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The Tweed is alive

The Tweed is alive, you can just about catch the Greenback menu in the Tweed River system.

CATCH OF A LIFETIME: Locals pull huge mulloway out of Tweed River as fishing conditions reach a peak in Tweed,
http://ow.ly/zUey30k9ETU

the catch

Mark Coleman and his huge catch,
Mark Coleman and his huge catch,

‘It was thiiiiis big…’

TWO mates, going for a quiet evening fish on the Tweed River, have scored themselves the catch of a lifetime with a massive 13.5kg mulloway caught off the rock wal……..

‘Greenback Express’

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Why not Register online and join the Greenback Express.

Don’t get held up, when you can be on your fishing journey.

A dedicated sign-on team will ensure you will have priority in the pick-up of your sign-on bag and early sign-on.

If you are a Sponsor ticket holder or you have Registered / Pre-paid you will have access to the GREENBACK EXPRESS LANE.

Look out for the Greenback Express Pick-up as you enter Pandanus Parade,
Cabarita Beach.

express pickup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Useful Greenback links…

‘It was thiiiiis big…’

What is the Greenback Fishing Competition

Register and Pay online and use the Express lane

You will need an NSW recreational fishing licence

You will need a 4wD permit for the Tweed Shire beaches

Understand the rules 

The Timetable

Parking at Cabarita Beach

Fowler Greenback NSW v’s QLD Shield updates

How to get a Team NSW or Team Queensland Polo & mug guard

What are the prizes?

Support and thank our Sponsors

Buy a Charity Raffle ticket

Where can I stay for the weekend

Who to contact if you need assistance with the Greenback Fishing Competition

 

Greenback Prizes update

Prizes

Fishing Competition Prizes: All prizes are Cash and/or Goods (1) Plus a Greenback cap

1st Tailor $3000 + Trophy
2nd Tailor $1500
3rd Tailor $500

Mens: 1st $1000, 2nd $300, 3rd $150, 4th $100
Ladies: 1st $1000, 2nd $300, 3rd $150
Seniors (2): 1st $1000, 2nd $300, 3rd $150
Juniors: 1st $500, 2nd $150, 3rd $75

Species Winners:
Mens:  7 x $250
Ladies: 8 x $250
Seniors (2): 7 x $250
Juniors:  x $200

1 Tweed Coast Marine 1st Tailor
2 Tweed Coast Marine 2nd Tailor
3 Tweed Coast Marine 3rd Tailor
4 Alvey Mens Div 1st
5 Alvey Mens Div 2nd
6 Alvey Mens Div 3rd
7 Alvey Mens Div 4th
8 Anaconda West Burleigh Ladies Div 1st
9 Anaconda West Burleigh Ladies Div 2nd
10 Anaconda West Burleigh Ladies Div 3rd
11 Alvey Seniors Div 1st
12 Alvey Seniors Div 2nd
13 Alvey Seniors Div 3rd
14 BCF Ballina Juniors Div 1st
15 BCF Ballina Juniors Div 2nd
16 BCF Ballina Juniors Div 3rd
17 Alvey Mens Species Bream
18 Alvey Mens Black Bream/Luderick
19 Alvey Mens Species Dart/Swallowtail
20 Alvey Mens Species Flathead
21 Alvey Mens Species Jewfish/Mulloway
22 Alvey Mens Species Tarwhine
23 Alvey Mens Species Whiting
24 Anaconda West Burleigh Ladies Species Bream
25 Anaconda West Burleigh Ladies Species Black Bream/Luderick
26 Anaconda West Burleigh Ladies Species Dart/Swallowtail
27 Anaconda West Burleigh Ladies Species Flathead
28 Anaconda West Burleigh Ladies Species Tailor
29 Anaconda West Burleigh Ladies Species Tarwhine
30 Anaconda West Burleigh Ladies Species Whiting
31 Anaconda West Burleigh Ladies Species Jewfish/Mulloway
32 Alvey Seniors Species Bream
33 Alvey Seniors Species Black Bream/Luderick
34 Alvey Seniors Species Dart/Swallowtail
35 Alvey Seniors Species Flathead
36 Alvey Seniors Species Jewfish/Mulloway
37 Alvey Seniors Species Tarwhine
38 Alvey Seniors Species Whiting
39 BCF Ballina Juniors Species Bream
40 BCF Ballina Juniors Species Black Bream/Luderick
41 BCF Ballina Juniors Species Dart/Swallowtail
42 BCF Ballina Juniors Species Flathead
43 BCF Ballina Juniors Species Tailor
44 BCF Ballina Juniors Species Tarwhine
45 BCF Ballina Juniors Species Whiting
46 BCF Ballina Juniors Species  Jewfish/Mulloway
47 ARAB Trophy – Heaviest bag
48 J&K Fowler Greenback NSW v’s QLD Shield
10+ Entrants Prize Draws (must be present to collect)
49 Tweed Coast Holiday Parks Voucher – 4 nights
50 The Beach Resort Voucher  – 1 night
51 catch Bait Pump King Size
52 Cabarita Surf Prize
53 Cabarita Cycles Prize
54 BCF Voucher
55 BCF Voucher
56 BCF Voucher
57 BCF Voucher
58 BCF Voucher
59 TBC
60 TBC
Junior Plastics if junior entry  numbers are not met

