Check in will be at the Waterfoot Hotel between 6pm and 8pm on Friday 9 Sept. Entry is £52 and anglers will draw their cards for both sessions.
If an angler cannot attend peg draw, we can draw their cards if they notify us in advance. Entry money must be prepaid by 3 September if this is the case.
Time and venue of prize giving TBC
Session one is at a strand situated at the mouth of Lough Swilly, Donegal. This venue is furthest from the hotel, and would advise anglers to allow one hour plus to get to venue. The beach is accessible from two points and a big walk may be required to get to peg.
Target species will be thornback ray and dogs with occasional turbot, flounder and dab.
This is not a scratching venue, most fish are caught at distance from a deep drop off, a heavier set up is recommended as well a metre measuring stick.
Recommended baits are sandeel, herring and mackerel.
• Anglers will be split into two zones for each session. A cash prize will be awarded to 1st to 5th in each zone for both sessions (depending final entries).
• Sponsored tackle prizes for each zone.
• Longest fish in each zone per session.
• £50 of each entry fee will make up prize pools for all sessions.
• Anglers will receive one point for a zone win, two for second and so on.
• The competitor with lowest overall score after both sessions will win the overall.
These matches will be fished on a catch, measure and release basis. Minimum fish size is 18cm and one point will be awarded per cm. Fish must be placed on a recognized match measure with mouth closed and are rounded down to closest cm. Manipulation of a fish tail is permitted to make size/increase length.
Lesser spotted dogfish and silver eels do not require measurement and are awarded 50cm and 30cm respectively.
Each fish caught will be awarded an additional five fish points on tallying of score card. All ray species are measured nose to tail.
In the event of an exact score tie, the total number of fish will be the decider. If this is tied it will then be decided on the longest fish recorded
Each angler is permitted to fish with one rod and three hooks, while a spare rod may be set up with line through the eyes, but no trace attached. The spare rod must also be kept away from tripod and preferably facing away from the sea.
There is no minimum hook size and a treble- hook counts as three hooks.
Additional traces may also be prepared/baited but we would ask anglers to exercise caution doing this in relation to canines/other beach users etc.
On catching a counting fish an angler is required to place the fish in a bucket of water while recasting. They must then bring the fish to angler on their right- hand side to be verified and have score card completed.
Reeling in of that cast is not permitted until the fish is verified and then returned immediately to the water.
We would also ask that the use appropriate means of unhooking fish (disgorgers, forceps, t-bar) depending on species caught.
On completion of each session, take your score card to the angler on your right who will underline your last entry and sign your card.
All score cards should be returned to a member of organizing committee before leaving the venue. (There will be guys wearing hi viz vests.)
Please take all your litter home. A litter walk will be done before and after each session.
The team event will involve a simple scoring method with each anglers score being recorded after each session on a separate sheet. The team with lowest overall score after three sessions will be the winners.
There are no monetary prizes for this event.
Northern Ireland Federation of Sea Anglers 2 Day Competition 9 – 11 September 2022. Timings
9th September
Peg Draw 6pm – 9pm held in Waterfoot Hotel
10th September Match 1 – Portsalon
Beach Pegging will be completed – 9.30am
Earliest Anglers should be arriving on beach 9.30am
Match starts - 10.30am
Match finishes – 3.30pm
Cards to be handed in to either carpark north or south of beach to person in Hi-Viz 3.30pm
– 5pm
11th September Match 2 – Roe Estuary and Longfields
Beach Pegging will be completed – 9 am Earliest Anglers should be arriving on beach 9 am