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!
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.
AWARDS AND PRIZES
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
Offshore Target Species
Freshwater Target Species
*There will be weekly prizes for the following categories*
(Alvey Gift Voucher valued at $100)
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:
(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:
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)
WHERE CAN I FISH?!
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.
MAP TO BE INSERTED
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:
$10 a week or $65 a year, which covers you for 63 impoundments in Queensland and allows you to fish with recreational lines only.
NEW RULES FROM 2021
All recreational fishing methods, excluding nets are allowed
Fishing Lines (Bait rods) from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
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:
It is possible that fishers may encounter highly dangerous species such as Stonefish. All competitors should:
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.
OUT OF BOUNDS
Bli Bli Barra Park
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.
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