Here is the Target Species for this years Pirtek Fishing Challenge.
So get your mates and family together, plan your fishing trip early, and have a great day ‘fishing the Challenge’.
|East Coast Freshwater||Bass|
|Great Dividing Range||Rainbow Trout|
|Murray-Darling Basin||European Carp|
|Murray-Darling Basin||Golden Perch|
|Murray-Darling Basin||Murray Cod (No bait, lure only)|
|SA||King George Whiting|
|Top End||Trevally (all species)|
|VIC||Bream (all species)|
|WA South||Australian Salmon|
|WA South||Bream (Black / Yellowfin)|
But please remember:
- Competitor angler numbers and a repeat list of target species will be available from the website and also via email on Saturday, 18 March, 2017 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.
- If you do not receive your Pirtek Fishing Challenge 2017 brag mat in time for the competition you may use a previous year’s Pirtek Fishing Challenge brag mat or a State Fisheries measuring sticker with your angler number clearly marked on a piece of white cardboard 100mm x 100mm in size.
- Competing anglers will commence fishing 0600 hours on Sunday, 19 March, 2017 and cease fishing at 1800 hours on Sunday, 19 March, 2017.
- No lines in water prior to 0600 hours on Sunday, Sunday, 19 March, 2017 and all lines out of the water at 1800 hours on Sunday, 19 March, 2017.
- Digital photographs are to include the time and date where possible.
- Only photographs of fish on the Pirtek Fishing Challenge brag mats or a State Fisheries measuring sticker with competing angler number displayed are eligible for the Competition.
- All fish measured and photographed on the Pirtek Fishing Challenge brag mat must be positioned with the nose of the fish at the “0” marker.
- The dorsal fin must point towards the top of the brag mat. Any fish photographs submitted with the fish upside down (i.e. the dorsal fin to the bottom of the brag mat) will be excluded.
- Flat fish are to be positioned belly down on the brag mat.
- 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.