Gamefish Tournament Rules for 2017
a. Contest open to all Brigade and Ex-Brigade Personnel and associate members.
b. Ladies Section open to wives, girlfriends etc.
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)
- Line Weight
Line weight classes up to and including 37kg
- 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.
- IGFA Rules
All fish must be caught in accordance with IGFA rules.
- 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)
- Weigh Sheets & Tag Cards
To be completed BEFORE arrival at Russell Wharf
- Fishing Area
Poor Knights to Cape Karikari
- 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)
- 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
- 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.