Women’s Fishing Classic 2022


Welcome to the 2022 Women’s Fishing Challenge

This is the second year of this all-Ladies Fishing Competition that encourages every type of recreational female angler to compete! This event will host salt water, freshwater, boat, kayak, shore, bait/lure.

It is open to every female angler from all ages and skill levels.

In order to participate, senior competitors aged 16 and over will register online and pay a $60 entry fee. Juniors aged 4-15 can compete for $35 and should be accompanied/supervised by a senior competitor. All entrants will receive an Event Pack from WFC Australia which includes the..

The first 35 entries receive a brag mat for free, after that it will cost you $17.(plus postage) Postage is only if you can’t attend the briefing on Friday, April 29. (TBC)

Shirts are $50 and are available to be purchased, when you register online. Please select size and pay for separately from you registration, putting your name in the description.

Even if you do not catch the biggest fish, (or any fish at all), just by entering you are in the draw to win the major prize. All competitors must be present at the briefing to be eligible for this.

Remember the idea is to grab your daughter, sister, mum, and other female friends and come and have a great time fishing and meet other likeminded female anglers. And hopefully come away with some good stories and prizes for yourself!

Click here to register

We are so excited to announce our

Platinum sponsor for the

2022 women’s fishing classic




Everyone must gather at the Noosa Marina, Harbour Wine Bar on Friday April 29, 2022 at 4pm to collect their entry bags, confirm participant registration and attend the briefing/presentation. There will be some entertainment, as well as product displays and demonstrations by various businesses in the industry and competition partners. To be eligible for a lucky door prize you must attend briefing.

Fishing will commence at midnight on the Friday. There are 3 inshore, 3 offshore and 3 estuary species on the target list. When a competitor lands a fish, they take a photo of it on a brag mat provided and upload it to the SCF Research & Events app. The website will incorporate LIVE scoreboards that update in real time and display the current leader for each category, as well as the size of their catch.

The junior live scoreboard will display the total amount of fish each competitor has caught and total amount of species.

Thanks to Infofish Australia, there will be a live scoreboard displaying the top ten most fish tagged throughout the event. All types of officially recognised tagging groups such as SCF, Suntag and ANSA etc.


For the 2 Biggest fish per species there will be 14 separate cash prizes of $500 each.

These will be awarded to the  2 biggest for each species on the scoreboard. The combined length of your 2 biggest fish for each species will be your ‘bag’ length. Our software will automatically update your bag lengths as you enter all the fish you catch into the App.


Estuary Target Species

  • Bream
  • Flathead
  • Whiting
  • Golden Trevalley
  • Mulloway


Offshore Target Species

  • Kingfish
  • Amberjack
  • Grassy Sweetlip.
  • Cruise Craft Spanish Mackerel
  • Diamond Trevalley


Freshwater Target Species

  • Australian Bass
  • Saratoga
  • Golden Perch
  • Silver Perch


*There will be weekly prizes for the following categories*

(Alvey Gift Voucher valued at $100)


  • Most tagged fish
  • Most estuary fish
  • Most freshwater fish
  • Most offshore fish
  • Alvey Junior of the Week – most species of fish logged for that week.


  • Notes on Qualifying Species
  • Bream– All variants of Bream (including Tarwhine) qualify in the Estuary Bream class.  Seabream (such as Blubberlips) do not qualify.  The largest 2 count towards the bag.
  • Flathead – All variants of Flathead qualify in the Flathead class.  The largest 2 count towards the bag.
  • Whiting – All variants of Whiting qualify in the Whiting class.  The largest 2 count towards the bag.




Prizes for Final Presentation for the following categories:

Most species will win a gift voucher valued at $500 from Aussie Outback Supplies, and be awarded to the angler who catches the most different species’ overall. This includes non target species.

InfoFish Most Meterage – and be awarded to the person who catches the most meterage of fish.

Most tagged fish will win a gift voucher valued at $ from , and be awarded to the person who tags the most fish during the event.

Most fish entered will win a gift voucher valued at $500 from, Laguna Boating Centre And be awarded to the person who catches the most fish during the event.

ALVEY Junior champion awards will be presented to the top 5 competitors who catch the most full bags of target species. Estuary, Offshore and freshwater species. This will be for kids aged 4-15 years. Kids are also eligible for the biggest fish awards, and major lucky draw prizes.

ALVEY Offshore Champion angler For the most full bags of all the offshore scoreboard species list and the biggest.

ALVEY Inshore champion angler for the most full bags off the scoreboard inshore species list and the biggest.

ALVEY Freshwater champion angler for the most full bags off the scoreboard freshwater species list and the biggest.

Best identification will be awarded to the angler who is most accurate at fish identification.

Best Photos will be awarded to the angler who submits the best photos during the event.

