Competition General Rules

1.   Competitions will be open to paid up members only, with an
entry fee to be decided annually by the management committee.
2.   Entries for all competitions to be lodged prior to start of the
said competition. Competitors must state whether fishing
“Fly” or “Bait”.
3.   The finer points of the competition rules shall be displayed
on the Competitions Rules Finer Points page.
4.   Only one rod is allowed mounted for each competitor.
5.   Roly Poly retrieve is not permitted.
6.   In “Fly Only” competitions only “Fly” shall be fished during
the competition – in “Open” competitions a competitor
fishes either fly only or bait only during the competition.
A minimum of six entries must be made, in either section,
before one can qualify for a prize, except in an open
competition where the minimum entries required overall
shall be six. In the event of less than six entries in either
section, members may fish for their aggregate.
7.   In all senior competitions, trolling, and the use of spinning
reels, ghillies and the anchoring of boats are prohibited – no
bubble floats allowed. Outboard motors must not be kept
running whilst fishing.
8.   The President, competition convener and official weigher
shall organise, act as umpire, and decide any questions that
may arise in connection with any competition, and their
decision will be final.
9.   In the event of a tie (by weight), the competitor having the
greater number of fish shall be declared the winner.
10. The size of fish weighed-in, must, to qualify, be in
accordance with that determined by the Association, viz.,
minimum loch trout – 10 inches, minimum sea trout – 12 inches.
All Harray competitions (including Any Loch) - 11 inches.
11. No basket will qualify if not presented to the official weigher
within the allotted time specified on the competitions fixture list.
12. All trout caught in loch during competitions will be classified as
“Loch Trout” and qualify for brown trout trophies – all trout
caught in the sea will be classified as sea trout and will qualify
for sea trout trophies.
13. In sea trout competitions all baskets must be weighed-in by
the official weigher as detailed on the competition fixture list – or
his depute.

14. ‘Fly Only’ competitions shall be artificial fly only. The overall
length of the fly shall not exceed fifteen-sixteeths of an inch.
Not more than four flies mounted on cast and flies must be a
least 20” apart. Flies must not be artificially weighted.
15. Competitors may not fish on a loch on which a competition is
      to be held at any time during the day, prior to the starting time of
      the competition.