PLYMOUTH & DISTRICT SHORE LEAGUE
LEAGUE RULES 2012

Eligible fish:

 

   100%

    MIN

 

   100%

    MIN

 BASS

    5 - 8

    3 - 0

THIN LIPPED MULLET

   3 - 4

    2 - 8

 BLACK BREAM

    2 - 8

    1 - 4

 PLAICE

   2 - 0

    1 – 0

 BLONDE RAY

  10 - 0

    7 - 8

 POUTING

   1 - 6

    0 – 12

 BULL  HUSS

    9 - 0

    6 - 0

 POLLACK

   3 - 0

    1 – 8

 COALFISH

    2 - 4

    1 - 2

 SCAD

   1 - 0

    0 – 10

 COD

    8 - 0

    4 - 0

SMALL EYED RAY

   8 - 0

    6 - 0

 CONGER EEL

  20 - 0

  15 - 0

 SMOOTHOUND

   8 - 0

   6 - 0

COUCH’S BREAM

    1 - 4

    1 - 0

 SOLE

   1 - 12

    1 - 0

 DAB

    0 - 14

    0 - 8

 SPOTTED RAY

   4 - 8

    3 – 0

 FLOUNDER

    2 - 4

    1 - 8

 THORNBACK RAY

   8 - 0

    6 – 0

 GARFISH

    1 - 0

    0 - 10

 T/B ROCKLING

   1 - 12

    1 – 0

GILTHEAD BREAM

    3 - 8

    2 - 8

 TRIGGERFISH

   2 - 4

    1 – 4

 GURNARDS

    2 - 0

    1 - 0

 TURBOT

   2 - 0

   1 - 8

 L.S.D

    2 - 10

    2 - 0   

 WHITING

   1 - 6

    0 - 12

 MACKEREL

    1 - 4

    0 - 12

 BALLAN WRASSE

   4 - 8

    3 - 8

THICK LIPPED MULLET

    3 - 12

    2 - 8

 

  

   

Note

If any query is raised by the duty weighing officer concerning the identification of any of the above listed fish, the captor may be asked to get an identification letter from the Plymouth Marine Laboratory. Should a letter be so requested, it must be produced within 14 days of capture.

