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Trout Fishing Festival

The Mission of the Festival:

  • Fishing sport popularization in the region;
  • Improving the culture of trout-fishing;
  • Introducing our guests to active recreation and healthy way of life;
  • Determining the strongest anglers of the region.

Festival direction – the Organizing Committee.

Festival arrangements – TC “Bukovel”, Bukovel Ski School.

Jury – referee team (Chief Referee – Oleg Sevastianov).

Partners – “IBIS” Fishing & Weaponry, “Frankivskiy Spinningist” community.

When – July 8-9

Where – TC “Bukovel” central lake

  • July 8-9, two competition rounds in “Professional” format;
  • July 9, competition tier in “Amateur” format.

Participants:

The competition is held in the personal scoring system.

Any willing angler may apply by signing a division-appropriate registration form (for “Professional” or “Amateur” formats). The minimum age for the competition is 18.

The competitor number for each format tier is limited, as the number of available fishing sites is 20. Professional anglers should have their own fishing gear. Amateur anglers shall receive basic equipment for free (on demand).

Regulations of the festival:

The festival shall be held in two separate stages (qualifiers and final rounds), with the entire event lasting for 2 days:

  • Day 1 – July 8th (Professionals);
  • Day 2 – July 9th (Professionals, amateurs).

If the number of competitors per tier exceeds 20, referees are free to schedule additional rounds.

Day 1:

First qualifier round (“Professional” division)

6:30 am –  registration + draw (central lake);
7:00 am - 7:20 am – competition opening;
7:20 am - 7:40 am – preparation;
7:40 am – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 1);
8:00 am – Round 1 finish; 
8:10 am – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 2);
8:30 am – Round 2 finish;
8:40 am – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 3);
9:00 am – Round 3 finish;
9:10 am – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 4);
9:30 am – Round 4 finish;
9:30 am - 10:00 am – break, interim scoring;
10:00 am – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 5);
10:20 am – Round 5 finish;
10:30 am – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 6);
10:50 am – Round 6 finish;
11:00 am – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 7);
11:20 am – Round 7 finish;
11:30 am – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 8);
11:50 am – Round 8 finish.

Final scoring. (The top 8 anglers of the stage proceed to the next round).

Second qualifier round (“Professional” division)

2:00 - 2:40 pm – preparation;
2:40 pm – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 1),
3:00 pm – Round 1 finish;
3:10 pm – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 2),
3:30 pm – Round 2 finish;
3:40 pm – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 3),
4:00 pm – Round 3 finish;
4:10 pm – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 4),
4:30 pm – Round 4 finish;
4:30 - 5:00 pm – break, перерва, interim scoring;
5:00 pm – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 5);
5:20 pm – Round 5 finish;
5:30 pm – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 6);
5:50 pm – Round 6 finish;
6:00 pm – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 7);
6:20 pm – Round 7 finish;
6:30 pm – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 8);
6:50 pm – Round 8 finish.

Final scoring. (The top 8 anglers of the stage proceed to the next round).

Day 2:

Finals (“Professionaldivision)

7:00 am - 7:20 am – competition opening;
7:20 am - 7:40 am – preparation;
7:40 am – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 1);
8:00 am – Round 1 finish;
8:10 am – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 2);
8:30 am – Round 2 finish;
8:40 am – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 3);
9:00 am – Round 3 finish;
9:10 am – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 4);
9:30 am – Round 4 finish;
9:30 am - 10:00 am – break, interim scoring,
10:00 am – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 5);
10:20 am – Round 5 finish;
10:30 am – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 6);
10:50 am – Round 6 finish;
11:00 am – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 7);
11:20 am – Round 7 finish;
11:30 am – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 8);
11:50 am – Round 8 finish.

Final scoring. (The top 8 anglers of the stage proceed to the quarter finals).

12:10 pm - entering the fishing zone. Start (Quarterfinal);
12:30 pm – Quarterfinal finish;
12:40 pm - entering the fishing zone. Start (Semifinal);
1:00 pm – Semifinal finish;
1:10 pm - entering the fishing zone. Start (Grand Final);
1:30 pm – Grand Final finish.

If some anglers happen to be tied in score during any final round, additional rounds will be scheduled.

First qualifier round (“Amateur” division)

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm – preparation;
3:00 pm – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 1);
3:50 pm – Round 1 finish;
4:00 pm – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 2);
4:50 pm – Round 2 finish;
5:00 pm – entering the fishing zone. Start (Round 3);
5:50 pm – Round 3 finish;

Final scoring.

Finals (“Amateur” division)

6:10 pm – entering the fishing zone. Start (Grand final);
7:00 pm – Grand final finish.

If some anglers happen to be tied in score during any final round, additional rounds will be scheduled.

