Rules WSF 2019

Please note: 2019 rules to be published early 2019


The World Street Fishing event is:

  • A strict no-kill catch & release event with fish welfare being of prime importance at all time
  • Run as a Catch Photo Release format


  • Competition must take place only on banks highlighted in RED on the map printed on the scorecard.
  • Only fish caught on an artificial lure and by the mouth will count. Any fish caught by the gills will not count.
  • Anglers must strictly stay on public access banks. It is not allowed to fish in waders, from boats even moored and or any kind of private properties.
  • Anglers are not allowed to use any kind of transport to include car, bike, rollers, skateboard etc… nor are they allowed to get a lift/ride by a 3rd party.
  • Anglers can only be assisted by a referee or the other angler they have been paired with.
  • Referees have the right to stop an angler from competing if the angler is found unfit due to drugs or drinking.
  • Any acts of deliberate pollution (ie rubbish etc…) of the water or land carries a 3-year ban unless fine set by local authorities is settled.
  • Head Street Fishing Referee to be called in the event of a dispute


  • Paired competitors must remain together at all times
  • Fishing with artificial lures only
  • Angler can carry two (2) rods but only one (1) can be used at a time.
  • Only one (1) artificial lure is allowed per rod. No double drop shot or drop shot + jighead allowed.
  • Respect other fellow competitors water. Call a referee in case of a dispute.
  • Submit pictures to Results Officials when returning your card or upload them as Personal Message to World Street Fishing Official Facebook page


THERE IS NO FISHING IN THE COMPETITION ARENA FOR 5 Days prior to the event from midnight Sunday 10th June

  • Flyfishing is not allowed
  • Any kind of baiting is forbidden
  • Not allowed to fish during the official break if any are planned
  • All anglers found fishing the Competition Arena on the day prior to the start of the competition will be stamped on the hand. Penalty: they lose their right to compete on day 1. Anglers are free to fish any banks which are not marked as part of the Arena. Arena map will be posted online and via clear signage on-site.


  • Fish always to be measured in presence of angler with whom he has been paired with (see the procedure in Street Fishing info pack) or by an Official Referee.
  • If necessary anglers can request assistance by sending an SMS to SF HQ with Zone reference – number and zones reference provided on Street Fishing info pack
  • Fish to be unhooked on an unhooking mat
  • Fish to be measured using Official Ruler on the fish right flank with the lip touching the black box and showing competitor’s unique ID Tag with Unique Fish Label as well as the witness unique ID Tag on the witness side (see Street fishing info pack).
  • To validate the catch two (2) pictures are required – one on the Official Ruler showing clearly the competitor’s unique ID card and the second with the angler holding the fish – On both pictures, we need to see the fish LEFT FLANK and the competitor’s unique ID card clearly showing the Unique Fish Label.
  • Any fish dropped on the ground void any points allowance.
  • Fish to be released with great care. Any fish not alive when released void any points allowance.


  • World Predator Classic Street fishing Champion 2018 will be the angler with the greatest amount of points.
  • Only fish caught on an artificial lure and by the mouth will count. Any fish caught by the gills will not count.
  • Every fish if listed below will be awarded points as follow:
    Only fish of or above the legal size: one point per centimeter.
    – Only full centimeters will be recorded. If  fish over the length marker the next full centimeter number will be recorded
  • Anglers must have placed their completed Catch Card in the box before the end of the session is sounded.
  • Anglers will then received a 5cm deduction per minute up to a maximum of 15 minutes thereafter the card will be void.
  • Any fish dropped on the ground void any points allowance
  • Only pictures submitted as follow will be allowed:
    1- Sent via Personal Message to World Predator Classic Official Facebook Page
    2- Given to Result Desk at the time the scorecard is being handed
  • Any picture of fish with any of the following: bloodstained, fish lips not touching the black box,  Unique Fish Label not readable, Hand on top of fish, dead fish, Fish not showing left flank, Poor exposure will void the entry with no possible re-submission unless requested by Result Desk.
  • Minimum legal size & maximum number of catches allowed per species
FishMinimum LengthMaximum Number
Perch / Baars / Barsch22 cm15
Zander / Snoekbaars / Zander42 cm10
Pike / Snoek / Hecht45 cmno limit
Flounder / Bot / Flunder20 cm5
Ruffe / Pos / Kaulbarschnone-
Ide / Winde / Aland30 cm5
Asp / Roofblei / Rapfen30 cm10
Trout / Forel / Forellen25 cm5
Catfish / Meerval / Welsenone-
  • If an angler records more fish than the maximum limit allowed – he will only be awarded 1 point per fish above the maximum limit regardless of the size of the fish caught.
    Example: 20 perch of 25 cm. Total points (15×25) + (5×1) = 380 points

Anglers’ Catch Card & Results Check

  • Anglers must have placed their completed Catch Card in the box before the end of the session is sounded.
  • Anglers will then received a 5cm deduction per minute up to a maximum of 15 minutes thereafter the card will be void.
  • Full “catch list” of Day 1 will be published online and in print at event HQ & Square.
  • If necessary SF Result Desk will ask via an SMS to angler’s phone as found on Registration Form to come to SF Result Desk at Square in between 08:30 am & 09:45 am.  Anglers have then until Saturday 10 am to provide SF Result Desk with the required information. Any information provided after the start of session 2 will see the fish queried being void.
  • If an angler raises a query he needs to allow sufficient time to ensure it will be resolved by the start of session 2.  At organisers’ discretion, un-resolved issues could result in the fish queried being void or being awarded more time.
  • Session 2 “catch list” will be published online and at Event HQ at Droogdok by 6 pm. Anglers have then until 7 pm to check and come forward if they have any queries or have been asked to come by SF Result Desk.


  • Maximum of 2 rods per competitor.
  • Landing net
  • Good pliers are required to unhook. Pliers can be checked by Officials at any time including at Registration.
  • Smartphone with the camera.
  • Measuring tape (in cm)
  • Pen

On-site Registration Procedure

  • Present Photo ID – (ie: passport – driving license)
  • Angler to sign on-site their pre-filled on-line Registration Form/disclaimer in front of an Event Official
  • Any monies due to be paid exclusively on desk #4 before proceeding to one of the three official registration desks

Welcome Bag

  • Welcome bag to be given at registration and will only be handed to participating anglers present on-site.


  • All single competitors will be paired randomly. Each individual competes for himself.
  • A participant’s scorecard is held by the other competitor of the pair.
  • Paired competitors must remain together at all times


  • A Team comprises of two individual competitors having registered as a Team. 
  • Each team will be paired randomly with another team and must remain together at all times.
  • Two scorecards (one for each member of the team) is held by the members of the other team.
  • The members of the team fish for the individual score as well. Therefore the other team writes down the score of each individual competitor (2 scorecards per team)
  • The scores of the two individual members of the team make the total team score.
  • The team which has the most points is the winning team.

Pairing Draw

  • Angler’s pairing will be done a few days ahead of the competition and results will be published online.
  • Any changes made post pairing draw will only be addressed on-site during registration.

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