Angling rules ensure a good fishing day is had by all. Make sure your angling in a sportsman like way by following the Basstasstic Fishing Rules.
Singles Round Fees for 2020
Seniors $200 | Juniors are FREE
Big Bass will be $10 per angler
Teams Round Fees for 2020
$350 per team per round
Big Bass will be $20 per team
One Senior member in each team has to be a paid member to fish the round (please see membership fees section)
Membership for 2021
Membership will be $0 for Seniors & $0 for Juniors
Junior is classed as a junior if he or she is 16 years of age or under in the year of the tournament.
Grand Final for Singles
Senior Grand Final fees will be $350 per angler which includes a shirt & 100% payback of fees to angler's cash pool
Junior Grand Final fees will be $100 per angler which includes a shirt & a prize.
Grand Final for Teams
$350 per team
All team members who fish the Grand Final have to be paid members.
Barra Event Fees 2022 Singles
Seniors $80 | Juniors $15
To become a member of Barra&Basstasstic you need to read the following rules & regulations & sign the joining from for Barra&Basstassitc.
Once you sign the joining form you have to abide to the rules as part of your Membership approval.
In 2020 and moving forward admin will force RULE 34. If you would like to be apart of the tournament rounds please do not abuse admin or anglers and talk in anyway to harm their reputation. If you have a problem talk to them & please do not mouth off in public or your membership will be given back to you and admin will ask you to not attend any of our 2020 events.
All anglers agree to adhere to all boating, fishing & safety regulations as set in place by the Queensland Government Fishing and Boating Authorities. This will entail all safety gear, fishing permits and life jackets for all aboard. Barra&Basstasstic will not be checking any boats for any reason other than checking live-wells before any fishing sessions. It is the total responsibility of the participating members to make sure they abide by the above laws.
All anglers agree to fish at their own risk in a safe and responsible manner, therefore never holding Barra&Basstasstic responsible for any accidents that may occur due to failing to meet all safety, fishing and boating regulations, which are set in place by the authorities' this includes any deaths which may occur while fishing in our events.
All anglers agree that Barra&Basstasstic takes no responsibility for personal or property damage.
Organisers will have the power to discuss all disputes and have the “final say on these matters”. Rules can be changed from time to time, this can be done at a tournament if the officials deem to think it appropriate or at any time during the year.
All fishing sessions are number key started and are floating starts. Boat owners need to know their number and be in line. Times will vary and it is the responsibility of the anglers to obtain official session time-tables. Anglers are to be given key positions by admin. If an angler or anglers do not have their key at the start of a session then they will need to find it before heading out on the water for that session. If the key is deemed "lost" and not to be able found then a fine of $6.00 will apply. Look after the key tag, treat it like your life may depend on it and that could be very well the truth as it's a safety key.
All anglers will abide to the starter at every session start or go to the back of the line.
Starting position key for session one, register via our new online registration and improve starting position for singles rounds, there will be no manual registrations via paper at the event, you can register at the event via the registration link. The keys must be on the board before the end of each session (if not penalty's will apply). The key board is located at the offical's measure in tent.
Big boats will have to be considerate of small boats when on the water at all times.
Barra&Basstasstic competitions method of fishing is casting artificial lures, flies, ice-jigging or drop-shotting. There is no trolling or bait fishing allowed. No long lining. What is long lining? Long lining is done with a cast the combustion motor power and the boat moving some long distance with line spooling out then retrieving the line. This is not classes as cast and retrieve. Electric motors and casting and moving is fine as long as you are retrieving at the time with a cast lure. No bait fishing or trolling a lure is the issue in this rule.
When leaving or approaching anglers who are fishing, all boats are asked to be considerate of anglers who are already fishing in the area. You may fish within a reasonable distance of all anglers. A 30 meter distance is recommended unless the other boat gives permission. Do not go between the fishing angler and the bank at any time.
No fishing or sounding can be done outside of tournament session times or grand final fishing rounds.
Anglers are responsible for the health of their fish while fishing the tournament and it is asked that the anglers have in place the appropriate devices and plan to keep fish healthy for a measure-in.
Note: Lack of oxygen is a problem in hot weather, it is a recommendation that anglers carry or install a spray beam or spray bar, so water can sprayed across the top of your live wells water, also a air stone is another choice, ice can help so think ahead in hot weather.
Needling fish, fish which come from deep water can and will become sick if the air is not released from the bladder of the fish.RULE 14
Anglers fish must be kept in a live well and it is recommended that you have at least a 60lt live well so as not to stress or lose fish. Try identify who owns each fish a good idea For eg; coloured mouth floats or coloured rubber bands or any such device.
Anglers are to make sure their fish are the legal length of 30cm to tip of tail. If an angler measures more than one under size fish at a measure-in a penalty of 30cm can apply.
All anglers must be back before session cut off times or a max of 5 mm per minute can be applied up to 5 minutes, after this 1cm will apply to 10 minutes, after this time and no longer than 15 minutes 30cm deduction will apply, later than 15 minutes all fish for that session will be Disqualified.
