1. Rules & Regulations
a. The monthly fishing contest will be held on the first full calendar weekend of every month for 10 events from September to June inclusive. The contest will commence on Sat from 6am and ends Sunday at 4.00pm.
b. All competitions will be open. That is you can fish any area you choose within New Zealand.
c. In the interests of conservation, the Club has chosen, with some species to exceed MAF regulations, minimum size. For Club weigh-ins, all divisions, Kingfish to be 850mm and all other fin fish to be 300mm.
Fishing Comp team reserves the right to amend this clause should MAF changes be legislated.
d. All fish to be caught in a sportsmanlike manner using hand lines, boat or surfcasting rods. It is the fisho’s responsibility to keep fish in a good condition until weigh-in.
e. Fish defined within club’s nominated categories, must have the inner skeleton and gills, including IGFA recognized game fish. This excludes eels and stingrays.
2. Entry Fees per Monthly Competition
a. Member $10 -
Non-member $15 -
Children 12yrs and under $5
b. Concession cards offering generous discount on entry fees are available for the 1st three months of the season. Launch/Retrieve service is only available if you are a participant in the associated Monthly fishing competition.
3. Ticket Sales
a. Tickets will be on sale at the Club or nominated outlet one week prior to monthly event.
b. Ticket sales will cease at 4.00pm Saturday. Those wanting to fish on Saturday Morning will need to purchase their tickets on Friday Night, email the Club, ‘phone or text to 027 2098 284 prior to going fishing.
There will be no sales by phone, radio or personal after this time.
c. Concession card holders must notify organizers of their intention to enter the monthly competition and anyone else they intend to enter the event using their card.
Contact options: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/text 027 2098 284.
a. A news brief will be published regarding pending weather conditions for the monthly event by various media options in order that competitors may make an informed decision regarding entry.
b. The appointed fishing Sub-committee has the right to cancel the on water event if the weather is deemed by them to be unfavourable/unsafe.
c. If on water fishing competition is cancelled other planned events will continue. Virtual fishing competitions, spot and lucky prizes will still be given out during alternatively planned events. Only valid ticket holders of the monthly event cancelled will be eligible for prizes.
d. It will be the skipper’s choice whether to fish or not and the skipper will be solely responsible for that decision.
5. Weigh Ins.
a. Weigh ins will be held outside the Club rooms between 4pm – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Contestants must be registered as in line for weigh in, prior to 5pm either day to be considered.
b. The Weigh Master’s decision is final.
a. Prize giving will be held in the Club lounge between 6.00pm 7.00pm
b. For each monthly event only one fish per species per angler to be weighed.
c. The number and value of prizes allocated to each category will be determined by the level of participation in each monthly event.
d. Junior prizes will be awarded in such a way as to ensure fairness and equality. Not withstanding all juniors will receive a prize.
e. Spot prizes will be given out and the number and value of prizes will be dependent on overall entries.
f. A number of Lucky Prize Quick fire Competitions will be held dependent on the number of overall entries.
g. For both spot and lucky prizes, contestants must be present at time of draw.
h. Lucky prizes will only be awarded to participants that have not already won a prize.
a. Snapper Men and Women divisions.
b. Open division for Kahawai, Kingfish, JohnDory, Trevally, Gurnard.
c. Average weight of all snapper weighed in.
d. Average overall weight of all fish weighed
Anyone caught breaking the rules will be referred to the Clubs disciplinary committeeand risks being banned from all Club competitions.