(1) Subject to change up until 9th April 2018 (Sponsor dependant).

(2) Seniors / Veterans: Over the past years, this category/division has had a number of changes. We have had some feedback from competitors with regards to the title and age group. The Greenback Management Team have now confirmed that category/division will be known as ‘Seniors’ Division 55 and over (55+).

There may be some early advertising flyers and letters that had the age set to 60+. Please replace those flyers with the revised version located at event flyers and notices

There will be random drawing of prizes for entrants Sunday Morning and you will need to be on site and present your entry ticket to claim the prize.

 

Greenback C7

Our TV commercial is going to be on the following channels:

PRIME7 Gold Coast & Lismore (around Weekend Sunrise)

7MATE Gold Coast and Lismore ( around all the fishing shows)

7Two Gold Coast and Lismore (around the Weekender shows, Great day out, Greta Australian Doorstep and Lifestyle shows)

 

Queenslanders are going online…

Queenslanders are registering online and reaping the benefits, and the end result is having an impact on the J&K Fowler Greenback NSW v’s QLD Shield progressive scores.

24 April – NSW [ 126 ]   v’s  QLD [216]

The progress scores are showing the impact of QLD’s registering online and placing orders for the competition fishing polos and mug guard’s.

The J&K Fowler Shield will also arrive next week, so lookout for a post update on the new Greenback Shield.

NSW vs QLD

 

 

Alvey Reels Supports Greenback

The Tweed Coast Marine Greenback Fishing Comp 9-10 thee June looks like it will be a great event this year. A new level of competitiveness has been introduced with the advent of Maroon and Blue specially designed shirts. I am sure all the competitors will have a great time as always. Available at this link https://madkeen.com.au/competitors-apparel-and-merchandise

 

Alvey Reels Australia will continue with manufacturing based in Australia

Alvey Reels will continue with manufacturing based in Australia.

TO OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS AND LOYAL ANGLERS
“It’s not just a reel, it’s an Alvey!”

For almost 100 years iconic fishing brand, Alvey Reels, have stood side by side with Aussie anglers, priding themselves on a reputation built firmly on quality, innovation and unique design. Many of their much-loved reels have earned their right as prized possessions, passionately passed from one generation of fishing fanatic to the next.

Despite its’ unsurpassed status, the ever changing face of the modern retail and economic environment saw Alvey Reels face severe financial hardship. With slow sales, increased charges and rising manufacturing costs the favoured family-owned company was pushed almost to the point of bail-out in July 2017.

“A passion for quality and innovation by design”

Thankfully Alvey Reels’ lines run deep into the Australian angling community and along with an unprecedented and overwhelming display of public and retail support Alvey Reels are proud to announce their commitment to once again lure and maintain a shark-size chunk of the Australian and Global fishing retail market.

