Name: Woodbine Marine Jetski Fishing tournament
Date: Sunday March 1, 2020
Tournament Headquarters: Woodbine Marine, 245 Ti Rakau Drive, East Tamaki
Entry fee: $35.
Early bird entry : $25 – for anglers paying their entry before on or before February 1, 2020.
Overall: This event is open to anglers fishing from a Personal Water Craft only.
Fishing Times: no angler shall start fishing, including catching bait, before 5.00am. For any fish to be eligible, anglers must be in line at the weight station at the tournament headquarters by 4.00pm on the tournament day.
Tournament Area: Anglers may only fish in the area encompassed by Hydrographic charter 532
Tackle: competitors can only fish in the competition using conventional rod and reel tackle or handlines only. No spearguns, nets or longline systems of any kind. Terminal rigs must consist of no more than three hooks ie sabiki rigs. Rigs recognised as bait catchers only may have up to six bait flies.
Teams: Anglers may fish two-up on a single PWC. There will be a prize for the top team (see below).
Motherships: Mothership arrangements will not be allowed. Anglers must go to and from the launching points to their fishing grounds under their own power.
Weather: Fishing will be cancelled if the Coastguard forecasts winds above 20 knots, or if there is an official wind warning broadcast by Coastguard for the area. In the case of this happening, all prizes will be drawn against entry numbers at the prizegiving to be held at 5.00pm on the day of the tournament.
Competitors will be advised on VHF Channel 60 and 64 of any cancellation at 5.00am, repeated at 6.00am.
Drawn prizes: Anglers can only win one drawn prize each on the day. Once the angler’s name has been drawn for the first time, it does not go back into subsequent draws.
Weighstation: The weigh station will be situated at Woodbine Marine, Ti Rakaui Drive, East Tamaki and will be open at 2.00pm. anglers must be in line at the weigh station by 4.00pm for their catch to be eligible.
It is the angler’s responsibility to allow themselves enough time to get from the fishing grounds to the weight station to meet the 4.00pm close-off. No exceptions.
Weighmaster: the weighmaster is the sole judge of any entry. All fish must be presented to the weigh master in good condition. The organisers reserve the right to disqualify any fish they deem not in a good condition or suspect has not been caught according to the rules.
Target species: This tournament targets snapper and kahawai only. There will be prizes for weighed, closest to the average and mystery weight snapper and kahawai. Anglers may weigh up to two fish of both species.
• Snapper: First, second and third heaviest; closest to the average weight; closest to the mystery weight
• Kahawai: Heaviest
• Kids: Heaviest Snapper
• Hard Luck prize: The unlucky story of the day prize..
• Teams: The top team prize will go to the anglers fishing ‘two-up’ on a PWC. It will go to the combined snapper weight of the two anglers – no more than two snapper each.
• Early Bird Entry
• Spot Prizes
The prizegiving will commence at 5.00pm or as soon as practical, at the tournament headquarters – Woodbine Marine, 245 Ti Rakau Drive, East Tamaki.
All competitors must carry and wear a suitable lifejacket or PFD.
All PWC must have two forms of communication on board. These may include VHF radio, cellphone and inshore flare pack.
All competitors must take prudent steps to ensure their own safety, including ensuring their PWC is in good condition, carries enough fuel to get to the fishing grounds and back with a good safety margin.
All competitors must make a trip report with Coastguard stating where they are leaving from, how many on board, intended destination and time of return. Tournament organisers strongly suggest competitors get the current Coastguard app that has all the current weather and tide information and through which you can lodge your trip report on-line.
Event Host: Sam Harvey 021 444 235 [email protected]
Event Director: Grant Dixon 0274 925 533 [email protected]
16 November 2019