The fishing day is 24 hours from 8pm each day.

All fish must be weighed on the fishing day of capture/entry by 8pm at Festival Weigh-in Stations on Festival Scales only on the times posted.

Please show your entry receipt with the fish you weigh-in. Your fish will be weighed and recorded and you will receive a Fish Record Ticket, check the details are correct before leaving the weigh-in station and keep the ticket.

Fish must be detailed after weighing unless being returned alive.


Fish may be retained for identification by the Committee.


Take your fish away with you, do not dispose of dead fish in the sea.


Salcombe Small Boat Festival – SSBF weigh-in slips will be accepted if submitted on weigh-in day by 8pm at Paignton HQ, 26 Cliff Road, Paignton.

There are weigh-in stations at Dartmouth, Brixham, Paignton, Torquay and Sidmouth.

Fish can be weighed in at the following places and times.


LOCATION                                                                    CONTACT               TIMES



Dartmouth Angling & Boating Ass., 5 Oxford Street, Dartmouth, TQ6 9AL         07717 574 630               18.00 - 19.00


Brixham SAC Club Hut, Breakwater, Brixham                                                  01803 853930                19.00 - 20.00



Paignton Sea Angling Club, Cliff Road, Paignton, TQ4 6DH                                01803 553118                19.00 - 20.00


Hookz, 6 Beacon Quay, Torquay, TQ1 2BG                                                      01803 297820                09.00 - 20.00

                                                                                                                                                Saturday & Sunday

                                                                                                                                                        09.00 - 18.00

                                                                                                                                                    Monday - Friday


Sidmouth Sea Anglers Club, Esplanade, Sidmouth                                            01395 579665                19.00 - 20.00

Please note the following:

  • Don't forget to weigh in your best fish !

  • In the interests of conservation the minimum size for all fish for seniors is set at 60% of the T.S.A.F. Specimen Weights. The minimum size for juniors is set at 50% of the T.S.A.F. Specimen Weights.

  • All fish caught must be weighed-in on the day of capture. Note times of weigh station.

  • All fish caught must be weighed-in on Festival scales only.

  • Remember to take your entry form which must be produced when weighing-in as your entry number is on this form.

  • All fish must be de-tailed after being weighed; (See Rule 5i) except in the interests of conservation, when a fish may be released alive.

  • The Committee reserves the right to retain fish for identification. Any complaint must be made in writing to the Secretary accompanied by £5 to be returned if the complaint is upheld. This must be received within 72hrs of the end of the Festival.


  • It is the responsibility of every Competitor to check that details on their weigh-in slip are correct, before leaving the weigh-in station.

  • Please bring any mistake to the immediate attention of staff and ask them to rectify it.

  • The Festival Committee regrets that errors are difficult to rectify.


  • LOSS OF ENTRY TICKET - You are responsible for your ticket, keep it safe. However, if you lose it, go back to place of purchase and get the ticket number, take it to the weigh-in station and report it lost. Consult a Committee Member and you will be issued with another.

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