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Hoedspruit

Fishing Tournament

Bait for the Cause! A charity fishing competition raising funds for Scales Conservation Fund and Hoedspruit PAWS.

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Fishing Tournament
Fishing Tournament

Time & Location

04 Mar 2023, 07:00 – 18:00

Hoedspruit, Klaseriedam no 1 F12, district road Guernsey, Hoedspruit, 1380, South Africa

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About the event

WHEN AND WHERE

4thMarch 2023 at Klaserie Dam, Hoedspruit

WHO CAN ENTER:

Anyone with a passion for fishing, the welfare of dogs and/or conservation.

This competition is open to all ages.

Any angler under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or have WRITTEN permission by their parent or guardian.

REGISTRATION & FEES:

Pre-booking online is advised as it will speed up your registration process on the day enabling you to get your rods in the water faster.

Competition Entry and Registration and will open at 07h00 and close 14h00 competition day.

Gate entry fees to Klaserie Dam are at your own cost,

This is a one-day fishing tournament, but if you wish to make a weekend out of it and camp on site, bookings must be made directly with the venue 'Klaserie Dam' who can be contacted by WhatsApp on 084 701 3563

Competition Fee (Excludes Klaserie Dam gate fees)

Adults – R180

Kids (Under 16) – R120

Klaserie Dam Tariffs(Not included in your competition fee)

Per day

Vehicle – R20

Adult – R60

Child (under 12 years) – R30

Over night

Vehicle R20

Adult – R120

Children (under 12 years) –R60

Payable at the Main Gate on entry to Klaserie Dam. Advanced bookings can be made via WhatsApp on 084 701 3563 

FOOD & DRINKS

There will be a selection of food and drinks stalls available on the day where can purchase snacks, meals, and drinks.

Whilst guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks to the dam, we ask that you also help support our local vendors. A confirmed list of vendors will be supplied closer to the tournament date.

If you would be interested in hosting a stall on the day, please contact Jen 078 431 3161 or Amy 078 993 5678 for more information.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE:

07h00: Gates open, Fishing Tournament Entries and Registration Opens

07h15: Tournament Photo Submissions Open

12h00: Tournament Entries and Registration Close

15h45: Photo Submissions Close

16h00: Prize Giving

18h00: Gates Close

Klaserie Dam have kindly extended their exit time to 18h00 for the purpose of the tournament. All Klaserie Dam guests without a confirmed overnight booking, must exit the venue by 18h00. Late exit will be subject to a late exit penalty fee as per Klaserie Dam Rules.

PRIZES

In the event that a prize should go unclaimed for any reason at the time of the prize giving, a lucky draw will be held allowing any tournament participant to stand the chance to win the prize. To facilitate this, all participants unique numbers will be put in a hat and drawn at random by an event official. The participant, whose unique number is chosen will then be awarded the prize.

Adult Categories

Biggest Barbel:

1st Place Wins: 2-night stay for 4 people at Kataza Bush Chalets, Hoedspruit& Bait for the Cause Cap

2nd Place Wins: Wood/Canvas Directors Chair, BuddyCool Cooler Box, Buck n Berg Meal Voucher& Bait for the Cause Cap

3rd Place Wins: Woodish Handmade Watch, Bosch Travel Hammock, Buck n Berg Meal Voucher& Bait for the Cause Cap

Biggest Bass:

1st Place Wins: 2-night stay for 2 people at The Hidden Valley, Hoedspruit & Bait for the Cause Cap

2nd Place Wins: 2-night stay for 2 people at Serengeti Cabin, Dullstroom & Bait for the Cause Cap

3rd Place Wins: Quad Bike Safari for 2 at African Dream Tours, Hoedspruit & Bait for the Cause Cap

Biggest Carp:

1st Place Wins: 2-night stay for 12 people at The Lazy Lamb Self-Catering Private Tented Camp& Bait for the Cause Cap

2nd Place Wins: 2-night stay for 2 people, inc’ Game Drives & Bush Walks at Tshukudu Bush Camp, Hoedspruit& Bait for the Cause Cap

