Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic 2018

2016-Fishing-Classic-web-banner8 DAYS OF FISHING + FUN + ENTERTAINMENT + MEMORIES

 

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FOR THE RAINBOW BEACH FISHING CLASSIC OFFICIAL WEBSITE 

 

Event dates: 20tht – 28th July 2018

HOW TO ENTER

All you need to do is fill in an Online Entry Form or download an Entry Form, complete the details and send it off. You can do this by selecting the highlighted links.

You also need to be a social member of the Club as this covers all the insurance requirements.

If you are not already a member you need to pay an additional $15.00 to become a New Member. 
All adults, 18 years and over are required, for insurance purposes, to become members of the Rainbow Beach Sports Club. Children entering the competition, up to 18 years, must have a parent or guardian who is a member of the club representing them. The parent/Guardian’s membership number must be provided on the entry form or you must tick “NEW”.

Fees stated on the entry form exclude social membership to the Club. Before entering, you must read the rules and conditions.

Once you have filled out your entry form and sent it in to us, allow 14 working days and a receipt will be forwarded. Membership Cards & Fishing Cards will not be sent in the mail, they will be available for pickup from 4.00pm Friday the 20th July 2018. 

REFUND POLICY: 
The competitor is entitled to a full refund of fees paid, less $20 administration fee and agrees, that to be eligible for a refund of any nature an application for a refund must be submitted in writing to the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Competition registrations Manager no later than 5.00pm Monday 11th June, 2018. Refund applications received after this date will be denied. The competitor accepts that should any fees arise by their financial institution as a result of a dishonored payment on a cheque or credit card debit, the competitor will be responsible for any such fees and will be ineligible to participate until such time as those fees are paid. All entrants are open to fish in all Categories accept Children. Children are only permitted to fish in the Beach Fishing Category.

ENTRY FEE SCHEDULE – 2018

SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Prices valid BEFORE 30th APRIL — ENTER NOW!

ADULT (18 and over as of the 20.07.2018)

$120.00

CADET (Under 18 as of the 20.07.2018)

$65.00

JUNIOR (Under 13 as of the 20.07.2018)

$25.00

FAMILY DISCOUNT 2 Adults & 2 Cadet/Junior (any combination)

-$ 25.00

EARLY BIRD ENTRY – Prices valid BEFORE JULY 1st 

Please note that due to public requests the Junior category has been changed to include children up to 13 years of age.  However if you would like to register a child 10yrs or older into the Cadet category you are able to do so by paying the Cadet entry fee.

ADULT (18 and over as of the 20.07.2018)

$140.00

CADET (Under 18 as of the 20.07.2018)

$80.00

JUNIOR (Under 13 as of the 20.07.2018)

$35.00

FAMILY DISCOUNT 2 Adults & 2 Cadet/Junior (any combination)

-$ 25.00

STANDARD ENTRY – Prices valid AFTER JULY 1st

ADULT (18 and over as of the 20.07.2018)

$150.00

CADET (Under 18 as of the 20.07.2018)

$80.00

JUNIOR (Under 13 as of the 20.07.2018)

$35.00

FAMILY DISCOUNT (2 Adults & 2 Cadet/Junior (any combination)

– $ 25.00

REFUND POLICY

The competitor is entitled to a full refund of fees paid, less $20 administration fee and agrees, that to be eligible for a refund of any nature an application for a refund must be submitted in writing to the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Competition registrations Manager no later than 5.00pm Tuesday 13th June, 2017. Refund applications received after this date will be denied. The competitor accepts that should any fees arise by their financial institution as a result of a dishonored payment on a cheque or credit card debit, the competitor will be responsible for any such fees and will be ineligible to participate until such time as those fees are paid. All entrants are open to fish in all

FISH CATEGORIES AND SIZE LIMITS

Categories accept Children. Children are only permitted to fish in the Beach Fishing Category.

Beach Fish

Reef Fish

Big Fish

Jew Fish

Bream

(min 25cm)

Snapper

(min 35cm)

Fish over 8kgs

Excluding:

– Bill fish

– Sharks

– Rays

– All Cod

and any official competition

species.

DPI size limits apply to this category.

Jew

(min 75cm)

Flathead

(40cm-75cm max)

Red Emperor

(min 55cm)

Dart

(min 30cm)

Parrot

(min 30cm)

Whiting (min 25cm)

Pearl Perch

(min 35cm)

Tailor (min 35cm)

Sweet Lip

includes:

Grasse, Red Throat and Spangled

(min 45cm)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Entries Submitted during the event will be subject to a 24 hour waiting period before those entries can be weigh-in.

Children can ONLY fish in the beach category (NOT OFFSHORE).

No more than ONE fish of the same species can be weighed-in.

Fish MUST be gilled, gutted and all Reef fish must have the pectoral fin cut.

*** Some size limits are greater than those set by the DPI. Please make sure you are aware of this competition size limits set out in the table above ***.

To be eligible to weigh-into the BIG FISH species the fish must be over 8kgs and comply with the DPI species size and catch rates. Other competition species are NOT eligible to weigh-in to this category.

FAQ’S

What can I fish for?

This year there are (4) categories as follows:

Beach fish Category includes; Flathead, Bream, Dart, Whiting & Tailor. Jew Fish Category includes; Jew fish.

Reef fish category includes; Snapper, Red Emperor, Pearl Perch, Parrot, Sweet Lip.

Big Fish Category; for fish over 8kg and does NOT include any of the above species or Cod, Rays, Shark and Bill Fish.

Both Adults and Veterans are invited to fish in all categories and are unrestricted, however, Cadets are restricted to Beach & Reef Fish Categories and are not permitted to fish the Jew or Big fish category.

Do I have to fish all the time?

NO – the event runs for (8) days and you can fish for one day or all eight. We have encompassed a full weekend so those local people who can’t get the time off work can still participate during the 1st full weekend and still be part of the grand finale, as we finish the following Saturday. You don’t even have to catch a fish or fish for that matter to have a chance at the major prizes.

What are Kids Day, Veterans Day & Ladies Day?

Kids Day is on the 1st Sunday of the event, 23rd July 2017. Jumping Castles, face painting and balloons are all free for the kids after 3:00pm. Every child on the day entered into the competition will receive a gift bag.

Veterans Day is on Tuesday 25th July 2017. Competitors over the age of 60, “Veteran classification” are able to compete against each other with the opportunity to win species 1st & 2nd prizes in addition to the open competition species 1st and 2nd prizes. “Double the chance”.

Ladies Day is on Thursday the 27th July 2017. All women in the adult classification are able to compete against each other with the opportunity to win species 1st & 2nd prizes in addition to the open competition species 1st and 2nd prizes. “Double the chance”.

Where can we stay?

Rainbow Beach can cater to everybody’s needs and budget requirements. You can stay in any of the resorts, motels, caravan parks, rent a house or even just camp in the myriad of pristine camping areas running up and down the immediate coastline.
Check out these links:

Budget Accommodation or Apartments in Rainbow or Fraser Island