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Information & rules
This page can be updated until the start of the competition. Last update: 20/8 13:41

Fish in your local waters throughout the competition or in whatever European water you want both in qualify and final.

HOW DOES EPM WORK?
European pike masters is a team competition where anglers all over europe can measure up against each other.
The concept is simple. Fish where ever you want in Europe, catch pike - measure - take picture - upload picture.

HOW DO YOU COMPETE?

You register to the competition as a team, 1-3 persons. You may not be part of more than one team. If a member in a team becomes ill during the competition, dropout is OK. However, a member may never be replaced during the competition, neither in the qualify nor in the final.

Its the five longest pikes (THE BIG 5) that decides your placement in the competition. Catch pike - measure - take picture - upload to europeanpikemasters.com where you also can follow the score live during the competition. You upload the pikes you catch the same day you catch them or as soon as possible. 

GROUPS  - After registration closes all teams will be devided in to groups (maximum 50 teams / group). The draw is completely random and have nothing to do which country you belong to. TOP 3 teams from every group ends up in the final 4-5 November 2023.

REGISTRATION

Registration fee is 35€ per person (one measure board is included per team) and extra measure board can be bought for 35€ . Registration opens 20 August 20:00 CEST, register before 17th September 23:59 CEST to get your start package in time for the first weekend of qualify. All teams registered after 17th September will have their packages sent out the 2rd of October (after the start of the competition). Registration is open to 28 September 23:59 CEST.
We recommend everyone to register in time as we cannot control the post's delivery times.

WHERE TO FISH?

In any European water where its allowed to fish for pike. No put & take waters.
Local fishing regulations/rules apply.

FROM WHAT CAN YOU FISH?

There is no limits regarding platform. Just follow the rules where you fish.

EQUIPMENT

Permitted fishing methods is spinn, jerkbait, fly, jigg/dropshot, trolling and deadbait. 
Only one active rod per person is allowed.

WHEN DOES THE COMPETITION START?

The qualify round for the groups is 30 September - 29 October 2023. When the competition jury announce the result there will be 3 teams from every group going to the final 4-5 November -2023 (also in any European water).

CATCH & MEASURE THE PIKE:

ITS UP TO YOU AS A COMPETITOR/TEAM TO TAKE PICTURES IN A WAY THAT CONFIRM THAT THE MEASURING TOOL IS USED CORRECT. DO NOT PUT THE MEASURING DEVICE ON THE PIKE!

Unclear images can be disqualified or drop a few cm.
Take your photos so that its clear that the mouth is at zero and that the tail fin is clearly showing the specified length.
Always put the jaw to the left and the belly down so we can se the correct side of the fish.
Minimum length for pike is 70 cm.

NEWS! YOU NEED TO USE EPM OFFICIAL MEASURE BOARD, ONE PER TEAM IS INCLUDED AND YOU CAN BUY EXTRA FOR ALL IN THE TEAM FOR 35€/PP

  1. Take a picture of the pike against EPM OFFICIAL BOARD displaying your start number that you will get 30 September 08.00 CEST TIME 
  2. Take a picture of you holding the pike, both sides is ok. No startnr is needed in this picture.
  3. Upload both pictures to europeanpikemasters.com
  4. The pikes is reported in full cm meaning that 100.9cm is 100cm.
  5. A pike can only be registered one time / team during qualify no re catches is allowed.
  6. Take the picture from ZERO on the measuring device and up not from the side.
  7. If the mouth of the pike doesn't touches the measureboard white stop/angle at zero inches can be lost.
  8. Make sure that we can se enough pattern of the fish to be able to judge if it is a recapture 

    Make sure that the pictures is convincing and beyond doubt or you might lose some inches or the picture might be unusable. Stretch your the measuring board or inches can be lost.

    The official measure board is brought to you by SPORTEX.de (you can't use a old measure board).


    Perfect measuring picture taken on a 117cm pike. The stop to the left make its super easy to se that the jaw starts at zero. Build one like this to be home safe.

    Perfect posing picture:


    It is always the competition management who ultimately determines whether a fish can be approved or not. We do not, however, thumb on the above rules. This is to make it fair to everyone and to eliminate cheating. Think of the rules above - and take some extra photos to be sure.

    Note that the result is temporary until a competition jury has reviewed it after the competition end date. We will check reports continuously during the competition period, but even if we do, there is a chance that the results list will change at the end of the competition after a final review by us. 

    The total length of the five longest pike over 70 centimeters may be included in the competition. If two teams have the same total length, the team with the longest fish wins. Should it also be the same length, we look at each team's second longest fish, etc. If a team does not receive 5 pike over 70 cm, it is of course possible to compete with smaller numbers.

    During the course of the competition you can, on the results page, keep track of you and the other teams placement in the competition. 


    CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY - TIGHT LINES!

    • Europeanpikemaster.com reserves the right to use the participants' catch images for their own use in marketing.
    • The participants takes part in Europeanpikemasters at own risk
    • The organizer is not responsible for any deaths, accidents or injuries.
    • It is up to the competitor to be responsible for their own insurance. 
    • The registration fee is non-refundable.
    • The participants are responsible for having a valid fishing license in the water being fished and following the rules of the water.
    • We ALWAYS recommend life jackets.
    • If a team has consciously cheated, that team will be disqualified.
    • If you want to put the measure board on a self-made board to make sure it stays completely straight, this is perfectly OK, but you need a "stop" similar to ours that is at least 5cm high. The measure board can not be cut.


    Sponsored prizes disclaimer:

    All prices are sponsored from our partners. The sponsor prizes aren't duty free. Any duties or tax linked to the prices the recipient is responsible for.

    EPM or the sponsor of the prizes is not responsible for any costs in this context.


    By signing up for the competition, the participant(s) agree with the rules & regulations.