3rd Place Wins: Game Drive and Dinner for 2 at Kapama River Lodge, Hoedspruit & Bait for the Cause Cap

Most Catches

1st Place Wins: Lowrance Fishing Hamper, Wave Sunglasses, BuddyCool Cooler box, Bait for the Cause Cap

Junior Prizes

Biggest Barbel:

1st Place Wins: Lumeno Waterproof Headlamp, Tidal Hook Fishing Set, Bait for the Cause Cap

2nd Place Wins: Pick n Pay Hamper, Mj’s Photo Voucher, Steel Water Bottle, Bait for the Cause Cap

3rd Place Wins: CampMaster Tripod Stool, G&G Sunscreen, Bait for the Cause Cap

Biggest Bass:

1st Place Wins: 1100 Lumen Sniper Torch, Tidal Hook Fishing Set, Bait for the Cause Cap

2nd Place Wins: Pick n Pay Hamper, Mj’s Photo Voucher, Mini Gas Stove, Bait for the Cause Cap

3rd Place Wins: CampMaster Tripod Stool, G&G Sunscreen, Bait for the Cause Cap

Biggest Carp:

1st Place Wins: 1500 Lumen Sniper Torch, Tidal Hook Fishing Set, Bait for the Cause Cap

2nd Place Wins: Pick n Pay Hamper, Mj’s Photo Voucher, Ford Hamper, Bait for the Cause Cap

3rd Place Wins: CampMaster Tripod Stool, G&G Sunscreen, Bait for the Cause Cap

Most Catches

1st Place Wins: Pick n Pay Hamper, Mj’s Photo Voucher, Bait for the Cause Mug, Handmade Bunny & Chocolates, Bait for the Cause Cap.

THE COMMON-SENSE RULE:

This tournament is in the name of fun, competition & charity. Our goal is to host a fun, fair and balanced competition. With that said, if any of the rules need altering to ensure the safety of all our anglers, we reserve the right to alter them at any time and without formal notice. To stay up to date with rules, prizes and general information please refer to https://www.scales.org.za/event-details/fishing-tournament

Klaserie Dam is a nature area, and such be treated with respect. Any persons found disrespecting the environment in any way will be removed.

COMPETITION RULES:

This competition is catch and release ONLY!

Equipment:

Anglers are responsible for providing all necessary equipment to fish in the tournament (fishing pole/rod, fishing line, bait, hooks, etc).

Watercraft:

This tournament is strictly casting only.

Fish caught while wading or walking the 'shoreline' are eligible for submission.

The use of watercrafts and bait boats is not allowed for the purpose of the competition.

Scoring:

We are using the “Catch-Measure-Photo-Release” method. That is once you catch the fish, use a digital camera or smart phone to take a photo of the fish on the official measuring mat, then release the fish back to the water. For approved measuring devices go to the “Photo Rules” located below.

Entries are to be logged by sending photos of your catches via WhatsApp to 078 993 5678 with your unique entry number.

Or the photographic device can be brought to the registration tent to be entered and recorded manually with your unique entry number.

You may log as many entries as you wish, but only submit one photo per fish. 

The unique measuring mat must be present in the photo to qualify for scoring in all categories.

All fish must be released back into the dam alive.

The tournament officials will review all photos to verify validity and length of fish for determining place winners.

Standards of Measuring:

Fish are scored based on length and the longest fish will take first place for each species category, the second longest will take second place and the third longest will take third place.

There is a 15cm minimum length for fish to be eligible.

The fish nose or lip must be touching the front of the official measuring mat, and this must be visible in the picture.

The tail must lay naturally, and the mouth can be open or closed.

The fish must be on the official measuring mat with the measuring scale beyond the tail shown in the photo. Be sure the longest point of the tail is laying over the measuring scales mark, so it is visible in the picture.

Be sure your picture is clear before letting the fish go in case you need to take multiple pictures in order to submit a clear picture. Anglers must only submit one photo per fish.

Submitted fish measuring the same length must have distinct differences in appearance or the entry maybe discounted towards your quantity competition total, or in repeat offences the angler may be disqualified.

