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WPC 2025 Registration Information

Welcome to the 2025 edition of the World Predator Classic the 8th of September to the 13th of September 2025, Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands

Entry Criteria

Entries follow an invitational principle. Once, competitors provided all necessary informations in registration-process, their entry will be reviewed and confirmed,
following diverse criteria:

• WPC management is keeping a reasonable number of available entries open to applicants who have never or at most once participated in the tournament, in order to live up to the idea of ​​an open event that is not exclusively aimed at an inner circle and offers new talents the opportunity to shine while competing with experienced tournament-anglers.

• The WPC JuniorCup is an integral part of the event. Anglers, who have contributed to the establishment of the JuniorCup and served as a mentor to young talents in JuniorCups first year are given preferential access

• The #CatchAndClean ShoreLineCleanUp Program is an integral part of the WPC. Anglers who took an active part in the campaign last year and submitted unsolicited receipts for their contribution to #CatchAndClean will receive preferential access to the event.

Companionship is king. Participants, who are particularly committed to community cohesion or who embody the spirit of the WPC will receive preferential access. Participants who have previously received a “Sportsmenship”-Award are guaranteed participation.

Conditions of Entry

• To complete a cleanup operation
• All participants must hold a valid Dutch fishing license. If you do not already hold one, you will be added to the competition permit list which is only valid during daily competition hours.
• Anyone intending to operate a boat during the competition must present at registration a valid international certificate for operating of pleasure craft or equivalent.
• A boat public liability certificate is required to cover any third-party damage in the event of any incident and is also to be presented at registration.
• Limited personal public liability is included in the entry fee – read carefully the WPC personal public liability details. Due to the limitations, anglers are required to have their own personal public liability in addition.

Event Details

• The competition is open to all from the age of 18 and assuring to follow the WPC-spirit of respectful camaraderie.
• World Predator Classic is a pair’s event fished from boats.
• The event is run as a strict catch & release competition.
• It is a three-day event run each day between 08:15 and 16:15.
• The event is run from the Haringvliet sluizen to the Moerdijk bridge (A16 bridge).
– There is one vast fishing arena for all competitors situated in between the Haringvliet sluizen bridge and the Moerdijk bridge.
– There is one daily start line. See Section F.
– Official photographs are to be taken to validate a catch to be the one of the fish on the official measuring board showing fish right flank down with a unique fish label readable.

Cost of Entry

Boat entry fee
€ 2.280 per boat (2 anglers)
including TEAM-EVENT participation (2 boats)

The entry fee INCLUDES the fees of participation in the “TEAM EVENT”, that is rated simultaneously. TEAMs can be formed from 2 boats.
In line with the WPC spirit of ​​creating not only a fair fishing-competition but also an event, where cameraderie across nations is celebrated, we have included the team event in the entry fees. There are no additional costs for participation.
So, 2 registered entries can team together to become World Predator Classic Champions in “Team Category”.

Boat Sponsor Link package: € 400 

CleanUp Project

As part of World Predator Classic registration requirements, a clean-up operation is being conducted by all participants.

How it works:
Clean-up registration can be done any time from registration time up to the start of on-site registration.
Preferably around water be it a river/lake or the sea but anywhere is good as long as you can make a difference to a site which is dear to you.
Always better if you can have friends and family joining you and make a great day out of it.
Take a minimum of 3-5 pictures and post them on your social media accounts making sure the post is set to public access for all to see.
Email us the link to your Facebook and or Instagram, or set tags @worldpredatorclassic so we can see it and validate your entry.