Labour Weekend comp Rules

The club adds some cash to the entry fees to make up the prizes.
It is the skippers/boat owner’s responsibility to ensure they are competent in operating their boat in a
safe manner and have all necessary safety equipment on board.
There is a large hole at the bottom of the concrete boat ramp. Avoid this area at low tide. If you
are not familiar with the Waihau Bay haven please study the map at the top of the ramp before proceeding. There
are rocks in the channel and to the sides.
Launching and retrieving – please take care on the ramp and show consideration to other users.
Poor weather – check the weather before leaving and be sure you have the skill to safely handle your boat
in the conditions.
Observe the 5 knot speed restriction within 200m from shore.
A disclaimer must be signed by all skippers who have boats entered into a competition prior to leaving
shore.  If the disclaimer is not signed by the skipper /boat owner the competition entry will not be valid.
Make a trip report on CH65 to local Coastguard. Skeds are 9.15am and 3.15pm
Coastguard Emergency contact numbers CH 65 OR 16 Phone Jane 07 325 3955  or  Clyde 07 325 3949 or 021 02939515 Fishing Club – Christine 07 3253949,  021088817
Equipment all boats must carry
Sufficient life jackets for all on board.   A VHF radio.      Preferably an epirb and/or a mobile phone as well.
Measure Section: You will need to have or purchase a SFC measuring board. You must present a photo of your fish on the board clearly showing the length. The date and time must be displayed on the camera.
  1. Each angler must present their own fish for weigh-in, and produce their catch card when presenting their fish to be weighed.
  1. Each fish will only be eligible for one prize.  There will be one prize only per angler per species.
  2. Only one fish of each species per angler per day will be accepted for weigh-in.  The following are the species and sizes eligible for the tournament;
  3. Kingfish   1m                        Kahawai n/a             Snapper  35cm                 Tarakihi  30cm                 
  4. Catch Cards are to be in the weigh master’s hands by the specified time.
  5. The boundaries of the fishing area are Waikawa Point and Lottin Point out to the twelve nautical mile limit.  All boats must return overnight.
  6. All fish presented for the weigh-in must be in a fresh condition, i.e. green and ungutted.  Frozen fish will not be accepted.
  7. In the event of two or more fish having equal weight/length, the first fish weighed/measured will be deemed the first for recognition in all prize categories.
  8. No long lines, nets or craypots to be used.  No electric reels to be used or to be on a competing boat. Kingfish may be bled and still qualify for prizes and club records however they will NOT qualify for NZ or world records so this is done at the angler’s discretion.
  9. In the event that the tournament is shortened or postponed there is no refund of entries paid.
  10. In the interests of safety, the committee reserves the right to delay, shorten, cancel or postpone the tournament.
             Entrants will be notified of any changes.
  1. To collect any spot prizes the winner must be present.  If not present the prizes will be redrawn until struck.
  2. Any protests relating to the weight of, or manner of weighing a fish must be made to the official weigh master before the fish is removed from the weigh station.  The decision of the weigh master shall be final.
  3. Any disputes must be reported to the disputes committee in writing before 9pm of the day of the catch.  The decision of the disputes committee shall be final.
  4. The committee reserves the right to inspect or test the line, rods and reels used.  The maximum line weight to be used is 60 kg.
  5. Radio communication shall be on VHF Channel 65.  There is one sked at 9.15 am.  Coastguard Radio in Tauranga monitor our channel between 5.45 pm and 9 am. Please respond to them.