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Our worldwide online LRF species hunt is back for its fourth year. This is the original event that kicked off The Big Lerf back in 2020! This is a free entry competitive and collaborative event. The ultimate aim is to jointly catch as many species for our combined total across the world, but there are also individual prizes too.
Starting at 11am on Friday 8th September, wherever you are in the world, all you need to do is go lure fishing, upload your catches to our Facebook group- The Big Lerf Group or tag us in Instagram @thebiglerf and use the hashtag – #biglerfweekender23 to join in.
It doesn’t matter if you are fishing fresh and saltwater, all species of fish count. Finesse fishing is encouraged but not essential, as long as it’s artificial, your catch goes towards the tally and that includes fly fishing. The ultimate aim is to see if we can beat last year’s total of 109 species caught on lure and artificial bait. Our record is 2021’s tally of 157, can we get close to it?
As always we want this event to be open to all, so there is no charge for entry. And like last year there will be prizes and not just for the UK either…
To be eligible for any pri
ze, you must print off the Big Lerf Weekender 23 card and write your name on it, to take photos of your fish with. We will put the card on Facebook and Instagram for you to print off the day before the event. We will announce a code word to write on your card the night shortly before the event starts. You then have to upload your catch to Facebook or Instagram by 8pm on Sunday 12th September. The event finishes at 6pm but this should give all anglers a chance to upload in time. All uploads must have the hashtag : #biglerfweekender23
Here are the full rules for the event:
For your entry to be considered for any of the prizes, it must have a clear photo with your number card next to it. All catches must be either uploaded to The Big Lerf Facebook Group, directly messaged to The Big Lerf Instagram account, or tagged @thebiglerf . We cannot accept catches that are posted in stories or disappearing messages as these can be easily missed.
Lure and selected artificial baits only. All metal, hard plastic, soft plastic and hybrid lures count and you can use scented artificial baits such as Marukyu Isome, Berkley Gulp, Ecogear Aqua, Fladen Vermz and similar. Fake sweetcorn, bread etc does not count as a lure in this competition. No live/real bait can be used and gluten or gelatin baits do not count either.
All rigs must be single lure only, so no sets of sabikis or feathers, or two hook Dropshot rigs. You can have multiple hooks on hard plastic lures or metal jigs, and stinger rigs are also allowed, as long as the stinger does not exceed the length of the lure used, and is used in the tail of the lure, not as a hook with a separate lure on.
All fish must be targeted on shore only, in any fresh or saltwater location.
Hybrids such as F1 carp or roach/bream etc can’t be counted. Mirror, leather, common carp and koi, all count as one species as they are varieties of king carp. Colour morphs such as golden tench, golden rudd etc do not count as separate species. Goldfish or brown goldfish do count.
Certain saltwater species can only be accepted in a viewing tank or with all fins in view, these include, but are not limited to, sprat and common goby.
Due to protections in the UK, we have decided not to include the following protected saltwater species:
Giant goby, couches goby, allis shad, twaite shad and european smelt. Outside of the UK these are accepted. It’s impossible for us to know the exact rules in every country in the world, so we just ask you to please only upload legal catches for your country.
At all times it is up to The Big Lerf admin team whether an entry meets the rules and we reserve the right to deny any catches where we suspect the angler may have used bait or the photo is not detailed enough to ID the species. We recommend taking many photos of your catch from different angles and if you catch an unusual species on a lure, try and take a photo of the lure in its mouth or at least in shot. It helps us judge whether the catch is genuine.
Most importantly have fun and we hope you catch plenty of fish!
Most importantly, do not feel bad if you can’t fish all weekend either, just get out at some point and wet a line. This is a celebration of lure fishing and our incredible fish species across the world, so get involved!
One final word, we put on these events for free and strive to keep them that way, but as you can understand, it is a lot of work that goes into them. If you could spare any money to ‘buy us a coffee’ on our Ko-fi page, or purchase a t-shirt, that would be greatly appreciated. You can find that link here – www.ko-fi.com/thebiglerf