Line classes



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SAALAA

Document Number

POL-009 / 1

South African Artificial Lure Angling Association

Revision Number

01/16

RECORDS CLASSIFICATION

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  1. LINE CLASSES

There shall be three different classes based upon the breaking strain of the line. These classes will only qualify for record purposes and not for competitions, where the team can adapt their tackle to the conditions.




    1. CLASS “A” (LIGHT)

The breaking strain of the line, braided line or tippet may not exceed 3kg. An additional shock leader, not longer than 30cm, of any material or breaking strain may be attached to the lure or fly. In the event of fly-fishing the trace must be at least 2m long and may not contain any metallic material. At its thinnest point it must have a leader of 30cm long with a maximum breaking strain of 3kg.




    1. CLASS “B” (MEDUIM)

The same provisions apply here as in Class “A” except that the breaking strain of the line braided line or trace shall not be less than 3kg and not exceed 6kg.




    1. CLASS “C” (HEAVY)

The same provisions apply here as in the previous cases except that the line, braided line or trace shall have a breaking strain of not less than 6kg.




  1. ANGLING AREA CLASSES




    1. Fresh Local – Indigenous Local Fish Caught

    2. Fresh xotic – Foreingn Fish caught in SA

    3. Salt – Salt fish locally caught

    4. Xfresh – Fish caught outside SA, Freshwater

    5. Xsalt – Sea Fish caught outside SA




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