T.A.C. FISHING COMPETITION Dates & Rules 2019/20

Frank McCann  Whiting Comp: (1st Period) 2019
Monday Jan 28th 2019 to Sunday April 28th 2019 inclusive
Frank McCann Whiting Comp: (2nd Period) 2019
Saturday June 29th 2019 to Sunday Sep 29th 2019 inclusive
(Minimum length 32cm.  Juniors = legal size 27cm.)

Flathead Comp (1st Period) 2019 
Monday Jan 28th 2019 to Sunday April 28th 2019 inclusive
Flathead Comp (2nd Period)  2019/2020 
Saturday Nov 2rd 2019 to Sunday Jan 26th 2020 inclusive
(Minimum length 32cm.  Juniors = legal size 27cm.)

Major Shark Comp (1st Period) 2019 
Monday Jan 28th 2019 to Sunday April 28th 2019 inclusive
Major Shark Comp (2nd Period) 2019/2020 
Saturday Nov 2rd 2019 to Sunday Jan 26th 2020 inclusive
(Mako, Thresher, and Bronze Whaler only. All sharks must be gutted, head on is OK)
(Minimum length 60cm from back gill to tail base.   Juniors = legal size.)  

Combined Gummy & School Shark Comp: 2019
Saturday March 30st 2019 to Sunday Sep 29th 2019 inclusive
(Minimum length 60cm back gill to tail base. Juniors = legal size ie 45cm. Must be gutted, head on is OK)

Ken Wall Memorial  @ To be advised: Aug & TBA 2019
1st weekend. Start 6pm Fri Aug 16th to 6pm Sunday, Aug 18th 2019 inclusive
2nd weekend will have dates and place advised.
(Minimum length 32cm. Juniors = legal size. Trout, Redfin & Salmonids)

Skinny Snapper Comp: 2019/2020
Saturday Aug 3th 2019 to Sunday Jan 26th 2020 inclusive
(Minimum length 32cm.  Juniors = legal size 28cm.)

Special one off Comps maybe announced during the year via email and facebook.
Note: These comps will not be counted in the club championship.

Club Championship: for 2019/2020 
Senior Club Champion is calculated by points gained in each above competition, including 10 points for senior brag board fish of each competition. Note : If the brag board fish is also a competition winner it will not be counted twice.
The 10 heaviest fish in each competition will be awarded points. 10 for heaviest, 9, 8, 7, 6, etc.
Only ONE fish per competitor, per competition, including brag board will be counted to a maximum of 10 points.
Junior Club Champion is calculated by 5 points per junior brag board fish plus any competition points gained.
Senior & Junior Champions will be awarded at club presentation night 2020

Rules for Competition Awards and Brag Board recognition are:     (See special note for Tuna brag board below)
    1. Competitors must be amateur fishermen & current full financial TAC fishing status members.
    2. Competitions start as per schedule above and conclude at 6pm on designated days.
    3. Competition fish must be taken by rod and reel or hand line & comply with minimum lengths as listed above.
    4. Competition competitors must launch and retrieve boats from ramps as listed below.
    5. Competition fish must be witnessed by an adult club member & must be weighed on clubroom scales, except for 
         away comps that will be weighed on TAC scales held by an appointed club member.  
    6. Competitors must abide by Victorian recreational Fishing and Marine safety rules and guidelines. 
    7. In the event of a club championship tie a count back of rankings of competition places will decide the winner. 
    8. Mystery prize winners must be present at the presentation night to receive their prize, if not, a redraw will occur.
    9. Decisions of the TAC Fishing Committee as judges will be final.

    Offshore Comps – Launching from Surf Coast Shire ramps, beaches and Barwon River. See rule #5 for weighing requirements.
    Freshwater Comps – Designated areas will be announced with each comp. See rule #5 for weighing requirements.
    Freshwater for Brag board – All areas are acceptable, but all fish must weighed and sighted at TAC club by another club member.
    Surf Fishing for Brag board – Anywhere in the boundaries of the Surf Coast Shire but fish to be weighed & sighted at TAC club.
    EstuaryFishing for Brag board – Barwon Estuary, Thomson Creek, Spring Creek, Anglesea River. Fish weighed & sighted at TAC club.
    Special note : Tuna for Brag board. All Victorian ramps are acceptable. Tuna not weighed at the Torquay club rooms can be submitted 
    via a photo showing the tuna’s weight with the TAC club member visible. The tuna must be weighed on a certified club scales.