BFSA Kickboat Trail 2016/17 Season

Tournament Details
NameBFSA Kickboat Trail 2016/17 Season
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
Number of Competitions6
How many Competitions will count4
Minimum Anglers weighing together1
Maximum Anglers weighing together1
Start Time07:00
End Time16:00
Tournament Ties1 Most Fish 2 Heaviest Bag 3 Heaviest Fish - Not linked to competitions used to calculate Grand Prix Points
Next Competition Date2016-11-19
Tournament Points+
SpeciesCompetition PointsTeamsCategories
Tournament Information

Mofam 17 September 2016

Entry Fee: R300 (R175 R125 Mofam fee which includes a boerie roll each at the end of the day)

Registration will be Perigrine farm stall like last season.


Bulshoek 22-23 October 2016

Entry Fee: R200

Based at Bulshoek Farm same as last season. It would really be appreciated if everyone stays the weekend there or you will have to find your way there on the water.


Breede 19 November 2016

Entry Fee: R200

Location: Robertson – same piece of river as the last KBT. Camping spot has been booked. R80 per person for the weekend.


Clanwilliam 14-15 January 2017

Entry Fee: R200

Launch: would like to have it at Rondegat if there is enough water otherwise it will be at Caletta Cove. I will check the water levels and finalise the launch area closer to the time.


Buffeljags 11-12 February 2017

Entry Fee: R200

Based at Umshanti right next to the dam.


Bulshoek 11-12 March 2017

Entry Fee: R200

Based at Bulshoek Farm same as last season. It would really be appreciated if everyone stays the weekend there or you will have to find your way there on the water.


Top10 Fish-off 1April

Venue: TBA

Entry: R200 winner takes all!


Tournament Rules



1.1. The tournament will be organised by “”, herein referred to as the organiser/s.
1.2. Safety on the water is responsibility of each angler. Safety is extremely important and any angler may be ordered off the water by the organisers for safety
1.3. Should an angler experience some sort of equipment failure, (like for instance a puncture) please contact the organiser. Please note that no added or extra
time will be given under any circumstances.
1.4. Failure to comply with any of the rules may result in disqualifiation and/or being prevented from entry to ongoing or further events run under the auspices
of the at the sole discretion of the organiser’s. Said discretion to be exercised bearing in mind any extenuating circumstances and
the accepted norms of fair-play to all.
1.5. The rules will remain as set out and will not change unless extreme circumstances arise. Any change will be made know on and at
the relevant competition Briefing.
1.6. The event can and will be shortened, postponed or cancelled due to unsafe water and weather conditions. Results of the competition will be determined
from fih caught and or weighed in up until such time that the competition has been called off. Entrant’s safety is paramount at all times.
1.7. All anglers enter the KBT voluntarily and at their own risk. The organiser’s and their officials are indemnified from any personal liabilities, damage to
property and/or death, whatsoever that may be incurred by any person whilst travelling to, or from, or during the days tournament.
1.8. The organiser’s decision is final.
1.9. Right of Admission is reserved.

2.1. Participation in the any KBT event shall be at the organiser’s sole discretion. Right of Admission is reserved.
2.2. Fishing will be allowed from a flat tube, v boat, donut ring tube,
pontoon boat or any other similar craft given prior approval by the organisers only. Oars, paddles and flippers are allowed.
2.3. All boat propulsion must be directly man powered only. ie: flippers, oars or paddles. For the avoidance of doubt, any angler being willingly towed or
moved by anyone using no-human power or any mechanical assisted type power will be disqualified or his/her session deemed ended at the discretion of
the organisers.
If an angler was towed or moved due to an emergency or equipment failure the organisers may allow any fish weighed in prior to the towing to count
towards his/her overall score. He/she may not continue to fish for that session.
2.4. Electric motor’s and/or any motor or propeller type power may not be used in the BFSA KBT.

3.1. No angler may fish or practice the venue of the BFSA KBT after midnight (00:00) the Sunday before the competition. If caught or concrete evidence is
given that an angler has fished after cut off that angler is liable to be reserved from that competition.
3.2. In some cases, this restriction may be lengthened, for example if the venue has limited access to the public. Such increase in time will be done in writing by
the organisers on prior to the competition.

