Apart from being a competition for fishing enthusiasts where they win prize money, salmon fishing is also a way to relax for many anglers, both the old and the young from many countries of the world. Among fishing competitions bass fishing is more popular and better known, but salmon fishing is also gaining recognition and is becoming a part of the international competitions and tournaments. All competitions have certain rules and regulations which have to be adhered to by all the participants.
1. Tournaments Structured according to the aptitude
Fishing tournaments, for salmon fish have now been arranged categorically according to the skills of the anglers, with women and even children getting separate slots. There are also slots for those who will be participating in such competitions for the first time. This help to judge the competitors in a fair way with persons who are on an equal footing as them.
2. Do research on the equipment prior to entering a tournament
If you are planning on participating in a salmon fishing tournament, you should do some research on the science and the art of fishing before you set out for the tournament. You should know exactly what sort of rod and reel you will need and also the kind of bait that is best suited for salmon fishing. However, the tournament will have certain rules and regulations according to which you may not be permitted to use some kinds of scents and baits or hooks. Before you enter the tournament you should carefully go over the rules and ensure that your equipment will not have you disqualified if it is not permitted by the rules of the tournament jury.
3. Different events in salmon fishing tournaments
The length of the tournament may differ from a single day to several days and also include team events. Points are given according to the weight of your catch and the number of fish too. Tournaments with teams help a fresher to learn more about fishing and to expand their knowledge and skills of competition and fishing as they are in the company of more skilled anglers.
There are special competitions for children and the equipment suitable for their age group is also provided. The senior anglers help the kids and also give them tips and initiate them into the sport.
4. Salmon fishing for competitions
The first thing any participant has to do when registering for a salmon fishing competition is to declare which category they are competing in. Salmon fishing is done either off shore or from a fishing boat. All anglers have to follow the fishing rules and regulations very strictly and have to adhere to these or get disqualified from the tournament. The same thing holds good for teams competing in these events and adhere to the decisions of the jury and committees.