Frequently asked questions
How do I register or purchase an entry ticket?
You can buy a ticket online using Paypal, VISA/MasterCard (using the PayPal app) or direct deposit into the Greenback Account. Following payment, you will receive (within 2 business days) an email with your registration number and details. You will need this registration number to pick-up your entry ticket and entrant’s pack on Saturday 9 June 2018.
There is an Early Bird rate for Adults and Seniors up to the 9 April 2018. Using the online system whether ‘PayPal or bank account direct deposit’ will limit the time spent on getting your entry ticket and entrant’s pack etc, providing more time for sign-on and fishing. If you need help to register online please contact Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can buy your entry tickets on the day (Adults $40 & Seniors $35 | Juniors $20). Ticket sales are open 9am-6pm on Saturday 9 June 2018.
Do I need to sign-on?
Yes, sign-on commences at 10am on Saturday and closes at 6pm. All competitors must sign-on to be eligible for fishing prizes. You will be issued with an entrant’s pack which includes competition rules and your bag for the weigh-in.
You must be at the event and have your ticket to collect lucky draw prizes. You don’t have to be present to win the major raffle draw prizes. We have changed the event timing to hold the Major Raffle draw at 1pm.
Yes, if you are over 18 years old and do not have an exemption you will need to have a current NSW fishing licence. The cost is $7 for 3 days.
A limited number of licences will be available at registration on Saturday between 9am – 6pm. You can also purchase a licence online www.licence.nsw.gov.au
How can I get a 4×4 permit?
Limited 4×4 permits for designated beaches in the Tweed Shire will be available for $20 each on Saturday 9 June. The permit is valid from 10am on Saturday 9 June to 9am on Sunday 10 June 2018.
Beach access is permissible from the south of Cudgen Creek, South Kingscliff to the northern boundary of Salt subdivision; northern boundary of Cudgen nature reserve to an area approximately 24m north of this point; from the northern boundary of the Billinudgel nature reserve to the area that is signposted approximately 100m south of the main bathing area at Pottsville Beach.
Wooyung, Cudgen and Billinudgel Nature Reserves are prohibited.
Maps will be provided when you purchase a permit.
The new boundaries are from the QLD/NSW Border at Point Danger to South Ballina Beach at Patchs Beach and the south wall of the Richmond River.
ANY COMPETITOR caught fishing out of bounds shall be disqualified. Rangers patrol the beaches and may issue fines for non-compliance.
Can I use a boat or canoe?
Watercraft can only be used in rivers and estuaries. Fishing offshore from any watercraft is not permitted.
What are the entry categories?
Men’s Division – 16+
Seniors’ Division – 55+
Ladies Division – 16+
Juniors (male and female) – under 16 years
What happens to the fish after weigh-in?
ALL FISH must solely be caught by one competitor, of legal length, whole for weighing in, must not have broken necks or have been gutted.
ALL FISH submitted for weigh-in shall be caught by the hook, inside competition hours and available for scrutiny until prize winners have been announced. The organizers reserve the right to gut any fish.
All fish entered for weigh-in will be included in the auction providing they comply with NSW fisheries regulations. For further information go to www.dpinsw.gov.au
Any fish auctioned are for consumption only and are not to be used for any commercial purpose or be resold.
How are fish measured?
Where can I park?
Parking is available in Hastings Road behind Woolworths and on the grass area on the Coast Road.
As a courtesy to local businesses, please do not park for extended periods in front of shops. Please note that some parking is time-limited.
How can I become a sponsor?
The competition is organised entirely by volunteers and no wages are paid. We rely on donations and sponsorship to hold the event. All profit from the event is donated to Charities.
We welcome any donations of cash or in-kind.