PROGRAMME

Schedule Information

Note: the timetable is for planning purposes only and may be flexible. Please note, that extra days at the hotel will also cost extra. Teams choosing Accomodation Option 2, should book the accommodation and take care of catering as well as all transportations on their own.

N.B.! All captain meetings, opening and closing ceremonies will be held in Hotel Islande, official partner of WIFC 2017.

Tuesday  21.02.2017 – Arrival  in Riga

  • 08:00-00:00 Arrival in Riga by plane or other transportation.
  • 08:00-00:00 Travel by bus to the hotel to unload personal baggage and fishing gear.
  • 08:00-00:00 Hotel check-in and Team registration.
  • 19:00-20:00 Evening meal at the hotel.
  • 21:00 Information assembly for team representatives

All teams should arrive no later than Tuesday evening 21.02.2017. The buses to the fishing grounds of Mazais Baltezers leave early on Wednesday morning 22.02.2017.

Wednesday 22.02.2017 – Training 

  • 07:00-07:45 Breakfast
  • 08:00 Departure from the hotel to the training (pre-fishing) area
  • 9:30-10:00 Official photo shooting of the teams
  • 10:00-14:00 Training outside the official tournament zone
  • 14:30 Return to the hotel, Salmo retail store visit
  • 19:30-20:30 Dinner

Thursday 23.02.2017 – Official 2017 14th WIFC Opening Ceremonies 

  • 07:00-07:45 Breakfast
  • 08:00 Departure from the hotel to the training (pre-fishing) area
  • 09:30-10:30 Official photo shooting of the teams
  • 10:30-14:30 Training outside the official tournament zone
  • 15:00 Return to the hotel
  • 17:00 Press conference
  • 19:00-21:00 Official Opening Ceremony and Banquet

Friday 24.02.2017 – Official training

  • 07:00-07:45 Breakfast
  • 08:00 Departure from the hotel to the official training (pre-fishing) area
  • 09:30-13:30 Official training, obligatory
  • 14:00 Return to the hotel
  • 16:00 Captains Meeting
  •        – Call – Over of the Nations
  •        – Declaring Teams of Nation’s numbers drawn by lot
  •        – International Jury selection
  •        – Information assembly for judges and organizers
  • 19:30-20:30 Dinner

Saturday 25.02.2017 – Official WIFC Competition – Round one 

  • 07:00-07:30 Breakfast
  • 07:30 Captain’s Meeting – Round one; Fishing sections drawn by lot
  • 08:00 Departure from the hotel to the official fishing area
  • 09:30 Official inspection, bait control and allocation of fishermen at sections
  • 09:55 First Signal – Competitors enter the fishing sections
  • 10:00 Second Signal – Official start of Round one
  • 12:55 Third Signal – Five Minute Warning to End of Round one
  • 13:00 Fourth Signal – Official End of Round one. Tournament officials collect the catch from the competitors
  • 13:30 Return to the hotel
  • 15:30 Official Weigh-in begins
  • 17:30 Captain’s Meeting – Summary and release of the official results from Round one
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner at the hotel

Sunday 26.02.2017 – Official WIFC Competition – Round two 

  • 07:00-07:30 Breakfast
  • 07:30 Captain’s Meeting – Round two Fishing Sections drawn by lot
  • 08:00 Departure from the hotel to the official fishing area
  • 09:30 Official Inspection, bait control and allocation of fishermen at sections
  • 09:55 First Signal – Competitors enter the fishing sections
  • 10:00 Second Signal – Official Start of Round two
  • 12:55 Third Signal – Five Minute Warning to End of Round two
  • 13:00 Fourth Signal – Official End of Round two. Tournament officials collect the catch from the competitors
  • 13:30 Return to the hotel
  • 15:30 Official Weigh-in begins
  • 19:30-21:00 Official results. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal award presentation at the hotel with country flags and National anthems for media and audience. Award Ceremony and Closing Banquet of the 2017 14th WIFC

Monday 27.02.2017 – Travel to Riga International Airport 

  • 07:00-08:00 Group breakfast
  • 08:00-12:00 Bus departure to Riga International Airport.
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