Hervey Bay Family Fishing Competition
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DATE OF ACTUAL COMPETITION:
Thursday March 9th 2017 from 6 PM to 12 noon Sunday March 12th 2017

OFFICIAL OPENING: Thursday March 9th 2017 from 6 PM in the fishing competition enclosure at DAYMAN PARK.

NOTE: Entries must be submitted and paid for by 6 pm Thursday March 9th 2017 to be eligible for the official opening draw.
• 10 Senior entry numbers will be drawn daily. The winner of $1000.00 will be the last number drawn.

• 5 junior entry numbers will be drawn daily. The winner of the major prize will be the last number drawn. ( See Major Draw Rules No.13 )
ENTRY FEE:
Seniors $40 per person
Juniors $10 per person

Entries will not be confirmed unless the fee and application form are posted or presented before 6.00pm Saturday 11/03/17.

Application forms not correctly filled out will not be accepted.

NOTE: SYNDICATES ARE NOT RECOGNISED. NO ALCOHOL TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE COMPOUND.

PRESENTATIONS: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 6.00pm to appoximately 8.00pm. Sunday 12.00pm to appoximately 3.00pm.

COMPETITION STARTS: 6 PM on Thursday March 9th 2017.

ENTRIES CLOSE: 6pm on Saturday March 11th 2017.

COMPETITION FINISH: Anyone not in the queue at the official “Weigh-In Area” with a fish to be weighed at 12 Noon Sunday, March 12th 2017 will be deemed ineligible to be weighed in and therefore outside the official finish time.

WEIGH-IN TIMES DEAD & ALIVE:
Daily weigh-ins will be conducted from 8.30AM – 6 PM Friday, Saturday, and 8.30 AM – l2 Noon Sunday.- No more than one fish of each of the eligible species to be weighed in for each entry number in the live section and each entry number in the dead section at each weigh in on any day.

NOTE: Any fish deemed to be more than 24 hours since being caught, in the opinion of the judge’s reading of the Tory meter will be ineligible to be recorded for cash or prizes.(The judge’s opinion is final and no discussion will be entered into).

FISH: All fish DEAD weighed in must be cleaned, gilled & gutted but not be scaled and be of legal or minimum size. Fish may be donated to the club for local charities.

PROFESSIONALS: All professional fishermen are eligible to enter the competition provided they abide by the same rules as amateur entrants and do not have a professional net in their possession one-week prior to and during the competition.

FRAUD: Any evidence of fraud such as fish more than 24 hours since being caught, foreign matter pushed down the mouth of the fish, fish transported from other than the shores or offshore waters of Hervey Bay and Fraser Island, more than one person fishing for each individual $40 Senior entry or $10 junior, netted fish, or any action in defiance of the rules and goodwill of the competition, will be placed in the hands of the police in attendance. The competition organisers reserve the right of absolute disqualification in the event of specified breaches of rules occurring.

CANCELLATIONS: All nominees will receive a full refund of entry fee in the event of cancellation of the whole competition due to weather or any other reason.

OTHER RULES:
  1. Fish weighed in may be donated to the organising club for distribution to local charities.
  2. All fish eligible for weigh-in must be weighed within 24 hours of being caught; between when the fish is caught and when it is weighed, it may have been iced down but not frozen.
  3. All fish must be weighed on the official scales provided by the organisers to be eligible.
  4. Fish weighed in must be caught from the shores of Hervey Bay or adjacent offshore waters and must conform to legal size to be eligible to weigh-in.
  5. Fish presented to the scales must be taken on rod and reel or hand line.
  6. No fish will be kept for competitors for later weigh-in.
  7. Management decision is final and Hervey Bay Boat Club Fishing and Social Club, Inc retains the right to withhold any cash, prizes or trophies pending investigation. Daily Prizes must be collected by 6 pm Sunday March 12th 2017 or they become the property of the organisers.
  8. The Management shall have the absolute right to exclude anyone from the competition without giving any reason whatsoever.
  9. The competitor nominated notes and acknowledges that Hervey Bay Boat Club Fishing & Social Club accepts no liability for any injury, loss or damage to any person or property in the course of excursion and the competition generally when such injury or loss is due, or alleged to be due to, any act, neglect or default on the part of Hervey Bay Boat Club Fishing & Social Club or any official or agency thereof. All competitors fully understand that in so participating they do so entirely at their own risk and agree to abide by all rules and regulations.
  10. The management reserves the right to postpone the fishing time prior to or during the competition for any section or trophy category.
  11. Any action, incident, or situation not covered by the rules and conditions written in this brochure, shall be determined Co-jointly by the Official Judge or Acting Official Judge of the Fishing Competition and the Management Committee of the Hervey Bay Boat Club Fishing & Social Club if or when those conditions arise. Their decision is final.


  12. WEIGH-IN
    (a) No more than one fish of each of the eligible species can be weighed in for each entry number each day in the live weigh-in. (b) No more than one fish of each of the eligible species and no more than one fish per species in the any other species category can be weighed in for each entry number each day in the dead weigh-in.

  13. MAJOR DRAW RULES:
    (a) Entries must be submitted and paid for by 6 pm Thursday March 9th 2017 to be eligible for the official opening draw.

    (b) There will be major draws of 10 adult entry numbers daily. The winner of $1000.00 will be the last number drawn.

    (c) There will be major draws of 5 junior entry numbers daily.

    (d) On each draw the entrant possessing the number announced must present himself / herself with their wrist band ID within 60 seconds or another draw will occur

    (e) Any action, incident or situation not covered by these rules shall be determined as in Rule No.11.
  14. SUPER DRAW RULES:
    (a) All fully paid Senior entrants at 6pm on Saturday March 11th 2017 will be eligible for inclusion in the Senior Super Draw Prize — $8,000 boat package or $5,000.

    (b) All fully paid junior entrants at 6pm on Saturday March 11th 2017 will be eligible for inclusion in the Junior Super Draw prize (a new iPad).

    (c) The person whose number is drawn, as winner of the Super Draw on Sunday March 12th 2017 must present himself/herself with his/her wrist bands on their wrist within 60 seconds or another draw will occur.

    (d) When the Senior or Junior Super Draw winners have been identified to the satisfaction of management then these entrants shall be awarded their prizes.

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