Rules – T&Cs

Competition Rules – T&Cs

The Competition will be conducted under guidelines of the Lions Greenback Management Team, New South Wales Fisheries Management Act 1994, Queensland Fisheries Act 1994 and Queensland Fisheries Regulation 2008.

NEW 2019 REVISED Boundaries: Boundaries are tidal waters only. Back in the early years, the Greenback fishing competition did not have boundaries. This should open up the playing field with the ‘Fowler QLD v’s NSW Greenback Shield’.

Boats are permitted in estuaries & rivers only.

All fishermen bound by same Rules and Bag Limits.

*…Some size limits are greater than those set by the respective Queensland and New South Wales fishing rules and regulations. PLEASE make sure you are aware of this competition size limits set out in the table below…

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 during the competition. (NSW Park and Council Rangers will be on patrol)

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 respective QLD Maritime or NSW Maritime. It is the responsibility of each competitor to acquaint themselves with the appropriate boating rules and regulations.

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).
No other species of fish will be accepted for weigh in.
A total combined bag limit of 15 fish per competitor.
Points will be allocated as: 5 Points Per Fish & 10 Points per Kilogram.

*…Some size limits are greater than those set by the respective Queensland and New South Wales fishing rules and regulations. PLEASE make sure you are aware of this competition size limits set out in the table below…

catch limit and specie cat_QLD NSW

(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.

TICKET REFUND POLICY

The competitor is entitled to a refund of fees paid, less $5 administration fee and agrees, that to be eligible for a refund of any nature an application for a refund must be submitted in writing to the Lions Greenback Management Team (greenback_chair@liongreenback.com) no later than 5.00pm on 2 June 2018. Refund applications received after this date/time will be subject to approval from the Lions Greenback Management Team.

In the event of unforeseen circumstances and the whole competition is cancelled, a $5 cancellation fee will be applied and the balance refunded.

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.