Leigh Fishing Contest Inc - Rules:


THESE RULES PERTAIN TO OUR 2018 EVENT, AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN 2019. PLEASE CHECK THESE RULES AGAIN PRIOR TO THE COMPETITION IN 2019.

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 17 March 2018 up to weigh-in.

Fishing Areas:

Marine Reserves and local area restrictions (as charted) must be strictly observed. Otherwise no limit on fishing area.

FISHING LINES & CATCH:

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

WEIGH IN:

Is at Leigh Hall from 1.00pm to 3.30pm on 17 March 2018.  Be in the queue to be in the weigh-in!  ABSOLUTELY NO SHARKS OR STINGRAYS will be weighed 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.

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 any senior prize category, a draw will be held at the prize giving. Each contestant with the tied weight will be given a number. The last number drawn shall win the prize. Junior prize-giving commences about 5.30pm on 17 March 2018. 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:

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 organisers.

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 herein.

ORGANISATION:

Competition is run by Leigh Fishing Contest Incorporated.

ENQUIRIES:

Call Lyn or Keith 09 422 6780