EVENT INFORMATION

 

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.

Fishing Times:

Midday, Monday 20th September to Midday, Saturday 25th September 2021

(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 20th September between 8am and 12pm

  • Tuesday 21st September between 8am and 10am

  • Wednesday 22nd September between 8am and 10am

  • Thursday 23rd September between 8am and 10am

  • Friday 24th September between 8am and 12pm

  • Saturday 25th 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)

 

NOTE: Social Distancing/Covid-19 requirements may still be in place at the time of the event. Please adhere to all signage that will be placed up at the community grounds when collecting your entry cards & information. The use of QR codes upon will be implemented to enable us to maintain required attendance registers.

 

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. 

Only 1 Entry Card will be issued per Family Team Entry – teams must fish together from the same boat, water craft or

land based spot to enable photos to be taken of fish caught with your team 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.

Family Fun Day:

To be held at Baffle Creek Community Grounds from 12pm till 8pm - Saturday 25th September 2021. 

FREE Entry for everyone!

NOTE: Depending on Covid requirements at the time, pre-registration may be required

notification will be placed on Facebook page if needed 

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

NOTE: Please ensure you follow all Covid-safe guidelines & practices.

You may be required to leave your details on our attendance register or scan a QR code upon entry.

If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend the 2021 Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival or Family Fun Day.

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.

OR

  • 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:

Early Bird Registration & Merchandise Pre-orders ends – midnight Saturday 1st of August 2020

NOTE: ALL entrants that have registered online & paid via bank deposit by August 1st will be entered into an "early bird" prize draw

Online: closes midnight Friday 17th September 2021

NOTE: ALL entrants that have registered online & paid via bank deposit will be entered into an "online rego" prize draw

In person: closes 11.59am Saturday 25th September – see  “Collection of Team Entry Cards” above

NOTE: An extra $5 will be added to all entry fees if paid in person at the Baffle Creek Community Grounds

 

Entry Fees:

Individual Entrants:

Senior (16 years & over): $40

Junior (8 - 15 years): $20

Pre-Junior (3 - 7 years): $15

 NOTE: All junior & pre- junior entrants must be accompanied by at least 1 senior entrant.

Family Team Entry: 

1 senior & up to 3 children: $50

2 seniors & up to 5 children: $100 

NOTE: All entrants/teams 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 with early bird registration from June 1st to August 1st):
Official 2021 Competition Merchandise: 
•    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: 
Raffle Tickets: 3 tickets for $5 (Available during Family Fun Day only - winners must be present at draw to claim prize)

 

Refunds:

No refunds will be provided. 

NOTE: If you have paid your registration fee & are unable to attend due to Covid 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)

Event Cancellations:

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

 

FISH CATEGORIES

The following species are eligible to win prizes at the 2021 Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival.

Prizes will be awarded for each of the following:

 

Family Teams – longest length

  • Barramundi 

  • Bream

  • Cod (estuary)

  • Flathead

  • Javelin (Grunter Bream)

  • Mangrove Jack

  • Trevally

  • Whiting

  • Mud Crab​

  • & Most species caught

 

Seniors – longest length

  • Barramundi 

  • Bream

  • Cod (estuary)

  • Flathead

  • Javelin (Grunter Bream)

  • Mangrove Jack

  • Trevally

  • Whiting

  • Mud Crab​

  • & Most species caught

 

Juniors – longest length

  • Bream

  • Cod (estuary)

  • Flathead

  • Javelin (Grunter Bream)

  • Trevally

  • Whiting

  • & Most spcies caught

 

Pre-Juniors – longest length

  • Bream

  • Flathead

  • Trevally

  • Whiting

  • & Most species caught

 

$500 Mangrove Jack Prize 

  • ALL individual entrants &/or family teams that have caught a Mangrove Jack (of legal size) will be entered into a draw to win $500 CASH

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 OR a Family Team entry, you are not permitted to enter as both.

Family Team entry is for those families with children who do not wish to enter as individual junior entrants. Juniors in these family teams will not be eligible to win any promotional prizes, seniors in each Family team will be eligible.

 

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 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.

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 25th 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 & Family 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 BOUNDARIES

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.

 

PRIZES

Our Family Fun Day commences at midday on Saturday 25th September 2021 at the Baffle Creek Community grounds. Prize presentations will commence at 3.15pm. 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.

PROMOTIONAL DRAWS

Promotional prize draws will be drawn at the completion of 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 announcer with their Entry Card within two minutes of that prize being announced.  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)

NOTE: ALL FULL FEE paying entrants will be entered into the promotional prize draws.

FALSIFICATION

Any evidence of falsification such as:

  • fish caught outside the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival dates, times or fishing boundaries;

  • an individual/team weighing in fish without a 2021 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. 

 

RAFFLES

We will have some raffles on sale during the Baffle Creek Family Fun Day. The closing time for raffle purchases will be 6pm on Saturday 25th September, with the raffles to be drawn at approximately 7pm. 

 

THE COMPETITOR

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, 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 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.

 

DISPUTES

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.