Proudly Presents  the 2020


$2000 Dusky Flathead Competition


1st and 2nd February 2020

Supported by: Tackle World Merimbula


Venue: All areas from Goalen Head to the southernmost point of Disaster Bay.

Cost: $30.  Entree Fees must paid prior to or at the briefing. Juniors under 16 are free.

Juniors are eligible for senior prizes only if the adult fee is paid.  Juniors paying the adult fee are then excluded from Junior prizes.

Species: Dusky Flathead – Catch and Release, photographed on a DPI brag mat – compulsory

Briefing:  Friday January 31st 2020, MBGLAC Clubrooms at Spencer Park Merimbula, There will be a Free Sausage Sizzle at registration. Doors open at 6:30pm.

More Info:Alan Wilkins – 0412149998

 This fishing competition is open to all anglers holding a current NSW Fishing Licence or are exempt from holding a licence.


See Rules Below


In all cases the decision of the tournament committee is final, and no correspondence can or will be entered into.

All anglers participating in this event do so at their own risk and each angler agrees to indemnify and keep indemnified the Merimbula Big Game and Lakes Angling Club Inc. and its members from all liability however so arisen in accordance with this event.

Fishing Times
Fishing may commence 6.00am Saturday 1st and must cease by 2.00pm Sunday 2nd February 2020. Fish caught outside this time will NOT be eligible for prizes. Anglers may fish the entire time of the competition dates.

Official Measuring Station
The MBGLAC clubrooms are the official fish measurement station. All competitors must have entered their fish lengths and photographs by 3.00pm on Sunday 2nd February to be eligible for prizes.

Fish Measurement 

Prizes are based on the length of the flathead measured from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail and photographed on an official DPI brag mat (Available at the Club  $10). Each photo shall also include the token that will be provided at registration. The photo shall be presented by entrants off their Mobile Phone or PAD as a JPEG image.

Fishing Methods

The MBGLAC requests that all anglers comply with fisheries regulations, and good fishing practices to ensure eligibility for prizes.

Attendance at the Tournament Briefing
Attendance at the tournament briefing is required by all adult entrants, unless prior arrangements have been made to obtain the event rules and capture token. It is essential that all adult receive their tokens. Juniors can use their family token, or request their own.

Adjustments to Length Via Digital Photos
The acceptance of a digital photo for prizes will be at the discretion of the Committee. Deductions from the apparent length will be made in circumstances where the photo does not appear to represent the true length of the fish. The decision of the committee is final.

Fishing Etiquette
All teams must respect the space of other boats, and not come within 30 metres of each other whilst fishing. Boats in disregard of this requirement may face disqualification from the event.

Competition Prizes

  1. EVE O’BRIEN Longest Dusky Flathead Senior – $600 Cash
  2. Next 4 Longest Flatheads Senior – $400 & $300 & $200  & $100 Cash
  1. Juniors 1. $80, 2. $50, 3. $30  Cash
  2. Individual Senior angler Longest Bag of 5 – $300 Cash   

Longest Bag shall exclude any Flathead that has won a major prize.

  1. Secret Weight Juniors – Rod & Real Combo


The presentation will held at the MBGLAC clubrooms at Spencer Park at 4.00pm on Sunday 2nd February, 2020

Anglers must be present to claim their prizes including the Lucky Door prize or juniors secret length.

There will be a Free Sausage Sizzle at registration, Friday 31st January 2020 Family Night.

There will be a Free Sausage Sizzle at presentation, Sunday 2nd February.


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