Event Overview

The competition will be conducted in a single session from 6pm Sunday 19th March to Tuesday 21st March, 2017. Light finger food will be at the presentation where results will be tallied.

Individual and Team competition is offered, with participants being able to fish in both Teams and Individual Competitions simultaneously.

The Team competition will be based on organisation of origin (e.g. Police, DCS, and NSWFB etc) of competitors and determined on a pro-rata basis by the number of anglers in each Team.

Event Rules

All fish caught will be measured from nose to the tip of the tail and then recorded on the form provided. Only fish of legal size will form a part of the competition and may be retained. Catch and release is encouraged. Entrants must have caught all fish recorded under the following conditions:

  • Caught on either hand line or rod and reel.
  • Presented for recording as caught (preferably alive).
  • Caught without the assistance of other persons other than an assistant may gaff or net a fish once it is subdued.
  • Caught within the geographical boundaries of the competition,
  • Caught within the time limits of the competition (as above).
  • Fishing from boats and/or shore is permitted.
  • Fishing with bait or lure/fly.
  • Hire/Charter boats can be utilized but in the case of a professional guide, must provide the fishing platform only and not assistance (other than netting/gaffing) or advice.
  • A maximum of two lines per competitor and two hooks per line may be in use at any one time.
  • All anglers must have a current fishing license issued by the Department of primary Industries.
  • All State Fishing rules and regulations and Waterways regulations must be strictly adhered to.

Best of species medals will be determined on the longest fish of each species caught. In the event of a number of fish being presented with the same length, medals will be allocated on the time of the first fish caught and so on.  Most successful angler will be determined on the basis of the total length of eligible species.

The most successful team will be determined by totalling the points scored by each angler of a registered team and divided by the number of anglers in that team.

Catch and Release is encouraged and will be facilitated. This does not mean that you must release any fish that you are legally entitled to keep if you wish but rather in the interests of conservation you may release any or all of your fish and still score the same amount of points.

All NSW Recreational Fishing Rules and Regulations apply. A current Recreational Fishing Licence must be held and produced prior to competing.

Score Sheets

Score sheets are to be presented to the organisers no later than 1300 hours, Tuesday, 21st March 2017 at the presentation location. Presentations commence at 12.00 hrs. To assist in tallying results, competitors are to ensure that they clearly mark each score sheet with all information requested in particular:-

  1. Anglers class – Junior or Senior
  2. Area of catch – Inshore or Offshore.
  3. Time and date fish caught.

This information is needed to tally results accurately. Sheets not containing adequately information may be deemed void.

Event Description

The angling competition is open to all ages both male and female. Categories are divided into juniors and seniors. Juniors must be 16 years or under during the course of the event. Juniors are eligible to claim senior categories. A junior competitor’s fish that wins a seniors category is no longer eligible for a juniors category. All permissible species of legal size may be recorded. Other species may be introduced at the discretion of the organisers.

The events to be contested are:

  1. Individual Medals for Best of Each Species Inshore (Rock/Beach/Estuary): Bream, Flathead, Luderick, Tailor, Mulloway, Whiting. Juniors and Seniors Deep Sea: Snapper, Morwong, Tailor, Mulloway, Kingfish, Tuna. Juniors and Seniors2.
  2. Most Successful Angler (Inshore) Junior/Senior.
  3. Most Successful Angler (Deep Sea) Juniors/Senior
  4. Perpetual Shield for the Most Successful Team (based on organisations represented).

Competitors are encourages to read and observe the ‘Code of Practice for fishing competitions’ courtesy of the NSW DPI Fisheries.

General Notice

Event participants are warned that involvement in this event is a ‘recreational activity’, within the meaning of the Civil Liability Act 2002 and that the pursuit of such activities may result in personal harm or injury. All persons who engage in a recreational activity do so at their own risk.

It is the responsibility of the individual to know and ensure that:

  • All State Fishing rules and regulations are adhered to.
  • Vessels are registered, seaworthy and comply strictly with the NSW Waterways legislation for the intended area of operation.
  • Vessels are adequately insured for its intended use against theft, damage, personal injury and liability.
  • All competitors should be advised IF IN DOUBT, DON’T GO OUT.
  • All skippers should check the Waterways website/Marine Notices for any relevant changes in channel markings relating to that area. Waterways maps for this area can be purchased from the Waterways Authority. The Waterways website also contains recent hydrography charts of channel depth. http://www.maritime.nsw.gov.au/publications/hydro.html

Event Schedule

6pm midday Sun 19th March, 2017

Briefing: Greenwell Point

Sponsors Draw prizes. (Where applicable)

Social BBQ:

Sponsors Draw prizes. (Where applicable)

1200 Midday Tuesday 21st March, 2017

  • Fishing concludes
  • Presentations at TBC.
  • Score sheets to be handed in by no later than 1300 hours
  • Paul (Spot) Morris Memorial Prize Draw.

 

Event Date

Sunday, 19th (midday) to Tuesday, 21st March (12 noon), 2017.

Event Time

Fishing; Noon Sunday to 12md Tuesday. All Catch sheets must be returned to the Coordinators at Location to be advised to individual participants no later than 1pm.

Event Fees

$15.00 (plus Registration Fee).

Event Location

Greenwell Point fishing Shoalhaven/Crookhaven and to sea.

Event Co-ordinators

Bernie Austin

Gary Lowe

 

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