Lengths will be rounded to the nearest centimetre.

General Scoring Rules:

All photo submissions must be submitted by the deadline to be included in the tournament. (See Schedule above for times)

The deadline time means the time your photos are received by the tournament officials, not the time your fish was caught, or your picture was sent. Do not wait until the last minute to submit and assume the officials have your photos.

You will receive a reply “Submission Approved” on any images submitted once your entry has been received, quality checked, qualified, and entered.

Ties will be viewed by officials and if they can be broken by looking at how the fish were rounded, the officials will place the competitors accordingly. If there is still a tie, it will be broken by the best of three Rock/Paper/Scissors officiated by tournament officials.

ELIGIBLE FISH:

For the largest fish category, anglers can score on the length of a Carp, Bass or Barbel caught at Klaserie Dam during tournament times and providing photos are submitted before the deadline.

For the most fish caught category, any species of fish measuring 15cm or above may be counted towards your total as long as it was caught at Klaserie Dam during tournament times and the photos submitted before the deadline. One prize will be offered for the highest quantity of fish caught on the day, for both the Adults and Junior age categories.

ELIGIBLE FISHING METHODS:

ALL FISH MUST BE CAUGHT:

· Alive on a conventional rod and reel in a sporting manner.

· Artificial lures, live/dead baits and scents may be used during the competition.

· Anglers may not catch fish or submit fish that have been caged or confined in an area prior to the tournament.

· All fish must be caught during the hours of the competition.

· No casting nets are allowed, but anglers may use a landing net.

· An angler may use more than one rod at a time.

SAFETY:

During competition each contestant is required to comply with all venue safety rules.

SPORTSMANSHIP: This tournament is all about having a good time and raising funds for charity, so it is important that all anglers adhere to a high standard of sportsmanship.

The possession or use of illegal drugs is prohibited. Any possession or use of  illegal drugs, participation in criminal activity, or other conduct reflecting unfavourably upon the tournament and its sponsors will be subject to disqualification.

Proper etiquette should be adhered to while competing. Please be courteous of other anglers at all times.

There are no monetary awards for this tournament nor is any side betting allowed.

Offensive talk will not be tolerated.

At the end of the tournament, please make sure that you do not leave any litter, bait, fishing line etc in your area. Bins are provided.

PHOTO/VIDEO RIGHTS: All photos, video, data, audio shall be used by Scales Conservation Fund and/or Hoedspruit Paws indefinitely and may be used in future projects, promotions, articles or media releases. There will be no compensation for such use of these photos, video or data. Anglers will be allowed to keep their photos/videos and use how they please as well.

FINAL DECISIONS: Any decisions that need to be made in relation to the event will be done so by the tournament committee and their decisions are final.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE: All participants must sign a waiver, release of liability, and covenant not to sue before competing in any tournament. It is required that all anglers take responsibility for themselves while participating in event activities.

HAVE FUN: Remember, winning is not something you can completely control, because there is no way to play defence in this tournament. All you can control is your fishing and your attitude….so relax, have fun, and enjoy your time by the water.

KLASERIE DAM RULES:

The management or employees of Klaserie Dam will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury to any person visiting the resort.

Right of admission reserved.

Day visitor penalty fee for late exit.

No refunds.

No Music.

No littering.

No Speeding.

No Dogs.

No 4-wheel motorbikes.

No fires on Grass.

No driving to the water’s edge.

Schedule


  • 5 hours

    Tournament Registration and Gate Entry

    Main Gate & Registration Tent

  • 8 hours 30 minutes

    Tournament Photo Submissions Open

    Digital & Registration Tent
2 more items available

Tickets

  • Adult

    This ticket includes fishing tournament entry only for all persons over the age of 16.

    R 180,00
    +R 4,50 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Under 16's

    This ticket includes fishing tournament entry only for all persons under the age of 16. All under 16 participants MUST be supervised by a parent or guardian.

    R 120,00
    +R 3,00 service fee
    Sale ended

Total

R 0,00

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