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General Rules

Here are the general rules of the Pirtek Fishing Challenge.

  • Register for the Pirtek Fishing Challenge here.
  • After you have registered, a limited edition Fishing Challenge cap and Fishing Challenge brag mat will be posted to you.
  • The list of target species is available here.
  • On Saturday, 14 March 2020 (after 6.00 pm) you will be sent via email a repeat list of the target species plus your angler number. You can also log on to the website to download this information.
  • Anglers will commence fishing at the official sunrise time in their State/Territory on Sunday, 15 March 2020 and cease fishing at the official sunset time in their State/Territory on Sunday, 15 March 2020. Official sunrise and sunset times can be found at timeanddate.com.
  • No Lines in water prior to the official sunrise time (State/Territory of the competitor) on Sunday, 15 March 2020 and all lines out of the water at the official sunset time (State/Territory of the competitor) on Sunday, 15 March 2020.
  • Be sure to read the terms and conditions
  • When you catch your target species simply lay the live fish with the nose in line with the “0” (zero) measurement on the Pirtek brag mat.
  • Photograph the fish so the entire length can be seen in the photograph along with your angler number.
  • Check out the Photographing Your Fish page for information on how to correctly photograph your catch.
  • Remember to write your angler number CLEARLY in the white box provided on the brag mat.
  • Check your photograph to ensure the whole fish is in the photograph and the nose end of the fish is in line with the “0” (zero) measurement and the overall length along with the angler number is clearly visible.
  • If you do not receive your brag mat before Sunday 15 March, you may measure and photograph your fish using last year’s brag mat, a fisheries measuring sticker, another competitors mat (with your Angler Number), or a generic brag mat (BCF sell them).
  • If you are not happy with the photograph, simply take another one.
  • Quickly release the fish and try to catch a bigger one.
  • Only a fish caught by the registered angler can be entered.
  • Any photograph that shows a fish not alive or damaged will not be accepted.
  • Any photograph which has undergone digital manipulation, i.e., photoshop, will be disqualified.
  • You can only upload one photograph per angler to the website. This needs to be your biggest fish.
  • Follow the directions on the website to upload your photograph.
  • You can only upload one photograph per angler to the website. This needs to be your most competitive fish.
  • Follow the directions on the website to upload your photograph.
  • The upload needs to be complete by 7.00 am AEDT, Monday, 16 March 2020.
  • Any photographs uploaded after this time will not be accepted.
  • If your photograph is damaged, blurry or the overall measurement of your fish is not clearly seen with your angler number the photograph will be disallowed.
  • Check the website on Saturday, 21 March, 2020 to see if you’re a winner.
  • The National Fishing Challenge committee’s decision will be final and no correspondence entered into.

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Partners


The Pirtek Fishing Challenge is proudly supported by the following corporate partners and businesses. Click on the links below.