Rules

1] BAD WEATHER IS NOT TO COUNT AS A REASON FOR POSTPONEMENT.
2] NO FISH OTHER THAN THOSE STATED ABOVE ARE TO BE ELIGIBLE.
3] ALL MATCH RETURNS ARE TO BE HANDED TO THE CHAIRMAN OR A
DEPUTY APPOINTED BY THE CHAIRMAN.
4] FISH TO BE WEIGHED – IN BY A MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE. ALL FISH TO BE ROUNDED DOWN TO THE NEAREST HALF OUNCE.
5] WEIGH – INS TO BE NO LATER THAN 1800 HOURS ON ANY OF THE MATCHES . ANY MEMBER OF A TEAM WHO HAS NOT RETURNED TO THE WEIGH – IN BY THE STATED TIME & SIGNED IN WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM WEIGHING FISH.
6] THE MEMBERS OF ANY TEAM MAY FISH WHEREVER THEY LIKE WITHIN THE RULES OF THE SHORE LEAGUE.
7] THE NAMES OF THE MEMBERS FISHING IN THE TEAM MUST BE ENTERED ON THE MATCH WEIGH SLIP AND A REPRESENTATIVE OF EACH CLUB MUST CONTACT THE SECRETARY OF THE SHORE LEAGUE COMMITTEE OR A REPRESENTATIVE APPOINTED BY THE COMMITTEE BEFORE THE 4 : 00 PM START . FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN THE TEAM BEING DISQUALIFIED.
8] NO ENTRANT IS ALLOWED TO FISH FOR MORE THAN ONE TEAM IN ANY ONE SEASON.
9] EACH TEAM TO WEIGH IN THEIR CATCH WITH ONLY THE BEST FOUR FISH EACH MATCH GIVING THE GREATEST NUMBER OF POINTS TO COUNT FOR THE SHORE LEAGUE CUP.
10] ALL DIFFERENT SPECIMENS CAUGHT AND WEIGHED COUNT TOWARDS THE SPECIES TROPHY PROVIDING THEY ARE ON THE SPECIMEN LIST .
- A] ALL FISH TO BE MEASURED AS A PERCENTAGE AGAINST THE STANDARD WEIGHTS.
- B] THE TEAM WHO’S TOTAL LEAGUE POINTS IS THE GREATEST WILL BE DECLARED THE WINNER . IN THE EVENT OF A DRAW THE TEAM WITH THE GREATEST TOTAL PERCENTAGE WILL BE DECLARED THE WINNER.
- C] ONE POINT WILL BE AWARDED FOR EVERY 25% [ OR PART OF 25% BEING 12.5% OR OVER ] OF TOTAL PERCENTAGE OF FISH WEIGHED IN.
- D] TWO BONUS POINTS WILL ALSO BE ADDED TO THE ABOVE FOR EACH DIFFERENT SPECIE [ AS LISTED ] WEIGHED IN ON EACH MATCH. HOWEVER ONLY THE BEST FOUR FISH TO COUNT EACH MATCH TOWARDS THE SHORE LEAGUE CUP , THEREFORE , ONLY A MAXIMUM OF EIGHT BONUS POINTS CAN BE SCORED EACH MATCH.
- E] SPECIMEN POINTS WILL ALSO BE AWARDED FOR THE BEST THREE SPECIMENS CAUGHT IN ANY ONE MATCH , 6 POINTS FOR THE FIRST 4 POINTS FOR THE SECOND & 2 POINTS FOR THIRD. ONLY ONE FISH PER TEAM PER MATCH TO COUNT TOWARDS THE SPECIMEN POINTS TROPHY.
- F] ONLY 1 BALLAN WRASSE PER TEAM PER MATCH MAY BE PRESENTED TO THE SCALES
11] ALL FISHING TO ANGLING TRUST RULES.
12] FISHING IS ALLOWED FROM THE SOUTH WEST PENINSULA MAINLAND BETWEEN WEYMOUTH ON THE SOUTH COAST AND WESTON-SUPER-MARE ON THE NORTH COAST UNLESS THE VENUE IS EXCLUDED UNDER RULE 14.
13] TEAMS ARE TO CONSIST OF FOUR ANGLERS OR LESS.
14] NO ANGLER MAY FISH IN ANY AREA WHICH IS NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC , OR IN ANY AREA WHERE PREVIOUS PERMISSION HAS TO BE OBTAINED . THIS INCLUDES ALL AREAS WHERE A PERMIT IS REQUIRED . IF THIS RULE IS INFRINGED THE TEAM WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FOR THAT MATCH ONLY AND ALL POINTS FOR THAT MATCH DEDUCTED .
15] EACH INDIVIDUAL FISH CAN ONLY COUNT FOR A MAXIMUM OF 200%.
16] THE MEMBER CLUBS SHALL ELECT ANNUALLY THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS: -
- A] CHAIRMAN
- B] SECRETARY
- C] TREASURER
ALL SHALL RETIRE ANNUALLY BUT SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION . NOT MORE THAN TWO MEMBERS PER CLUB TO BE SO ELECTED.
17] ALL MONIES RAISED BY TEAMS PARTICIPATING IN THE SHORE LEAGUE SHALL BE KEPT IN A SEPARATE ACCOUNT FOR THE USE OF THE SHORE LEAGUE ONLY . MONIES CAN ONLY BE WITHDRAWN ON THE SIGNATURES OF TWO OF THE FOLLOWING : - CHAIRMAN , SECRETARY OR TREASURER .
18] IN THE EVENT OF THE SHORE LEAGUE WINDING UP , ALL MONIES SHALL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE PLYMOUTH FEDERATION OF SEA ANGLING CLUBS ACCOUNT.
19] SHOULD ANY ARGUMENT ARISE , THE SHORE LEAGUE COMMITTEE AFTER HEARING BOTH SIDES OF THE ARGUMENT WILL VOTE ON THAT ISSUE , THE COMMITTEE DECISION WILL BE FINAL . ANY ALLEGATIONS OR COMPLAINTS MUST BE PUT IN WRITING AND SIGNED THEN FORWARDED TO THE COMMITTEE WITHIN SEVEN [7] DAYS OF THE COMPLAINT / DISPUTE ARISING , POSTMARK TO DETERMINE DATE.
20] CLUBS MAY ENTER AS MANY SIDES AS THEY WISH AS LONG AS EACH TEAM HAS PAID ITS SUBSCRIPTION AND THAT NO ANGLER CAN FISH FOR BOTH TEAMS IN ONE SEASON.
21] THE WEIGH-IN VENUE IS TO BE WITH-IN THE PLYMOUTH BOUNDARY.
22] THE WEIGHING OFFICER HAS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO WEIGH A FISH IF , IN HIS OPINION , THAT FISH HAS NOT BEEN KEPT OR PRESENTED IN A SATISFACTORY CONDITION.
23] THE SHORE LEAGUE COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS AND VOTE ON ANY MATTERS NOT COVERED BY THE PRECEDING RULES , THAT DECISION SHALL BE FINAL.

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