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Species hunt rules

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  1. Steve Tr

    Steve Tr Global Moderator Deputy Administrator Global Moderator Species Hunt Co-Ordinator
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    Species Hunt Rules

    The aim of the Species Hunt
    For each angler to catch as many species as possible over the course of the period of the main competition in order to qualify for mission badges that will run at 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 , 40 species in a year. For those who hit 45 or 50 species in a year they will receive a special Species Hunt Mission badge.

    Species Hunt Time Period
    The main WSF Species hunt will run from the 1st of January 2017 to the 31st of December 2017.

    Species Hunt Regions
    The Species Hunt will take place within the immediate waters of Britain and Ireland, including those of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Species caught from British Overseas Territories will NOT count.

    Where you can fish
    Only fish caught within tidal, saltwater areas can be entered into the species hunt. This includes the open sea and estuaries and any other saltwater water body that is subject to tidal movements. The Hunt excludes species caught in rock pools.

    Species Hunt Boat and Shore
    The species hunt is a combined total of your individual shore and boat species. For example a whiting if it has been caught on both boat and shore will only count ONCE for your total.

    Each species counts as one entry. Only one of a species can be counted each year to reach your total overall species count during the time frame of the competition.

    Only species that have been photographed against the appropriate card can be entered. Photographs should clearly show the distinguishing features of the species in question for ID purposes.

    Only fish species caught by method of rod and line are to be counted. Fish caught by other means are not eligible for this species hunt.

    Entry Updates
    We expect all entrants to keep their species lists up to date over the year. We require that as you catch a new species you add them to your list along with a photograph. We will not be running any competitions based on fish sizes so there is no reason that species cannot be entered as they are caught.

    How to Enter the Competition
    Entry is simple. All you need to do is download the Species Hunt Card and print it out. Then pop it into something waterproof, water resistant or something protective and take it with you each time you go fishing.

    Start a thread in the WSF Species Hunt Forum entitled *Username* Species Hunt, replacing *Username* with your actual username.

    When you catch a new species simply take a photograph of the fish next to the species hunt card, add a new post to your thread with a picture and the name of the species and that is your entry complete.

    Applying for your Species Hunt Achievement Badges
    Once you have reached a certain target you can then apply for your Species Hunt Achievement Badges. You can do this simply by PMing the Species Hunt Co-Ordinator: Steve Tr on the WSF Forum and including a link to your species count list on the relevant forum.
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