Hynds Short Line Out Charity Fishing Tournament 2013

OVER $20,000 IN PRIZES MUST BE WON!!!

FISHING PRIZES:

  • SENIORS
    Prizes are awarded daily. Fish weighed in on the Friday, are eligible for the overall prizes on the Saturday Night. All fish weighed in are kept by the promoters, to be sold off to raise more funds for the charity. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd heaviest in each species wins a prize. Eligible species are as follows:
    snapper
    kingfish
    gurnard
    kahawai

This years Average weight snapper will take away overseas travel worth over $2000, inc 5 nights accomodation. in Tonga!
The Heaviest Overall Snapper for the tournament will take away $500 in cash plus various other products.

With generous support from our sponsors, we are able to give away over $20,000 in prizes over the course of the weekend. This includes many spot prizes, so everybody has a good chance of taking something home.

FISHING AREA & TIMES:

Competition boundaries extend from Bream Head in the North to Cape Colville in the South. It extends out to Great Barrier Island and includes The Mokes.
Fishing starts 1am Friday 8/11/13 and ends 4pm Saturday 9/11/13. Fishing can be done by boat or shore based fishing. Fish must be weighed in by 5:30pm on both days.


Skippers: Please make yourself aware of the local marine reserves. Anybody breaking the law and fishing in restricted fishing areas and marine reserves will be instantly disqaulified from the tournament.

TICKETS: $55 per ticket

  • Post entry to PO Box 170, Warkworth
  • Spectator tickets for $10 can be purchased from the site office from 9am Thursday 7 November.
    Cheques payable to Mahurangi Rugby Fishing Tournament
  • Also available at :

Hunting & Fishing Warkworth
Warkworth Motorcycles
Mangawhai Fish And Tackle Shop
HYNDS Warkworth

More outlets coming soon!!

Any questions? Just email me at sam@mahurangirugbyclub.co.nz

TOURNAMENT RULES:

1. Fishing will commence at 1am on Friday 8 November 2013 and end at 4pm Saturday 9 November 2013.

2. Fishing will be with rods and reels only. Kontikis, kites, nets, spear guns and longlines are not permitted.

3. Cheating results in instant disqualification, and those caught will be banned from any future Tournaments organised by the Tournament organiser. Contestants must be prepared to be interviewed regarding their catch.
Before you begin fishing make sure that you are clear on all the rules - if in doubt ask the officials as no warning will be given. Any contestant who commits’ a breach of the rules shall be disqualified. Failure to comply with an official’s request will be deemed a breach of the rules and the contestant will risk immediate disqualification.

SKIPPERS RESPONSIBILITY:

To ensure they only take the vessel out in conditions that are appropriate to both the type of vessel and your own skill level.

WEIGH IN:

1. Weigh in will be from 3pm until 5:30pm on both days.

2. Contestants must be in the queue at closing time to qualify for fish weigh in.

3. Fish inspections will be carried out at every weigh in. Only legal healthy fish will be accepted and the organiser’s reserve the right to reject any fish presented. Any fish that does not look fresh or healthy will not be weighed. Please ensure you look after your fish once you have caught it!

4. All fish once weighed become the property of the event organizer once weighed.

5. The Tournament organiser’s decision is final and binding on all contestants.

FISHING AREA & TIMES:

Competition boundaries extend from Bream Head in the North to Cape Colville in the South. It extends out to Great Barrier Island. Fishing starts 1am Friday 8/11/13 and ends 4pm Saturday 9/11/13. Fishing can be done by boat or shore based fishing. Fish must be weighed in by 5:30pm on both days.

FISH SPECIES, CATCH LIMITS & SIZE:

1. If you have any queries regarding regulations, please contact your local MFish Fisheries Officer or www.fish.govt.nz.

2. All fish must be of legal size and each angler is restricted to the MFish Fisheries regulations applying on that day.

3. Only the following are eligible as Tournament fish:

Snapper Min Length 30cm Max of 5 fish

Kingfish Min length 75cm Max of 3 fish

Gurnard Min length 30cm Max of 5 fish

Kahawai Min length of 30cm Max of 5 fish

PRIZES:

1. All fishing prize winners are determined by computer weigh in.

2. The Tournament organiser’s decision is final.

3. If two or more fish of equal weight become eligible for any prize, the first fish weighed will be the winner.

4. Prizes are as offered and are not redeemable for cash value.

5. Winners must be on hand at prize giving each day to receive drawn prizes. If not prizes will be redrawn. Prizes become the responsibility of the winners once they receive them.

CANCELLED DAYS:

If a call is made for "stop fishing" at any time throughout the tournament, it is the fishers responsibility to listen to VHF reports from Coastguards or announcements on Times FM (88.9FM) that will regularly announce the stop fishing call. Or you can contact the Tournament organiser if unsure (0274427685) Stop fishing applies to all contestants.

LIQUOR:

The Short Line Out base is a licensed premise and like all other licensed premises, BYO is not allowed. Liquor will not be allowed to be taken into the marquee or other areas of the venue. Please respect this rule - confiscation is unpleasant for everyone. This is a family event and drunken or disorderly behavior will not be tolerated - you will risk disqualification. We encourage responsible consumption of alcohol. Children 14yrs and under must leave the venue after prize giving’s each night.

DISCLAIMER:

1. The organiser’s reserve the right to change or amend the Tournament at any stage, subject to advice from its legal or technical advisers, recommendation from the Maritime authorities or in the interests of public safety.

2. Neither the Tournament organiser, nor any director, official, contractor or employee of the Tournament organiser shall have any liability in connection with the Tournament for any damage caused to any vehicle, boat or other property, or loss of property or personal injury or damage of whatever nature or kind howsoever caused. No refunds will be given