2015 TBSC Information – Rules and Fact Sheet
2015 TASMAN BAY SNAPPER CLASSIC – 7TH MARCH – SPEIGHTS ALE HOUSE NELSON - ORGANISER –TROY DANDO 027 312 2911
On Saturday 7th March 2015 the Tasman Bay Snapper Classic will be held in Tasman Bay. Unlike other fishing competitions this is a business house / club competition.
Also unlike other competitions the biggest snapper caught for the Tasman Bay Snapper Classic (TBSC) will get the biggest prize, no lucky prize draw here campers, its put up or shut up.
It’s the business/club team challenge that will earn the winners the bragging rights for a whole year, that’s right, rub your mates and business partners nose in it. Just get a team of 4 anglers together, register your business/club teams name, hit the water and try and get the heaviest combination of 4 snapper to bring home the glory.
REGISTER YOUR TEAM FOR 2015 HERE
Payments can be made to - Dawn Breakers Fishing Club - Westpac 03 0703 0443959 025
2015 Tasman Bay Snapper Classic Charity of choice
This year we are proud to be supporting Big Brothers and Big Sisters and all proceeds from the fish auction will go to this charity that provides mentoring friendships to children in need of additional adult support. We request fishing competition entrants to donate your fish after the weigh in to our auction to help us raise money for this excellent cause. We also ask if businesses could donate 1 item towards the auction as well it would be appreciated. Get behind a fantastic local charity.
2015 Tasman Bay Snapper Classic Rules
Of course there will be a few rules otherwise the whingers won’t have something to complain about. We are trying to keep this a fun competition so we encourage honesty while you’re fishing and also to respect the significant contribution the sponsors have given us. So in other words have fun (yes even wearing onesies on the day will be ok) but if you dick us around you will be burley for next year’s event.
Entry fee is low at only $200 a team of 4 people which also will get you 4 meals and 4 drinks (1 each per entered team member, pig on a spit Speights Ale House Style) at the social event at The Speights Ale House Nelson, 99 Quarantine Road next to WOW from 3pm Saturday 7th March while you are watching the weigh in and charity fish auction.
The weigh in will be at The Speights Ale House between the hours of 1500 and 1700 (3pm and 5pm for you city folk). If you’re late, your too late, no exceptions unless you have a 40 oz of Mount Gay Rum in the fish bin then we will consider it. (2 glasses and fresh ice will help with the decision)
Prize giving will be held at 1900hrs (7pm trend setters) at The Speights Ale House Nelson. Please have a shower and pick all the scales off before arriving. (Onesies should be removed by now!! Or maybe not we will leave that up to you ) The Ale house rocks all night so come prepared for a wicked evening with a fantastic band, awesome atmosphere and great staff.
The Speights Ale House Nelson will be open for drinks from 10am on the day to give you plenty of time to stake your claim to a good viewing spot for the weigh in and fish auction. Meals will be available throughout the day and we encourage you to eat and drink responsibly. There is a courtesy van available to get you from Richmond to Atawhai so no excuses to drive!!
In the event of poor weather as there are a few of you that are too soft to fish if the winds over 5 knots Sunday the 8th March will be the replacement day.
This event could not be run without the generous sponsors that support it and also the hard working committee behind the scenes. Please make sure you support the sponsors as we would luv to have them back next year. We also would like to encourage them to put teams in to get your stuff back.
Entry forms can be filled in online at: http://www.sportsground.co.nz/tbsc/116054/
All Enquiries - Call Troy Dando 027 312 2911
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COMPETITION RULES AND AREA
Fishing area TASMAN BAY ONLY. South Side of French Pass and inside a line from Separation Point to Greville Harbour. NOT IN THE MARINE RESERVE!!!
Tasman Bay Snapper Classic Champions Cup will be presented to the team with the heaviest combination of 4 snapper and they will hold the title of Grand Champions for the year.
Fishing start time 0500hrs 7th March 2015
Weigh In from 1500 – 1700 (3pm – 5pm) at The Speights Ale House Nelson (99 Quarantine Road)
Late weigh in’s will not be accepted. You must be in the queue by 5pm.
All fish must be weighed whole (NOT GILLED OR GUTTED) the committee reserves the right to gut the fish in the event of it winning a prize.
One line in the water per person.
Fish must be played by only one angler.
No long lines or set nets. They are also not to be carried on board any boat, the committee reserves the right to check any boat taking part in the competition on the water or at the ramp/berth. Refusal to allow a search will result in the team’s disqualification
No sharks or rays are to be taken or killed.
Only fish caught within the hours of the competition may be entered.
COMPETITION ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Teams of 4 people can be on different boats but must be registered and paid before the start of the competition.
All teams must be entered under a business or club name. No individual entry’s accepted. This is a team’s event.
Entry is $200 a team entry
This is regardless of a team having 3 members of 4 members it will be still $200
Each team must receive a safety briefing prior to start of fishing by their boat captain.
All vessels must carry/use life jackets for each person on board.
Safety at sea is the responsibility of the Captain
Check weather forecast before leaving.
Make sure all safety equipment necessary is on board and functional.
All vessels should carry a VHF radio and monitor channels 6 and 16
The committee reserves the right to disqualify any team/vessel not abiding by the rules, or with the incorrect safety equipment.
Entries are at the discretion of the committee and as such the committee reserves the right to reject any entry.
No unsportsmanlike behavior – this is a competition and a fun event, let’s keep it that way.
All fish must be of legal size, not gutted and in good condition. (Edible)
Please don’t waste your fish heads and frames, chill them down and go to this site to donate them to a person that would really appreciate them
Tasman Bay is a huge bay so anchoring within 100 meters of another boat will be treated as an act of terrorism. Give your fellow competitors plenty of space!!
Anchoring in someone else’s burley trial, going 30 knots past another boat or kayak is also something we wish to avoid.
Using 1 rod with 25 hooks on it is not in the spirit of the competition
If trolling for Kingfish along the Boulder Bank give the boat closest to the Boulder Bank enough room to move. Remember deep diving lures will go to 9 meters so if you are in 8 meters and there is a boat on the inside of you then it’s reasonable to assume you are about to get abused.
Please keep the public ramp as clear as possible when launching and retrieving your boat. Un-tie all ropes and shackles, insert bungs and get ready to launch before pulling up to the ramp. If it’s dark put your lights on PARK when backing down ramp so you don’t blind the next person backing down.
Please remove all fish and waste from The Speights Ale House at completion of the night.