Important Rules to Remember
D03- The competition placing’s will be determined by the cumulative weight of the 3 biggest carp caught per Pair/Trio, with the Pair/Trio having the greatest combined weight being declared the winners.
D04- If the total weight is tied, the pair/trio catching the biggest fish on countback of the three scoring fish will be declared the winner – if there is still a tie, the time of the first officially recorded of the three fish that count irrespective of its weight will be declared the winner. Ultimately if there is still a tie, the time of the three fish on a countback basis will be applied.
Important rule notice Competitors after having their first three fish being recorded by an event marshall are allowed to weigh new catches on their own equipment. If they feel the fish is of greater weight than their three recorded fish, they then need to make a contact with Event Marshals and proceed with the normal Catch Record procedure to ensure the fish is officially recorded.
Official Picture Rules
G07- Competitors to check the following official pictures are being taken by Marshals – we strongly advise competitors to do the same for their own record
* Picture of the Official Catch Board on its own
* Picture of competitor holding the fish showing its left flank along with Official Catch Board with Peg Board in sight (fish head in competitor right hand).
Section M – Yellow / Red Cards, Penalties, Disqualification and Ban
M01- Any offence committed during the competition including Registration Weekend and state of swim at the end of event will carry a penalty sanction with or without a Yellow Card.
M02- Marshals are allowed to issue Yellow Cards but penalties, confirmation of Red Card, disqualification and ban can only be issued by the Head Marshal and at his sole discretion
M03- Penalties can be: a strict fishing ban up to 24 hours or ban from use of boat up to 24 hours.
M04- A second Yellow Card confirmed by the Head Marshal automatically confirms Red Card status and immediate disqualification from the event. Competitors are then asked to leave the competition site immediately.
M05- Depending on seriousness of offences which have lead to a Red Card & Disqualification, Head Marshal and at his sole discretion can add a ban ranging from 1 to 3 years but if necessary can be extended it to a life-ban.
M06- All penalties and Cards to be published on-line and explained.
Section N – Local rules (new 2022)
N12- World Carp Classic is also run abiding by local rules. It is the responsibility of all anglers to read, understand and abide by those:
* Nature quiet zones: these must be respected at all times. Water police to conduct spot checks including with the use of drones and they have the right to fine and confiscate gear.
* Bait daily usage: anglers to comply with local authorities’ requests for daily bait usage. No compliance will result in penalties including up to exclusion from the competition as the event is now granted the right to operate only if the information is being provided as honestly as possible.
Marshal Official Catch Sheet remains the Official document by which the competition is being run but in order to provide constant up-date to the Leaderboard, each section on an established rota will send pictures of their catch sheet which is then matched to data already sent to the system including pictures.
Each time a fish is PRE CONFIRMED the leaderboard is automatically updated!! A full re-check will be undertaken each time Official Marshal Catch Sheets are returned to the Official Event Results Desk.
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