PSAROKATASTASIS KYPROU - SPORT FISHING CLUB CYPRUS organizes the:
1st INTERNATIONAL SURF CASTING TOURNAMENT IN CYPRUS
18-20 DECEMBER 2015 - FINIKOUDES LARNAKA
First we would like to announce the following:
The Tournament it take place in Larnaka at Finikoudes beach and Makenzy beach.
Individuals or clubs interested to participate in December's International Tournament are kindly requested to contact our club's president Mr Michalis Michaelides. Invitations will be send to each club interested that include:
- Free One double room for 3 nights (18-20 dec) on a B/B basis @ Les Palmiers Beach Hotel in Larnaca
- Free lunch for 2 persons including local drinks (Saturday & Sunday ) @ Les Palmiers Beach Hotel in Larnaca
- Free dinner for 2 persons including local drinks (Friday & Sunday ) in a restaurant near the hotel
- Free participation for 2 persons
- 8 free baits (2 kinds of worms)
On behalf of Psarokatastasis Kyprou
PROGRAM AND RULES
1.- All required transfers to and from the airport as well as from the hotel to the beaches of the competition will be free offer from the organizers.
2.-All participants will be accommodated at Hotel Les Palmiers Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus located in of Finikoudes in Larnaca
Friday December 18th 2015
11:00 - 23:00 Arrivals 18:00 Draws for sectors and boxes for 1st & 2nd competition 19:00 Dinner for Guest Athletes in a restaurant near the hotel
Saturday December 19th 2015
07:00 Breakfast in the "Les Palmiers Beach Hotel Finikoudes" 08:30 Visit to the shops Technofish Hunting & Fishing (Official Sponsor)
10:30 Starting ceremony - clubs / groups presentation
12:00 Lunch for Guest Athletes in the "Les Palmiers Beach Hotel Finikoudes" 13:45 Departure from Hotel for the Tournament beaches
14:00 Entry to fishing boxes
15:00 Beginning of 1st competition
19:00 End of 1st competition
19:00 Verification of the Check of catches
19:30 Beginning of 2nd competition
23:30 End of 2nd competition
23:00 Verification of the Check of catches 00:30 Cocktail and announcement of results
Sunday December 20th 2015
07:00 Breakfast in the "Les Palmiers Beach Hotel Finikoudes"
08:30 Issue of results & announcement at board
09:30 Presentation of fishing equipment
11:00 Awards & closing ceremony 14:00 Lunch for Guest Athletes in the "Les Palmiers Beach Hotel Finikoudes" 19:00 Dinner for Guest Athletes in a restaurant near the hotel
Monday December 21st 2015 03:00 Departures 07:00 Breakfast in the "Les Palmiers Beach Hotel Finikoudes"
Α.- FISHING EQUIPMENT
The competition is on single basis and each participant can fish with two (2) rods. Each position will have a length of 15 meters and each athlete must place reeds in the middle of the distance where the indicative number will be placed.
The draw will be in pairs.
The minimum length of a fishing rod is 3.5 meters and maximum is 5 meters.
Fishing rods must bear at least three rings on their length, and one on top.
There is no restriction as to the number of backup rods that an participant may have open.
Backup rods must not have traces and the tip of the backup rod must not point towards the sea.
Permitted traces in the competition must have up to three single hooks.
The minimum size of hooks must be such as having a 5mm opening from the spike to trunk, and the relative measurement will be taken by a special cylinder to be provided to all participants by the tournament Secretariat to enable them to check whether their hooks are qualified.
There is no restriction to the number of traces that participants can keep baited and ready to use, in no case however should they be attached to their backup rods.
There is no restriction as to the length of the hook line
It is permitted to use on the hook line, attractive materials in such as shiny spoons, coloured and/or shiny pearls, colored floating or other pearls (maximum size 15mm), colored feathers, fluorescent materials etc.
There is no restriction as to the type and shape of leads to be used, the only type of lead prohibited being the ground baits leads.
Minimum permitted weight of lead is 50 grams.
Baits should be strictly natural.
The types of baits will be two kinds of worms which have been tested with good returns and their quantity is the free choice for each competitor:
worm Americanο and Acrobat
The use of strongly smelling enhancing material is prohibited.
The use of ground baits, before or during the competition, is also prohibited.
Use of smell-enhancing materials and/or ground baits by a participant will result in disqualification.
C.- MANDATORY FISHING EQUIPMENT
1.- Ruler, with which participants will measure their fish. Rules will be provided by the organizer , free of charge.
2.- A bucket where all fish will be placed immediately after being caught, and until they are registered for the first time. Buckets will be provided by the organizer , free of charge.
3.- Special container where all fish will be put immediately after first registration and until cross-check by the tournament Committee. Special containers will be provided by the organizer , free of charge.
4.- Oxygenator that will keep the catch live until their release.
Buckets and special containers must be returned to the organizer after the end of the 2nd competition.
D.- MEASURABLE FISH
All kinds of fish are measurable, provided they are over 12 cm. Fish of exactly 12 cm will not be accounted for. Fish of 12.1 cm will be accounted for, and all measurements will be rounded up to the closest integer number (e.g. 12.1 will be registered as 13cm, and so on). It is self understood that fish of 11.9 cm will not be accounted for.
The procedure of measuring and releasing the fish is the following:
1.- Participants catching fish smaller than 12.1 cm must immediately release them upon measuring them with their ruler.
2.- Participants catching fish 12.1 cm or bigger, must place them, in their bucket which must be near the sea and filled with sea water renewed regularly in order to maintain sea temperature as much as possible.
3.- After that, participants will wait for the person responsible for their Sector in order to take measurements and register the fish.
4.- The person responsible will measure the length of the fish and note it down in the special form, then put it in the participant’s special container which must be placed at the back of his fishing box and filled with fresh sea water in order to keep the fish alive.
5.- The measuring procedure must be quick,
At the end of the competition, the Committee will go through all boxes and will cross-check fish entries.
After the cross-check, all living fish will be released back to the sea . Any non-living fish will be donated to local charitable institution.
E.- TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE
The tournament Committee consists of five (5) members, and the cross-check can monitor by one participant from each country.
F. - SCORE
a) Each measurable fish gets 10 points.
b) Each centimeter of measurable fish gets 1 point. Particularly as regards the following fish: conger,
ray, moray, garfish pike, each centimeter gets ½ point.
The aggregate of the above (a+b) constitutes the competitor’s score.
G.- PARTICIPATION PROCEDURE
All participants must fill out and send the special sheet entitled “PARTICIPATION FORM” to the following email address: email@example.com no later than Oktober 30th 2015.
If you need any clarifications, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message at our facebook page: 1st International Surf Casting Tournament in Cyprus
Our country and the athletes of our Club Psarokatastasis Kyprou Sport Fishing Club Cyprus look forward to having you with us and enjoying all the best of this country and our warm hospitality.