4.1. A briefing will be held by the organisers on the morning of the competition to inform the anglers of local conditions, arrangements for the competition, these
rules and deviations there form where necessary.
4.2. Non-attendance at a briefing will not be accepted as an excuse for ignorance of the arrangements and/or rules in the event of a complaint or objection
being raised.
4.3 All competitors taking part in the BFSA KBT must line up along the shoreline on either side of the slipway and must have their feet on the ground ie: no
drifting away from the shore line, a buoy will be in the water to mark the weighin/slipway area.
Exceptions will be made at dams that do not have suffiient bank, were a buoy will be thrown out and all anglers must be between said buoy and the
Area along the bank is on a fist come fist serve basis, all anglers must be within a reasonable distance on either side of the weighin/slipway.

5.1. All anglers must keep their fish in an adequate keepnet (which shall including an on board livewell) during the event.
5.2. An inspection/s can be carried out at any time by the organiser’s and any keepnet deemed unfi to keep fish in a healthy state shall result in the angler
being disqualified, and any fish therein shall be immediately released.
5.3. It is each angler’s responsibility to keep the fish in the best possible manner and, if in doubt, the angler should ask the opinion of the organisers before the
competition starts.
5.4. For the avoidance of doubt, a keepnet must be large enough that the fish can swim about freely and safely inside. No stingers under any circumstance are
5.5. Prior to commencement of the competition, all keepnets will be empty and are subject to being checked.

6.1. Anglers will, at all times, display a high standard of sportsmanship and courtesy to both fellow anglers and members of the public.
6.2. This is a “Catch and Release” event and the principles of conservation will be promoted at all times. Any angler found littering or causing unnecessary
damage to fish will be disqualified at the discretion of the organiser’s.

7.1. Only the angler may handle his catch to be weighed and presented for scoring.
7.2. If, at any stage fish, in the keepnet looks like it may be dying the angler is permitted to weigh and release said fish subject to the following:
7.2.1. The weighing must be done by an official organiser only,
7.2.2. Once the fish has been so weighed it counts towards the angler’s daily fish limit and cannot be culled/upgraded.
7.2.3. Photographs of the fish being held by the angler showing the fishing area and of the scale showing the weight must be taken where possible,
7.2.4. It is the anglers responsibility to find the organiser to do such weighing of a fish.
7.3. The Finishing / Weigh-in / Cut-off Time will be clearly indicated by the organisers, who will also give a 5 minute warning if possible. Should any angler’s
boat not be within the boundaries of the waiting area at such time, his catch for that session will be disqualified at the discretion of the organisers, bearing
in mind any extenuating circumstances and the accepted norms of fairplay to all.
7.4. If an angler is disqualified for being late but has weighed fish earlier these fish will count towards his overall score. Only fish that have yet to be weighed in
will not count.
7.5. Any competitor rendering emergency assistance to another competitor which results in his late arrival may have his catch weighed if he provides
satisfactory proof of such assistance given.
7.6. Anglers must be between the buoy and the weigh station at the stated end of day time. Anglers are required to line up on an allocated side of the weighin
station and keep the other side of the weighin station clear for the safe and easy release of the fishes. This is to allow the fish the best possible chance of
survival once released.

8.1. The session or daily fish limit will be 3 (three) fish.
8.2. At no time may an angler have more than 4 (four) fish in his keepnet.
8.3. No culling shall take place in the vicinity of the weigh station or in the waiting area.
8.4. No fishing permitted within a 35 meter radius of the weighin station.

9.1. Scoring will be one point for each live fish, plus one point per kilogram, or part thereof. In the event of a dead fish the one point per fish will not be awarded,

e.g. a live healthy fish weighing 0.750 kilogram is equal to 1.750 points. Only anglers who weigh fish will be allocated points.
9.2. A fish that is “gilling” shall be deemed to be alive, and the final decision is at the discretion of the organisers.
9.3. The overall season positions will be determined by adding up the angler’s best 4 (out of the available 6) completion points using the grand prix scoring

system: the winner of each event will be given 50 points, second place 49 point and so forth.
9.4. Each angler has to be at the prize giving to receive his/her prize. No prizes will be kept for collection and non attendance will result in a forfeiting the prize.

