Each year we run a gamefishing competition for the members of our discussion forums and there are always some great prizes to be won. To be eligible for competition prizes please note that you must have made at least one post in our forums prior to the day of capture.
How to enter
All leading fish and prize winners will be taken from entries posted under the 2011 Fishing.net.nz Competition sub-forum - click here to enter your catch. Eligible species are striped, blue and black marlin, tuna and broadbill swordfish.
Rules and conditions of entry for Prize sections
Rules and conditions of entry:
• Fish must be caught within the NZ Exclusive Economic Zone, i.e. 200 miles offshore but not including the Kermadec Islands.
• To be eligible for prizes The Angler must be a registered Fishing.net.nz member (minimum of "Bronze" level - i.e.: have made at least one post in the forum) prior to the day of capture for which any claim is to being made.
• All prizes are for fish caught during the period 1 Dec 2011 – June 30 2012 inclusive
• Entrants are required to post each entry under the standard format in "2012 Fishing.net.nz Gamefish Competition" sub-forum and include a photo. All catches must be supported by either a NZSFC affiliated club weigh sheet or, photo at a certified weigh station if the catch is classed as a courtesy weigh, clearly showing the catch board and catch details (tag card and photo of the fish with tag in place in the case of T & R).
• To be eligible for prizes, all fish must be caught on rod and reel and by a single angler.
• Cheating and/or misrepresentation results in instant disqualification from this competition and any future Fishing.net.nz events. Contestants may be required to provide additional evidence of their catch to support their claim.
• Any disputes will be ruled on by the tournament committee and their decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. In the event of two fish being caught on the same day and where they both could be eligible for a 1st of species prize, anglers will be required to verify the time and place their fish was hooked and the first club recorded hook up VHF notification will be deemed to be the 1st fish.
• The tournament committee absolutely reserve the right to amend the rules in the event it is deemed necessary to ensure a fair and enjoyable competition for all fishing.net.nz members.