Leigh Fishing Contest Inc - Rules:


THESE RULES PERTAIN TO OUR 2017 EVENT, AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN 2018. PLEASE CHECK THESE RULES AGAIN PRIOR TO THE COMPETITION IN 2018.

GENERAL:

All entries must be paid for and tickets collected before weigh in. Ticket numbers are limited. To ensure entry purchase tickets before commencing fishing. Each purchase of a ticket is deemed to be acceptance of these rules.

SAFETY:

Is entirely the responsibility of each angler, skipper and/or crew. No safety responsibility will be accepted by the Leigh Fishing Contest Inc and organizers under any circumstances.

RISK:

Contestants participate in the contest at their own risk. The Leigh Fishing Contest Inc and organizers do not accept any liability whatsoever for any damage to property, personal injury or loss incurred during, prior to or after the contest.

FISHING TIMES:

Commence from 3am, Saturday 25th March, 2017 up until the close of weigh-in.

FISHING LINES and CATCH:

No longlines or nets permitted. MFish Regulations strictly apply to line and minimum sizes. Note: Kingfish minimum length is 75cm.

WEIGH IN AT LEIGH HALL:

From 1.00pm to 3.30pm on 25 March 2017. Be in the queue to be in the weigh-in! Each angler must weigh in their own fish and present their ticket– no exceptions. LIMITED to 2 fish per category, per angler. Only whole fish caught in the fishing time stipulated will be weighed. Weigh-in Master’s decisions are final and no discussion will be entered into. ABSOLUTELY NO SHARKS OR STINGRAYS WILL BE WEIGHED IN.

OWNERSHIP OF FISH

All fish weighed in will become the property of the Leigh Fishing Contest Inc and auctioned during the day for fundraising. PRIZES Each contestant is limited to one prize per weighed prize division. In the case of a tie for senior average snapper, a draw will be held at prize giving. Each contestant will be given a number. The last number drawn shall win the prize. In case of a tie in all other categories, the first fish weighed in will qualify for the prize. Junior prize-giving commences about 5.30pm on 25 March 2017. Senior prize-giving commences about 6pm. Junior category applies to anglers 14 years of age and under. No prizes are exchangeable for cash.

LUCKY TICKET DRAWS

Are open to all senior ticket holders (whether you fished or not) and will be drawn at the prize giving. ALL PRIZE WINNERS must be present and show this ticket to claim a prize.

WEATHER

The event will not be postponed or cancelled. In the event of adverse weather or if no fish are caught prizes will be allocated to Lucky Ticket Draws.


PRIZE CATEGORIES

Senior:

(1) Snapper: 1st and 2nd heaviest plus average weight.
(2) Kingfish: heaviest and average weight.
(3) Kahawai: heaviest and average weight.
(4) Trevally: heaviest and average weight.
(5) John Dory: heaviest.
(6) Other fin fish: heaviest.
(7) Female Angler: heaviest fish.

Junior:

(1) Snapper: heaviest and average weight.
(2) Kahawai: heaviest and average weight.
(3) Trevally: heaviest and average weight.
(4) Sprat: heaviest.
(5) Most unusual fish.


PUBLICITY:

By participating in this contest you agree that in the event you win a major prize you will allow your photo and/or interview comments to be used in any publicity as may be undertaken by the organizers.

VALIDITY:

Any attempt to falsify or deceive the organisers / adjudicators will result in your entry being declared null and void. No refunds will be made and no prizes will be awarded in such cases.

AGREEMENT:

By entering this contest you agree to be bound by and abide each of the conditions contained here in.

ORGANISATION

Competition is run by Leigh Fishing Contest Incorporated.

ENQUIRIES

Call Lyn or Keith 09 422 6780