BOAT HIRE BRIBIE ISLAND Biggest SINGLE Flathead will be awarded to the angler who catches the biggest flathead during the competition. (8 person ½ day boat hire)

Major prize/lucky draw give away. This major lucky draw prize will be drawn at random in front of everyone at the final awards presentation. Every person who enters the competition goes into the draw to win. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN THE PRIZE.


Fishing stops at 12pm on Friday May 27, 2022, which means you must get your ‘lines out of the water’. The presentation will be held at Noosa Marina, Harbour Wine Bar on Saturday May 28, 2022, and commence at 2pm. Where the winners will be awarded their prizes, followed by a celebration with everyone involved. All competitors must be present to be eligible for the major prize draw.

All types or officially recognised tagging groups such as Suntag, Captag and ANSA etc can compete for the MOST FISH TAGGED award which will be a pack valued at $200.

How to enter:

Step 1: Download the SCF Research & Events App – App Store + Google Play  

(at present getting the WFC app developed)

Step 2: Watch the ‘HOW TO USE’ video below.

Step 3: Submit all your photos into ‘Women’s Fishing Classic” on the App.

‘Don’t be scared to enter every fish in your camera roll taken throughout the month even undersized fish as every fish count’s.

You must share your location on the SCF smartphone app while competing so we can determine if you’re fishing inshore/offshore or Noosa, Mooloola, Caloundra etc. (Your Location information will only be accessible by InfoFish Australia. We respect everyone’s privacy and ensure that your fishing locations will NEVER be viewed by SCF staff/anyone else and will only ever be displayed in a heat mat format)

All fish must be entered into the App. Entering undersized fish is important for identifying recruitment areas etc.


The photo requirements are very simple:

  • The photo must be of the entire fish on the competition brag mat that shows the correct total length, with fish mouth closed and to the tip. (head to tail)
  • The photo must have been taken on a smartphone, with the correct time stamp uploaded to the app.
  • You must use the original images.
  • You must fill in all the basic requirements when submitting. E.g., size & species.
  • You must share your location on the SCF smartphone app while competing so we can determine if you’re fishing estuary, offshore or freshwater. (Your Location information will only be accessible by InfoFish Australia. We respect everyone’s privacy and ensure that your fishing locations will NEVER be viewed by SCF staff/anyone else and will only ever be displayed in a heat mat format)
  • All fish must be entered into the App. Entering undersized fish is important for identifying recruitment areas etc.
  • All photos must be entered by midnight each Saturday, so weekly winners can be announced each Monday. Of course, final winners will be announced at the presentation.


Measuring Fish:

All fish need to be placed on the brag mat in their natural position for photos. No tail squishing or stretching allowed.

(mouth closed and to tip)



Competitors can fish anywhere from Inskip Point (not Fraser Island) to Tweed River and across to Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island. The Bruce highway will act as most of the inshore boundary and the offshore competitors can compete up to 70km out to sea. Inshore fishing includes land-based fishing off the beach and everywhere inland on the boundary map. Offshore includes fishing craft within the boundary. Lake Macdonald, Borumba Dam, Ewen Maddock, Somerset, Wivenhoe,Maroon, Somerset and Moogerah Dam are included for the freshwater competitors. (Not the Hinze Dam) Please refer to map below.








Fish must be logged from the approximate location of capture as to provide accurate data to Track My Fish and to prevent any forms of cheating that may occur with boundary limits.

Be it freshwater, estuary or inshore/offshore.

This information will remain confidential.

If you are fishing freshwater, can you please go to the Queensland Government Site and look up Stocked Impounded Permit Scheme. (S.I.P.S).

Permits can be purchased:

  • Online
  • Over the counter at Qld Post Office
  • Via phone 1300 575 359

$10 a week or $65 a year, which covers you for 63 impoundments in Queensland and allows you to fish with recreational lines only.


Fishing Methods:

All recreational fishing methods, excluding nets are allowed

  • Rods and reels (all line classes)
  • Bait and artificial lures (including live bait and trolling)
  • Spearfishing
  • No bait jigs (only can be used to catch bait. Fish are not be submitted)

Fishing Lines (Bait rods) from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries


  • No more than six fishing lines should be used alone or combined.
  • A set fishing line must not be used.
  • A set fishing line must not be used as a cross-line.
  • Only one hook, artificial fly, bait jig or lure can be attached to a line.
  • You can’t be more than 50m away from any of your fishing lines.

Tidal water

  • Up to three fishing lines are permitted consisting of a total of six hooks.
  • B When using bait, only one line can be in the water at any given time.
  • An artificial fly, lure, bait jig or gang hook is considered equal to one hook.
  • A cross line, drum line, free-floating line or set line is not included as a fishing line.
  • You must be present with the line at all times.


