Gamefish Tournament Rules for 2017

  1. Participation
    a. Contest open to all Brigade and Ex-Brigade Personnel and associate members.
    b. Ladies Section open to wives, girlfriends etc.
  2. Fishing
    Fishing for named species with rod and reel ONLYa. Billfish Marlin – all species (Black, Blue, Striped), and Broadbill. Marlin Min. weight
    90kg to be eligible for trophy and prizes
    b. Tuna Blue Fin, Yellow Fin and Big Eye
    c. Yellowtail Kingfish Min. length 650mm – limit 3 per angler per day, maximum of 6 per boat per day.
    d. Sharks Hammerhead, Mako, Blue, Thresher, Bronze Whaler, Tiger & White (min. 60kg)
    e. Snapper Min. length 270mm – limit 1 per angler per day (No points for Snapper)
  3. Line Weight
    Line weight classes up to and including 37kg
  4. Points Awarded
    Points are awarded on the following formula:
    Weight of fish x 100 / line weight.
    30% bonus points for under 24kg line.
    30% penalty points for over 24kg line.
    Sharks and kingfish are awarded 35% of formula above.
  5. IGFA Rules
    All fish must be caught in accordance with IGFA rules.
  6. Fish Weighing
    a. All fish to be weighed at Russell ONLY
    b. All fish must exceed line weight except Billfish & Sharks & Snapper (see 2a, 2d & 2e)
  7. Weigh Sheets & Tag Cards
    To be completed BEFORE arrival at Russell Wharf
  8. Fishing Area
    Poor Knights to Cape Karikari
  9. Fishing Times
    Friday 0700 – 1700 hrs
    Saturday 0700 – 1600 HRS
    Optional return to base or stay out Friday night only
    (notify your intention to Radio Base)
  10. Radio Call Up
    Friday & Saturday 1205 hrs
    Friday 1705 hrs
    Saturday 1605 hrs
    Please call in all hook ups and captures
    Radio Frequency VHF Channel 03
    Base Station “Swordy Sports” on air
    Friday 0630 – 1900 hrs
    Saturday 0630 – 1900 hrs
  11. Tag & Release Points
    Billfish 500 points
    Shark, Tuna & Shortbilled Billfish 100 points
    Yellowtail Kingfish 25 points

N.B. There are some rule changes since last year. Please familiarize yourself with the rules. Any further format or rule changes will be notified at the briefing.
At least 1 team member per team MUST be present at the briefing.