Welsh Federation of Sea Anglers

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Welsh Record Sea Fish Committee
Club and PM
Information Pack
2011

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Claims Procedure


Specimen Claims

Specimen fish forms must be completed in BLOCK CAPITALS, in full and sent to the National Fish Recorder, no later than 2 weeks after the capture of the fish.
It is the responsibility of the captor to ensure that this form is completed fully and handed to the National Fish Recorder or posted in time to meet this deadline.
All claims should be accompanied by clear photographic evidence; Photographs can be emailed to the Fish Recorder.
When identification is difficult or questionable the National Fish Recorder will seek advice from a Marine Biologist.
It is not necessary to kill any fish for it to be weighed on 'official' scales. Most anglers now carry scales and it is the responsibility of the individual angler to ensure regular checking of their scales to ensure accuracy. Witnesses are therefore very important and their details must be completed in full on any claim form. Random checks will be undertaken with witnesses to verify claims.
A stamped addressed envelope must accompany any claim if a receipt is required. The National Fish Recorder will not accept any claim queries without production of a receipt.

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Record Claims

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Record fish forms must be completed in BLOCK CAPITALS, in full and sent to the Regional or National Fish Recorder, no later than 2 weeks after the capture of the fish.
It is the responsibility of the captor to ensure that this form is completed fully and handed to the National Fish Recorder or posted in time to meet this deadline.
All claims should be accompanied by clear photographic evidence, alongside a measure. Photographs can be emailed to the Fish Recorder.
When identification is difficult or questionable the National Fish Recorder will seek advice from a Marine Biologist.
It is not necessary to kill any fish for it to be weighed on 'official' scales. Most anglers now carry scales and it is the responsibility of the individual angler to ensure regular checking of their scales to ensure accuracy. Witnesses are therefore very important and their details must be completed in full on any claim form. Random checks will be undertaken with witnesses to verify claims.
A stamped addressed envelope must accompany any claim if a receipt is required. The National Fish Recorder will not accept any claim queries without production of a receipt.

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Assessment of Tope and Smoothound

These fish may be assessed using the girth/linear chart with measurements taken. All claims must be witnessed and full details of those witnesses be stated on the claim form.

The Welsh Federation of Sea Anglers does not condone the practice of killing fish in order for it to be weighed either on the boat or shore. Accurate measurements using the girth and linear calculation will be accepted for all claims.

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Girth & Length calculation

Girth x Girth x Length divided by 800 = weight

1) Measure the fish's girth in inches, and then square it.

2) Multiply the arrived at figure by the fish's length, again in inches.

3) Divide the final figure by 800 to achieve the approximate weight of the fish.

Here's an easy to follow example:
Fish's girth=26-inches
Fish's length=55-inches

26 x 26=676
676 x 55=37180
37180 divided by 800=46.475lbs

The girth should be measured across the widest part and the length taken from the tip of the nose to the fork of the tail.

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Welsh Federation of Sea Anglers Award List

The award list will commence from the 1st January and end on the 31st December each year. Claims must be received by the National Fish Recorder within 2 weeks of capture - the postmark of the envelope will be used to determine this rule. It is the responsibility of the individual submitting the claim to ensure that this rule is complied with.

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