So you can get your mates and family together and plan your fishing trip early, this year we’re announcing the list of target species ahead of time.
|East Coast Freshwater||Bass|
|Great Dividing Range||Trout (Rainbow and Brown)|
|Murray-Darling Basin||European Carp|
|Murray-Darling Basin||Golden Perch|
|Murray-Darling Basin||Murray Cod (no bait, only lure fishing permitted)|
|NSW/ACT||Leatherjacket (all species excluding Chinamen and Unicorn)|
|QLD||Trevally (all species)|
|SA||King George Whiting|
|TAS||Trout (Rainbow and Brown)|
|Top End||Trevally (all species)|
|VIC||Bream (all species)|
|WA South||Australian Salmon|
|WA South||Bream (Black, Yellow Fin and Pikey)|
NSW: Leatherjacket. All species of Leatherjack, with the exception of ‘Chinamen Leatherjacket’ and ‘Unicorn’ are eligible. ‘Chinamen Leatherjacket’, as shown in the photo, and ‘Unicorn’ are excluded.
- Competitor angler numbers and a repeat list of target species will be available from the website and also via email on Saturday, 16 March, 2019 after 6.00 pm AEDT.
- Anglers living in the ACT are part of the Murray Darling Basin and Great Dividing Range categories so you can either fish one of these or travel to the coast for the saltwater fish in NSW.
- You must correctly photograph your catch to be eligible for judging. Please check out our guidelines.
- Competing anglers will commence fishing 0600 hours on Sunday, 17 March, 2019 and cease fishing at 1800 hours on Sunday, 17 March, 2019.
- No lines in water prior to 0600 hours on Sunday, 17 March, 2019 and all lines out of the water at 1800 hours on Sunday, 17 March, 2019.
- Photographs must be of a live fish (no exceptions).
- As per State Fisheries regulations all noxious/pest fish chosen as a target species are to be photographed on the brag mat then dispatched by a sharp blow to the head or placed in an ice slurry. The fish should be disposed of in an appropriate waste bin.