Battery break down can only happen once in one year it is your responsibility to have good battery’s this is not classed as motor break down. Organisers have the final say on the rule whether to apply it or not. So expect to lose points if you are deemed to be late by the Organisers.
If you have to leave a Tournament your tag has to be on the Safety board and you must tell the admin your leaving, to gain points in the Tournament.
If your boat breaks down, another boat may be flagged down. You may ask them to advise organisers and help will be provided and your fish will be measured with no penalties to the anglers.
Pre-fishing is permitted on the weekend before which includes Monday only due to long weekend holidays and the Friday of the qualifying rounds (except at the Singles Grand Final) on any dam which is nominated as a fishing round dam for Barra&Basstasstic tournaments. Grand Final events have a two week ban on fishing at the nominated grand final dam, this ban starts at 6.00pm on the Monday to allow for long weekend holidays.
All anglers can pre-fish the Grand final dam on the Friday of the Grand final until 4.00pm. Only ONE WEEK BAN for the bass fishing teams event Grand Final.
All junior anglers can fish in the junior section at the grand final. Dad or Mum who do not make the Grand final can drive the boat but cannot fish from this boat.
This also applies to Senior anglers, only anglers who make the grand final can fish from a grand finalist boat. In all rounds only payed anglers can fish from boats or be in boats.
Juniors are classed as Juniors if he or she is 15 years and younger in the year of the tournament.
To gain points in qualifying rounds anglers must pay fees, online or Friday night before the tournament or by arrangement with admin, these fees have to be fully payed to gain points, (officials have the final say on this rule). Refunds are not given on fees paid in advance, but a rain cheque will apply at the next tournament, if a refund is asked for before that paid tournament is held. No refund with the rain check wll be given after the friday night meeting has been held before the tournament.
Fish cannot be transferred to another angler’s boat in any session, fish must remain with the anglers or angler if not measured. Penalty for breach of this law is total loss of points for that session.
This rule is about being timely and being considerate to other people. We ask that you line up to measure your fish as quickly as possible and not stand around talking about the one that got away. Make measuring your fish a priority.
Only two fish can be in a measure-in drum at one time and enough water to cover the fish.
On the water, if an angler has a sick fish he can find the measure-in marshal "only" and measure the fish, only sick fish can be measured in. Points will be deduced if you chose to measure a sick fish on the water 5cm per fish. If the measurer thinks your fish is ok full points will be given.
Once a fish is measured-in on the water, that fish becomes part of your session bag. If you measure-in two fish on the water, you must stop fishing. You can still help with netting and all other boating duties just no fishing.If you are the only angler in a boat you will be asked to leave the water.
Do not bring an extra fish to the measure in table, if you have measured one fish on the water. You need to measure in your own fish on the water and present two fish only per session.
In the case of sick fish at the measure–ins, if you know it is sick you are to let the measure-in master know, 5cm in points can be deducted if the fish is deemed sick. If your fish is deemed healthy by the measure-in when checked you will get full points. This is totally up to the measure-in master to make the call on health of the fish for what points are given. We do not like to see dead fish presented at measure-ins or on the water. In case of a fish that has been called dead, half the length will be deducted. Stiff dead fish will received 0 points.
Once the fish has gone past the measure-in master you must make sure the fish is looked after and safely returned back to the water.
No angler will argue with the officials about sick or dead fish the officials have the last say if an angler cannot accept the officials decision in regard to sick fish rule .. then all their fish for that session will be deducted.
One member of the teams event in the qualifying rounds must be a payed member, all members of a team has to be members to fish the Teams Final.
All anglers who fish 5 or more qualifying rounds will Automatically make the Grand Final Singles Bass fishing.
Top 40 ranked anglers will make the final as from 2020. this will be done on your ranking position. Once an angler declines to fish the next in line comes into the top 40 group. once the 40 anglers have been decided.
Wild card entrants for Grand Final Singles, 2 Rookies will be chosen by the event organises + 2 basstasstic members.
Leaving an area you have been fishing. You leave a spot then other boats can use that spot simple. You cannot own a spot and tell anglers to keep out of it. You leave it is a open area for others to use.
No angler can pay a charter operator to charter them to fish in any tournament.
ANGLER CODE OF CONDUCT.
Anglers who fish in any tournaments held by Barra&Basstasstic 'ABBT' shell work with a code of conduct and the rules that cover the tournaments. Anglers at all times conduct themselves in manner which is considered a manner of ones higher self and will not reflect unfavourably on the ABBT Tournaments its members or officials or representatives or Tournaments or Sponsors. Anglers should use their best efforts to demonstrate a professionalism and integrity in support of the sport they fish in. Any angler who violates any of the provisions of a code of conduct MAY be subject to forfeiture of tournament winnings, suspension from competing in any ABBT tournaments, permanent ban from competition, or any combination there of deemed appropriate by ABBT. ABBT Admin have the right to refuse a membership , it also has the right to terminate a membership at anytime if it wishes.
