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Classic Rules

WHANGAMATA GAME FISHING CLASSIC

ONE BASE 2015

12-14 February 2015

RULES AND INFORMATION

WHANGAMATA OCEAN SPORTS CLUB

Contacts:
Phone Number
Roy Hoskin Commodore 0274 906 369
Sandra Perry Club Mgr 0274 865 520
Clubrooms 07 865 8704

 

Public Liability
The Whangamata Ocean Sports Club inc will accept no liability for damage to any boat, vehicle or property, or personal injury of any nature.


Weighmasters Indemnity

It is the responsibility of anglers to present fully completed catch cards and all fishing gear when weighing in. It is the skippers responsibility to ensure that fish are properly secured in transfer from boat on to the Wharf.

Rule Changes
The Tournament Committee reserves the right to change the rules should it be deemed necessary in the interest of the Tournament. (Any changes will be notified as soon as practical).

Entry Implies Acceptance of Rules
Completion of an entry form for the Tournament is deemed to constitute acceptance by all anglers referred to in that form of rules presented and any violation of the rules may bring about team disqualification.

Eligibility
A team may be comprised of any number of anglers (not less than two). Each team member must be a current financial member of the Whangamata Ocean Sports Club Inc. OR a club affiliated to the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council or have registered as a day member at a cost of $10 per day  IE $155 pere angler. If visiting anglers cannot produce current membership cards, their membership will be checked through the secretary of the club.

Failure to be a financial member of a club will result in disqualification from the contest. Team captains are responsible for the day membership registrations which is available at a cost of $10.00 per day.

Contest Fees
Entry fees are $125.00 per angler.

Registration
Registrations commence at 3:30pm on Wednesday 11 February 2015 with briefing at 8:00pm the same evening, in the main marquee.

Please Note: All registrations are to be completed by 7:00pm and we encourage all teams to complete registration early.

Briefing
Commences at 8:00pm Wednesday 11 February 2015 after registration at the marquee adjacent to the Whangamata Ocean Sports Club. The captain of each team or the captains designated representative (who must be a member of the team) must attend and register at the pre-tournament briefing unless exemption has been granted by the Tournament Committee.

Boats Fishing-in
It is important that any boats fishing-in have made prior arrangement with the organising committee to be exempted from the formal registration and briefing. You must however complete your registration prior to 7:00pm on Thursday
11 February 2015. Boats fishing-in must not leave their own harbour prior to 6:00am on the first day. Fishing-in is only permitted on the first day.

Fishing Times
Any boat leaving prior to starting times each day will be disqualified from that days fishing

Thursday 12 February 2015
6:00am Leave Harbour No earlier
5:00pm Stop fishing All lines out of the water unless playing a fish.
6:30pm Final weigh-in Fish weighed in after 6.30 pm will be included
in the next days catch

Friday 13 February 2015
6:00am Leave harbour No earlier.
5:00pm Stop fishing All lines out of the water unless playing a fish.
6:30pm Final weigh-in Fish weighed in after 6.30 pm will be included
in next days catch

Saturday 14 February 2015

6:00am Leave harbour No earlier.                                                                                                               3:00pm Stop Fishing
All fish must be weighed in by 4:30 pm to
qualify for the tournament.
There will be no exceptions.

7:30pm Prize giving Final prize giving.

Hook-ups
All hook-ups of qualifying fish must be radioed to Tournament Base on channel 28. Please try and identify the fish prior to calling a hook-up. The result of hook-ups must be radioed to base, acknowledging whether the fish is landed, tagged or lost.

1. On hooking up a fish, a signal flag should be displayed on the side of the vessel the fish is being played from. Please provide a description of your vessel (eg colour, make of boat, flag colour etc when asking other boats to  steer clear This will enable other vessels to give you room to play the fish.

2. Any fish hooked-up and being played at stop fishing on the last day is still eligible for weigh in on that day provided it is at the weigh station by the times stipulated.

Fishing Area
As per map or anywhere East of the grid map.

Weigh Station & Weigh-ins
All fish will be weighed at the Whangamata wharf. Commercial chiller is available. Make sure you identify your fish. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE FISH TO BE LEFT AT THE WHARF.
All catches are to be weighed on the official scales at the Whangamata wharf by the official weigh masters, designated by the Whangamata Ocean Sports Club inc.

