Chicks at the Chicks Rules and Conditions

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RULES & CONDITIONS

Please note tickets must be purchased prior to fishing – no ticket – no weigh in

ALL LOCAL AUTHORITY & NATIONAL MARITIME RULES AND LAWS APPLY TO ALL COMPETITORS

Channel 16 – Maritime Distress Calls
Channel 05 – Coastguard for trip report
Channel 18 – Marina Channel

All competitors on boats must have lifejackets

All fish weighed-in must be caught by the ticket holder

The Weigh Masters and Event organiser decision will be final

In the event of a draw, the FIRST FISH weighed-in will be the winner

Choose your fish carefully, legal limits & size apply

All Kingfish weighed in must be a minimum of 850mm in length

Competitors should weigh-in heaviest fish only.

A maximum of two Snapper/ Trevally / Kahawai per person per day

One (1) kingfish per person per day

Weigh Station closes 4:00pm Saturday

Released Fish

  • Placed on a wet towel in a secure place
  • Measuring – place the fish on the tape or on a measure mat (if using)
  • Fish length is measured from the tip of either the upper or lower jaw to the “V” in the tail
  • Photo submitted must be in landscape format
  • Photograph – head, tail & whole fish measurements must be visible
  • Check your photos before releasing the fish. If there is any doubt about the numbers on the tape measuring mat not being legible take another picture
  • In the case of two identical measures the first fish photo presented will be the winner
  • Weigh Masters decision is final

Competitors enter @ their own risk

THE EVENT ORGANISERS, CLUB AND EVENTS SPONSORS ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR OTHER.

Please note – tickets are non-refundable.

Purchasing a ticket is confirmation that you agree with terms and conditions of the organiser.

Cancellation and Postponement

The Marsden Cove Fishing Club is committed to the safety of all competitors in this tournament and this means that consideration to weather and natural events will be undertaken seriously.

The competition committee will only cancel or alter the event, due to extreme weather conditions or a natural event, under direction from the NRC Harbourmasters office or possibly on advice from Coastguard Whangarei.

In the first instance of extreme weather or natural event, a defined competition area maybe put in place to allow the event to take place under safer condition.

In the second instance of extreme weather or natural event, the event will be postponed to the backup date of TBA.

This is based on a worst-case scenario and the above will only take place in an unlikely event of extreme circumstances.

A cancellation will be broadcast on our website and Facebook page as soon as the decision is made and where possible competitors will be notified by email.

For all questions or enquires please email marsdencovefishingclub@gmail.com

Fishing Boundaries

Extend from Bream Tail in the South to Homepoint at Whangaruru in the North and out to and including Sail Rock, the Hen and Chicken Islands and the Mokohinau Islands.

All marine reserves are excluded.

General

There is Eftpos at the Bar.

Refreshments available Thursday & Friday. Saturday evening dinner 7pm at Land & Sea.

Extra dinner tickets $25.

Competitors must be at the prize giving to receive their prize, if not present the prize will go to the next place getter or redrawn.

Don’t forget your tickets

  • The Vessel skipper is responsible for the safety of the vessel and everyone on-board and all the crew must follow his instructions.
  • Skippers must know the limitations of their vessel, the crew and ensure these are considered when assessing the weather and sea conditions.
  • All vessels must carry a life jacket to correctly fit each person on board.
  • We strongly recommend that vessels have Marine VHF radio and a cell phone on board.
  • All vessels should carry an adequate first aid kit and fire extinguisher.

For emergencies or breakdowns at sea call the Coastguard on your VHF radio.

  • Channel 16 or cell phone *500

Coastguard Whangarei Channel 05

AT THE VENUE

  • In an emergency call 111, and ask for the emergency response service you require.
  • Should any assistance be required during the event, please inform:
    1. The Weigh Master during the hours of fishing
    2. The Bar Personal during the opening hours
  • The Marina is a secure area and the nature of its environment makes for many potential hazards.
  • Take care when moving around the Marina area. It is recommended that if walking in the and around the marina at night it is done so in pairs.
  • All directions or requests from the Marina Staff must be followed at all times.

REMEMBER TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR MATES,
STAY SAFE AND ENJOY THE COMPETITION

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