Competition Rules

  1. Two hook max traces
  2. Bait provided only but can use anything you catch
  3. Lures are allowed
  4. Pennel Rigs are allowed
  5. No Wire Traces
  6. All fish must come on board boat to count except large fish over 10lbs approx which count if trace below link/swivel is touched
  7. First five fish of species count points on score card next 5 = 1 point each
  8. Ten points bonus for each species on list
  9. No size limits on fish
  10. Foul hooked fish do count
  11. Highest score on a boat= 100% all others on same boats expressed as a percentage of top score
  12. Species League UK 2020
    • 12 events during year (dependent on weather) top 9 percentage scores across the year count towards champion (if we lose an event due to weather then 11 events and top 8 scores, if we lose 2 events due to weather 10 events and 7 scores)
    • All fish species caught during year recorded for each competitor – most species champion
  13. Regional Championships in 2020
    • South West 10 events best 8 scores
    • South 10 events best 8 scores
    • South East 6 events best 5 scores
    • Wales 7 events best 6 scores
    • Scotland 2 events so far
    • North West and North Wales 2 events so far
    • North East TBC
    • Ireland TBC
  14. New for 2020 – Charter Boat Species Hunt – catch as many species in Species League events and also from 14 designated boats and ports at any time during 2020. To enter just confirm your place in one Species League event during year and you will be sent a laminated card and waterproof species list to record your catches.