Competition Information

 

Fishing Times:

Midday Monday 21st September to Midday Saturday 26th September 2020

(Entrants must have collected their entry pack prior to fishing commencement to enable "weigh ins")

Collection of Packs/Entry Cards:

All registered competitors will be issued with an Entry Card on signing in at Baffle Creek Community Grounds during the following times:

  • Monday 21st September between 8am and 12pm

  • Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th between 8am to 10am

We will also arrange collection times on the South side of Baffle Creek at the Rocky Point Boat Ramp adjacent to Rocky Point Retreat, Winfield.

Days/times to be confirmed.

You will ONLY be able to collect your entry pack, entry cards & pre-ordered merchandise during these times.

 

NOTE: Only 1 Entry Pack will be issued per family/group on the same registration form.

EVERY entrant will receive their own Entry Card

 

To be eligible to win ANY prize you MUST produce the Entry Card provided on collection of any prizes.  

Family Fun Day:

Baffle Creek Community Grounds from 12pm till 8pm - Saturday 26th Sep 

Entry - $5 per person or $20 family (FREE Entry for registered competitors)

Lucky door prizes / market stalls / family fun & entertainment / mullet throw competition / raffles & more...

Fishing Competition prize presentations / promotional draws - early bird draw / lucky draw / major draw

FULL FUN DAY PROGRAM will be provided with all entry packs & publicised via social media prior to the event

Entry Registration Opens:

June 1st via Web Page, Facebook, email or in person at Baffle Creek Rural & Fishing Supplies 

Entry Registration Closes:

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

Registration closes (in person) – 10:00am Friday 25th of September 2020 /  (online) - midnight Friday 18th September 2020

 

Entry Fees:

Senior (16 years & over): $35

Junior (8 - 15 years): $15

Pre-Junior (3 - 7 years): $10

All boats or groups will need at least one Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival Brag Mat. Official Brag Mat from previous years can be used or otherwise purchase one for $10 on top of your entry fees.

Pre-Ordered Merchandise (available only with early bird registration):

Official 2020 Competition Merchandise: 

  • Long Sleeve Polo Shirts     $45 kids / $55 Adults

  • Short Sleeve Polo Shirts     $40 kids / $50 Adults

  • Singlet Tops     $35 kids / $45 Adults

  • Stubby Coolers     $8

Raffle Tickets: 

Raffle Tickets: $1 each (Available during Festival only)

Major Raffle Tickets: $5 each (Available from selected local retailers prior to Festival & also during Festival)

 

Refunds:

No refunds will be provided.

 

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 location of the draw.

 

Competition Rules & Conditions

 

The Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival is a fishing competition which also includes random Promotional Draws for ticket holders attending the organised activities. 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 rules and conditions each year.

 

FISH CATEGORIES

The following species are the only species eligible to win prizes for at the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival and must be of legal length.

Prizes will be awarded for the longest length for each of the following:

          SENIORS

  • Barramundi 

  • Bream

  • Cod (estuary)

  • Flathead

  • Javelin (Grunter Bream)

  • Mangrove Jack

  • Trevally

  • Whiting

  • Mud Crab

JUNIORS

  • Bream

  • Cod (estuary)

  • Flathead

  • Javelin (Grunter Bream)

  • Trevally

  • Whiting

PRE-JUNIORS

  • Bream

  • Flathead

  • Trevally

  • Whiting

Competitors can check in every (legal size) fish they catch and a combined total length and number of fish caught over the period will be also be calculated. One prize prize will be awarded for "most fish caught/longest overall length" for each age section. If in an age section there are two separate winners (ie - one person caught the most fish & another had the longest overall length) then two separate prizes will be awarded.

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 or not of legal length, 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.

 

"Glory shots" are encouraged and can be added to your App uploads. App instructions will be provided in the entry packs 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 26th 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 for Pre-Junior, Junior and Senior competitors. If by chance there is a tie length, it will be awarded to the first one checked-in. 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

Winning Fish Category presentations will commence at 5pm at the Baffle Creek Community grounds during the Family Fun Day on Saturday 26th September 2020 commencing at midday, other raffles & prizes will be drawn hourly throughout the day - 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 weigh in is a tie, the prize will be awarded to the first recorded entrant. To be fair to all competitors the maximum wins per competitor is one final Category win for the Fish Category Prize. If the competitor is leading in two separate categories, the competitor will be awarded on the first fish weighed in.

 

PROMOTIONAL DRAWS

Promotional prize draws will be drawn hourly throughout the day during the Family Fun Day with the remainder of prizes being drawn from 5pm during presentations - a full Fun Day program will be provided prior to event. On each Prize Draw the entrant possessing the number announced must present themselves to the announcer with their 2020 Entry Card within two minutes of that prize being announced (for draws made throughout the day... winners will have until the next draw to claim their prize or it will be redrawn at the next hourly draw & the unclaimed entrant number returned to the barrel) All major prize winners will also require formal identification upon presenting themselves to the announcer. All major junior prize winners will be accompanied by a parent or carer with formal identification to confirm winner’s identification. 

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 and times;

•         an individual weighing in fish without a 2020 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

A number of raffles will be on sale during the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival event. The closing time for raffle purchases will be 5pm on Saturday 26th September, with the raffles to be drawn hourly throughout the day during the Fun Day. 

 

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;

  • Syndicates are not recognised in this amateur competition.;

  • No alcohol, glass bottles or dogs 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.

  • Baffle Creek Community grounds are classed as a non-smoking area. Special areas 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 signing/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.

 

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.

CONTACT

Baffle Creek Fishing Club

 C/- P.O. Coast Rd Baffle Creek 4674

Family Festival held at

Baffle Creek Community Grounds

Cnr Coast Rd & Fernfield Rd

Phone: 0491 110 338

Email: bafflecreekfishing@gmail.com