Additional Note: Different rule applies in State and Commonwealth Marine Park, may have additional restrictions. Please read up on these, if fishing in these areas.



All fishing vessel classes are accepted:

  • Land Based
  • Non powered vessels (kayaks, paddleboards etc)
  • Powered vessels (if you don’t have your boat licence you are able to have your husband, partner etc take you, but please under “NO CIRCUMSTANCES”! enter any of their fish.
  • Jet skis (as above if you don’t have PWC licence)


Dangerous Fish

It is possible that fishers may encounter highly dangerous species such as Stonefish.  All competitors should:

  • Wear solid soled shoes such as wet boots if fishing in water
  • Cut the line – do not attempt to land





Protected Fish:

The Queensland Fisheries website lists species that are protected in Queensland waters such as Queensland Groper.


The Australian Lungfish species is protected from fishing under the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994. Under the Queensland Act, a permit is required to collect this species for eligible purposes such as educational display, aquaculture, and research. The Australian Lungfish is also listed on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and strict conditions apply to its export under the EPBC Act.

Mary River Cod



Sharks and stingrays are not permitted in the competition.

Squid, Octopus and cuttlefish as they are actually not fish.




Bli Bli Barra Park

Dispute Resolution:

Any dispute or breach of the competition rules will be determined and adjudicated by Track My Fish representatives whose decision will be final. A proven breach may result in loss of competition points or disqualification.

Please read our terms & conditions

  1. I hereby apply to compete in an WFC 2021 fishing competition. In consideration of my application being accepted I acknowledge and agree that: 1. In this membership declaration: “WFC Activities” includes (but not limited to) fishing of all kinds, rod fishing, fishing from the shore, fishing from a boat, spear fishing and free diving. You acknowledge that you will be on your own and not under the direct supervision of WFC. “Claim” means and includes any action, suit, proceeding, claim, demand, damage, penalty, cost or expense however arising including but not limited to personal injury, property damage, and/or economic loss. “WFC” means and its affiliated businesses.
  2. This Waiver and Declaration will be interpreted under and governed by the laws of Queensland. I acknowledge my application will be deemed to be accepted upon my participation in WFC Activities and I acknowledge that I will be bound by and agree to comply with the constitutions, by-laws, regulations, and policies of WFC. I acknowledge that these constitutions, by-laws, regulations, and policies of WFC may change from time-to-time.
  3. Warning: The WFC Activities include dangerous sports and activities which carry an obvious risk of injury or loss, including death. You understand and acknowledge that you have full knowledge of the risks associated with the WFC Activities and that you voluntarily agree to make the choice to undertake the WFC Activities. You acknowledge that you fully appreciate the nature and extent of the risk associated with the WFC Activities.
  4. Fitness to Participate: I declare that I am medically and physically fit and able to participate in any WFC Activities. I am not and must not be a danger to myself or to the health and safety of others. I will immediately notify WFC in writing of any change to my medical condition, fitness, and ability to participate.
  5. Exclusion of implied terms: I acknowledge that where I am a consumer of recreational services, as defined by any relevant law, certain terms and rights usually implied into a contract for the supply of goods and services may be excluded.
  6. Release & Indemnity: In consideration of WFC accepting my application to compete I:
  7. (a)  Forever release WFC from all Claims that I may have or may have had but for this release arising from or in connection with my membership and/or participation in any WFC Activities; and
  8. (b)  Forever indemnify and will keep indemnified WFC to the extent permitted by law in respect of any Claim by any person arising as a result of or in connection with my membership and/or participation in any Activities.
  9. Confidentiality: I acknowledge that through participation in WFC Activities I may be privileged to confidential proprietary information and contacts that are essential to WFC. In support of WFC I agree to not teach, share and/or profit from the proprietary information received from WFC.
  10. Severability: If any provision of this agreement is prohibited, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, that provision will, as to that jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of the prohibition, invalidity or unenforceability without invalidating the remaining provisions of this agreement or affecting the validity or enforceability of that provision in any other jurisdiction, unless it materially alters the nature or material terms of this contract, including but not limited to the confidentiality cumulative covenants above.
  11. I have provided the information required overleaf and signed this form. I warrant that all information provided is true and correct. I acknowledge that this declaration cannot be amended. If I do amend, without consent of WFC, my membership and inclusion in competition will be immediately cancelled and the enduring clauses of this Application and Declaration will continue to bind me. I have read, understood, acknowledge, and agree to the above declaration including the warning, exclusion of liability, release & indemnity, fitness to participate, confidentiality, and privacy. I acknowledge that if my application for inclusion in the WFC Activities is successful I will be entitled to all benefits, advantages, privileges, and services of WFC membership.


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