All fish must be weighed on the day of capture. Each angler shall complete a catch card declaring that the catch was made in accordance with these tournament rules. All details are to be clearly entered and the card passed to the weigh master immediately upon arrival at the weigh station. The angler must present all tackle, including gaff with which all fish were caught. All lures are to be removed before the fish are weighed.

Weigh-in Times

Thursday 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Friday 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Saturday 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm Closing time – there are no exceptions

Taking Care of your fish

All fish presented at weigh-in need to be kept FRESH, i.e. kept on ice or chilled . Failure to do so will result in you catch being disqualified and not eligible for prizes.

NOTE
In the event of a possible world record contact Des or Barney for weigh in

Protests
Any protest concerning the validity of any catch shall be filed in writing, signed by the plaintiff and handed to the Tournament Committee no later than 7:00pm on the same day. In the case of a protest the Judicial Committees decision is final.

IMPORTANT
The distribution of prizes within your team is the team responsibility.
Set your ground rules now as the Club WILL NOT get involved with
YOUR domestic differences.

Scoring
The Tournament will be divided into 6 sections:

1. Striped Marlin.

2. Black Marlin,Blue Marlin and Broadbill

3. Tuna: Big Eye, Blue fin, and Yellow fin, Albacore.

4. Kingfish:

The above 3 categories will be awarded prizes for the 3
heaviest fish of each species daily)

5. Shark: Tag & release ONLY One overall drawn prize

6. Heaviest Short bill Spearfish & Mahi-mahi will be awarded a daily prize.

7. Tag & Release: Billfish only.

8. Snapper: The 1st, 2nd & 3rd heaviestoverall caught during the Tournament will be awarded prizes on the final day.

(ie. No daily prizes will be awarded for these categories.)

The angler and his TEAM are responsible for disposal of any fish caught.

They must not be left at the weigh station or the wharf.

PLEASE NOTE THAT POINTS WILL BE AWARDED ON THE BASIS OF TWO POINTS PER KILOGRAM FOR TUNA, SPEARFISH AND MAHIMAHI.

 

ONE POINT PER KILOGRAM FOR MARILN & KINGFISH.

 Points will be awarded irrespective of line weight providing the line shall not exceed 60kg.

 

BOAT POINTS PRIZE $1000 CASH

TAG & RELEASE.

MAJOR PRIZE POOL $10,000.00

Pool to be split between the first 20 anglers who tag & release a billfish ONLY. Anglers to receive a minimum of $500 cash each or more depending on the number of fish tagged.

(Limited to the first 20 tagged fish).

All tag & release fish MUST have photographic evidence on your digital camera or phone alternatively a disposable camera can be purchased for $10 from the help desk. The camera must be presented at the weigh station along with all tackle used. Failure to do so will result in the fish being disqualified. Disposable cameras will need to be handed in for processing.
Any other species tagged and released will be for the individual anglers club.  Points for Tag & Release will be as follows.       Billfish 120 Points. No points will be awarded for any other species Any other species Tagged & Released will be for the individual anglers Club

Minimum Fish Weights
Billfish 90kg
Tuna 10kg
King Fish 1 metre

Tackle
All tackle must be in accordance with I.G.F.A rules, but shall not exceed 60kg.

Moorings
Marina Berth contact John Gillooly directly 07 865 6274

Pole or Swing mooring contact Dave Moncur directly 021 594 563

Radios
All boats must be equipped with VHF, and be in radio contact with Tournament Base at all times on the designated Channel 66. A grid map is supplied and all reports must be relayed, with team number, as to the area being fished.

IMPORTANT
Each skipper MUST radio game base on leaving the harbour and on their return each day.

Tournament Channal 28
Boat to Boat 6-8-10
Harbourmaster 84
Coastguards 84
Weather 21
Water Taxi 77

Please keep boat chatter to Channel 28

When you call to record your catch you MUST inform the operator of:
Area in which fish is caught
The species
Anglers name
Boat name

NOTE: Please keep the airways clear 15 minutes before stop fishing in case of late hook-ups, ie HOOK- UP CALLS ONLY IN THIS PERIOD.

