The Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival is a Fishing Competition which also includes random Promotional Prize Draws for ticket holders attending the organised activities (Family Fun Day). Upon paying the full entry fee to the fishing competition the entrant is entitled to free entry to the promotional prize draws. It is the responsibility of the competitor to review the general information, rules and conditions each year.
Midday, Monday 18th September to Midday, Saturday 23th September 2023
(Entrants need to collect their entry cards prior to fishing commencement to enable "weigh ins")
Collection of Entry Cards:
Each registered entrant or family team will be issued with an Entry Card, program & information sheets upon signing in at Baffle Creek Community Grounds during the following times:
Monday 18th September between 8am and 12pm
Tuesday 19th September between 8am and 10am
Wednesday 20th September between 8am and 10am
Thursday 21st September between 8am and 10am
Friday 22nd September between 8am and 10pm
Saturday 23rd between 8am to 11.59am (to be eligible for the promotional prize draws you must have paid your entry fee in full before the close of the Fishing Competition – before the Fun Day starts)
We will arrange a collection point on the South side of Baffle Creek at Rocky Point Retreat, Winfield.
ONLY PRE-REGISTERED & PAID entrants will be able to collect their entry cards from Rocky Point Retreat & you MUST notify us that you wish to collect from Rocky Point Retreat prior to the commencement of the competition.
IF YOU HAVE NOT PRE-REGISTERED & PAID FOR YOUR ENTRY YOU MUST GO TO BAFFLE CREEK COMMUNITY GROUNDS TO SIGN UP DURING THE TIMES LISTED ABOVE
NOTE: Every Individual Entrant (Senior, Junior & Pre-Junior) will receive their own entry card.
Any photo not displaying an entry card will NOT be accepted.
To be eligible to win ANY major prize you MUST produce your Entry Card provided on collection of prize & you may be asked for formal identification to claim prize.
Wednesday Night Catch Up;
This years Wednesday night catch up will be held at the Sport and Rec grounds, 569 Coast Road Baffle, just near the Wartburg state school, on the oval where we hold the Family Funday. The night kicks off at 5.30 where the Baffle Creek Men's shed will be doing Hamburgers, hot dogs and chips and of cause the bar will be open. We have a stack of raffle prizes, meat and seafood tray, a hundreds board, a word maze for the juniors and a coloring in comp for the pre juniors . And the most important part, a score board update. We hope to see you all there.
Family Fun Day:
To be held at Baffle Creek Community Grounds from 1pm till 9pm - Saturday 23rd September 2023.
FREE Entry for everyone!
Market stalls / food stalls / family fun & live entertainment / mullet throw comp., raffles & more...
Fishing Competition category prize presentations / promotional prize draws
FULL FUN DAY PROGRAM will be provided with all entry info packs & publicised via social media prior to the event.
If we are NOT able to host our Family Fun Day for any reason
ALL fishing competition category prize winners as well as our promotional prize draws will be held
via a Facebook Live video stream & we will contact winners to collect their prizes.
at a set location & time where entrants must be present to win
We will notify all entrants of location of draw prior to commencement
NOTE: if the Family Fun Day goes ahead as planned you MUST be present to claim your prize in person
Entry Registration Opens:
June 1st via Web Page. Link will be shared on Facebook & via email newsletter to our subscribers
Entry Registration Closes:
Merchandise Pre-orders ends – midnight 20th of July 2023
Online: closes midnight Friday 15th September 2023
In person: closes 11.59am Saturday 23rd September – see “Collection of Team Entry Cards” above
NOTE: An extra fee may be added to all registrations if paid in person via eftpos* at the Baffle Creek Community Grounds
*depending on availability of efpos facilities - TBC.
ENTRY FEES MAY CHANGE PRIOR TO THE OPENING OF REGISTRATIONS - any change will be advertised via social media & email newsletters.
Senior (16 years & over): $50
Junior (8 - 15 years): $30
Pre-Junior (3 - 7 years): $20
NOTE: All junior & pre- junior entrants must be accompanied by at least 1 senior entrant.
Family Entry: $100 (2 seniors & up to 3 juniors/prejuniors)
NOTE: Only Senior family members will be entered into prize draws, however all family members will be included in all fish category prizes.
