All participants must be in
by 1800hrs on
11th April 2005
for the final
Competition commences at 0830hrs on
13th April 2005
and closes at 0800hrs on
area will be 3 miles of Terumbu Layang-Layang to Terumbu Laya
( Dallas Reef), Terumbu Ubi (Ardasier
Shoals), Terumbu Mantanani & Terumbu Siput.
Fees is RM380.00 per person which will include subscription to
IGFA for the
Rolex/IGFA Labuan International Fishing
Tournament 2005 and Personal Accident Insurance
will be two categories – Individual and Team
team will have a maximum of six members. ( lesser number of
members making up a
team are acceptable but at the detriment
of the team itself).
participant is entitled to submit one (1) fish for each category.
( A total of two (2) fishes for
prizes will be awarded based on the heaviest fish for the
individual event and the heaviest
total weight for the team event.
weigh in size for Marlin will be 60kgs and 30kgs for Sailfish and
Spearfish. A rough
field guideline for estimation of
weight for Marlins will be 10kgs per foot of fish and for Sailfish
and Spearfish will be based on 5kg
per foot of fish. ( Note: Any Teams or Individuals found in
possession of fishes smaller than
the specified weight will be liable for disqualification at the
discretion of the
Billfishes will not be eligible to be weighed in for the
team events. These fishes will only be
eligible for the individual events.
No Rays and Sharks are to be caught or killed.
All participants are required to take a photo of the fishes that
they wish to enter for the
competition. The fish must be
alive either in the water or on deck.
12. The responsibility of proof will be on the participant
should there be any protest lodged against
It is the responsibility of the participants to ensure the proper
tags are attached to the
caught by other people other than the participants of the
tournament, fishes caught with
nets, spear fishing, poisons,
bombs, long lines, foul hooking or any other methods not
approved by IGFA will not be
eligible for weigh in.
weighed in for the tournament will be disposed at the discretion
of the judges.
will be a panel of 3 judges. Their decisions will be final.
will choose the boats they wish to charter for the competition.
The cost of the boat
charter will be borne by the
participants. The organizers could recommend boats available for
rental upon request.
There maybe more than one team sharing a boat, if the
vessel is licensed to carry the number
of people. Teams consisting of less
then 6 persons can participate but each member will only
be allowed to weigh in two (2)
fishes ( one for the team event and the other for the individual
event). The consent of the
tournament organizers must be received prior to the competition
Boats are allowed to be used in the tournament, but all fishing
must be done from one
(1) boat at any time.
wishing to bring in their own boat must provide the organizers
with four (4) photos
of the boat ( 2 front and 2
side view ) and four (4) passport size photos of the crew and four
photocopies of either their
Identification Card (Malaysian) or Passport (Non Malaysians ). Any
processing cost will be borne
by the participants.
participants are required to have their own safety gear.
Participants without a safety jacket
will not be allowed on the
vessel will have a marshal on board. He/She will act as a
representative of the
tournament organizers on board. He/She will have the final say on
all matters pertaining to
safety and well being of the
participants whilst on the vessel. He/She is also trained in first
radio communications. In
addition to the official, observers will be randomly allocated to
for IGFA rules adherence
Captain of the vessel has the full authority and final say in
matters pertaining to the vessel.
Participants are strictly
prohibited from trying to influence or override the decision of
Captain at anytime during the
is the responsibility of every participant to ensure that non
bio-degradable rubbish is thrown
into the sea. All the
participants on board the vessel will be disqualified from the
rubbish is found to have been
thrown over board.
participants must be present at the weigh in station at the Labuan
International Sea Sports
Complex to witness the
weighing in of their fish. Participants are required to personally
acknowledge the official
weight of their fishes.
off time for weighing in the fishes will be at 1300hrs on
17th April 2005
. If the owner of the
fish is not at the designated
site by the cut off time, the fish will be withdrawn from the
protest must be lodged officially via protest forms available at
the weigh-in booth on
. There will be a charge of RM100.00 per protest. Any protest
lodged after 1400hrs on
17th April 2005
will not be entertained.
organisers will not be responsible for the safety, damages and
expenses incurred by the
participants resulting from
Rules will be applied to this competition.
Closing date for submission of entry forms will be as
stated at the entry form.
participants are required to sign an indemnity form.
reserve the right to change and amend any rules and regulations or
timings of the
competition as they see fit.
vessels participating in the competition must have a VHF Radio on
board which have the
Distress Channel 16.