Rules & regulations

Participation: 

  • The Predatortour is a CPR (Catch, Photo & Release) sport fishing competition. 
  • You have to qualify to participate in the competition. You qualify after you get your 1000 bonus points. See scoring.
  • Teams who will get the 1000 bonus points are automatically qualified. Non qualified teams will be placed on the waiting list.
  • When qualified team members split up, only one team member can earn the qualified titel. Team Captains have pre registration before vice Team Captains.
  • Sponsor teams (premium partners Predatortour) will always be marked as qualified.
  • Winners Predatortour Sweden are qualified for Predatortour Netherlands in the first upcoming event.
  • All participants must be in possession of a valid Dutch fishing license. Order here: Vispas

 

CPR:

  • The team is formed by two anglers who need to catch the predator fish themselves. 
  • The team needs to take a picture (Predatortour Web App) of the fish on the measuring board provided by the organization. 
  • After photographing, the fish should immediately be released alive.

 

Predatortour web app / photos and back-up photos:

  • Each participant will download the Predatortour Web App on his/her smartphone.
  • To run the Predatortour Web App, your smartphone requires the latest software update for iOS or Android.
  • Non-updated phones can cause Web App failures and is therefor users responsibility. 
  • Over the 3 competition days the pictures will be made & uploaded with the Predatortour Web App only.
  • The picture must show the organization measuring board, including team number & unique (daily) QR sticker.
  • When the team number / unique (daily) QR sticker isn’t visible the picture is not valid. 
  • The picture must be taken & sent within the time (start and finish) the competition is active. 
  • The Predatortour Web App makes back-up pictures on your phone. Other pictures than this back-up pictures are not valid. Pictures taken outside the Predatortour Web App are not valid. 
  • In case of back-up photos, we need free acces to your mobile phone.
  • Back-up photos can be delivered daily after the match day to the organization. 
  • Back-up photo’s can be given until 2 hours after the competition day is over. 
  • Back-up pictures given later than 2 hours after the competition day ends, will expire and won’t count for the competition results! This applies only on the day that the fish was caught and picture was taken. 
  • Making pictures of the fish (measurement) can be in vertical or horizontal position with the measure board.
  • Pictures with dead and / or blood-stained fish are excluded for competition points. 
  • The fish should be photographed from its left side only. From top till tail with its lip against the top of the board. If the lip is not against the top of the board (aluminium plate) the fish will be ranked at least 1 cm shorter.
  • The 3 biggest fish of the species will count for the ranking and the rest will leave automatically from the leaderboard. 
  • Participants have to keep all the back-up pictures until 24 hours after the tournament.
  • For the best results the pictures must be made while holding your phone in a vertical (stand-up) position.
  • Making the perfect picture is users responsibility. The Predatortour Web App provide a zoom & retake option.  

 

Scoring:

  • Only one fish per picture.
  • Points can be earned as team over the total of three competition days. 
  • You need to catch 3 predator fish in the following numbers: 3 Pikes, 3 Zanders and 3 Perch to qualify for the end ranking. You need to “fill the lines” of all 3 species. If you have 3 pikes, 2 zander and 1 perch, the perch won’t count because you miss your third zander. 
  • The points are determined by the length of the fish. (1 point per cm) 
  • The 3 biggest Pikes, the 3 biggest Zanders, and the 3 biggest Perch will count for the ranking. Once the lines are complete, you will receive an additional 1000 bonus points in the ranking. 
  • For example, when you catch 3 Pikes, 2 Zanders and 1 Perch, the Perch will not count for the ranking, because the required row for Zanders is not full.
  • An individual fish can only count one time per match day. A double catch (same fish) will only count one time!
  • Fish below the minimum size should immediately be released alive. 
  • Zander: minimum size: 42 cm 
  • Perch: minimum size: 22 cm 
  • Pike: minimum size: 45 cm
  • The Predatortour web app will be leading in the ranking and might even overrule the regular points. Reclamations and complains about the results can be spoken with the organization within 2 hours after the competition day(s) is over. 

 

Ranking of the species:

  • The three species are compiled in order of importance, namely: 
  • 3 Pikes, 3 Zander and 3 Perch. 
  • 3 Pikes, 3 Zander. 
  • 3 Pikes. 
  • A minimum of 3 species is needed to get points for the next species. 
  • At equal points (score board) the biggest Pike makes the winner.

 

Measurement board & GPS tracker:

  • An official Predatortour measuring board & GPS will be provided at the Team Captain check-in to each team. 
  • You are obliged to use this measure board & GPS provided by the organization. 
  • You pay €100, – deposit for measure board. After returning measure board & GPS, you will receive your deposit.
  • A GPS tracker is also integrated in the Predatortour Web App. Notification: Smartphone GPS must be switched on during the event! 

