COMPETITION RULES
  1. The eligible species is Snapper and capture is restricted to Port Phillip Bay and Westernport.
  2. Fishing begins Friday 28th October 2016 at 5.00 am.
  3. All fishing must comply with the amateur fishing Regulations of the State of Victoria.
  4. MINIMUM size of fish accepted is 40 cm. No fish smaller than this size to be at a Weigh- in Station.
  5. A limit of two (2) fish per competitor to be weighed in.
  6. Mutilated fish, fish that have been frozen or that are in poor condition will NOT be accepted.
  7. Fish will be accepted for weigh in GILLED, GUTTED or WHOLE at the discretion of the competitor.
  8. Weigh-ins will take place on Friday night 8 pm to 11 pm at Carrum. Mornington. Rye and Hastings Ramps and Saturday from 10am to 2pm only at Mornington Racecourse.
  9. The weigh-in closes at 2pm Saturday. Those in the weigh-in queue by this time will have their fish accepted.
  10. Each Competitor must hook and land their own fish but may have assistance with gaffing or the use of a landing net.
  11. One section only per competitor to be entered i.e. Open or Junior.
  12. Competition times shall be strictly adhered to.
  13. ALL PRIZES MUST BE CLAIMED BY SHOWING THE OFFICIAL COMPETITORS IDENTITY CARD WHEN CALLED DURING THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY.
  14. Prizes for the Open and Junior Random Capture divisions will be awarded to those competitors whose numbers are drawn from the appropriate Open or Junior barrel of all competitors who weighed either one or two fish in their division, at any of the official weigh stations. Each fish weighed will have one entry placed in the applicable Junior or Open division barrel. Once a ticket is drawn, it will not be returned to the barrel. One competitor is eligible to win only one boat. Where an angler's number is drawn twice for boat prizes, on the second occasion it will be discarded and another number drawn.
  15. Lucky Draw prizes will be drawn and awarded to those competitors whose Lucky Draw Tickets are placed in the Lucky Draw boxes by the closing time of 3.00 pm on the day of presentation. Each entrant will be eligible for only one prize. Once a ticket is drawn, it will not be returned to the barrel. Unclaimed prizes will immediately be redrawn.
  16. Open section competitors under 16 years of age are not included in the junior section or junior prize pool.
  17. Heaviest, second heaviest and third heaviest fish prizes will be awarded separately in the Open and Junior divisions to the competitors who according to these rules, presents for weigh-in fish which at the conclusion of weigh in are determined by SPAC to be the heaviest, second heaviest and third heaviest fish weighed. Unclaimed prizes will be put into the Luck Draw prize pool.
  18. Members of the Snapper Point Angling Club Inc. shall only be eligible for prizes if their fish are presented for weigh in no later than 10.00 am on the day of the presentation.
  19. Disputes and challenges will only be considered by SPAC if made in writing providing all relevant facts are presented to the Weigh Master no later than 15 minutes after the close of weigh-in on the day of presentation of prizes. The Weigh Master shall present the written document to the SPAC Disputes Committee for consideration. Disputes shall be resolved prior to the beginning of the Presentation of prizes and the person or persons lodging the dispute advised of findings. Disputes and challenges will not be accepted once the Presentation of prizes commences.
  20. Any person found to be in breach of these Rules or Conditions of Entry shall be subject to disqualification from the competition and any prizes involved shall be included in the Lucky Draw.
  21. The sole adjudicator on all matters shall be the Snapper Point Angling Club Inc. All decisions are final no further discussions or correspondence will be entered into.
  22. SPAC reserves the right, without giving a reason to refuse application for an entry. A refund shall be made for any refused entry.
  23. The competition will not be cancelled on account of weather. If insufficient fish are weighed for all or any of the random capture prizes to be awarded, all or any remaining prizes will be awarded by lucky draw.
  24. If for reasons beyond the control of the SPAC the Presentation cannot be conducted at the given time and/or location, all prizes except those for the Heaviest Fish division will be awarded by drawing numbers from a barrel containing the numbers of all entrants. Each competitor will be eligible for only one prize. Winner's numbers will be published in the Herald Sun Public Notices on the Saturday of the following week. Prizes shall be claimed from a nominated location at an appointed time by showing the official COMPETITORS IDENTITY CARD.
  25. By entering the competition, all competitors acknowledge that they give Snapper Point Angling Club the right to use all or any photos or video taken during the competition for promotional or advertising purposes.
Online Entries Cannot be submitted from Mobile Phones or Tablets
MAIL & ON-LINE ENTRIES CLOSE OCTOBER 18TH. ENTRIES RECEIVED AFTER LAST MAIL TUESDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2016 WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
  EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEES

OPEN SECTION: $75.00
JUNIOR SECTION: $35.00 (Under 16 years at 28th October 2016)
*Prices inc. G.S.T.

MAIL ENTRY COMPETITORS ENTRY KITS WILL BE MAILED BY OCTOBER 20th.

LOCATIONS FOR WEIGH IN STATIONS & PRESENTATION

Friday night Oct 28th 8pm to 11pm at Carrum, Mornington & Hastings adjacent to boat ramps.
Saturday Oct 29th Mornington Racecourse Car Park, 10am to 2pm.
Six individual weigh in stations will be available. All Station locations will be in Information Kit.