Casting a watchful eye over the Alvey legacy, we welcome Con Athans who will join forces with descendants of the founding family, Bruce and Glenn Alvey, in a partnership that will drive the brand to a sustainable future.

“To deliver the Alvey experience to the marine leisure sector”

Hooked on fishing? Well so are we! Alvey are thrilled to be able to continue to delight and inspire anglers from all over the world, offering state of the art products for Surf, Estuary, Rock, and Ocean fishing. We are dedicated to delivering an exceptional experience in quality and performance by streamlining our integral manufacturing and sales support teams. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Alvey family in a partnership devoted to the sport we love to devour.

For further information please Contact Bruce Alvey. Bus Hrs 07 3271 2844

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TEAM QLD & NSW GREENBACK 2018 MUG GUARD’s

TEAM QLD / NSW GREENBACK 2018 MUG GUARD’s
Cover up YOUR MUG in a team QLD  or NSW GreenBack Mug Guard.  
This is a Garment designed for face protection.
Made from moister wicking microfiber – this will keep you looking and feeling cool.
Our UPF Protection barrier, blocks harmful ultraviolet rays.
One size fits most. Machine cold wash and line dry.
face mask
Purchasing a GreenBack Mug Guard supports our charities, our sponsors and your team in the J&K Fowler Greenback NSW v’s QLD shield competition. Like the polo top each mug guard sold is equal to catching a fish in the comp.

Why Pre-register?

Why Pre-register?

‘you will by-pass the entrant’s queue’ on Saturday morningth

You will pick up your sign-on bag under the VIP Sponsor/Pre-purchased express lane

you will save $

fast track to the sign-on lanes

Your registration has an impact on the NSW v QLD pre-game scores

you will have helped us (Lions, SLSC) with our planning of the event

 

pre register

J&K Fowler Building Services Greenback NSW v’s QLD Shield – Progress scores

J&K Fowler Building Services Greenback NSW v’s QLD Shield

10 April – Game Day: NSW [ 91 ]   v’s  QLD [100]

17 April – NSW [ 117 ]   v’s  QLD [121]

Comments: Still a close game with Team NSW closing the gap, mainly due to more Team QLD taking up Early Bird and online registrations than Team NSW.  Both Teams need to keep getting fishing folk to register.  I see a lot of fishing mates on Facebook, so am hoping that they will all start registering soon and join the SPONSOR VIP/Pre-Purchase express lane.

 

Updates to Parking ‘9-10 June’

Parking update:

Parking ‘9-10 June’ is now a Greenback web page.

We have allocated parking at two vacant lots off Hastings Road, and a Fish Drop-off zone has been established for Sunday 10 June 7am -9am at Pandanus Parade.

As a courtesy to local businesses, please do not park in front of shops. Please note that some parking is time-limited. In accordance with our  Temporary Licence agreement with the Tweed Shire Council, the NSW police service will be liaised with regarding vehicle control and parking.

Updates to Rules & Information

Rules & information (*** = updates)

A copy of the Rules & Information will be provided in your sign-on bag.

Competition Rules

NEW REVISED Boundaries:
***From the QLD/NSW Border at Point Danger to South Ballina Beach at Patchs Beach and the south wall of the Richmond River.
Boundaries are tidal waters only.
Boats are permitted in estuaries & rivers only.
Any competitor caught out of bounds will be disqualified.
All fishermen bound by same Rules and Bag Limits.
No one angler to take out more than one prize in heaviest of species category.
All fish must be solely caught by one competitor, of legal length, whole for the weigh-in, must not have broken necks or have been gutted.
All fish submitted for weigh-in shall be by hook, inside competition hours and available for scrutiny until prize winners announced.
The organisers reserve the right to gut any fish.
All fish submitted for weigh-in shall be auctioned for charity (except for the largest tailor and flathead which will be donated to the NSW Research Angler Program).
No dogs, camping or fires on any beaches within the competition boundaries.
All competitors will be required to sign an activity and compliance statement (declaring that the fish have been caught in accordance with these Rules) and record on the activity sheet where the fish were caught. The sign-on pack will contain the activity report & compliance sheet.
Any evidence of fraud/non-compliance with the rules and goodwill of the competition will be placed in the hands of the appropriate authority.

