Rules

FIPS-Mouche has appointed the Czech Anglers Association, Czech Republic, to be the host country for the 18th Cortland FIPS-Mouche World Youth Fly Fishing Championship to be held in Vyšší Brod, Czech Republic, 10-17 Aug 2019 

These Rule Modifications apply to the latest published FIPS-Mouche Competition Rules – CR2017

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Article 2 : General Information
2.2. Add: Five sessions will be held in rivers, bank fishing, wading allowed.

Article 9: Bank Fishing competitions
9.3. Add: The beats on the river will be an average of 200m for Sec II, IV and V, 150 m for Sec I and III. There will be no buffer zones.
Depending on number of participants / water conditions a rotation may be incIuded for the
river sectors I and III ( Devil’s stones).
9.4 Add: If there is an island on the beat, the controller may control from the island, to keep permanent visiual contact with the competitor. He must enter the island half an hour before the start of the session; making sure not to disturb the fishing water.
9.7 Add: Wading is allowed on the river sectors and chest waders may be worn.

Article 11: Duration of events, scoring and practice sessions
11.3. Add: The hours for fishing will be in the program of the championship: from 07:00 to 12:00 (12:30 if rotation on river sectors) and from 17:00 to 20:30
 sectors I and III (Devil Stones – Vltava 29P): 9,00 – 12,30 and 15,30 – 19,00 with 30min rotation in sector
 sectors II, IV, V (big Vltava – Vltava 28,27): 7,00 – 10,00 and 17,30 – 20,30 – without rotation
11.4. Add: All official practice will be catch and release, the schedule and rotation of practice beats will be in the programme of championship.
Add – All official and unofficial practice will be fished with barbless hooks.

Article 23: Care of fish caught
23.1. Add: When the competitor wants to score a fish, he has tom ake sure, if possible, that the fish is all the time submerged in the water, while bringing the fish to the controller. If it does not happen, that fish will be disallowed.

Article 25: Eligible fish
All species are eligible , minimum size 20 cm . Measuring will be done from the tip of the nose to the extremities of the tail squeezed together.

Ban for fishing in all sectors for members of teams after July 1st  2019

Annex A Rotation Matrix.
Sector I : Vltava 29 P – upper – Devil’s stones
Sector II : Vltava 28 – upper – Vyssi Brod
Sector III : Vltava 29 P – lower – Devil’s stones
Sector IV : Vltava 28 – middle – Herbertov
Sector V : Vltava 27 – lower – Rozmberk