All Family members must be immediate family ie: parents & their children
NOTE: All entrants will need a Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival Brag Mat. Official Brag Mats from previous years can be used
New brag mats will be available for purchase for $10 during registration & can be collected along with your entry cards
Pre-Ordered Merchandise (available only from June 1st to july 20th):
Official 2023 Competition Merchandise: **Price subject to change prior to the opening of registrations
• Long Sleeve Polo Shirts $50 kids / $60 Adults
• Short Sleeve Polo Shirts $45 kids / $55 Adults
• Singlet Tops $40 kids / $50 Adults
• Stubby Coolers $10
Raffle Tickets: 3 tickets for $5 (Available during Family Fun Day only - winners must be present at draw to claim prize)
No refunds will be provided.
NOTE: If you have paid your registration fee & are unable to attend due to any Queensland Government/Health Restrictions - a refund may be provided with proof of your inability to attend (eg: reside in a covid hotspot that has had travel restriction put in place)
In the event that the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival is cancelled due to a force majeure, ticket purchases will not be refunded. However, prizes will still be drawn, with entrants to be notified of the time and location of the draw.
COMPETITION RULES & CONDITIONS
The following species are eligible to win prizes at the 2023 Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival.
Prizes will be awarded for each of the following:
Seniors – longest length
Javelin (Grunter Bream)
Mangrove Jack $500.00 Cash Prize. Thanks to Tackle World Bundy.
& Most species caught
Juniors – longest length
Javelin (Grunter Bream)
& Most spcies caught
Pre-Juniors – longest length
& Most species caught
Mangrove Jack Prize
ALL individual entrants that have caught a Mangrove Jack (of legal size) will be entered into a draw to win a Shimano rod and reel combo.
Competitors are encouraged to check in every (legal size) fish they catch (regardless of species) & nominate the “fisher” that caught the fish by using the “Not My Fish” section within the app.
Competitors may only enter as an Individual entrant.
It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure they adhere to the Queensland Recreational Fishing Rules and Regulations at all times during the event.
FISH CHECK IN “CATCH, SNAP, RELEASE”
The Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival uses a custom APP which is to be used by ALL competitors for a "virtual weigh in" of their catch. All fish entered must be taken on rod and reel or hand line ONLY and MUST BE OF LEGAL SIZE (if a fish entered is incorrectly identified, measured, not of legal length, or without entry card visible we reserve the right to remove that particular fish from the competition App). There is no need to weigh the fish unless you wish to.
All fish must be photographed live and measured on the official Brag Mat. No other mats will be accepted.
Your photos must show the whole fish on the brag mat, with the head at the start of the mat, your photo must also display your current entry card placed in the space provided on the brag mat.
Visibly dead, scaled or gutted fish may not be accepted.
Mud Crabs must be photographed on the brag mat belly side up to ensure only male crabs are entered.
All fish must be measured in mm
"Glory shots" are encouraged and can be added to your App uploads. App instructions will be provided upon collection of entry cards and will also be provided prior to event via email and Facebook.
JUNIOR COMPETITORS FISH CHECK IN
Pre-Junior & Junior competitors must catch the fish and retrieve the fish to the boat or shore themselves. A parent can help lift the fish into the boat.
FISH CATEGORIES – FINAL PRIZES
At the conclusion of the "allowed fishing time" (midday Saturday 23rd Sep) a compilation of Fish Category Winners will be take place. Prizes will be awarded to the longest fish caught throughout the week in each category listed above for Pre-Junior, Junior, Senior competitors. If by chance there is a tie length, it will be awarded to the first one checked-in. The Winning competitors must present their Entry Card at presentation of prizes.
Competition entrants may fish all the Creeks, Rivers, Estuaries, Beaches and offshore from the southern bank of Baffle Creek up to Wreck Rock (Excluding all "No Fishing Zones") from boat, personal water craft, land based, kayak, canoe or whatever means.
BOAT & PERSONAL WATER CRAFT (PWC) COMPETITORS
All persons operating vessels must follow all current Queensland Department of Transport regulations.