7:30 pm – awarding ceremony (Professionals and amateurs)

Arrangements and other regulations 

The festival is arranged in accordance with the current regulations.

The competition is divided into two stages, qualification and final.

The main stage of the competition has 8 20-minute rounds (for professionals) and 3 50-minute rounds (for amateurs).

The lake surface is divided into 20 sectors. After the sortation, sportsmen take their places in the sectors (2 anglers in each). After the sound signal anglers change their seats, taking their belongings and gear with them.

Only standard spinning rods with a single spoon-bait is allowed in the “Professional” format. In the “Amateur” format, only standard float rod with a single sport-class hook is allowed. The lure can be your own or provided by the competition staff.

The main fishing principle of the competition is “Catch and release”.

You can’t cast your tackle to the adjacent fishing sectors. If your lure or spoon-bait happened to be cast into a wrong sector (due to wind or other circumstances), you should immediately remove it. The maximum diversion range for a bait can’t exceed the half of a buffer zone.

While wrestling, you are allowed to force your fish into the adjacent sectors, though stepping into the adjacent terrestrial zone is prohibited.

Restrictions:

  • No touching the fish with hands. A fish caught shouldn’t touch the ground. In order to finalize the catch, nettle should be used;
  • No soft basis hooks (or assist hooks);
  • No trout mouches;
  • No fishing baits, including any artificial ones; 
  • No fishing outside of the determined sector;
  • You can’t exchange your gear / receive any help and/or items from other  anglers or spectators; 
  • Don’t forget your belongings and gear in the sector you leave; 
  • Only sport-class hooks are allowed; 
  • Only one hook per rod is allowed;
  • Smoking in the sectors is prohibited. You may smoke only in a specially designated area;
  • Alcohol is prohibited for the time of competition. Anglers with the signs of intoxication should be immediately disqualified.

Violations:

Those competitors who committed violations of the rules of the competition - can be disqualified by the Chief Referee.

All questionable situations should be resolved by the Organizing Committee and the Chief Referee.

Only rainbow trout species caught are taken into account as score points.

Catch conditions:

Is the case of a successful catch, anglers should inform the person in charge, who’s responsible for the count. Every fish caught should be fixed in the protocol and approved by referee’s signature.

A fish caught should remain in a nettle. It is strictly prohibited to put a fish on the ground. If a fish receives lethal wounds, it should be removed from the lake.

Calculating results:

For each victory in the sector, 3 points are awarded. In case of a draw, anglers in a sector receive 1.5 points each. For goalless draw – 1 point each. Loss – 0 points.

After 8 rounds, 8 anglers with the highest score proceed to the next round. In case of equal scoring, anglers with a better catch score (starting from round 8) have benefits.

The rules stated above - remain unchanged for the final rounds.

Quarterfinal pattern: 8 anglers face each other depending on their result in the previous round. 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6, 4 vs 5. In case of a draw, sportsman with a higher previous standing has benefits.

Semifinal pattern: 4 anglers face each other depending on their result in the previous round. 1 vs 4, 2 vs 3.

In case of a draw in the Grand Final round, additional 10-minute tiebreaks are scheduled. In a tiebreak, winner is determined only by quantity of fish caught. If sportsmen are still even, the one with the later catch wins.  The sector for the tiebreak may differ from the initial one, subject to choice of the Chief Referee.

Registration:

Registration starts on June 21, 10:00 am. Organizing Committee and Sponsors have a 2-person quota reserved in both divisions. By signing a registration form, you give a permission to use your personal data and photo/video footage – for the commercial purposes.

Available registration options:

  • By contacting any of our representatives via private message on Facebook;
  • By contacting our Chief Referee – Sevastyanov Oleg;
  • By following the link bukovel.com - EVENTS – Trout Fishing Fest;
  • Immediately in place; 
  • For questions and details, call: +380681435333 (available 9:00 am - 7:00 pm).

Depending on the queue, participant can be placed either to the main list, or to the reserve list. After being added to the main list, participant should pay the registration fee - within 5 working days after the registration. If the registration fee is missing, you will be replaced from the main list by another person.  

Registration fees:

  • 500 UAH – for professionals,
  • 165 UAH – for amateurs.

The fishing gear for the amateur competitors is provided free of charge (on demand). Registration fee is non-refundable. The Organizing Committee has the denial right and is entitled to remove any participant from the competition, without explaining the reasons.

Prizes:

The prize pool is accumulated from the registration fees. The amount of prize money depends on the number of participants.

Special prizes are provided by our partners: “IBIS” Fishing and Weaponry and TC “Bukovel”.

Safety:

Participants and spectators are responsible for their own safety during the competition. Minor children are only allowed to the competition zone if accompanied by parents.