Competition Rules

  1. Fishing is to take place between signs (on Victorian side), 6 km approximate upstream and downstream of the Murrabit Bridge.
  2. Fishing times: Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday 8:00 am to 11:00 am. Fishing times must be strictly adhered to.
  3. Bank fishing will be permitted but must be in locations allocated only.
  4. NSW Boating & Fishing Regulations apply at all times and all competitors are to hold a current NSW fishing license. Limit of two rods per person, no more than two hooks per line. Entrants must comply with NSW Waterways regulations and any other relevant legislation. It is the responsibility of entrants to be fully aware of regulations covering minimum sizes and bag limits of fish, the requirements of appropriate boat licences and safety equipment for NSW waters.
  5. A point system of 10 points per cm of fish will be measured for legal size fish only. Fish will be measured to the nearest 0.5 cm. All fish will be measured by designated marshals only. Their decision is final and no protests will be accepted.
  6. Only the fish nominated and their sizes will be measured and recorded to claim points. Fish falling outside the below will not be measured.
    • Murray Cod must be 55 cm or longer. All Cod are strictly catch and release.
    • Yellow Belly must be 30 cm or longer. All Yellow Belly are strictly catch and release.
  7. All registrations will take place at the Murrabit Recreation Reserve on Friday night or Saturday morning. All entrants must register with officials prior to 10am on the Saturday. All meals as part of the entry fee apart from Satuday lunch are to take place at the Murrabit Recreation Reserve. Saturday lunch is to be distributed on the Murray River.
  8. Registration and information evening will take place at Murrabit Recreation Reserve from 7pm to 8pm. An information show bag with current NSW rules and regulations will be distributed.
  9. When a fish is caught:
    • If the fish is under size, it will not be measured and returned to the water.
    • If the fish is legal size, carefully remove hook or cut line and place in holding tank or knotless mesh (enviro-style) landing net and wait for a marshal or move to a designated marshal area. Carefully hand over the fish to the marshal via a landing net. The fish will be measured and recorded by the marshals on a docket that you will be asked to sign. The fish will then be released. A copy of the docket will be given to the competitor. It is the competitors’ responsibility to check their total scores against the main score board located at the Murrabit Recreation Reserve. If there are any discrepancies they must be reported to officials.
  10. People caught fishing outside the designated area during the competition times will be disqualified.

Regulations

All regulations and rules above must be adhered to. Breach of these rules and regulations will result in disqualification.
Any boat found to contain illegal equipment or bait will result in disqualifications. The committee reserves the right to inspect any equipment or bait used by competitors. Competitors found to be in breach of any of the above rules and or regulations by NSW Fisheries and Waterways will be disqualified from the competition with no refund of money.

COMPETITION OFFICIALS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO WARN OR DISQUALIFY ANY COMPETITOR OR COMPETITORS DEEMED TO BE CAUSING A NUISANCE OR AFFECTING ANY OTHER COMPETITORS IN A NEGATIVE WAY, EITHER AT THE CAMP SITE OR ON THE RIVER.

Fishing Sections

Points are allocated per cm for legal size fish being Murray Cod and Yellow Belly. 10 points per cm. 65 cm Cod = 650 points.
Points will be accumulated per boat at the end of the day. Each boat will be given a total point score at the end of the competition.

Murray Cod Challenge
The boat with the highest point score for legal Murray Cod will be awarded the winner of the Murray Cod Challenge.

Largest Murray Cod
The competitor that catches and releases the longest legal size Murray Cod.

Yellow Belly Challenge
The boat with the highest point score for legal Yellow Belly will be awarded the winner of the Yellow Belly Challenge.

Largest Yellow Belly
The competitor that catches and releases the longest legal size Yellow Belly.