Teams consist of two competitors. One team may use no more than 4 rods at any given moment. If a team shall use more than four rods, it shall be disqualified immediately without any reimbursement!
Team Coach (who does not participate in the competition itself) may help his/her team – prepare tackles, bait and similar activities. The Coach, however, may not handle the rods in any manner whatsoever (casting, striking, tackling), but s/he may help with the landing net when landing fish.
Only such assembly shall be permitted for every rod that ensures that, in the event it breaks, the weight used shall be released. The assembly may contain only one tackle and one hook. Barbless hooks are forbidden. The use of boats or bait boats is forbidden. Everything shall be carried using casting (casting is allowed only from the bank of the lake). Caught fish may be tackled from inside the water, but only up to 1 m of depth and no further than 10 m from the bank of the lake.
The bait shall be located away from the hook (the usual bait-on-line method). Feeders may not be used! Feeder rods are forbidden.
Competitors may use boilies and pellets as bait. Coating dough for baits, coating leads with dough, dips, gels and PVA are permitted. Methodix is permitted. Stoppers that imitate particle, boilies and pellets are permitted.
The referee may, at any time, check the bait and assembly used, and the team shall, upon the referee’s request, allow for the inspection of the feed used (e.g. in the car, in the bivvy etc.)
Feeding is allowed only from the bank of the lake using hand, hand slingshot, small shovel, basket, rocket (spomb etc.) or cobra. Other feeding methods not listed here are forbidden.
The “catch and release” system shall be followed! Whatever is not allowed in these rules is forbidden!