Leigh Fish Kids Fishing Competition 2024 Rules

1. The competition runs from 7am 1st April 2024 until 5pm 30th April 2024

2. For weighing & competition info call Lisa Lilly on 027 245 5517

3. The compeition is open to anglers ages 16yrs or under as at 1st July 2023

4. Anglers do not need to be a financial member of Houhora Big Game & Sports Fishing Club

5. Fishing area is Herekino Harbour up to Cape Reinga, round to and including Whangaroa Harbour

6. Anglers must purchase their ticket before they start fishing

7. Small fry 0-10yrs, Juniors 11-16yrs as at 1st July 2023

8. Anglers may weigh in two fish per species per day

9. If two or more fish are the same weight, the fish that was weighed first will be deemed the winner

10. To calculate the average weight proze, the weights of all eligible fish weighed in (snapper, kahawai & trevally) will be tallied and averaged. The closest to this weight will be the winner. If more than one fish is equally close, the first fish to be weighed will be deemed the winner

11. To qualify for the heaviest aggregate of 3 species section, anglers must weigh in 1 fish for each soecies (snapper, kahawai & trevally). nThe winner will be the heaviest aggregate overall. In the event of a tie the prize will be given to the angler who weighs all species first

12. One prize per angler per category

13. All prizes not won will be lucky drawn. Anglers must be present to win a lucky draw

14. The winner of the 'Spirit of Fishing' trophy will be decided by the organisers. The 'Spirit of Fishing' trophy is an annual trophy and remains at the club.

15. Tag & Release gamefish must be acompanied by a photo

16. All fish to be weighed at the Houhora Big Game & Sports Fishing Club wharf by the official weighmasters at a mutually agreeable time

17. Purchasing your ticket consitutes acceptance of the rules and regulations covering this competition & all anglers are to abide by the contest organisers' decisions

18. Breaches of any competition rules must be reported immediately to the competition orgsnisers

19. All decisions made by the organisers shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into

20. All boats participating must be capable of going to sea. All skippers are advised to notify Far North Radio & Sea Resuce when they leave port and when they return to port

21. All fish must be caught in accordance with New Zealand Sport Fishing Council Inc regulations & must be of legal size as determined by MPI (YT Kingfish 75cm)

22. No longlines, nets, kontikis, torpedos or spearguns

23. All fish to be weighed at the HBGSFC wharft by the official weighmasters between 8-9am and 4-5pm daily during April. Final weighin 4-5pm 30th April 2024

24. The Houhora Big Game & Sports Fishing Club reserves the right to utilise any photographs it captures during the competition for online and social media purposes