 

Start & finish:

  • The daily start can deviate from the competition program due to unforeseen circumstances. When the start is early or delayed, corresponding the competition program, this won’t affect the given finish time. 
  • The finish time is always binding corresponding the competition program unless told different by head organization.
  • The time given by organization, is always leading as actual competition time. Time check will be given at the Team Captains meeting.
  • During the daily start procedures all teams must follow all instructions given by organization. 
  • Its not allowed to start before the “start signal” is given by the organization.
  • Teams who don’t follow the start instructions given by the organization can be disqualified or given a time penalty. 

 

Disciplines:

  • Only one rod per person at the same time is allowed.
  • More than 2 rods (ready to go) per angler are allowed conformity to the rules & laws of Sportvisserij Zuidwest Nederland. See license competition registration.
  • Only artificial lead-fee lures are allowed during the competition.
  • It is prohibited to use more than one lure per rod.
  • It is prohibited to use lures otherwise than attached to a rod.
  • Multiple rig/hook-systems like: paternosters and hook/rig-constructions etcetera are not allowed.
  • The following fishing methods are allowed: Jerk bait fishing, fly fishing, spinning, verticals / drop shot, etc.
  • Trolling is not allowed. 
  • Fishing with dead, live or cut bait or other forms of live bait are not allowed during the competition.
  • The use of planner boards is not allowed.
  • It is prohibited to attach external (fishing)lines / rig systems to the boat itself.
  • The use of down riggers is prohibited.

 

Contest behaviors:

  • Participants will behave at any time according to: the reglement binnenvisserij.
  • Every participant must be in possession of a Dutch fishing license. For more information: Vispas 
  • A team consists of two anglers per boat. 
  • The competition will be fished over three competition days. 
  • Before the competition start all teams (boats) will be inspected by the organization at a specified time and location. 
  • During the competition it is forbidden to exit the specified fishing competition area, to approach another boat and / or to approach the shore. 
  • During the competition, the minimum distance between all (fishing) boats is 150 meters. 
  • There can only be fished in the indicated competition area. 
  • With poor weather the organization provides an alternative program on the spot (competition day swap), etc. 
  • During or before the competition, the organization can decide for an earlier retirement. The organization then determines whether the lost fishing time will be recovered or not. 
  • During the whole competition, participants are obliged to wear the Predatortour cap. This is to differentiate themselves from other anglers who do not participate in the event.

 

Conduct, prohibitions and obligations:

  • Participants who are in possession of a “fast” fishing boat should be in possession of a valid license and be at least 18 years old. 
  • During the competition it is prohibited to fish in restricted areas given by law or organization.
  • During the competition it is prohibited (without consulting organization) to switch a member of a team. 
  • During the competition it is prohibited to kill and / or take any fish. 
  • Before and during the competition it is forbidden to use live/dead bait to lure the fish. 
  • It is also forbidden for third parties to use live/dead bait to lure fish in benefit of participants. 
  • Before and during the competition it is forbidden to stock fish by keeping them in any kind of containers like stringers, boat compartments, storage containers and / or other types of nets. 
  • During the competition it is forbidden to use lip grippers. 
  • During the competition (and remaining days) it is forbidden to deposit waste in the water or anywhere else on the competition campus. 
  • Per team at least one hook cutter and proper unhooking tools must be available. 
  • Participating fishing boats must be legally approved (registration number) and equipped according to the Dutch legalization. (See Binnenvaartpolitiereglement)
  • It is mandatory to wear a life jacket during the competition.
  • It is prohibited to drive faster than 20 km per hour when you are outside the main water, harbor etc.
  • During the competition it is forbidden to approach local anglers, boaters or other navigations within a range of 150 meters.

 

Disqualification:

  • In case of failure to respect and / or follow the prescribed rules disqualification will follow automatically. 
  • If fish die, by cause of apparent negligence of the participants, disqualification will follow automatically. 
  • Participants arriving late for the competition, will be disqualified for this day and therefore dispose of one day less of the competition camera. 
  • In case of failure on or before the competition by a member of the team (disease, etc.) the team will be withheld this day of the competition camera. 
  • Participants arriving late on the last competition day will be disqualified. 
  • Intentionally and negligent treatment of fish will follow into disqualification automatically. 
  • When misconducting such as brawling, disturbing drunkenness, vandalism, etc. you will be disqualified automatically and excluded from further competition. 
  • If participating boats meet other participating boats within a radius of 150 meter they will be both disqualified. 
  • When fishing with dead, live or cut bait or other live baits, disqualification will follow automatically. 
  • By feeding any type of pre bait before or during the entire competition, disqualification will follow automatically. 
  • When fishing outside the assigned competition fishing area, disqualification will follow.
  • When one or two of the participants set foot on land during Match Day, disqualification will follow.
  • When the organization must intervene in case of “emergency” as a result of lacking behavior of the participants (empty fuel tank etc.), disqualification will follow.
  • Disqualification of the participants will be determined by the organization only.
  • When you feel the need to violate the regulations, you have to update the organization (either by phone or face-to-face), to prevent your team from disqualification.
  • There can be deviation of the regulations only, if you have the permission of the organization to do so.

