Hurry if you want to enter the Cwm Hedd heat for the Iain Barr Bank Masters 2015. The heat will take place on Sunday 22nd March, so only three weeks to go!
- The final will be fished at Elinor Trout Fishery , Northamptonshire on April 19th 2014, where the first prize will be £2000.00 and where Sky Sports Tight Lines will be filming.
- Multiple entries (at various venues)are allowed – there are no limits to the number of heats you can fish. Each angler will receive a Free Airflo Line and Iain Barr Fly Pack worth £50
- Heat prizes and wild card prizes
- Depending on the number of entries approximately one angler in five at each heat will qualify for the final
Visit Iain Barr Fly Fishing for more details of the competition heats and how to enter the Cwm Hedd heat for this prestigious event. The latest competition news is also available on Iain Barr World Bank Masters facebook page
In addition to the competition Bank Masters entry fee the Cwm Hedd ticket for the day will be £22.50 payable in advance
Cwm Hedd Iain Barr Bank Masters Match Rules (see Match Day Format below for further details)
(Please first familiarise yourself with the general fishery rules, which must be adhered to , other than where exceptions have been made for the match rules)
Barbless or de-barbed hooks only.
A maximum of 3 flies to be used on any one cast. No boobies, no double hooks.
The first fish must be taken (ie rainbow or blue trout: all brown trout to be returned). One fish to be taken during the competition: all other fish to be returned
Catches to be recorded by individual anglers on his/her score card, then signed off by competitors to the right/left during each interval.
Up to five fish per may be caught per platform, with 6 platforms allocated per angler at the beginning of the day
The weight of the killed fish will be used as a tie-breaker if two or more anglers happen to finish with the same number of fish recorded.
If any angler catches his/her quota off a platform, he/she must stop fishing until the next session begins on the next allocated platform. If time permits anglers may return to the lodge.
Match Day Format:
7.30 pm: Gates open
Confirm your arrival at the registration table and collect copy of rules
Tea/coffee available on arrival.
8-9 am: Bacon rolls available NB Please bring a packed lunch
9.15: Briefing, introduction to officials, plus any queries addressed
9.30: Draw for platforms, score cards given out.
9.45 am: competitors to lakeside
10 am Competition start
Each platform will be fished for 45 minutes, with a ten minute break between each session to allow time to get to the next allocated platform and set up.
Competition session times:
Return to the weighing-in station where the weight of your one fish taken will be recorded and your fish can be kept in the fridge in a labelled bag (please bring a carrier bag).
Lunch break 12.35-1.35
Return to the weighing-in station at the lodge (if you did not get your one fish in the morning session).
4.10-5 pm – tea/coffee/refreshments while scores are collated and recorded
5 pm – winners announced and prizes given out.