Most Recent Changes to the 2016/17 Goblet Monthly Fishing Competition – August 2016

By August 24, 2016newsletter

Changes to the Fishing Club “Measure-In” Rules and Regulations

 

During the 2016 Annual General Meeting held August 14, 2016, a majority vote formally accepted that the Measure-In method be adopted as the procedure used by the Tuross Head Country Club sub club known as the “Tuross Head Fishing Club”.

 

Overview

 

In brief, the Measure-in uses the length of the fish measured on a standard measuring mat “Brag Mat” as issued by the NSW Department of Primary Industries. This is also the evidentiary mat type used in NSW courts for prosecution of fishing offences.  The fishing club will supply one “brag mat” to any member who has not previously been supplied with one. Extra measuring mats can be purchased via NSW DPI. A full set of rules and regulations is available of the club website here; http://www.turossheadfishingclub.org/general-comp-rules/

 

On the Tuross Head Fishing Club competition weekends competitors who wish to enter fish may do so by a number of means. They may present a fish to the competition secretary, on the competition Sunday, to be measured and given a score of points Eligible fish caught during completion hours may also be measured and recorded at the Tuross Head Shell Service Station or the Tuross Boatshed and Cafe.

 

Alternatively, for those that wish to catch and release they can photograph the fish on the measuring mat and present the photograph to the competition secretary during the Sunday Measure-in. Photographed may also be recorded at both the above mentioned service station and the boatshed.

 

At this point in time competition photos cannot be uploaded to be evaluated and scored.

 

Changes

 

  1. Goblet

A number of changes have been made to both the Goblet species, the dates of the goblet and some changes to the length and point scores of the various fish species. The changes to the goblet species was done to better reflect the availability of species at the time of the goblet competition.  The following is the new goblet competition. Trout is not the September Goblet fish.

September 16/17/18 Goblet Fish of the Month –

(NEW) HIGHEST POINT SCORING NON GOBLET FISH.

 THESE ARE THE FISH THAT CAN BE ENTERED, Flounder, Flying Gurnard, King fish, Mullet, Leather jacket, Mulloway, Nannygai, Gummy Shark, Tuna Yellow/Blue fin, Trevally

 

 

October 30/1/2 Goblet Fish of the Month –

Trout (opening of Trout Season)(Summer’s 4pm weigh-in time starts)

 

November 4/5/6 Goblet Fish of the Month – Blackfish

 

December 9/10/11 Goblet Fish of the Month – Flathead

 

January 13/14/15 Goblet Fish of the Month – Whiting

 

February 10/11/12 Goblet Fish of the Month – Garfish

 

March 17/18/19 Goblet Fish of the Month – Tailor

 

April 7/8/9 Goblet Fish of the Month – Drummer (back to 1pm weigh-ins)

 

May 12/13/14 Goblet Fish of the Month – Snapper

 

June 16/17/18 Goblet Fish of the Month – Bream

 

July 7/8/9Goblet Fish of the Month – Salmon

 

August 11/12/13 Goblet Fish of the Month – Morwong

 

  1. Length and pointscore changes

 

Blackfish Max length  has been changed from 60cm to 50cm increasing the points per cm from 3.03 to 4.35

 

Flounder Max length  has been changed from 55cm to 50cm increasing the points per cm from 3.33 to 4.00

 

Kingfish Max length  has been changed from 120cm to 100cm increasing the points per cm from 1.82 to 2.86

 

Morwong Max length  has been changed from 70cm to 60cm increasing the points per cm from 2.50 to 3.33

 

Mullet Max length  has been changed from 75cm to 65cm increasing the points per cm from 2.22 to 2.86

 

Mulloway Max length  has been changed from 150cm to 140cm increasing the points per cm from 1.25 to 1.43

 

Trevally  Max length  has been changed from 70cm to 60cm increasing the points per cm from 2.50 to 3.33

 

Parrot fish has been removed from the species list and replaced with Gummy Shark

 

Tuna has been specified as Yellow and Blue Fin only.

Tuna  Max length  has been changed from 180cm to 160cm increasing the points per cm from 1.00 to 1.25

 

  1. General Competition Rules 2016/17

 

Due to the total length of the rules for the 2016/17 competition the rules can be downloaded from the following link;

 

http://www.turossheadfishingclub.org/rules-governing-competitions-2016-2017/

 

If you do not have internet then contact the Publicity Officer (Mike Byron mob. 0438 742 005) and a copy will be downloaded, printed and mailed to you specifically.