 

Safety and emergency:

  • Participating fishing boats should be able to fish on big water.
  • All boats must be equipped as given by the Netherlands law. 
  • Each member of the team must be in possession of a swimming license. 
  • All participants (all persons on board) must wear a life jacket within competition time. 
  • Its recommended to have one set of spare clothes on board. (Falling overboard) 
  • Its recommended to have an extra full reserve fuel tank on board. 
  • Its recommended to have an anchor with rope or a Minn Kota Talon on board. (Emergency and / or broken engine) 
  • Teams must be in possession of the organization phone number.
  • It is prohibited to anchor in the fairway or other parts of the track that will hinder traffic.
  • All of above is for users responsibility. In case of emergencies the organization will help as much as possible to bring a team to a safe place. A safe place is the first place available somewhere at the track.
  • The organization is not responsible for any claims due to users responsibility.
  • The organization is not a “towing company”. In case of any engine failure user has to take care of transport to trailer ramp, port or harbor themselves.

 

Boat inspection:

  • Every day before the start of the competition, the organization runs a complete check-up on all boats. After approval, the unique QR sticker will be provided on the team measure board. 
  • The organization reserves the right to check the above requirements of safety and emergency on a daily, continuous basis at any moment. 
  • The organization will carry the Predatortour sponsor cap and a recognizable yellow Predatortour safety vest.

 

Guidelines from the license provider Sportvisserij Southwest Netherlands:

  • The competition area must be left clean after the event.
  • The competition area must be pointed out clearly and in time in favor of the “free fisherman”. 
  • Carefully handle the fish, C & R only. 
  • The organization monitors nuisance of participants to others. 
  • The competition area must be accessed via existing roads and / or dykes. 
  • Instructions given by the organization must immediately be followed. 
  • No garbage must be left behind at the competition area. 
  • It is forbidden to damage the competition area and surroundings. 
  • Failure to respect the above points will lead to total exclusion of the participant(s) from further participations and damage will possibly be recovered. 
  • The official document (license) with all rules and practices is available at the organization.

 

Disclaimer:

  • Participation in the Predatortour is entirely based on your own risk. 
  • You should always respect all statutory regulations. This applies before, during and after the competition and your whole stay. 
  • You must be insured for liability, loss, theft, property damage, accidents, etc.
  • Completed payments will not be refunded by Predatortour.
  • For more information: Disclaimer

 

Privacy:

  • We work with Sportvisserij Nederland and give them the general catching reports after the competition. This report contains: the fish species, including length and numbers. In this report isn’t any personal data or GPS locations. Sportvisserij Nederland use this information for research only.
  • All data will be deleted 24 hours after the tournament is over.
  • For more information: Privacy
 

Medical help:

  • Participants must be insured for sickness, accidents and medical help. 
  • In case of accidents or illness participant should self-report to a (local) doctor. 
  • In case of an emergency call the international emergency number: 112 
  • In case of minor injuries you can always contact the organization.
  • Organization number: +31627964586

 

Reclamations:

  • Reclamations can only be given until 2 hours after the competition day is over.
  • All reclamations given later than 2 hours after the competition day is over, will expire and won’t taken care of. 

 

For approval:

  • The organization of the Predatortour can not be held responsible for malfunctioning (software / internet) of the Predatortour Web App. Participants have to keep all their match photos until 24 hours after the tournament, in order to let the organization take the leader board decision manually.
  • The Predatortour Web App will always be leading in the ranking, and could even be contradictive with rules mentioned above. Obvious software mistakes will be the exception and will be followed by the organization manually judge and announce the results.
  • The participants needs to agree with all these rules, terms, conditions and regulations.
  • In case of participation you automatically agree with all the given rules, terms, conditions and regulations.
  • When your registration is complete, you will sign for your agreement concerning disclaimer, privacy, terms, conditions and rules & regulations.
  • When you do not agree with the disclaimer, privacy, terms, conditions and rules & regulations, you will be ruled out for participation of Predatortour.
  • Participants who will deliberately violate the disclaimer, privacy, terms, conditions and rules & regulations, such as cheating, will be excluded for all (future) Predatortour editions.
  • The (daily) Team Captains briefing will also been seen as a part of the rules and regulations.
  • By acknowledging, agreeing and signing (Team Captains letter) of all of the above named disclaimer, privacy, terms, conditions and rules & regulations, the Predatortour organization can not be held responsible for calamities. 

 

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