EVENT INFORMATION

- Please NOTE - due to COVID-19 our competition is now being planned in a more reduced format than usual

 

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 21st September to Midday, Saturday 26th September 2020

(Teams must have collected their entry cards prior to fishing commencement to enable "weigh ins")

Collection of Team Entry Cards:

Each registered Team will be issued with an Entry Card, program & information sheets upon signing in at Baffle Creek Community Grounds during the following times:

  • Monday 21st September between 8am and 12pm

  • Tuesday 22nd to Friday 25th September between 8am and 10am

  • Saturday 26th 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 requirements may still be in place at the time of the event. Please adhere to any signage that may be placed up at the community grounds when collecting your team entry card & information (To reduce numbers gathering at the community grounds during collection times, only 1 senior team member is required to collect entry cards - the whole ‘team’ is welcome as long as social distancing is adhered to)

 

We have also arranged a sign up & collection point on the South side of Baffle Creek at the Rocky Point Boat Ramp adjacent to Rocky Point Retreat, Winfield during the following times:

  • Monday 21st September between 10am and 12pm

  • Wednesday 23rd September between 10am and 12pm

  • Friday 25th September between 10am and 12pm

You will ONLY be able to collect your entry cards during these times.

NOTE: Only 1 Entry Card will be issued per team – 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 the team entry card will NOT be accepted.

 

To be eligible to win ANY prize you MUST produce the Team Entry Card provided on collection of any prizes & 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 26th Sep 

FREE Entry for everyone this year!

Market stalls / food stalls / family fun & live entertainment / mullet throw comp. & 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: At this stage we are not 100% sure whether the Family Fun Day can go ahead due to potential Government Covid-19 Restrictions. We will advise as soon as possible whether we can gather together for our Family Fun Day to end our week-long event.

 

If we are not able to host our Family Fun Day – 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.

Entry Registration Opens:

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

Entry Registration Closes:

In person at:

  • Baffle Creek Rural & Fishing Supplies – 5pm Friday 18th of September 2020

  • Baffle Creek Community Grounds – 11.59am Saturday 26th September – see  “Collection of Team Entry Cards” above

Online: midnight Friday 18th September 2020

Entry Fees:

Senior (16 years & over): $25

Kids are FREE for 2020

 

TEAM Entry for 2020 – All teams must have a minimum of 1 senior entrant & no more than 4 senior entrants. No limit on the number of children in your team (for fairness children must be directly related to at least one of the senior entrants)

 

A Senior Entrant may enter as a Team of 1

NOTE: All teams will need a Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival Brag Mat. Official Brag Mats from previous years can be used or otherwise we will issue one upon collection of team entry cards – limited numbers available.

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 time and location of the draw.

 

COMPETITION RULES & CONDITIONS

 

FISH CATEGORIES

The following species are eligible to win prizes at the 2020 Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival.

Prizes will be awarded for each of the following:

TEAMS – longest length

  • Barramundi 

  • Bream

  • Cod (estuary)

  • Flathead

  • Javelin (Grunter Bream)

  • Mangrove Jack

  • Trevally

  • Whiting

  • Mud Crab​

INDIVIDUAL – mystery length

  • Barramundi 

  • Bream

  • Cod (estuary)

  • Flathead

  • Javelin (Grunter Bream)

  • Mangrove Jack

  • Trevally

  • Whiting

Teams 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.

 

An additional TEAM PRIZE will be awarded for the most species caught

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 team 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 team entry card placed in the space provided on the brag mat.

 

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

While there is no separate Junior Section this year we still encourage all registered Junior fishers within the team to catch fish & be nominated as the fisher via the app. All Juniors must catch the fish and retrieve the fish to the boat or shore themselves. A parent can help lift the fish into the boat. Juniors still have the chance to win a prize this year via the “mystery length” awards.

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 Teams with the longest fish caught throughout the week in each category. If by chance there is a tie length, it will be awarded to the first one checked-in. The Winning Team must present their Entry Card at presentation of prizes.

A Team may only win 1 “longest length” category prize but is also eligible to win the “most species caught” prize.

We will also have some smaller prizes for individual fishers via a “mystery length” draw – which is why we encourage all teams to nominate the fisher that caught each fish uploaded to app.

Individuals may only win 1 “mystery length” category.

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 3.30pm at the Baffle Creek Community grounds during the Family Fun Day on Saturday 26th September 2020 commencing at midday (as long as permitted by Covid-19 restrictions) - 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 individual entrants. On each Prize Draw the winning entrant must present themselves to the announcer with their 2020 Team 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 2020 Team 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 may have some raffles on sale during the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival event. The closing time for raffle purchases will be 3pm on Saturday 26th September, with the raffles to be drawn during presentations. 

 

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, 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 and alcohol will be available for purchase and consumption within a designated area;

  • 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 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.

    • 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.

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

Facebook: https://fb.me/BaffleCreekFishingFestival