Media comments and public attacks , The favourable public reputation of ABBT as a sanctioning organization in the sport of fishing. the integrity of its officials, and the reputation of its media properties are valuable assets and tangible benefits for ABBT. Accordingly, it is an obligation of competitors to refrain from comments to the news media that unreasonably attack or disparage the integrity of tournaments, tournament officials, sponsors, fellow members, fellow anglers or the ABBT. organization. Competitors are encouraged to express themselves and have the right to question the rules with officials. Responsible expressions of legitimate disagreement with ABBT. and at the right time this is to be done not in public or on public media face book ect. . As opposed to attacks upon the integrity of the rules or officials. However, public comments that an angler knows, or should reasonably know, will harm the reputation of ABBT officials or sponsors shall be considered conduct unbecoming and will result in disciplinary action.
Appeals to your rights . If you feel you are not satisfied with a direction given by Admin that effects points or any other reason which you may cause grief to you . "Excluding the measuring of fish ,this has to be done at the measuring table with the measurer on the day of the Tournament" You have the right to appeal in writing or a verbal meeting to air your case and ask for the matter to be looked at by Admin and to include Senior members of the Tournament so they can revisit the action that was taken. This has to be done on the weekend of a Tournament or within two weeks maximum time frame after the event or direction has been given.
This rule will be in force from 1st of January 2018 ..
No charter operator who is a member of Barra and Basstasstic who does a charter on Grand Final dam 5 weeks
out will be able to fish in that final. Singles
or teams events dams
From 2019 all our tournaments FOR SCORES will be run by Track My Fish. Admin has the final say on any disputes.
Singles Bass Fishing Payouts
Break down of the fees
$100 goes into the cash pool for the round | $30 jackpot to the final | 65% total $120
Admin takes 35% - $70 – admin fees + prizes
Payouts are percentage bases for singles:
1st - 42%
2nd - 20%
3rd - 15%
4th - 13%
5th - 10% of the total amount.
Payout figures based on 30 anglers
1st - $1134
2nd - $540
3rd - $405
4th - $351
5th - $270
Payout figures based on 35 anglers
1st - $1320
2nd - $630
3rd - $470
4th - $410
5th - $315
Payout figures based on 40 anglers
1st - $1515
2nd - $720
3rd - $540
4th - $468
5th - $360
Payout figures based on 45 anglers
1st - $1700
2nd - $810
3rd - $607
4th - $526
5th - $405
Payout figures based on 50 anglers
1st - $1890
2nd - $900
3rd - $675
4th - $585
5th - $450
Every round will have a JACKPOT amount which moves to the Grand Final cash pool at $30 per angler.
At the end of each round the amount will be announced bases on how many anglers attend that round.
Grand Final will be $350 each angler which includes a shirt and 100% payback of fees to angler’s cash pool.
THE CASH POOL FOR 2020 SINGLES GRAND FINAL SHOULD BE BETWEEN $18,000 - $20,000 PREDICTED FROM 2019 ROUND
Top 40 anglers based on Ranking will make the Grand Final, any anglers in the Top 40 that can’t attend the next in line anglers will be asked. It is advised to fish 3-4 round to make the final, any anglers that fish 5 or more rounds will receive an automatic invite to the grand final. Two wild cards will be drawn for the final, if those anglers cannot attend a new draw will be done for invitations.
Teams Bass Fishing Payouts
Break down of the fees
$150 goes into the cash pool for the round | $100 jackpot to the final | 71.4% total $250
Admin fees 28.6% - $100 + prizes
If there are less than 13 teams per round a payout will only go to 4thplace
Payout figures based on 13 teams | Top 3 placed Cash Payout Only
1st - $975
2nd - $585
3rd - $390
Payout figures based on 15 teams | Top 4 placed Cash Payout Only
1st - $900
2nd - $517
3rd - $450
4th - $382
Payout figures based on 20 teams | Top 4 placed Cash Payout Only
1st - $1200
2nd - $690
3rd - $600
4th - $510
Payout figures based on 25 teams | Top 4 places Cash Payout Only
1st - $1500
2nd - $862
3rd - $750
4th - $637
Payout figures bases on 30 teams | Top 4 places Cash Payout Only
1st - $1800
2nd - $1035
3rd - $900
4th - $765
GRANDFINAL WILL BE $350 WITH $300 GOING INTO THE CASH POOL $50 TO ADMIN.
THE CASH POOL FOR 2020 TEAMS GRAND FINAL SHOULD BE BETWEEN $12,000 - $14,000 PREDICTED FROM 2019 ROUNDS
One member of each team has to be paid member and all teams who fish in the grand final of the teams has to be financial members paid in full. Once you fished one round your team then can fish the final. Keep in mind you can change any one member of a team of a team for the final. You also can split teams to make two teams to fish the grand final, so if you and Bill Jones fished one round together and want to split means you can both bring who you would like to the grand final as two teams.