2019 Merimbula Snapper Classic

Saturday 25th —Sunday 26th May 2019

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  – $400 Cash, $100 Goodyear Voucher & Snapper Combo

2nd Prize – 2nd Longest  – $300 Cash & $100 Goodyear Voucher

3rd Prize – 3rd Longest   – $250 Shimano Sedena Combo

Bag Prize – The cumulative length of 5 longest Snapper  – Other Prize Winning Snapper Excluded  – $200 Tackleworld Voucher and 2 x $100 Goodyear Vouchers

Senior Mystery Prize – $100 Goodyear Voucher

Junior Prizes

1st – $50 Cash

2nd – $30 Cash

3rd – $20 Cash

Junior Mystery Prize – Rod & Reel Combo

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

Dates: Saturday 25th —Sunday 26th May 2019

Briefing: Merimbula Big Game and Lakes Angling Club-rooms at Spencer Park Merimbula, Friday 24th May, Door Open 6.30pm.

Presentation Sunday 26th May includes – Lucky Angler Draw $100 Cash 

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.

Tackle World & Goodyear Merimbula 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.

Weather

In the event of a Gale warning from the BOM, fishing ceases from the time issued and fishing will recommence when the Gale warning is cancelled. The Tournament Committee may cancel or postpone the tournament in severe weather conditions.

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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.

Fishing Times

Fishing activity can commence at  6.00 am Saturday and must cease by 2pm Sunday.   Fish caught outside these times will NOT be eligible for prizes. The decision of the tournament committee is final.

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.

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 tip of the Tail on a DPI Brag Mat. These can be purchased at the club.

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 2019.

Junior Prizes

1st – $50 Cash

2nd – $30 Cash

3rd – $20 Cash

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.

1st Prize –  The Longest  – $400 Cash, $100 Goodyear Voucher & Snapper Combo

2nd Prize – 2nd Longest  – $300 Cash & $100 Goodyear Voucher

3rd Prize – 3rd Longest   – $250 Shimano Sedena Combo

Bag Prize – The cumulative length of 5 longest Snapper  – Other Prize Winning Snapper Excluded  – $200 Tackleworld Voucher and 2 x $100 Goodyear Vouchers

Presentation

The presentation will held at the MBGLAC clubrooms at Spencer Park at 4.00pm on Sunday. 26th May .

Lucky Angler Door Prize $100 Cash

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 fish from the same vessel and respect the space of other boats and not come within 30 meters of each other whilst fishing. Boats in disregard of this requirement may face disqualification from the event.

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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