***CAPE BYRON Marine Park: All no-take zones in marine parks are excluded. All competitors are to acquaint themselves with rules and regulations of the CAPE BYRON marine park and will be liable and responsible for their actions within CAPE BYRON marine park. Details and marine park rules are available at https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/marine-protected-areas/marine-parks/cape-byron-marine-park.

***Zoning maps for NSW marine parks are now available for free on smartphones and tablets from the Avenza Map Store and as part of the NSW DPI FishSmart app.

***To use Avenza Maps, download the app from the iTunes store or Google Play. Once installed, go to the Avenza Maps Store and search for ‘DPI Fisheries’ to find and download available maps.

***Alternatively, the NSW DPI FishSmart app provides recreational fishers access to essential information needed to fish in NSW waters, including marine park maps.

***PLEASE NOTE: If you intend to visit an area of limited mobile reception it is recommended that you use Avenza Maps.

BOATS: All boats must carry safety equipment as required by NSW Maritime. It is the responsibility of each competitor to acquaint themselves with these requirements.

INDEMNITY & DISCLAIMER: The Lions Greenback Management Team, its Officials, agents or any other person or persons associated with the Competition, do not accept or admit any liability whatsoever occasioned by any injury, loss or damage, including life or property, of any kind whatsoever, which may be suffered by any person or persons be they competitor or visitor, during or after the Competition.  All persons are to fully understand and make themselves aware, that participating in the Competition, they do so entirely at their OWN RISK.

PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL: The Competitor including all and any Juniors and their Legal Guardian Consents to the publication and/or use in any form of merchandise or media whatsoever of their name, image, voice, results, statements or otherwise, without payment or compensation and agree that they will reasonably expect to receive marketing material, such as emails, text messages and online updates from the Lions Greenback Management Team. An option to not receive messages from the Greenback Management Team will be provided on each broadcast.

Competition Information

The Competition will be conducted under guidelines of the Lions Greenback Management Team and NSW Fisheries Act.

Lengths and bag limits will apply

IN THE INTEREST OF CONSERVATION ONLY 8 SPECIES OF FISH WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR WEIGH IN (Tailor + Bream, Dart, Flathead, Jewfish, Luderick, Tarwhine & Whiting). For Ladies and Juniors, a Jewfish/Mulloway will not be accepted.

No other species of fish will be accepted for weigh in.

A total combined bag limit of 20 fish per competitor.

Points will be allocated as:

5 Points Per Fish

10 Points per Kilogram

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  1. Men’s & Seniors Tailor will be counted as points and play-off for the Main Tailor 1st  2nd 3rdprizes and won’t be used in the Tailor heaviest specie category. Mens & Seniors will not have the heaviest Tailor specie category.
  2. Ladies & Juniors Tailor will be counted as points and play-off for the Main Tailor 1st  2nd 3rdprizes and will also be used in the Tailor heaviest specie category.

CAPE BYRON Marine Park

CAPE BYRON Marine Park: All no-take zones in marine parks are excluded. All competitors are to acquaint themselves with rules and regulations of the CAPE BYRON marine park and will be liable and responsible for their actions within CAPE BYRON marine park. Details and marine park rules are available at https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/marine-protected-areas/marine-parks/cape-byron-marine-park.

Cape Byron Marine Park on the NSW Far North Coast extends approximately 37 km along the coastline from the Brunswick River northern training wall to Lennox Head.

The marine park includes:

  • approximately 220 km2 of NSW state waters from the mean high water mark to three nautical miles offshore;
  • tidal waters of the Brunswick River and its tributaries;
  • Belongil Creek and Tallow Creek.

The park was established in November 2002 and its zones and management rules commenced in May 2006.

Zoning maps for NSW marine parks are now available for free on smartphones and tablets from the Avenza Map Store and as part of the NSW DPI FishSmart app.

To use Avenza Maps, download the app from the iTunes store or Google Play. Once installed, go to the Avenza Maps Store and search for ‘DPI Fisheries’ to find and download available maps.

