The Rules, Rigs & Bait

This event will be run on a measure and return basis
We will be using a 15 CM minimum size limit, with 1point being awarded per CM of length and 10 points awarded per fish.
Once a fish is 15 CM or over, the length will be rounded up to the next full number. (eg a flounder of 19.5 CM will be rounded up to 20CM and will get 20 points for its length plus 10 fish points a total of 30 points)

Lesser Spotted Dogfish will be awarded set points 45CM plus 10 fish points a total of 55 points.
Fresh Water Eels will be awarded set points 30CM plus 10 fish points a total of 40 points.
Weevers over the minimum size of 15cm will be awarded set points 15cm plus 10 fish points—A total of 25 points
FIPS-M up to date rules can be viewed on the their Website at :

Medical Certs

1. Each national organisation is accountable for the data entered for their teams and shall provide that all members of the team produce a medical certificate as proof of their fitness to take part in the competition.
2. A medical certificate will be accepted provided it is stamped by a competent doctor and is written in one of the official languages of CIPS.
The organiser will have medical staff available for the duration of the competition.
Should a national organisation fail to comply with 1 and or 2 above, the organiser will commission a medical doctor to issue the medical / fitness certificates at the expense of the competitors or their na-tional organisation.
Please note all current FIPS-M anti-doping processes will be strictly adhered to at the Championships.

Any queries please contact IFSA Secretary John Martin



Four Baits (Species) will given to the anglers. Only the Bait (Species) supplied by IFSA will be allowed.

Fishing Tackle

Rod of 4.2m to 5m with a casting weight of 100 to 200gr.
Fixed spool or multiplier reel with monofilament line of 0.3mm to 0.40mm
Weights from 60g to 170g, gripped, bomb or flat.
Rod stand or Tripod.

Fishing Bait

A bait provider will be available in the Clayton Whites Hotel during the practice week. If you wish to pre-order bait, please contact: John O Brien – or 00353 51 844314.

Fishing Tackle Shops

Waterford Angling Centre Tel: 0035351844314, Unit 3b Westgate Retail Park, Tramore Road, Waterford, Co Waterford

Hayes Cycles & Fishing Tackle Tel: 00353539122462 108 South Main Street, Wexford, Co Wexford

Murphy’s Fishing Tackle Tel: 00353539124717 92 North Main Street, Wexford, Co Wexford

Colm Murphy Tel: 00353876752547 Widgeons Rest, Burrow Road, Rosslare, Co. Wexford