Cyprus Bass Fishing Championship 2017

CFAA announces the 2017 Bass Fishing Championship. Members (old and new) who have arranged their financial arrangements by the championship registration date are eligible to participate. All participants must have a valid 2017 Fishing License issued by the Cyprus Fishing Department.
Championship Organization:
– Individuals Championship
-This year the competition will be divided into two categories, First and Second Category. Participants will be asked at the time of registration into which category they want to participate. If either category fails to have at least six participants, the 2017 championship will again be one category, but the final results will determine into which category a participant is placed for the 2018 championship.
– Participation Fee: 20 Euros for each individual. Participation in single individual competitions without participation in the Championship is possible, price of participation is 10 euros per competition per individual.
– 4 competitions, one of which is double.
– Competition duration is 7 hours (14 hours for the double).
– Point System: See  Annex 1. The best three competitions count for each participant. The double competition counts as one.
– Competition Winners: The First Three Anglers in each category, plus the biggest Bass (independent of category).
Competition Details:

First Competition Day 1: Evretou 25/03/2017
Beginning Time: 11:00, Practice until 20.03.17

First Competition Day 2: Kannaviou 26/03/2017
Beginning Time: 10:30, Practice until 20.03.17
CFAA is arranging special deals for the participants who want to stay at a Pafos hotel for these two competitions, please contact us for details.

Second Competition: Draw between available reservoirs based on the conditions at the time, 27/05/2017
The draw will take place three days before the competition in the presence of the Main Judge, at least one member of the Championship Committee, and at least one member of the Executive Board not belonging to the Championship Committee, and will be open to any participant
Beginning Time: 12:30

Third Competition: Draw between available reservoirs based on the conditions at the time, 22/10/2017
The draw will take place three days before the competition in the presence of the Main Judge, at least one member of the Championship Committee, and at least one member of the Executive Board not belonging to the Championship Committee, and will be open to any participant
Beginning Time: 10:30

Fourth Competition: Asprokremmos 11/11/2017
Beginning Time: 09:30, Practice until 06.11.17

Contestants must arrive at least 30 minutes (half hour) prior to the start of the competition. Contestants who arrive after this time limit will be registered after the other contestants have started the tournament. If a contestant knows beforehand that he will be arriving late he should contact either the Main Judge or a member of the Championship Committee by 21.00 of the previous evening (except in case of emergency).

Fishing is allowed only from the bank. Fishing on the water by any means is prohibited. Fishing will be allowed across the whole of the reservoir other than the areas which are prohibited as per the license of the Fisheries Department or determined by the Association.

Any movement of the contestants with a car or other wheeled means after the start of the competition is prohibited. For this reason, the Association would like to draw the attention of the contestants for the need to wear appropriate clothing and shoes, and highlight the risks posed by the uneven terrain, tall vegetation, snakes, etc. and that CFAA will not bear any responsibility for any accident or injury.

The only kind of fish that counts in the contest is the largemouth bass. The minimum allowable size is 30cm which is measured from the edge of the mouth up to the longest tip of tail. The fish in the measurement may have a closed or open mouth.

The limit will be the 5 longest bass per angler. For the two-day Competition, the best five bass of both days combined will count.

Any contestant, who arrives at the kick-off place after the end of the contest, will be disqualified for the particular tournament and he will be given a penalty of 50 points (if he has less than 50 points he will be given a negative number of points), except in the event of unforeseen circumstances (ie injury).

Contestants will have to carry their digital cameras with no Wi-Fi capabilities (pictures from mobiles or tablets will not be accepted). Also, photos from these devices should have the possibility of being transferred to a computer, so the contestants will have to carry the necessary cables or card readers etc. Camera cards(no Wi-Fi cards will be allowed) should be empty before the start of the competition(Head Judge will be checking same).

The Association will provide the contestants with the necessary means for measuring the fish. The fish should be photographed and released back to the water alive. If a fish dies, then the competitor will receive 10 penalty points. Also, every picture, in addition to the fish and the measuring tool, should include a serial number (will be provided by the Association).

For any measurable centimetre the contestant gets 1 point. If the length of the fish is equal to or greater than 40cm it will be rewarded with an extra 5 points. If it is equal to or greater than 45cm it will be rewarded with an extra 10 points. If it is equal to or greater than 50cm it will be rewarded with extra 20 points. If it is equal to or greater than 55cm it will be rewarded with extra 25 points. The winner is the athlete who gets the most points.

Contestants will be allowed to fish only using artificial lures. There is no limit to the number of rods that a contestant will carry but can only use one at a time.

The shorter distance to be maintained between contestants will be 10 meters IN A STRAIGHT LINE.

The use of Alabama rig is not allowed

Any objection by a contestant as to the size of the fish or rules of the competition should be addressed to the main judge and the Championship Committee who will take the final decision. Such objection can only be declared the day of the competition prior the award ceremony.

The competition could be postponed or interrupted if there are events which affect the safe conduct of it. The competition will be postponed if conditions make such a decision necessary if so deemed by a decision of the Competition Committee in consultation with the Main Judge. Such a decision shall be taken by 18.00 of the day prior to the competition. If the competition is postponed, the competition will be rescheduled on the following day, or, if the conditions that forced the cancellation still prevail, it will be rescheduled for the following Saturday. If the competition is interrupted five or more hours since its beginning it will be considered finished. If the competition is interrupted before five hours have elapsed, it will resume on the next day or if necessary on next Saturday from the point of its interruption, and all bass caught before the interruption will count. In the event of the resumption or rescheduling of the competition no new participations will be accepted. In the case of the two-day competitions at Pafos, if one day is interrupted with less than five hours remaining, will not be repeated, and the results of the day up to the point of interruption will be combined with the remaining day. If a day is cancelled due to the weather, the best bass of the remaining day will count. If both days are interrupted but the whole fishing time is equal or more than seven hours the results of the combination of both partial days will count. If both days are cancelled due to the weather, or the combined duration of both days is less than seven hours, the competition will be postponed to the next weekend as a single day competition starting at 12.00. The day (Saturday 1/4/17 or Sunday 2/4/17) and the reservoir (Evretou or Kannaviou) will be decided with a draw on March 29th at a time and venue to be announced, in the presence of anybody interested.

Any withdrawal during the competition (unless there is a serious problem) will result in zeroing the participant for the particular tournament.

Any violation of regulations from a participant will lead to zeroing him for the specific event and he will also be given a penalty of 100 points. Such decision will be to the discretion of the Head Judge. In case of a serious breach, the Head Judge will be required to bring the misconduct to the committee of CFFA which will decide on the penalty to be imposed which can be up to ban from the association.

When there are two or more starting points, each contestant has to declare from which starting point he wants to start by 21.00 of the previous evening. If he fails to do so, the Main Judge will assign him to the starting point with the fewer participants (if the number of participants at each starting point is equal, then there will be a draw). Contestants will be entitled to terminate at the starting point if their choice (it can be a different one than the one which they started from).

Registration in the Championship will be accepted up until one day before the first competition (March 24th2017). After this date registrations will be accepted however the results of the particular competitors will not affect the Championship ranking.

Please register for the competition until 24/03/2017 either through our website by paying with Paypal or sending an email to and paying by cash.
Note 1: Please note that those Members who are not interested to participate in the Championship but are interested in helping as judges, they can declare their participation at the above mentioned contact details. The Association will be covering the expenses of the judges accordingly.
Note 2: The Association reserves the right to change any of the above rules at any time.


Annex 1