PRESENTATION: The presentation will be conducted at Mornington Racecourse, Mornington-Tyabb Rd.
Mornington (Melways Ref: Map 146, A3). Ample off-street parking in the racecourse car park. Loss or damage is at the risk of the owner or driver. Secure your possessions.

  **LATE ENTRIES, ONE DAY ONLY!**
Saturday 22th October 2016
Cash only will be accepted at:

JV MARINE WORLD

TACKLE WORLD
CRANBOURNE

TACKLE WORLD
MORNINGTON

GONE FISHIN

887 Springvale Road, Braeside

270 South Gippsland Hwy
Cranbourne

177 Mornington Tyabb Road
Mornington

29 Lathams Rd, Carrum Downs

LATE ENTRY SURCHARGE OF $25.00 inc. G.S.T FOR EACH ENTRANT
  COMPETITION SCHEDULE

* FISHING BEGINS

* WEIGH INS




* COMPETITORS BAR-B-QUE

* JUNIOR CASTING COMPETITION

* PRESENTATION

Friday 28th October at 5.00 am.

Friday 28th October from 8pm to 11pm at Carrum, Mornington and Hastings ramps.

Saturday 29th October from 10 am to 2 pm. Racecourse only.

Starts at 11 am Saturday, Finishes at 3 pm.

Starts at 1.30 pm Saturday.

Starts at APPROXIMATELY 3 pm Saturday.

  PRIZES

Open section

62 Random Capture Prizes.

The major prize from JV Marine World is a 4.3 metre Quintrex FishAbout with a Quintrex Trailer, fitted with a 40hp, 4 Stroke Suzuki outboard with power tilt and trim. The boat comes complete with Lowrance Sounder, Ace All Covers Canopy, navigation lights, safety gear, Victorian Registration and 12 month Comprehensive Insurance from Club Marine.

The second boat from JV Marine World is a 4 metre Quintrex Dart with a Quintrex Trailer, 30hp, 2 stroke Suzuki outboard and fitted with a Bimini from Ace All Covers, plus safety gear, Victorian registration and with 12 month Comprehensive Insurance from Club Marine.

The 3rd boat from JV Marine World is a 3.7 metre Quintrex Dart with a Quintrex Trailer, 15hp, 2 stroke Suzuki Outboard, safety gear, Victorian registration and with 12 month Comprehensive Insurance from Club Marine.

Other prizes include thousands of dollars worth of Jarvis Walker and Rovex rods and reels, Lowrance GPS and depth sounders, Independant Battery Dist Vouchers, four Club Marine Insurance vouchers valued at $500 each, Pains-Wessex safety products, Profishional Rod and Reel protection, Jarvis Marine safety jackets, plus thousands of dollars of other quality fishing gear and accessories.

The Heaviest Fish in the Open Section will receive a Jarvis Walker/Rovex tackle selection, the Carved Snapper trophy by Peter Adcock, a Jarvis Marine safety jacket, a $250.00 voucher from Peninsula Taxidermy towards mounting of their winning fish.

Second and Third Heaviest Fish will also receive a fantastic Jarvis Walker/Rovex tackle selection and a great trophy from Advance Trophies plus other products. Open section competitors under 16 years of age are not included in the Junior section or Junior prize pool. Each Random Capture Prize pack is valued over $600.00.

Junior section

Sponsored by Tackleworld, Cranbourne and Mornington
The heaviest fish and the two runners up in the Junior section will receive a fantastic Jarvis Walker/Rovex tackle selection, trophies from Advance Trophies plus other great tackle, specially assembled by Tackleworld for the junior competitors.

6 Random Capture Prizes. Each prize will contain a selection of Jarvis Walker/Rovex tackle plus other fantastic fishing equipment specifically assembled by Tackleworld for junior competitors.

DVD
Each Junior entry is eligible to collect the latest edition “I Fish DVD set” FREE. (valued at $39.95) at the presentation ceremony on Saturday 29th October. Paul Worsteling the I Fish host hopes to be present to sign the DVD’s between 12.00 noon and 2.00pm.
* Offer limited to the first 200 Junior entrants. Competitors ID card is required to collect the DVD set.

Lucky Draw -
For all entrants including Open and Junior sections.

10 Lucky Draw Prizes, including Jarvis Walker/Rovex tackle, STA-BIL fuel stabiliser, Techni Ice and other valuable products. You don’t even have to catch a fish, just be at the presentation on Saturday afternoon and place your Lucky Draw ticket in one of the Lucky Draw boxes before 3.00 pm. Each lucky draw prize is valued around $450.

Junior Casting Competition

Sponsored by Jarvis Walker and Tackle World Cranbourne and Mornington for the under 16 years of age competitors (proof of age may be required) there are twenty Jarvis Walker rod and reel sets to be won. The casting starts at 1.30 pm. Entry ID card must be shown to enter. All junior competitors entering the casting competition will also receive a show bag sponsored by Jarvis Walker.

Bar-B-Que and Drinks

Your entry entitles you to a free bar-b-que meal and two cans of refreshments at the presentation area. Additional cans of beer or soft drink can be purchased.