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

                            day’s 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.

                           Should 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

                            there be any excess money in the fuel pool, the teams will be

                            reimbursed accordingly.

  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 into consideration

                             number of fishing days and weather forecasts.

                                           (iv)   Scales queue will close at 18h00 daily except on the final

                              day when scales will close at 17h00.

                                Subject to decisions  taken in (iii) above.

                                 The control boat or Ski-Boat Mobile radio will call lines up.

                                  Any fish still being fought that was hooked prior to this call must

                                 be 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

                                     specify the number of fish per specie on board.

WEATHER:                   The weather committee will make a decision on the weather each                                                                                      day from 05h00.

                                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 DECISION.

                                           They may decide to call the competition off or shorten the fishing

                                  hours for any day, if weather conditions so require.  Any fish still

                                 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

                                      SADSAA rules

RODS:                        An angler may have a maximum of four (4) rods and four (4)

                                      reels on board, but may not have more than two (2) lines in the   

                                       water at  any one time.

SCORING:                  The SADSAA scoring system will apply.

                                           The minimum weight will be:

                                           LONGFIN             10KG

                                           YELLOWFIN       20KG

                                           BIG EYE               20KG

                                           Bag limit is 10 fish per man.

WEIGHING:             All fish will be weighed on the official scale. Each fish must be

                                      individually weighed and recorded against the name of the angler

                                      on the official weigh sheet. Each angler must offload his fish

                                      and place it on the scale for weighing. The team captain and

                                       skipper 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

                                      consumption.   

                                      It is the duty of each team to assist their skipper with the

                                      launching, refueling and cleaning of the boat.

                                       EACH SKIPPER WILL ACT AS A REFEREE AND SEE          

                                      THAT THE RULES ARE STRICTLY ADHERED TO.

COMMUNICATION: 

                                      Channel 71 VHF may only be used between boats.  NO OTHER

                                      CHANNEL OR KAVICOM RADIO’S MAY BE USED EXCEPT FOR

                            WHEN THE CONTROL BOAT AND WEATHER COMMITTEE NEED

                           TO MAKE A DECISION  AT SEA & COMMUNICATION WITH THE

                                      TOURNAMENT ORGANISER FOR FISH TALLIES

BOAT DRAW:          The boat draw will be done for 5 days. Boats selected for each day stands.

                                           EG. 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

 ACCOMMODATION:   Each team is responsible for the booking and payment of their

                                                own accommodation.

    Please contact the following persons if you should require any assistance or further  

    information:

TOURNAMENT ORGANISER:

ASHLEY RELF

084 574 6140

CBSC MANAGERESS:

COLLEEN PULCELLA

082 320 9591

 

PROVINCIAL SECRETARY:

 

SALLY SWANEPOEL

083 728 3338

 

ADMINSTRATION:

ANNIE ROUX

 

 

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.  These are

    listed as follows and will be applicable to all future Tuna Nationals Championships.

  1. The tournament will be fished over 5 days – weather permitting with a maximum of 4 fishing days.
  2. There will be no release section in the Tournament, no fish will score points if released or tagged and released.
  3. 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%.
  4. Skippers positions will be calculated using the general score sheet, which includes all participating teams not only the Provincial teams.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

  1. All boats must stay within 40 nautical miles of mainland at all times. Offshore islands are not included as mainland.
  1. 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.

  1. The minimum weight to weigh will be 10kg for Longfin, 20kg for Yellowfin

and 20kg for Big Eye tuna.

  1. 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

 and then select his 10 at the end of day)

  1. 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.
  2. The boat skipper remains SADSAA’s referee to ensure the adherence to these rules as presented.

 

 

 

 

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