Rules – Masters

9th FIPS-Mouche World Masters Fly Fishing Championship
Vyšší Brod, Czech Republic 19 – 25. May 2024

Rule modifications

FIPS-Mouche has appointed Czech Republic to be the host country for the 9th FIPS-Mouche World Ladies Fly Fishing Championship to be held in Vyšší Brod, Czech Republic. These Rule Modifications apply to the latest published FIPS-Mouche Competition Rules (version 2023).

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Article 2: General Information

2.2. Add: Three sectors will on rivers, bank fishing, wading allowed and two sectors on lakes, boat resp. bank fishing.

Article 9: Bank Fishing competitions

9.3. Add: The beats on the rivers will be an average of 200 m for Sec III, IV and 150 m for Sec II. There will be buffer zones of a length 10 m on sector IV Rozmberk only.

9.4. The beats shall be selected in the way that will provide conditions for the controllers to maintain continuous visual contact with the competitor. The controllers shall be adequately equipped for this purpose (binoculars, rubber boots or waders, safety equipment if necessary). In case there is an island within boundaries of a beat, competitor is allowed to ask controller to enter the island and back continuously during duration of the session. Controller of this beat must wear chest waders.

9.7 Add: Wading is allowed on the river sectors and chest waders may be worn.

Article 10: Boat Fishing Competitions

10.9 Fishing will be done from drifting boats, no drogues allowed. Fishing will be in accordance with Annex B. Boats will be equipped with life-saving devices, however competitors are allowed to wear their own life vests.

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 09:00 to 12:00, and from 8:00 to 11:00 in last session (at sector V Kvetonov a rotation time to be considered).

11.4. Add: All unofficial practice will be fished with barbless hooks, following catch and release.

Article 25: Eligible fish

All fish 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.

Article 31: Prohibitions

31.1. a) Add – The fishing of competition sectors by competitors or their agents during a period of thirty days prior to the official start of the event (from April 19th 2024) with one exception. The practice on Květoňov lake will be extended to May 4th, when the last local competition will be held on the lake, any attendant of the championship is eligible to participate the event

Article 33: Awarding of points

33.1 points per fish: 100

33.2 points per centimetre of the fish’s total length: 20

Annex A – Sectors and Rotation Matrix.

Sector I : Lipno 2 (lake, boat fishing)
Sector II : Vltava 29 P – lower – Devil’s stones (river)
Sector III : Vltava 28 – upper – Vyssi Brod (river)
Sector IV : Vltava 28 – lower – Rozmberk (river)
Sector V : Kvetonov (lake, bank fishing)