Team Numbers
Remember your number so you can quote it when making radio contact. Please quote your team number on all call-ups.

Roundups
There will be two bulletins each day starting at 10:30am and 2:30pm. Please make sure your radios are tuned accordingly to Channel 28.

Bad Weather
The Tournament Committee reserves the right to cancel the days fishing in the event of unfavourable weather conditions.
In the event of cancellation of the days fishing game base will broadcast the cancellation also the club flag will be lowered. (NO FLAG NO FISHING)

Return to Whangamata
This is a One Base Tournament. All boats must return to Whangamata daily and report to Tournament Headquarters. The captain of each team or the captain�s designated representative (who must be a member of the team) must register their return no later than 7:30pm each night with the registration desk.
Boats must remain in the harbour overnight and may not leave before start fishing the next day.

Prize giving
Prize giving will be held for the first two nights at approximately 8:00pm. In addition to three daily prizes in each of the three major categories there will be a drawn team prize and a lucky draw in which all qualifying fish weighed each day will be eligible.

THE ANGLER WHOSE NAME IS DRAWN OUT MUST BE IN THE MARQUEE AT THE TIME OF THE DRAW TO BE ELIGIBLE OR THE PRIZE WILL BE REDRAWN.
Prizewinners, please make your way to the stage as quickly as possible. If you have difficulty trying to get through the crowd please raise your arm.

Lucky Draws: Angler Draws:
Angler must be present to receive the prize, otherwise the
Prize will be redrawn.

Team Draws:
Unless an exceptional circumstance prevails, and the Judicial Committee has given dispensation, the complete team must be present to receive the prize; otherwise the prize will be re-drawn.

Prizes
Any prizes not won will be drawn.

Dick of the Day
If any of your team members qualify for this nomination, please ensure that details of the offence are advised to Tournament control, no later than 7:30pm.

Final Prize giving
Will be held on Saturday at 7:30pm. There will be prizes awarded for 1st to 3rd placings overall.

N.B. There are no daily prizes for Snapper.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Tournament Control

Admission to Tent

All anglers and anglers guests MUST display a ANGLER or GUEST wrist band at all times to obtain access to TENT

ONE wrist band per angler. Additional wrist bands can be obtained from the HELP desk

Alcohol – Food

No ALCOHOL softdrinks or food is to be brought into the TENT

Bar
The bar will be open from 5:00 pm daily. In the event of days fishing being cancelled the bar will be open at 4:00 pm with entertainment provided.

Meals
Meals will be available on site each evening.

Menu
Kitchen OPEN from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Fuel
Diesel is available at the marina.

Please Note: There are no petrol pumps at the wharf, but petrol is available from the Shell service station which will be operating extended hours as listed below:

Wednesday 12 February 5:00 am until 9:00 pm
Thursday 13 February 5:00 am until 9:00 pm
Friday 14 February 5:00 am until 9:00 pm
Saturday 15 February 5:00 am until 9:00 pm

Water
Supplies of water are available at the wharf. You need your own hose.

Photographs
To ensure that a photo is taken of your fish we strongly recommend you bring your own camera. The Tournament Committee will endeavour to have a photographer in place at the weigh station.

Rubbish
Please keep our harbour clean and use the receptacles provided. Remember it is an offence to put solid waste into the sea and this includes pumping out your toilet in the harbour.

Remember not to leave fish waste in the wharf bins or leave fish on the wharf.

High Tides
Thursday 13 February 2014 6.55am                                                                                                 Friday     14 February 2014 7.40am
Saturday 15 February 2014 8.22am

Showers
Cold showers are available under the Clubrooms.

REMEMBER IT IS REALLY EASY TO DROWN IN 2 METRES OF WATER WITH A BELLY FULL OF ALCOHOL.

Please be careful and considerate to your fellow anglers.

THE SUCCESS OF THIS TOURNAMENT RELIES ON THE CONTINUED SUPPORT OF OUR SPONSORS.
Please support them to ensure continuation of this event.

Tight Lines and Screaming Reels.

HAVE A GREAT TOURNAMENT.