ENTERING THE MONTHLY COMP:-You need to be a FULL member (greater than 3 months membership AND greater than 50 posts).
-Fair Play rules apply - any activity that deemed to be unsportsmanlike can and will result in you becoming ineligible to enter the Comp.
-An angler cannot enter the same species of fish more than three times in the Comp year.
-Only one entry per angler per month – but this entry can be upgraded through the competition period.
-Please include the following information with your entry:
Name of Angler:
State and Location Fish Caught In:
Type and Size/Weight of Fish:
Other Comments (optional):
COMPETITION PERIOD:The monthly competition will generally run from the first Saturday to the second Sunday of each month. An exception is the January monthly comp which will run for the entire month of January. Public holidays may be used to extend the competition period if they fall on convenient days.
SCORING:We’ll be using Leftieant's state-specific species benchmark scoring system – this is a way of making the competition fair and equitable, and evens the playing field for our offshore, estuary and freshwater entrants.
# A benchmark length has been set for each eligible species. The number of points awarded will be calculated by the formula (length of entered fish / benchmark length) * 100.
# For some species, the benchmark length will vary between states. This is the case to even up the scoring where the size varies markedly across states. These lengths have been determined by looking at ALL fish entered in the fishing comps over the last few years.
ELIGIBLE SPECIES:Species eligible in the 2011 will be those species listed in either the 2011 Fishing Comp Benchmark List (attached), or the ANSA Species List (also attached). If your fish is not listed in either of these tables I'll do my best to come up with a fair benchmark, and add it to the list. No crabs or crustaceans are eligible. Fish must be caught using hook and line.
If you don’t catch any fish, Tale of Woe entries will attract 40 points. Please note - to be awarded Tale Of Woe points, you actually need to go kayak fishing. Entries along the lines of "the weather was crap and I couldn't get out" won't be accepted.
MEASURING YOUR ENTRY:Fish must be measured against a brag mat, ruler or other measurement device, and be substantiated by a photo. Measurement will be ‘total length’ - from the tip of the head to the tip of the tail, with the fish in a natural position. Exceptions are Squid (calamari) - where hood length will be the official measure, and sharks, which will need to be measured to the LOWER tip of the tail.
In exceptional circumstances, fish may be accepted if no accurate (eg ruler, bragmat) measurement can be provided, but measurement can be provided by other means (eg fish held between two points on kayak which are later photographed with a measuring device). Please contact Squidder via PM if you wish to enter a fish this way.
PRIZES:The top three overall will get a prize atthe end of the comp. Additionally, one random prize will be drawn each month from all entries received. All prizes for the 2012 comp will be supplied by AKFF.
Yes, there are a few rules. But please don’t be discouraged from entering. All you need to do to enter the monthly comp is:
-Go fishing on your kayak
-Photograph fish on measuring device
And we'll do the rest.
Good luck everyone
DATES FOR THE 2012 monthly comp are: