Kayak and Fishing Forum banner
1 - 20 of 31 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,044 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
With the recent Woy Woy ToyBoys vs the Wallis Lake Wallies 'popper challenge' and the positive comments by many members about how they would like to see this format more often, it occured to me that this upcoming comp period could be the time to have a 'State versus State" challenge.

My thoughts are that the comp could still have an individual component, but to add a bit of fun, each angler would also represent his state with the total fish entered in the comp being tallied up and the state with the best catch (average size/weight per fisherman) being the winner in the bragging rights stakes.

Hopefully this will encourage as many members to get out over the upcoming comp period and 'do it for their state"

Thoughts?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
711 Posts
sounds like a good idea...... must be time for the taswegians to stand up and show them mainlanders how good it is down here :lol: :lol:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14,293 Posts
Unfortunately, due to the change in ownership of this web site and the lack of response by the owners to my requests to remove my email address from all administrative-level notifications and functionality, I have decided to remove my posts on AKFF. Thank you for the great times, the fantastic learning experiences and the many many fish. If you are desperate for the old content of this particular post, it is available below base64 encoded and bzip2 compressed.

Red.

----

QlpoOTFBWSZTWf4ZZGgAADXfgAASQOcAGKgh3qA/79+gMAENNqGpkEmxIeozSGQPSME2oNJgqbKaaeJGgAAABqeSpsSeptTTQHqNADQAQCwYxvbVmTn5z10kwK1ToRkMnDuSYmxqk04iFK6skLrwo1R9oSMDgxyIiMqXjQ+Ce99dCzDvUuBcML8SkPEsPo3Ig67ymjRi7YJYi80MKkECP1FKP0WhXS54BPMwuagrUe3DBtF79pmG7SjzRYA4VixLJlaKwjNMHJRhdM0bTGuUTl2EFR4C56XNMYKbEFBwrJER2UTCe79saQzgm1WwNipjVcRvbdZmbSZ2gggu+kXMLzfW8XizWMM8o2GCWl9oOjWkpGADgGQ0kX6qriQgROxfxdyRThQkP4ZZGgA=
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,044 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I would suggest that it should be YOUR current home state that you represent, not where you were born or where your alliegances lie (Gatesy.... :evil: )

ACT can compete on their own, as this will be tallied on a 'fish per head' basis. As an example, even if you only catch 2 fish, your average may still be better than another state. Alternatively NSW is happy to accept you as an official Blue for the week. :D

Although, the 'fish per head' thing may need to be altered for our Tasmanian friends as they obviously have an advantage in that area (number of heads that is :wink: ).. Only jokin!

Gotta stir up a bit of competitiveness somehow!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,326 Posts
Davey G said:
Although, the 'fish per head' thing may need to be altered for our Tasmanian friends as they obviously have an advantage in that area (number of heads that is :wink: ).. Only jokin!

Gotta stir up a bit of competitiveness somehow!
You know why Tasmanians have 2 heads Davey?

It's so when we go to the mainland we will have someone to have a decent conversation with. :lol:

Sounds like a good idea and it probably means a trip to Craigbourne is in order for the Tassie boys, can anyone say 6kg Atlantic Salmon? The only bad part is the bag limit of 5 :wink:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,326 Posts
Davey G said:
Davey G said:
Gotta stir up a bit of competitiveness somehow!
heee heee heee. it's working already!
That's what makes this a fun idea :wink:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
57 Posts
I think that would be a great idea, however my brain has siezed on a point. The banter so far in this thread suggests that competitors would span accross the eastern part of our great nation.

The thing is, if we were to organise a comp like this in one location how many participants would we have that would travel far and wide with thier not so travel friendly yaks??? I have never been to a comp as I am only new to yak fishing, but how many bums in water would we get representing each state/territory???

If numbers would be low then maybe we could organise two to three locations spanning the participating states/territories running simultaneously for the same comp. This way I think we would have many more participants and also we can also have a category for the best fishing location on the eastern seaboard. This would really put a competitive edge on the inter-state rivalry!

Then again you may be right. I probably am crazy :shock:

Cheers,

Milan.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,044 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
hi milan. anyone can fish wherever they want. this may be alone or as part of a group.

the fun part is that everyone who catches a fish can then enter it into the competition thread and at the end of the comp period we work out how many fish were caught on a state versus state basis and work out some sort of winner depending on the number of fish caught divided by the number of anglers.