Alternatively, the NSW DPI FishSmart app provides recreational fishers access to essential information needed to fish in NSW waters, including marine park maps.

PLEASE NOTE: If you intend to visit an area of limited mobile reception it is recommended that you use Avenza Maps.

The marine park Zoning Map (PDF, 887.12 KB) and User Guide (PDF, 1943.36 KB) provide information about the zoning arrangements and management rules in the park.

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NSW DPI FishSmart app

FishSmart app

Check out the new FishSmart app created by NSW DPI to provide recreational fishers 24/7 access to essential information they need to know to fish in NSW.

The app includes; bag and size limits, closed seasons and fishing gear rules.

It provides a real-time map to locate your nearest FADs, artificial reefs, Recreational Fishing Havens and show where Marine Park zones are.

It also includes guides on; spearfishing, fishing safely, trout fishing, regional fishing information and more.

Use the app to contact DPI for reporting illegal fishing, fish kills, pest species etc as well as to contact local Fisheries Offices.

You can view our Facebook newsfeed and pay your recreational fishing licence fee using the app.

You can find it in the iTunes app store or on Google Play.

 

CAPE BYRON Marine Park

CAPE BYRON Marine Park: All no-take zones in marine parks are excluded. All competitors are to acquaint themselves with rules and regulations of the CAPE BYRON marine park and will be liable and responsible for their actions within CAPE BYRON marine park. Details and marine park rules are available at https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/marine-protected-areas/marine-parks/cape-byron-marine-park.

Cape Byron Marine Park on the NSW far North Coast extends approximately 37 km along the coastline from the Brunswick River northern training wall to Lennox Head.

The marine park includes:

  • approximately 220 km2 of NSW state waters from the mean high water mark to three nautical miles offshore;
  • tidal waters of the Brunswick River and its tributaries;
  • Belongil Creek and Tallow Creek.

The park was established in November 2002 and its zones and management rules commenced in May 2006.

Zoning maps for NSW marine parks are now available for free on smartphones and tablets from the Avenza Map Store and as part of the NSW DPI FishSmart app.

To use Avenza Maps, download the app from the iTunes store or Google Play. Once installed, go to the Avenza Maps Store and search for ‘DPI Fisheries’ to find and download available maps.

Alternatively, the NSW DPI FishSmart app provides recreational fishers access to essential information needed to fish in NSW waters, including marine park maps.

PLEASE NOTE: If you intend to visit an area of limited mobile reception it is recommended that you use Avenza Maps.

The marine park Zoning Map (PDF, 887.12 KB) and User Guide (PDF, 1943.36 KB) provide information about the zoning arrangements and management rules in the park.

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Early Bird results

At the closure of the early bird rates (9 April 2018) we have ~90 entries. Over the next month, we will continue to drive for online registration, as this will reduce the  Saturday  Queues and fast track entrants through the sign-on process.

Overall QLD is in the lead (after a pro-rata adjustment). 2_2018 entry tickets database for entrants_13

‘Jump the Queue’ with an online pre-purchased registration

Get on the EXPRESS LANE with an online pre-purchased entry – register now and you will save $ and time with less waiting in-line and get through 10am sign-on faster.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION UP TO 01 JUNE 2018 17:00 hrs
MENS/LADIES $37:00 | SENIORS $32.00 | JUNIORS $20.00

BUY NOW – SHOP online for registration entry tickets

Greenback 2018 ‘Team NSW / Team QLD’ Merchandise is now available.

To place an order for a ‘Team NSW’ or a ‘Team QLD’ polo please proceed to the madkeen Greenback competitor’s page.

These polos are quality merchandise items:
Anti Bacterial fabric; UV Protection; Cool Breathable; Moister Wicking, pulls moisture and salt away from the skin to the exterior of the shirt.; Quick dry & Fade resistant due to best quality Italian Inks.

 

BUY NOW – Team polo supports our charities, our sponsors and your team in the J&K Fowler Greenback NSW v’s QLD shield competition which will commence on the 10th of April 2018.

NSW vs QLD