T.A.C. COMPETITION Dates & Rules 2018/19


Frank McCann  Whiting Comp: (1st Period) 2018
Monday Jan 29th 2018 to Sunday April 29th 2018 inclusive

Frank McCann Whiting Comp: (2nd Period) 2018
Saturday June 30th 2018 to Sunday Sep 30th 2018 inclusive
(Minimum length 32cm.  Juniors = legal size 27cm.)

Flathead Comp (1st Period) 2018 
Monday Jan 29th 2018 to Sunday April 29th 2018 inclusive

Flathead Comp (2nd Period)  2018/2019 
Saturday Nov 3rd 2018 to Sunday Jan 27th 2019 inclusive
(Minimum length 32cm.  Juniors = legal size 27cm.)

Shark Comp (1st Period) 2018 
Monday Jan 29th 2018 to Sunday April 29th 2018 inclusive

Shark Comp (2nd Period) 2018/2019 
Saturday Nov 3rd 2018 to Sunday Jan 27th 2019 inclusive
(Mako, Thresher, and Bronze Whaler only. All sharks must be gutted, head on is OK)
(Minimum length 60cm back gill to tail base.   Juniors = legal size.)  

Gummy & School Shark Comp: 2018
Saturday March 31st 2018 to Sunday Sep 30th 2018 inclusive
(Minimum length 60cm back gill to tail base. Juniors = legal size ie 45cm. Must be gutted, head on is OK)

Ken Wall Fresh Water Memorial: June & Aug 2018
Start 6pm Fri Jun 29th–all Sat 30th to 6pm Sunday July 1st 2018 inclusive 
Start 6pm Fri Aug 17th–all Sat 18th to 6pm Sunday, Aug 19th 2018 inclusive
(Minimum length 32cm. Juniors = legal size. Trout, Redfin & Salmonids)

Skinny Snapper Comp: 2018/2019
Saturday Aug 4th 2018 to Sunday Jan 27th 2019 inclusive
(Minimum length 32cm.  Juniors = legal size 28cm.)

Club Championship: for 2018/2019 
Senior Club Champion is calculated by points gained in each above competition, including 10 points for senior brag board fish of each competition. If 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 2019

Rules for Competition Awards and Brag Board recognition are: (See special note for Tuna brag board below)


1. Competitors must be amateur fishermen & current financial TAC 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 scales held by 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. Decisions of the TAC Fishing Committee as judges will be final.

Nominated COMPETITION & BRAG BOARD areas to be fished and launched from are: 


Offshore – Launching from all Surf Coast Shire ramps, beaches and Barwon River. Exception for tuna, see below.
Surf Fishing – Anywhere in the boundaries of the Surf Coast Shire
Estuarine Fishing – Barwon Estuary, Thomson’s Creek, Spring Creek and Anglesea River.
Freshwater –Barwon River, Erskine River, Cumberland River, West Barwon Dam, Lake Bullen Merri, Purrembete, Ellingamite and Wurdeboloc Reservoir plus anywhere in Victoria  for Brag Board only.

SPECIAL NOTEFor Tuna Brag board recognition only. All Victorian ramps are acceptable. Tuna not weighed at the Torquay club rooms can be submitted via a photo showing the Tuna on scales with it’s weight and club member visible.