Rules

RULE MODIFICATIONS

FIPS-Mouche has appointed Poland to be the host country for 17th World Youth Fly Fishing Championship to be held in Myczkowce, POLAND.
These Rule Modifications apply to the latest published FIPS-Mouche Competition Rules.


Article 2 : General Information

2.2. Add: Four sessions will be held on rivers, bank fishing, wading allowed. One session will be held on a lake, boat fishing.

Article 9: Bank Fishing Competitions

9.3. Add: The beats on the river will be an average of 150 m.

9.4 Add: In case there is an island within the boundaries of a beat, the controllers may choose to perform their duties from the island to ensure permanent visual contact with their competitors. Controllers must enter the island not later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the session, making sure the fishing water is not disturbed. Controllers remain on the island for the duration of the session.

9.7 Add: Wading is allowed on the river sectors and chest waders may be worn.

Article 10: Boat Fishing Competitions

10.9 Fishing will be done from drifting boats, no drogues allowed. Fishing will be in accordance with Annex B. Boats will be equipped with life-saving devices, however competitors are allowed to wear their own life vests.

Article 11: Duration of Events, Scoring and Practice Sessions

11.3. Add: The hours for fishing shall be defined in the program of the championship as follows: from 09:00 to 12:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00. In case of excessively hot weather, the organizer may decide to delay the schedule. The latest time an afternoon session may be held is 17:00 to 20:00.

11.4. Add: All official practice will be catch and release, the schedule and rotation of practice beats to be specified in the program of championship.

Add – All official and unofficial practice will be fished using barbless hooks only.

Article 23: Care of Fish Caught

23.1. Add: Should a competitor decide to submit a fish for measurement, he/she needs to make sure, wherever possible, that the fish, while being transferred to the controller, is submerged in the water at all times. In case a competitor fails to comply with this requirement, the fish must not be scored.

Article 25: Eligible Fish

For river sessions: all salmonidae, minimum size: 25 cm
For lake session: all species, minimum size: 20 cm

Measuring will be done from the tip of the nose to the extremities of the tail, squeezed together.

Article 29: Competition Flies

29.1. Add: In sector III (River San, Hoczew), only 1 (one) dry fly is allowed.
29.6. Change: A maximum of 2 (two) flies is allowed on all sectors except for sector III, where only 1 (one) dry fly is allowed.

Article 31 : Prohibitions

31.1. Clause 1: Change: The fishing of competition sectors and official practice water by competitors or their agents during a period of 30 (THIRTY) days prior to the official start of the competition shall be prohibited.

Annex A - Rotation Matrix
 


Rotation Matrix between Sectors
GROUPS Wednesday 8/8 AM Wednesday 8/8 PM Thursday 9/8 AM Friday 10/8 AM Friday 10/8 PM
A I II III IV V
B II III IV V I
C III IV V I II
D IV V I II III
E V I II III IV



Annex B - Boat Fishing