9.5. Only live bass will qualify for the Big Fish Prize.

10.1. Only Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass and/or Smallmouth Bass measuring 300 mm and over will be acceptable for weighing. The measurement is to be
from the outer extremities of the closed mouth to the outer tip of the tail, with the fih placed on a flt surface.
10.2. Any undersize fish presented to the weigh-master will encounter a penalty of ½(one-half) a point off the angler’s score and that fish will be rejected, but
WILL count as portion of the session / daily limit.
10.3. No angler may allow any fish caught by him to be added to the score of any other angler. In such an event both anglers shall be disqualified and subject
to disciplinary procedures.
10.4. Fish shall not be transferred to another boat for any reason whatsoever other than for weigh as set out in Rule 7.2.
10.5. The intentional introduction of materials that cause an increase in weight/mass of a fih by an angler shall be deemed will be just cause for the
disqualifiation of the angler concerned.
10.6. Any foreign object protruding in any way from the fish must be safely removed and not count towards the weight. For the avoidance of doubt such foreign
objects will include partially swallowed or regurgitated prey / food and any fishing tackle.
10.7. All fih must be caught off approved vessel, fishing from the bank/shore is not allowed.

11.1. Angling may only take place with a recognised rod and reel, with only 1 (one) wet line in use at any one time. Not adhering to this will result in the angler
being disqualified.
11.1.1. should an angler be reported to the organiser’s not adhering to this rule having been given sufficient proof, said angler will be disqualified.
11.2. An angler must catch, fight and land the fish, without having to resort to changing the structure (breaking off trees etc.) to enable the fish to be landed,
nor may he/she intentionally fully leave his boat to retrieve a fish caught on undergrowth whilst fighting the fish.
11.3. Angling will be with artificial lures only.
11.4. No “live bait” or prepared organic bait shall be permitted.

12.1. No angler may fish within a distance of closer than 35 meters to another boat if that boat is already in a position and active fishing, except by mutual
12.2. If an angler allows any one angler into his/her casting distance radius, he/she is then obliged to allow any angler into this area.
12.3. Anglers may be disqualified if encroachment is made on out- of bounds areas, which have been declared as such at the Competition Briefing.

13.1. Any protest is to be submitted in writing to the organising committee no later than 60 minutes after the last weigh-in session for that day or as soon as
practicable after the protester has become aware of the rules violation. Failure to comply with any/all of the Rules and Regulations as above will result in
disqualifiation...Any disruptive manner of contestants will result in immediate disqualifiation and entry to ongoing or further events run under the
auspices of the BFSA.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or feedback.


Entry #NameTeamsCategoriesANGLER1
1Malcolm PalmerMalcolm Palmer
2Venom AfricaBrent Carney AndrewAndrew Nienaber
4Michael EksteenMichael Eksteen
5Barend BrandBarend Brand
6JM GravenorJean-Michel Gravenor
7GavinswGavin Stuart-Williams
8Snowbee Wan KenobiJan Daniel Human
9SupasalamisamiPaul Steyn
10Henry LaurieHenry Laurie
11Byron LoubserByron Loubser
12Werner duToitWerner duToit
13Roy de Wet BWGRoy BWG
14wreck 4.0 MichaelMichael swart
15Wreck 4.0 CarlCarl Gersbach
16headbuttJohn Cadman
17Eddlesgas & Tackle NathanNathan Goldberg
18Team Quiver KurtKurt Blecha
19Wreck 4.0 TiekieTiekie Morkel
20Jared KrugerJared Kruger
21Hendrik BrandHendrik Brand
22Grant SnowballGrant Snowball
23JohanJohan van der Merwe
24Kelly LoubserKelly Loubser
25Quiver BrianBrian Fisher
26Richard BlairRichard Blair
27Shaldon ScheepersShaldon Scheepers
28Wreck 4.0 GowiGowi de Jongh
29Rudolph van der MerweRudolph van der Merwe
30Quinton Venter BWGQuinton Venter
31Jaco de WitJaco de Wit
32Crossman Lures CraigCraig Crossman
33IRealbait DeanIRealbait Dean
34Crossman Lures SarahSarah Crossman
35Realbait BenBen
36Bbk bassKobus Nel
37VasCoenie Fourie
38OfishallyThomas Wood
41EddlesGas & Tackle PieterPieter
42Nadine NowersNadine Nowers
43Vaughn HarrisVaughn Harris
44Fritz DippenaarFritz Dippenaar
45Christopher van RyneChristopher van Ryne
46Francois CoetzeeFrancois Coetzee
47Jan KrugerJan Kruger
48Devin snailumDevin snailum
49Tyron knight Tyron knight
50Shiraz JogeeShiraz Jogee
51Charles PitoutCharles Pitout
52Dieter FeyerabendDieter Feyerabend
53JC MaritzJc Maritz
54Chris VerreynneChris Verreynne
55Bronnie WolhuterBronnie Wolhuter