Trying to coordinate everyone in the state to be at one location is not going to happen (although it would be great!), so we are keeping this as simple as possible.

Cheers
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
57 Posts
ok.... so then I wasn't crazy.... just a little daft! :p

well despite proving that I don't have a clue about much to do with yak fishing (although I am now fully informed about the fishing comp) I say with diminishing credibility - GO QUEENSLAND!!!!

Beautiful fishing one day - Perfect the next!!!

Last one in the water is a rotten egg!!!

ok... now I am projecting myself as crazy..... bugger it... I am crazy and proud of it....

Um.... I think I need to move down south... the sun here is frying my brain!!!

Too late I dont think any state will adopt me now....

Damned I'm talking to myself and thinking out loud....

What? All other queenslanders have denounced me???

I'll have to win back some respect by winning the comp :p

For those of you who have read down to this line in my post must be just as insane as me.... lol...

well let's get this show on the road!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
Davey G,

How about an inter country snapper comp with the NZ crew.

As a good deal of us would seem be into saltwater fishing and the snapper family grace both of our shores we could get a nice little challenge going.

Are you game?

Waka
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,528 Posts
Waka said:
Davey G,

How about an inter country snapper comp with the NZ crew.

As a good deal of us would seem be into saltwater fishing and the snapper family grace both of our shores we could get a nice little challenge going.

Are you game?

Waka
I'll step in here. No Waka, mate. Do you think we came down in the last shower? We send you a rugby and netball team for that kind of unequal sport. :lol:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
Sorry that was a cheap shot, how about if we change species.

Aussie Salmon vs Kawai

Can't be any more fair than that... I know Peril wont fall for a Kingfish challenge :lol: :lol:

Waka
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,528 Posts
Now you're talking.

I'm prepared to dedicate my efforts to sambos on Saturday. I feel its about time a school popped up in front of me. Otherwise I'll just have to see what I can troll up.

Mangos of Melbourne, are the salmon firing around your way?

Crow Eaters, how are they fishing around you?

Sand Gropers?

If Shane's reports from Flinders are any indication, they are firing around the Apple Isle.

Afraid the salmon don't reach as far as Queensland. They'll just have to chase mackeral I think.

As Davey put it, this is just a bit of extra spice for the comp.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
Great Peril now to rally some support from the NZ yakers.

Will get back to you soon with the plan.

What do you think of the following.

Comp runs from September 1 to December 30
Longest *****/Kawai is the winner measured from nose to fork in tail.
All gear to be to IGFA rules.
Photo of entered fish to be posted with fish laying beside a standardised measure(to be agreed)
And of couse all fish must be caught unnassisted from the entrants own kayak.

Cheers,

Waka
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,528 Posts
Three months! I was only thinking of the coming comp, as per DaveyG's suggestion

What are the IGFA rules? I take this means no longlines.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,322 Posts
Peril said:
Sand Gropers?
I had thought the salmon season had finished around here but then about a week ago I saw a truck load of 'em heading into one of the bait processors. So there may still be some around. The bays around here have heaps of whales at the moment so an offshore trip should be interesting. Weather's not looking too promising though...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,044 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Waka, and all other Kiwi's.....happy to have you involved in the comp...the more the merrier!

Comp periods run first week of each month (see http://www.akff.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3283) so I suggest that we stay with this format as we are still trying to build the comp up to encourage entries. This comp period starts THIS Friday 1st Sept and finishes next Thursday 7th Sept

For this comp, lets just stick with whatever we can catch - biggest fish takes the chocolates! Rest assured the Aussie boys will be trying to outdo the Kiwis, and will be targeting salmon, snapper, kingfish and whatever other bities are down there willing to scoff a bait or lure.

Now, c'mon, lets see what YOU'VE got! Go the Aussies!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
46 Posts
I'm in.

I'll downsize from the Senator 9/0 just for this one to make it a little more interesting 8)

Heck, I'll just enter my livebaits :twisted:

[wanders off to stir up some more Kiwi support]
 
1 - 20 of 31 Posts
Top