Fishing Times: Monday 23rd September 12:00am - Saturday 28th September 12:00pm 2019
(Entrants must have collected their entry pack prior to fishing commencement to enable "weigh ins")
Briefing/Collection of Packs/Entry Cards: All registered competitors will be issued with an Entry Card on signing in at Baffle Creek Community Inc Grounds during our briefing on Sunday 22nd Sep between 2pm and 5pm
from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th between 8am and 10am.
You will ONLY be able to collect your entry pack & pre-ordered merchandise during these times.
To be eligible to win ANY prize you MUST produce the Entry Card provided on collection of any prizes.
Family Festival: Baffle Creek Community Grounds from 12pm till 8pm - Saturday 28th Sep
Entry - $5 per person or $20 family (FREE Entry for registered competitors)
Lucky door prizes / market stalls / family fun & entertainment / mullet throw competition / raffles
Fishing Competition prize presentations / promotional draws - early bird draw / lucky draw / major draw
Entry Registration Opens: June 1st via Web Page, email or in person at Baffle Creek Rural & Fishing Supplies
Entry Registration Closes:
Early Bird Registration & Merchandise Pre-orders ends – midnight 4th of August 2019
Registration closes (in person) – 10:00am 27th of September 2019
(online) - midnight 22nd September 2019
Junior (under 16 years): $15
All boats or group will need at least one Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival Brag Mat. Official Brag Mat from previous years can be used or otherwise purchase one for $10 on top of your entry fees.
Pre-Ordered Merchandise (available only with early bird registration):
Official 2019 Competition Merchandise:
Long Sleeve Polo Shirts $45 kids / $55 Adults
Short Sleeve Polo Shirts $40 kids / $50 Adults
Singlet Tops $35 kids / $45 Adults
Stubby Coolers $8
Raffle Tickets: $1 each (Available at Festival only)
Major Raffle Tickets: $5 each (Available from selected local retailers prior to Festival & also at Festival)
Refunds: No refunds will be provided.
Event Cancellations: In the event that the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival is cancelled due to a force majeure, ticket purchases will not be refunded. However, prizes will still be drawn, with entrants to be notified of the location of the draw.
Competition Rules & Conditions
The Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival is a fishing competition which also includes random Promotional Draws for ticket holders attending the organised activities. Upon paying the entry fee to the fishing competition the entrant is entitled to free entry to the promotional prize draws. It is the responsibility of the competitor to review the rules and conditions each year.
The following species are the only species eligible to win prizes for at the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival and must be of legal length.
Prizes for each category will be awarded to both Junior and Senior Competitors.
Javelin (Grunter Bream)
Competitors can check in every (legal size) fish they catch and a combined total length and number of fish caught over the period will be also be calculated, with a prize also being awarded for the "most fish caught" and the "longest combined length of catch"
It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure they adhere to the Queensland Recreational Fishing Rules and Regulations at all times during the event.
FISH CHECK IN “CATCH, SNAP, RELEASE”
The Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival uses a custom APP which is to be used by all competitors for a "virtual weigh in" of their catch. All fish entered must be taken on rod and reel or hand line only and must be of legal size (if a fish entered is incorrectly identified, measured or not of legal length, we reserve the right to remove that particular fish from the competition App). All fish must be photographed and measured on the official Brag Mat. No other mats will be accepted. Your photos must show the whole fish on the brag mat, with the head at the start of the mat, your photo must also display your current entry card placed in the space provided on the brag mat. "Glory shots" are encouraged and can be added to your App uploads. App instructions will be provided in the entry packs and will also be provided prior to event via email and Facebook.
JUNIOR COMPETITORS FISH CHECK IN
Junior competitors must catch the fish and retrieve the fish to the boat or shore themselves. A parent can help lift the fish into the boat.
FISH CATEGORIES – FINAL PRIZES
At the conclusion of the "allowed fishing time" (12pm Saturday 28th Sep) a compilation of Fish Category Winners will be take place. The “Biggest Fish” Prize will be awarded to the biggest fish caught throughout the week in each category for both Junior and Senior competitors. If by chance there is a tie length, it will be awarded to the first one checked-in. Competitors must present their Entry Card at presentation of prizes.