Our Family Fun Day commences at midday on Saturday 23rd September 2023 at the Baffle Creek Community grounds. Prize presentations will commence at 3pm. A full Fun Day program will be provided prior to event. No more than one prize will be awarded in respect of any one fish category caught. If a fish category winning length is a tie, the prize will be awarded to the first recorded entry. An entrant may only win one "longest length category" prize, if they catch the longest fish in more than category the prize will be awarded to their first longest caught then other prizes will be awarded via "countback" to the second longest fish caught.
Promotional prize draws will be drawn throughout the day prior to the fishing competition prize presentations during the Family Fun Day. Promotional draws will be drawn from all individual entrants. On each Prize Draw the winning entrant must present themselves to the event organisers/stage area with their Entry Card to claim prize prior to the commencement of presentations. If not claimed,within two minutes they will be immediately redrawn All major prize winners will also require formal identification upon presenting themselves to the announcer.
Promotional prizes will be drawn in order of ascending retail value and the winners names will then be returned to the barrel after each draw to ensure all entrants have an equal chance of winning the major prize (of highest retail value)
Major Draws will be drawn at approximately 7pm at the Family Fun Day.
NOTE: ALL FULL FEE paying entrants will be entered into the promotional prize draws.
Any evidence of falsification such as:
fish caught outside the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival dates, times or fishing boundaries;
an individual weighing in fish without a 2023 Entry card shown in the photo
netted, speared or deck reel landed fish; or
any action in defiance of the rules and goodwill of the competition;
Will be placed in the hands of the Management Committee and persons involved will be withdrawn from the competition.
We will have some raffles on sale during the Baffle Creek Family Fun Day. The closing time for raffle purchases will be 5.45pm on Saturday 23rd September, with the raffles to be drawn at approximately 6pm.
THE COMPETITOR &/Or FUN DAY ATTENDEE
Under the condition that the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival is an amateur competition, the Competitors shall comply with:
That Baffle Creek Fishing Club accepts no liability for any injury, loss or damage to any person or property in the course of the competition when such injury or loss is due, or alleged to be due to any act, neglect or default on the part of Baffle Creek Fishing Club or of any official or agency thereof, and all competitors fully understand that in so participating they do so entirely at their own risk and agree to abide by all rules and regulations;
No alcohol or glass bottles are permitted on the Baffle Creek Community grounds (event venue) during the event. The Baffle Creek Community grounds are a licensed premise during the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival event and alcohol will be available for purchase and consumption within a designated area. Bag checks may be conducted upon entry by our onsite security;
Baffle Creek Community grounds are classed as a non-smoking area. A designated area will be provided for smokers;
Under no circumstances are there to be any transfer of Official Entry Card to another name prior to or during the event;
As a competitor &/or fun day attendee, you authorise, give permission for Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival Management Committee for use of any audio/visual imagery taken of yourself via photography, video content, drone footage and audio recordings, name, to be used for purposes of material produced for education, promotion, marketing or advertising for (included but not limited too) print, media releases, radio, TV, website, social media, graphics, editorials, banners, stickers, shirts, corflutes, street signs. Also, unless otherwise stated, there will be no restrictions on the geographical distribution of material produced;
If you have a child/ren under the age of 18 years old, you give permission and all rights for Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival Management Committee for use of any audio/visual imagery taken of child/ren via photography, video content, drone footage and audio recordings, name, to be used for purposes of education, promotion, marketing or advertising for (included but not limited too) print, media releases, radio, TV, website, social media, graphics, editorials, banners, stickers, shirts, corflutes, street signs. Also, unless otherwise stated, there will be no restrictions on the geographical distribution of material produced. If the minor is under the laws of the state where his/hers appearance is recorded.
By submitting the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival registration form &/or attending our Family Fun Day you agree that:
You have read the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival Rules and Conditions of the Competition presented; and
You understand the terms described and are lawfully abiding by these terms and conditions granting Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival rights given under this contract.
Your contact details will be added to our database to receive further promotional material about this event and future events organised by the Baffle Creek Fishing Club.
In the event of any dispute or any differing interpretation of the rules and conditions of the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival competition, the competitor may write to the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival stating their dispute. The Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival Management Committee will hear the dispute after the competition is completed providing the disputing competitor a fair hearing. The disputing competitor will be advised in writing of the outcome of the Management Committee regarding the dispute. The management committee decision is final.