Proudly Presents  the 2018


$3000 Dusky Flathead Competition

Plus $500 Jackpot First  Meter+ Dusky

17th & 18th March 2018

Supported by: Tackle World Merimbula

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

Cost: $35 Members per angler, $45 Non Members.  Entree Fees must paid prior to the briefing. Juniors under 16 are free.

Juniors are eligible for senior prizes and the Jackpot only if the adult fee is paid.  Juniors paying the adult fee are then excluded from Junior prizes and included in the first Meter+ Dusky Jackpot.

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

Briefing:  Friday March 16th 2018, MBGLAC Clubrooms at Spencer Park Merimbula,  Doors open at 6:30pm.

More Info: Lindon Thompson – 0411 873 880

 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 17th and must cease by 2.00pm Sunday 18th. 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 to be eligible for prizes.

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

Fish Measurement
Prizes are based on the length of the fish measured from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail photographed on a DPI Brag-Mat available at the briefing

Competition Prizes

1. MERIMBULA LAKEVIEW HOTEL Longest Dusky Flathead – $1000 Cash – Lure Only

2. Next Longest Flathead – on Lure – $500

3. Longest Dusky Flathead on Bait – $300

4. Next Longest Flathead on Bait – $150

5. Ladies Prize  – Longest Flathead on Lure  $200 Tackle World Voucher

6. Ladies Prize  – Next Longest Flathead on Bait – $100 Tackle World Voucher

7. Longest Bag – the cumulative length of the 5 longest Dusky’s $200 Tackle World Voucher  – 

any of the above 6 Dusky Flathead are not to be included into the Longest Bag event.

8. Lucky Angler Mystery Door Prize – Rod & Reel Combo

9. Best By-Catch – Rod & Real Combo


1.  $50,  2. $30,  3. $20

MERIMBULA LAKEVIEW HOTEL – Meter+ Dusky $500 Cash Jackpot.

This Jackpot is for the Lure Only category for Dusky Flathead and must be caught on a lure without the use of burly and must be over 1 meter in length.  If this Jackpot does not go off, next years Jackpot will be $1000

Prize Money Adjustments

In the event that there are less than 30 anglers in the event, the prizes will be adjusted down on a pro-rata basis. If there are more than 80 Senior Entry’s, the fist prize will be doubled

The MERIMBULA LAKEVIEW HOTEL  Jackpot will not alter.

Attendance at the Tournament Briefing
Attendance at the tournament briefing is required by at least one member per fishing team. It is the responsibility of this team member to ensure that the other team members are aware of the tournament rules. Single entries are accepted allowing angling from Kayaks.

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.

The presentation will held at the MBGLAC clubrooms at Spencer Park at 4.00pm on Sunday 18th March, 2018

Anglers must be present to claim their prizes including the Lucky Door prize..

There will be a Free Sausage Sizzle at presentation.


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