Competition entrants may fish all the Creeks, Rivers, Estuaries, Beaches and offshore from the southern bank of Baffle Creek up to Wreck Rock (Excluding all "No Fishing Zones") from boat, personal water craft, land based, kayak, canoe or whatever means.
BOAT & PERSONAL WATER CRAFT (PWC) COMPETITORS
All persons operating vessels must follow all current Queensland Department of Transport regulations.
Prizes and Fish Category presentations will be at the Baffle Creek Community grounds during the Family Fishing Festival on Saturday 28th September 2019, which commences at 12pm. No more than one prize will be awarded in respect of any one fish category caught. If a fish category weigh in is a tie, the prize will be awarded to the first recorded entrant. To be fair to all competitors the maximum wins per competitor is one final Category win for the Fish Category Prize. If the competitor is leading in two separate categories, the competitor will be awarded on the first fish weighed in.
On each Prize Draw the entrant possessing the number announced must present themselves to the announcer with their 2019 Entry Card within two minutes of that prize being announced. All major prize winners will also require formal identification upon presenting themselves to the announcer. All major junior prize winners will be accompanied by a parent or carer with formal identification to confirm winner’s identification. Once a prize has been claimed or a redraw announced that number will be returned to the barrel and another draw will occur immediately.
NOTE: Only FULL FEE paying entrants will be entered into the promotional prize draws.
Any evidence of falsification such as:
• fish caught outside the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival dates and times;
• an individual weighing in fish without a 2019 Entry card shown in the photo
• netted, speared or deck reel landed fish; or
• any action in defiance of the rules and goodwill of the competition;
Will be placed in the hands of the Management Committee and persons involved will be withdrawn from the competition.
A number of raffles will be on sale at the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival event. The closing time for raffle purchases will be 6pm on Saturday 28th September, with the raffles to be drawn throughout the day during the festival.
Under the condition that the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival is an amateur competition, the Competitors shall comply with:
That Baffle Creek Fishing Club accepts no liability for any injury, loss or damage to any person or property in the course of the competition when such injury or loss is due, or alleged to be due to any act, neglect or default on the part of Baffle Creek Fishing Club or of any official or agency thereof, and all competitors fully understand that in so participating they do so entirely at their own risk and agree to abide by all rules and regulations;
Syndicates are not recognised in this amateur competition.;
No alcohol, glass bottles or dogs are permitted on the Baffle Creek Community grounds (event venue) during the event. The Baffle Creek Community grounds are a licensed premise during the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival event.
Baffle Creek Community grounds are classed as a non-smoking area. Special areas will be provided for smokers;
Under no circumstances are there to be any transfer of Official Entry Card to another name prior to or during the event;
As a competitor, you authorise, give permission for Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival Management Committee for use of any audio/visual imagery taken of yourself via photography, video content, drone footage and audio recordings, name, to be used for purposes of material produced for education, promotion, marketing or advertising for (included but not limited too) print, media releases, radio, TV, website, social media, graphics, editorials, banners, stickers, shirts, corflutes, street signs. Also, unless otherwise stated, there will be no restrictions on the geographical distribution of material produced;
If you have a child/ren under the age of 18 years old, you give permission and all rights for Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival Management Committee for use of any audio/visual imagery taken of child/ren via photography, video content, drone footage and audio recordings, name, to be used for purposes of education, promotion, marketing or advertising for (included but not limited too) print, media releases, radio, TV, website, social media, graphics, editorials, banners, stickers, shirts, corflutes, street signs. Also, unless otherwise stated, there will be no restrictions on the geographical distribution of material produced. If the minor is under the laws of the state where his/hers appearance is recorded.
By signing/submitting the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival registration form you agree that:
You have read the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival Rules and Conditions of the Competition presented; and
You understand the terms described and are lawfully abiding by these terms and conditions granting Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival rights given under this contract.
In the event of any dispute or any differing interpretation of the rules and conditions of the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival competition, the competitor may write to the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival stating their dispute. The Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival Management Committee will hear the dispute after the competition is completed providing the disputing competitor a fair hearing. The disputing competitor will be advised in writing of the outcome of the Management Committee regarding the dispute. The management committee decision is final.