2017 Caltex Merimbula Snapper Classic

Longest Snapper $1000 Cash

Lots More Cash and Prizes On Offer

Venue: Between Goalen Head to the North and the Southern most point of Disaster Bay in the South. All boats may leave and return to their port of choice.

Cost: $60 per team consisting of 2 anglers per boat. Additional anglers are $30 per person. Fees are to be paid prior to briefing. Children Free.

Species:  Snapper :-

1st Prize –  The Longest, $1000 CASH – Proudly Sponsored by Caltex Merimbula

2nd Prize – 2nd Longest  – $600 Tackle World Voucher

3rd Prize –  Mystery Length – $400 Tackle World Voucher

4th Prize  – Bag Prize – The cumulative length of 5 longest Snapper  – Other Prize Winning Snapper Excluded  – $400 Tackle World Voucher

Junior Prizes

1st – $100 Cash

2nd – $60 Cash

3rd – $40 Cash

4th – Junior Mystery Length – Rod and Reel Combo.

Juniors who fish as Entrants are not eligible for Junior Prize category.

Dates: Saturday 27th —Sunday 28th May 2017

Briefing: Merimbula Big Game and Lakes Angling Club-rooms at Spencer Park Merimbula, Friday 26th May, Door Open 6.30pm.

Information: – Please phone, Chris Young: 0417 114 275 or 02 6495 9355

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


Caltex Merimbula $1000 Snapper Classic Rules

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

All anglers participate in this event 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 Areas

Between Goalen Head to the North and the Southern most point of Disaster Bay in the South. All boats may leave and return to their port of choice.

Minimum Team Numbers

Teams must consist of at least two anglers per boat. No angler is able to travel on any boat, unless the angler is registered in the competition.

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Fishing Times

Fishing activity can commence at  6.00 am Saturday and must cease by 3pm Sunday.   Fish caught outside these times will NOT be eligible for prizes. The decision of the tournament committee is final.

Additional Anglers/Observers

All persons on the boat teams competing in the Snapper Classic MUST be financial entrants. Children are Free. Additional persons may result in disqualification from the tournament, at the discretion of the committee,


Fishing Methods

Fish must be caught via rod and reel, and within NSW Fisheries regulations. MBGLAC requests that all anglers comply with fisheries regulations and good fishing practices to ensure eligibility for prizes.

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.


Fish Measurement

No fish will be eligible for tournament prizes unless it meets the minimum legal length requirements for a captured fish as set out by NSW Fisheries regulations.

Prizes are based on a Photograph of the fish, Measured from the tip of the Nose to the inside Fork of the Tail on a suitable brag mat with the tournament Token.

In the event of a tie, the earliest time of the photo, prevails.

Juniors

To be a Junior you must be under 16 as of  1st  of July 2017.


1st Prize –  The Longest, $1000 CASH – Proudly Sponsored by Caltex Merimbula

2nd Prize – 2nd Longest  – $600 Tackle World Voucher

3rd Prize –  Mystery Length – $400 Tackle World Voucher

4th Prize  – Bag Prize – The cumulative length of 5 longest Snapper  – Other Prize Winning Snapper – Excluded $400 Tackle World Voucher

Junior Prizes

1st – $100 Cash

2nd – $60 Cash

3rd – $40 Cash

4th – Junior Mystery Length – Rod and Reel Combo.

Juniors who fish as Entrants are not eligible for Junior Prize category.


Fish Measurement

The MBGLAC clubrooms are the official fish measurement station.  To be eligible for the tournament, prizes, fish lengths and photographs must be entered at the clubrooms, no later than 3pm Sunday. Please hand in a copy of your fish record sheet for DPI data records.

Presentation

The presentation will held at the MBGLAC clubrooms at Spencer Park at 4.00pm on Sunday. 28th May .

$500 Tackle World Entrant Lucky Angler Door Prize and Rod & Reel Combo Junior Lucky Angler Door Prize.

Anglers must be present to claim their prizes.

Free Sausage Sizzle at presentation.


Sale of Fish

The sale of fish is prohibited by NSW law, and anglers are encouraged to take only the fish they need. Unwanted fish should be released alive.

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.

Prize Money Adjustments

In the event that there are less than 30 senior anglers in the event, the prize money will be adjusted down on a pro-rata basis. If more than 80 senior anglers enter, the cash prizes will be DOUBLED.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.


ANY STATED OR ADDITIONAL PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE.

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Entry Fee is $30 Per Entrant. If Juniors are fishing for the major prize, please select them here.

Juniors are Free. To be eligible for the major prize please select them as Entrants @ $30 per Entrant above.