U.K.S.F. - Rules

1. SURFCASTING - Shall be that part of the sport of casting of weights with double handed rods.

2. METHODS OF CASTING - All Surfcasting shall be executed with both hands.

3. RODS - There shall be no restriction upon length or material.

4. GUIDES - There shall be not less than 3 guides plus tip ring on rods and the running line shall be threaded through each guide when casting.

5. REELS - Any reel may be used, as long as it possible to fish with that reel.

6. LINES & LEADER - They must be of general circular section and parallel throughout and be of basic monofilament construction.

6a. RUNNING LINE - To be minimum of 0.35mm for 175gr & 200gr, 0.31mm for 150gr and 0.28mm for 125gr and 0.25mm for 50gr, 75gr & 100gr.

6b. CASTING LEADER - To be high visibility/fluorescent and minimum 0.75mm for 150gr, 175gr and 200gr and minimum 0.65mm for 50gr, 75gr, 100gr & 125gr (as supplied by UKSF), with at least 8 complete turns on the reel when ready to cast.

7. MANDATORY CASTING WEIGHTS (100gr, 125gr, 150gr, 175gr) - Only weights supplied by the UKSF to be used. To be fixed to leader via a split oval. No excessive polishing of weights supplied at the tournament will be allowed. Only leads that are colour coded and marked with casters initials and number will be permitted. A cast will be declared void unless these conditions are adhered to.

7a NON-MANDATORY CASTING WEIGHTS (50gr, 75gr & 200gr) - Distances attained whilst using these will not count towards the casters overall position, aggregate score or to their points total.

8. CASTING COURT - A 30 degree ‘V’ shaped court extended as necessary. The metric radial system of court measuring from the centre of the base will be used in the case of records. Any Court change will be at the decision of the Committee.

9. CASTING - Casting shall be from directly behind a 2.5m board set at 90 degrees to the centre line of the court. No competitor may pass this board whilst in the action of casting or until his lead has landed. The line must remain unbroken after the cast has been made until the weight has come to rest.

9a. - In making a cast it shall not be permitted to use a power stroke of more than 360 degrees or any cast that in the opinion of the Committee is deemed dangerous.

9b. - Casts shall be recorded on a chart at the end of the casting lane (where line and leads will be checked before casting) Crack offs will be marked down and must then be retrieved and reported back to a judge.

10. JUDGING - Casting court judges shall first check diameter of running line and leader and that there are sufficient turns of leader on the spool, at the completion of the cast the running line will again be measured. After first round of casting random checks will be made.

11. RECORDS - In the case of records being broken the running line shall be measured at a minimum of every 10 meters and at either side of any knots, and will only be ratified if all rules are adhered to and the cast is measured with a steel tape in the presence of at least 2 officers or central committee members who are not personally involved in the cast.

12. MEMBERSHIP - Shall run from January 1st to December 31st.

13. ENTRIES - All entries to be received by the specified date. This will be strictly adhered to.

14. The Committee reserves the right to refuse entry.

15. It is a rule of entry to a tournament that anyone experiencing a crack-off shall endeavour to retrieve the lead and line. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. At the end of the days casting, if there are any unaccounted for crack-offs all competitors will line up across the field and walk down to look for them.

16. RULES - Can only be amended by the committee.

February 2008