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Welcome to the FISH SMART Summer Angling Festival Boat section. There are two competition events both lasting three days from the June the 3rd – 5th. Anglers are invited to take part in one or both events. Registration and weigh in will be held at the Sands of Luce Holiday Park, Sandhead.

If you hope to register for an event on the day, it would be very helpful if you could take 30 seconds to answer a few questions at the bottom of the page.

Sharkatag

sharkatagorigtranspOur 8th Sharkatag event takes place from marks around the Solway and SW Scotland but for the first time we are running it from one main centre. The event will focus on collecting data on tope, smoothhound, spurdog bull huss and a variety of ray species.

The main aim of Sharkatag is to gather data on as many fish as possible from the shore, kayak and boat; to highlight the urgent need for shark and ray conservation in Scottish waters, and to raise the public awareness of sea angling.

HOT NEWS: For the first time, we have introduced a competitive edge to Sharkatag. There are no prizes for the tagging itself but anglers are invited to join the competition for tackle and cash prizes in the following categories;

  • Longest Shark
  • Most Shark species – in the event of a tie, total length of species will decide
  • Biggest Ray/skate Wingspan
  • Total length of three different nominated sharks species

FISHING TIMES: 08.00 Friday until 16.30 Sunday

ENTRY: £30 per boat

PRIZES:  awarded on a sweepstake basis for 1st & 2nd place plus additional tackle prizes. Each category carries a ¼ share of the prize money.

  • 1st prize: 65%
  • 2nd prize: 35%
  • Junior tackle prizes

BOUNDARY: Open

REGISTRATION/CARD AND MEASURE COLLECTION

You must register in person at the Sands of Luce Holiday Park, Sandhead. Competition cards and measures must be collected from the registration desk from 07.30 on Friday 3rd June.

WEIGH IN

Cards to be returned to the Sands of Luce Holiday Park by no later than 16.30 on Sunday 5th June. No exceptions.

OTHER DETAILS

  • Tagger training, equipment and refresher courses will be given in the Sands of Luce Bar during evening  registration desk hours (times coming soon).
  • Anglers will be provided with a card and measure.
  • All anglers must have own suitable digital photographic equipment.
  • Cards to be shown clearly in photograph, with measure placed clearly on top of fish.
  • Anglers to provide clear photographic evidence at weigh in.
  • No rod or terminal tackle restrictions.
  • The organiser’s decision is final.

Species Hunt

Species Hunt Logo - Feb 2016Boat Anglers are invited to take part in our third Boat Species Hunt

This  fun event will help us record the biodiversity of the south west Scotland region; show the need for protection of our near shore species and raise the public awareness of sea angling.

FISHING TIMES: 08.00 Friday until 16.30 Sunday

ENTRY: £30 per boat

The rules are simple. The boat that records the most species in the three days is the winner.

  • 1st prize: 65%
  • 2nd prize: 35%
  • Junior section: tackle prizes

BOUNDARY: Open

REGISTRATION/CARD AND MEASURE COLLECTION:

Registration only at Sands of Luce Holiday Park, Sandhead 07.30 – 08.30. Competition cards and measures will also be collected from the Sands of Luce registration desk from 07.30 on Friday 3rd June.

WEIGH IN:

Cards must be handed in by the latest 16.30 on Sunday 5th June at the registration desk. No exceptions

OTHER DETAILS:

  • Anglers will be provided with a card and measure.
  • All anglers must have own suitable digital photographic equipment.
  • Cards to be shown clearly in photograph, with measure placed clearly on top of fish.
  • Anglers to provide clear photographic evidence at weigh in.
  • No rod or terminal tackle restrictions.
  • The organiser’s decision

ADDITIONAL PRIZES

RAFFLE: There will be a free raffle for all the boats taking part; the winner will receive a high quality boat rod.

BEST JUNIOR PHOTO: There will be a prize for the best photo submitted on the SSTP facebook page from a junior, this will be judged on its merit to the event not necessary the biggest fish.

For information about the shore angling events please click here.

For information about the outreach events please click here.

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