Rules & information

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

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).

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


  1. Men’s & Seniors Tailor will be counted as points and play-off for the Main Tailor 1st  2nd 3rd prizes 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 3rd prizes and will also be used in the Tailor heaviest specie category.

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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+).

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