Polish Anglers Association (PAA) is pleased to present a new dimension of the fishing competitions. A completely new fishing reality show for everyone.
Fish where you want, when you want and with whatever bait you want. The European Zander Madness (EZM) is an idea that was born in our heads a long time ago. Thanks to our partnership with Score Fishing (SF), we are able to make it happen. We came to the conclusion that this is the right time. It's time to see the light of day and the debut of the first ever created by PAA & SF…...the EZM 2021…..
QUESTION TO YOU
Do you live or go fishing in Poland, United Kingdom, or the Netherlands, Belgium, or the Czech Republic? Or maybe you would like to come to one of these countries to take part and compete? Do you want to take on a huge challenge? If the answer to at least one of the above questions is YES, then Zander Madness is right for you.
WHAT IS “the EZM”?
the EZM - the European Zander Madness is a team competition where anglers fishing from the territories and within the boundaries of five different countries on the “Old Continent”, and these countries are:
- UNITED KINGDOM
- CZECH REPUBLIC
The concept of the EZM is very simple. Fish on whatever water you choose e.g. lake, river, canal, reservoir... or absolutely anywhere you like and catch: ZANDER.
CATCH - MEASURE - PHOTO - UPLOAD TO SF MOBILE APP - VIDEO FISH RELEASE
HOW TO REGISTER FOR “the EZM 2021”?
To enter the Zander Madness 2021 you will need to purchase a ticket via Score Fishing website. The confirmation email with your ticket reference number will be sent automatically to your Inbox (please don’t forget to check your Spam messages as well if not received in Inbox).
When purchasing a ticket you are registering as a Team (1, 2 or 3 anglers in one Team at most).
PLEASE NOTE: every country from the list of 5 where the EZM 2021 takes place will have one designated EZM Marshal speaking the official language. Their telephone numbers will be provided to you in your EZM Welcome Pack.
CORRECT REGISTRATION (fill in comment box during registration / ticket purchasing) EXAMPLES:
Example 1 (Team of 3):
- Joe Biden - C (dob.: 1 January 1950)
- Donald Trump (dob.: 13 March 1953)
- Hillary Clinton (dob.: 26 December 1961)
Example 2 (Team of 2):
- Jade Watts - C (dob.: 5 August 2000)
- Jonathan Elkhadi - (dob.: 7 July 1995)
Example 3 (Team of 1):
- Marcin Szymborski - C (dob.: 4 March 1980)
The same person can only represent one Team.
No participant can change their Team during competition.
In the event of the absence of any member from a Team during the competition period (regardless the reason) - no person can be replaced by any other angler. You can still fish by yourself or with the second partner from your Team (this only applies if you are registered as a Team of 3 or 2 anglers).
WHAT IS THE TICKET COST FOR “the EZM 2021” and WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
Ticket price is £50 per Team (no matter if you register as a Team of 1, Team of 2 or Team of 3). Ticket prices cover the ca$h prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, Biggest Fish, Lucky 13 and also the cost of the EZM Welcome Pack.
Every Team will receive one EZM Welcome Pack with all rules, instructions etc. and depending on the number of anglers in the Team - you will get one especially designed measuring tape per angler.
SCORING PRINCIPLES FOR “the EZM 2021”
The Winning Team will be: 5 LONGEST ZANDER (hereinafter: 5LZ).
Minimum size: 45 CM
All fish must be measured in full centimeters, meaning: fish with a length of 45.3 CM is: 45 CM and the fish, which measures 45.9 CM, also count as 45 CM.
Score Fishing application is required for all (each angler in Team needs to download and install the SF mobile APP). You must have it downloaded on your phone prior to competition and provide to the organiser your email address on which you have registered the APP.
There will be a charge of £1.99 per download. SF is available on Google Play or App Store.
Each participant will download the Score Fishing App on his/her smartphone.
To run the Score Fishing App, your smartphone requires the software update for iOS 11.0 or higher or Android 5.1 or higher.
Non-updated phones can cause Web App failures - which is the users' responsibility.
During the entire EZM 2021 the pictures will be made & uploaded with the Score Fishing APP only.
The picture must show the participant's measuring board, including the participant's unique ticket number received in the EZM Welcome Pack.
When the unique sticker isn’t visible the picture is not valid.
The picture must be taken & sent within the time frame (between start and finish) the competition is active.
Making pictures of the fish (measurement) can be in vertical or horizontal position with the measure board.
The fish should be photographed from its left side only. From top to tail with its lip against the top of the board. If the lip is not against the top of the board (plate) the fish will be ranked at least 1 centimeter shorter.
For the best results the pictures must be made while holding your phone in a vertical (stand-up) position.
Making the perfect picture is the user's responsibility. The Score Fishing App provides a zoom & retake option. Unclear photos will be disqualified.
You must document by recording the short video on your phone that the fish caught and added to the SF APP has been released. You must provide the video evidence of releasing the fish if you will be asked for. If the organizer found that there is no proof of the fish being released then the record of the fish in doubt will be deleted and not counted towards the Team general score.
In the event of a tie, two or more Teams are decided by the longest ZANDER caught. In case of a further tie, the next longest ZANDER decides.
Download the SF APP now
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WHEN IS “the EZM 2021”?
“the EZM 2021” is a 3 days competition (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Fishing start: Friday the 22nd October 2021 at 14:00 (GMT+0:00)
Fishing ends: Sunday the 24th October 2021 at 17:00 (GMT+0:00)
During the competition hours you’re allowed to fish as much as you wish. You can fish non-stop during day & night (subject to local fishery rules) or take breaks (whenever you want to and for any period of time).
WHAT ARE THE FISHING RULES IN “the EZM 2021”?
Fishing with one rod only.
Permitted fishing methods are: spinn, jerkbait, jigg / dropshot, trolling and deadbait.
You can fish from a boat, dinghy, from a bank or designated platforms.
Local fishing regulations / by-laws apply and take priority.
You can change fisheries as many times as you want.
You can fish in any country from the listed 5.
During the entire EZM 2021 competition, camaraderie and fair play rules apply.
CAN I REPORT IRREGULARITIES OR COMPLAIN?
Complaints, protests and offenses must be reported to the organizer during the competition or no later than one hour after the end of the competition. Any other information regarding irregularities or offenses reported in particular in public forums may result in punishment of the publishing person. The organizer reserves the right to make the final decision.
THE OBLIGATION OF EACH PARTICIPANT IS TO FAMILIARIZE WITH
THE ABOVE REGULATIONS, AS WELL AS WITH THE LOCAL FISHERIES REGULATIONS ON WHICH THEY DECIDE TO COMPETE.
The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the Regulations before and during the competition.
Interpretation of these Regulations belongs to the organizer.
Only adults (over 18) can take part in “the EZM 2021 competition”. Juniors can accompany participants (guardians).
No spectators allowed during competition.
“the EZM 2021” competition is an event open to all those willing to take part regardless of citizenship or nationality.
The organizer does not provide insurance on any fishery.
The organizer is not responsible for equipment and any material losses of competitors.
Registration for the competition means acceptance of “the EZM 2021 Regulations”.
Each participant before the start of the competition will receive 1 copy of “the EZM 2021 Regulations”.
POLISH ANGLERS ASSOCIATION
Do you want to support “the EZM 2021” and become a Sponsor or Media Patron?
Just send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (0044) 7756713186.