Rules

Score Fishing application is required for all participants. You must have it downloaded on your phone prior to competition and provide your email address to the organiser. There is a charge of £1.99 per download. SF is available on Google Play or App Store.

  • All anglers must carry an unhooking mat and tools.
  • The length of fish need to be rounded to lower full centimeter (for example 51.3cm=51cm , 51.8cm=51cm)
  • Fishing is from boats only. (Please keep 50m distance between boats and 100m from bank anglers)
  • Fishing is with artificial lures only. (“dead rod” , multi rigs, feathers,umbrella-style rigs not allowed)
  • Permitted fishing methods are spinn, jerkbait, fly, jigg/dropshot
  • Ban for using spinners. Anyone caught using spinners will be disqualified for the whole Lake Challenge!!!
  • Barbless hooks only.
  • Only one rod can be used per angler at any one time.( You can have spare rods on the boat)
  • Trolling is not allowed. 
  • Electric motors outboards  allowed 
  • No alcohol is allowed during competition and breaks.
  • No anchoring in the Water tower area.
  • No fishing in nature reserves
  • Any fish that is foul hooked don’t count. Only fish hooked in head area count (line of gill cover sets “head area”) 
  • All entrants must be in possession of a valid Environment Agency rod license.
  • The organizer cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury sustained whilst taking part in the event.
  • Boat fishing can be dangerous and Organisers take no responsibility for matters of safety. Life jackets must be worn at all times .
  •  The Organisers will carry out checks during the competition. ANYONE BREAKING THE RULES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED IMMEDIATELY.
  •  No refunds will be given away if any of competitors are not be able to attend for competition.
  • The Organizers keep right to change the date of competitions.
  • Each participant will download the Score Fishing App on his/her smartphone.
  • To run the Score Fishing App, your smartphone requires the software update for iOS 11.0 or higher or Android 5.1 or higher.
  • Non-updated phones can cause Web App failures and are therefore user’s responsibility.
  • On all  3 competitions the pictures will be made & uploaded with the Score Fishing APP only.
  • The picture must show the participant’s measuring board, including the participant’s unique ticket number.
  • When the unique sticker isn’t visible the picture is not valid.
  • The picture must be taken & sent within the time (start and finish) the competition is active.
  • Making pictures of the fish (measurement) can be in a vertical or horizontal position with the measuring board.
  • The fish should be photographed from its left side only. From top till tail with its lip against the top of the board.Fish-belly down to the person taking a photograph.  If the lip is not against the top of the board (plate) the fish will be ranked at least 1 cm shorter.
  • For the best results, the pictures must be made while holding your phone in a vertical (stand-up) position.
  • Making the perfect picture is users’ responsibility. The Score Fishing App provides a zoom & retake option.
  • All missing pictures of fish in the SF application, the competitor must report within 15 minutes from the end of the competition.
  • The verification is based on correct photos sent to the organizers.
  • Due to the situation with COvid-19, the organizer reserves the right to change the date of the competition.
  • The organizer reserve the right the disqualify any individual, (from a single event or the whole series) if the participant has been known to break any of the Lake Challenge rules, or if found to be acting in an unsportsmanlike manner.
  • Any protest with regards to the competition, including but not limited to the validity of the scores, suspected cheating, or non-sportsmanlike behavior should be reported to the organizers in writing no later than midnight on the day of the competition. The organizer reserves the right to investigate and reply no later than 7 days. Any protests reported after this time will not be considered.