Angling Rules and Fees

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.

SENIOR ANGLING MEMBERS

Annual Membership Fee $65

Singles Round Fee $120/ round  

more for special events ,including Bass  fishing Grand finals and Barra events and teams events.

 

JUNIOR ANGLING MEMBERS

Annual Membership Fee $25

Round Fee $25/round

Juniors are 15 years and under

X-FACTOR BASS FISHING TEAMS EVENTS

Qualifing rounds per team are $240 Note change in rules for teams events. One member in each team has to be a paid member and all teams who fish in the Grand Final have to be all paid members in full.

GRAND BASS FINAL FEES FOR 2016 The top 30 Senior Bass fishing anglers will pay $300 each to fish in a Grand Final which includes a shirt..

Juniors Bass fishing will  pay $100 each to fish in a  Grand Final, all Juniors win  a prize which includes a shirt.

X-Factor teams Grand final $350 per team

 BARRA EVENT FEES 

Senior anglers $70 and Junior anglers $25

ANGLING RULES

To become a member of Barra&Basstasstic you need to read the following rules and regulations and sign the joining form for Barra&Basstasstic.

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. All anglers agree that Barra&Basstasstic takes no responsibility for personal or property damage.

4. 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 and you will be advised so, as a member.This can be done at a tournament if the officials deemto think it has to be done.

5. 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 “lose the key pay a fine of $6.00”. Anglers are to be given key positions by admin. If an angler  or anglers do not have their key at the sat of a session then they will find it before they go out for that session . if not found a fine of $6.00 will apply as no boat will fish without a key. lose your key while fishing and all in that boat will lose their session points. Look after the safety tag treat it like your life may depend on it and that could very well be the truth as it is a safety tag. 

6. All anglers will abide to the starter  at every session start or go to the back of the line.

7. Starting position key for session one, pay online and improve starting position, boater or non boater position at the Friday night briefing will happen with a line up. on one per boat bases before starting session one. These keys must be on the board before the end of each session, (If not penalty’s apply). The key board is located at the official’s measure-in tent.

8. Big boats will have to be considerate of small boats when on the water at all times.

9. Barra&Basstasstic competitions method of fishing is casting  artificial lures, flies, ice-jigging or drop-shotting with (NO TROLLING OR BAIT FISHING ALLOWED).No long lining  ,this is done with a cast the combustion motor power or electric and the boat moving some long distance with line spooling out then retrieving the line. this is not cast and retrieve

10. When leaving or approaching anglers who are fishing, all boaties are asked to be considerate of anglers who are already fishing in an area. You may fish within a reasonable distance of all anglers. A casting distance is recommended unless the other boat gives permission. Do not go between the fishing angler and the bank at any time.

11. No fishing or sounding can be done outside of tournament session times during any fishing trials or Grand Final fishing rounds.

12. 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.

 13. 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. All fish should be clearly identified who owns each fish. For eg; coloured mouth floats or coloured rubber bands or any such device.

14. 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 will apply. An angler is only to have two legal fish in his boat at anytime if more than two are found a 30cm penalty will apply. Keeping of extra  fish as to not spook the school is totally banned .

15.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.

16. 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. Battery break down can only happen once in a year then you lose points check rule 15.

17. Pre-fishing is permitted on the weekend before which includes Monday only due to long weekends holidays and the Friday of the trial tournaments (except at Grand Finals) 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 same as all tournaments until 6.00 pm only.

18. In the event that an angler cannot make the final, next in line will fish the Grand final. As from 2015 anglers have to fish 3 of the qualifying rounds to make the Grand Final . The ranking for selection is your best four overall . NO ANGLER WILL BE SELECTED FOR THE GRAND FINAL IF YOU HAVE NOT FISHED 3 ROUNDS IF IN CASE THERE ARE NO ANGLERS TO REPLACE OTHERS THEN ONLY THOSE LEFT WILL FISH IN THE GRAND FINAL PAY OUT WILL CHANGE IF THIS HAPPENS..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.  Wild card entrants will be making a come back in 2016 check : see rule 33

19. Juniors are classed as Juniors if he or she is 15 years of age in the year of the tournament.

20. To gain points in trial rounds anglers must pay fees , online  or Friday night before the tournamnet ,these  fees have to be fully payed,(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.

21. Sportsmanship is all about an angler or anglers who fish in a boat find their own fish and catch their own fish. If you have to rely on someone else to phone or text you that they are on fish, it is seen to be not sporting. So please think before you phone or text to help other anglers . We cannot tell you to not carry a phone as it is classed as a safety device or you may want to contact someone while fishing in events.

22 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.

23 This rule is about the measurer not having to wait for anglers who have left the water and are talking about the one that got away.

 If you have fish to measure-in, that boat is to stay in the water until all the fish are measured- in. Only then can you leave the water. However we do know that Borumba dam has no area for this rule to work properly .We understand you don’t want rocks damaging your boat if the weather is not good. You then are asked to get back earlier and if needed arrange for help with your boat and your fish. Work with us so we can get you home early too. Make measuring your fish a priority.

24 Only two fish can be in a measure-in drum at one time and enough water to cover the fish should be present.

25  ON THE WATER if an angler has a sick fish he can find the officials 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.

26 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. no points will be deduced. This is totally up to the measure-in master to make the call on health of the fish for what points are given.

27 If a fish is found to be sick by the measure-in master while trying to measure in the fish; Officials will determine if the fish has to be called, if it is called, a  5 cm deduction will apply.

28 When fish are measured anglers will return the fish to the water, no penalties apply at this stage in measure-in process, and once it is measured in the normal process it is points on the board for the angler. You the angler must put the fish back into the water and care should be given, its all up to you the angler.

29  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

 

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.

30. Tail gating? what is it. Following an angler to a fishing spot in session one. You know when your tail gating so don’t do it. However see rules for distance while fishing at a fishing spot on the dam, rule 10.

31. One member in the X-Factor teams event in the qualifing rounds must be a payed member

32. All anglers who fish the X-Factor teams events Grand Final have to be fully paid members . Can be done at the final

 33.  Only 2 Wild card entrants are drawn from the hat before the final of the singles bass fishing  is held and done by management. Anglers will be notified in person

34. All anglers who fish 5 or more qualifying  rounds will Automatically make the Grand Final of Singles Bass fishing . This is for those anglers who do not make the Top 30.