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2012 Rules

2012 Rules

Every angler must be a financial member of Basin Lure and Fly Anglers to compete in these events. Membership forms and payment details are available at http://www.basinlureandfly.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/BLF-membership-form-11-12.pdf

 Remember that Safety Comes First

  • Anglers/teams must collect their key tag at least 15 minutes prior to their starting time. Anglers/teams collecting their key tags after this time will leave last regardless of team number.
  • All fish must be the relative states legal length + 10mm to be eligible for weighing. Any fish under this measurement but over the states legal length will be ineligible for weighing. Any fish under the states legal length will result in the whole bag being disqualified.
  • 3 live bream only per kayak angler and 5 live bream only per boating team to be weighed in. All bream must be released in a healthy condition as directed by a committee member. Failure of bream to swim away in a healthy condition will result in the bream being re-weighed and the weight deducted from the teams bag.
  • In this competition we will use an ALVEY rule to measure fish.
  • In the event of breaking of any waterway’s/fisheries/maritime rules automatic disqualification will apply.  No refund will be given after the competition has started. If any entrant is seen to be breaking any rules by any member of the committee or is reported to the organisers by any authority they will not be in contention for any prizes nor will any points for the round be awarded.
  • Life jackets must be worn at all times whilst the Boat is on the plane and all times for Kayaks. It is recommended that lanyards be used, if the boat is fitted with one, while the engine is running.
  • The boat horse power is recommended to be a minimum of 20 horse power.  However power requirements may be more or less, as long as the boat is safe to fish with 2 anglers and a full live well.
  • Propulsion for kayaks is by under water kick or paddle power only, no electronic or combustion propulsion.
  • All waterways/maritime/fisheries laws and regulations must be obeyed. It is the responsibility of the boat and or kayak operator to comply with current NSW Waterways rules and regulations.
  • It is the anglers responsibility to ensure that they hold a current Fishing Licence for the waterway in which the event is held, if required.
  • The angler may use one hand held rod at a time, no trolling i.e. using the momentum of the boat to give the lure action.
  • In the event a rod is snagged you cannot cast another rod until the first lure is retrieved or broken off.
  • No bait or burley.
  • All entrants must return to the weigh in location prior to the finish time of 2.00pm for boats and 2.05pm for kayaks. Key tags must be placed on the board prior to the finishing time (even if you are weighing in fish) or will result in a penalty of 100gm/minute to be taken from the biggest bream. Any angler returning over fifteen minutes from the designated finish time will be disqualified.
  • Failure of at least one member of the team to attend the briefing for any reason will result in disqualification.
  • Fishing or casting inside sanctuary zones is prohibited.
  • Fishing inside any event defined no fishing zones is prohibited.
  • If you are asked to move on from oyster leases or marina’s you must do so immediately.
  • The boundaries for these events will be set depending on the location. Fishing outside these boundaries will result in disqualification.
  • If bad weather falls on the event day the committee reserves the right to cancel, postpone the event or preferably reduce the arena if is safe to do so. The committee may reduce the fishing time to avoid placing anglers in danger. If cancellation is deemed necessary credit towards another round will be given to those whom have pre-paid. Early payment is preferred to allow the committee to notify you as early as possible in the event of bad weather.
  • All fish must be released in a healthy condition after live weigh in.
  • The weigh master’s and associated committee’s decision is final. 
  • Day Two of any qualifying rounds will be a chase start, based on finishing postions after day one weigh in. 
  • The committee reserves the right to modify, add or delete rules at any time throughout the series if it is deemed necessary. The committee reserves the right to deny entry to anglers if deemed necessary.
  • SSBS reserves the right to film and/or photograph any part of this competition.
  • There is no age limit for entry to this competition, but a guardian/parent must witness and co sign with anyone under 18.  We would prefer anyone under the age of 15 to be accompanied by an adult as a part of their fishing team.
  • Early entries must be deposited into the bank account and an email sent to basinlureandfly@yahoo.com.au before entry will be placed on the starting list. No refund will be given to anglers who pre-enter and elect not to fish any given round. 
  • A pre-fish ban will be in place for the grand final, anglers are to check the website for dates as determined by the committee.
  • The Grand Final starting order will be in order of highest ranked Team then down the list Highes ranked team will start first.
  • Day Two of the Grand Final will be a chase start, based on finishing postions after day one weigh in. 
  • Failure to comply with the rules will result in disqualification