General - all categories
All competitors must attend one briefing at sign on.
Juniors and concession card holders may be asked to present identification at briefing/sign on.
There are no boundaries where you can fish but competitors must not fish in green zones and are prohibited from entering sanctuary areas
Competitors must be responsible for all their rubbish and ensure it is disposed of in the waste/recycling bins provided
Competitors must obey all boating laws including, but not limited to, all Go Slow areas, speed restricted areas and not enter or fish in restricted areas including, but not limited, to Port Of Brisbane.
Competitors must not use imported green prawns as bait
All fish must be Angled/line caught with bait or lure - no spear fishing, no jagging, no netting or any other method that isn't with hook and line.
All net types are banned except fish friendly landing nets when landing a hooked fish.
Competitors are encouraged to use low carbon footprint fishing methods including electric motors paddle boards and sail.
Competition starts after first briefing at 4pm Friday 3rd of May at George Clayton Park.
Anglers that bring a fish to weigh in will not be considered for prizes
Fish friendly handling practices should be used at all times. This includes fish friendly landing nets, comfort lifting fish with wet hands and using circle hooks.
Gaffs must not be used at any time.
Anglers are to follow best practice for catch and release to minimize harm to fish. This information will be available at briefing/sign on
Longest Bream (Yellowfin, Acanthopagrus australis )
Longest Whiting (Summer Sillago ciliata or Diver Sillago maculata )
Longest Flathead (All species endemic to QLD waters)
Longest Snapper (Pagrus auratus)
Longest Mulloway ( Argyrosomus japonicus) or Threadfin Salmon. (Polydactylus macrochir) (This is one category)
Prizes will be awarded for 1st 2nd and 3rd for these categories.
Photo entry catch and release only.
Important - Bream, Snapper, Whiting, Thread Fin Salmon are measured to fork not total length. Mulloway and Flathead are total length.
Photo must be of a live fish, include the unique item in photo and be on a measuring mat that is wet to avoid damaging the fish. Unique item and measuring mat will be handed to competitors at sign on.
Photo must be taken on a phone and viewed by a marshal on the same phone that took the photo.
Photos must be the original photo taken on that phone. Photos must not be re saved, sent to another phone, changed, resized, filtered, scaled or doctored in any way.
Note. We use a temporary honesty system for weigh in. Competitors are to tell a marshal what size and type their largest fish is. The top 5 competitors names go up on board, Top Gear style, with the sizes of the fish. The size of the fish for the first 3 places are hidden. Once weigh in is closed, photos are verified and prizes awarded. If the size of a fish is smaller than what the enterant has indicated, the entrant will be no longer eligible for lucky door prize.
Champion Angler specific rules - All anglers qualify for this category.
There will be 2 prizes only. One for Champion Angler Adult, One for Champion Angler Junior.
All photos must be taken on the same/one phone.
All fish must be photographed on a wet measuring mat with unique item
Calculated on Total length of up to 6 species (Bream, Whiting, Flathead, Snapper, Mulloway, Threadfin)
Only one fish per species submitted per angler.
Only legal sized fish are eligible for photo entry weigh in.
Please refer to Qld Fishing Rules