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How to Score Points

HOW TO SCORE CLUB POINTS

 

AS AT 30/6/2019 FOR THE MOOLOOLABA GAME FISHING CLUB

 

 

 

  1. 1. Financial members only can score point At the time of tagging/ capturing a fish the angler must be

a current financial member of the club. No points will be awarded to un-financial members.

 

  1.  Club boats who wish to fish a ‘’guest-angler’’ who has never been a member of the MGFC may

score points for their boats for one day only. Any points scored for the day by the guest-angler will

score points for the boat. The points will be MGFC club points only, and will not be recognized by the

QGFA. This rule is to ‘’promote’’ a friendly and inviting atmosphere in the club and encourage guest-

anglers to become financial members. If the guest-angler wishes to join the club during the season

those points will be awarded to the angler at club level, not QGFA. Please advise the club captain

when fishing a non-member.

 

  1. Whether a fish is tagged or captured a capture form, activity sheet and or tag card correctly filled out and handed or posted to the Club Captain, is the only valid way of scoring points.

 

  1. Activity sheets and tag cards must be in the Club Captain’s possession by the 28th of the following month the fish was tagged or captured to qualify for MGFC annual awards.

 

  1. Activity sheets and tag cards must be in the Club Captain’s possession by the 28th of the following month the fish was tagged or captured to qualify for QGFA annual awards.

 

  1. All record claim fish in the Game section must remain whole; any fish that is mutilated in any way must have an explanation in writing for the Club Captain to determine if the capture is legal. (Refer

to GFAA Game fish journal in record claims).

 

  1. G.F.A.A angling and equipment rules apply to all times.

 

  1. Heavy tackle zone starts at 150m depth, any line class in this zone less than 15 kg for tagging will score as 15 kg points. Point scoring is designed to accommodate species other than billfish that maybe available over twelve months in this zone. No points will be awarded for fish caught or tagged on Heavy tackle in waters under 150m depth.

 

  1. Club fishing boundaries are Lady Musgrove island to the Tweed river bar. All points scored outside of these boundaries go to members out of area trophy only.  No boat points will accrue for out of area points.

 

  1. Fish may be captured and weighed on any I.G.F.A. line class. However, to score club points the fish must weigh the same or exceed the line class.  (e.g.  A fish caught on 6kg line must weigh 6kg or better).  Applies to game section only.

 

  1. 1 Club rally days will be at the discretion of the Committee.

 

  1. For annual Club Champion trophy, the member who wins must have scored points in all sections

Including Game, Beach Rock & Estuary and Freshwater having the highest total points overall

 

 

 

 

 

  1. 1 Heavy Tackle Zone Point Score:

 

Line

Class

Black Marlin Blue Marlin Striped Marlin Sailfish Broadbill Spearfish     Other
15 kg 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 100
24 kg 2250 2250 2250 2250 2250 2250 100
37 kg 1500 1500 1500 1500       1500 1500 100
60 kg 750 750 750 750 750 750 100

 

  1. 1 Light Tackle Zone Point Score:

 

Line

Class

Black Marlin Blue Marlin Striped Marlin Sailfish Broadbill Spearfish Other
10 kg 600 600 600 600 600 600 50
8 kg 750 750 750 750 750 750 50
6 kg 900 900 900 900       900 900 50
4 kg 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 50

 

  1. 1 Boat points are only eligible if the fish are caught by any angler being a member of a Club affiliated with G.F.A.A, Q.G.F.A, or an I.G.F.A. member. These points must also be scored within the Club’s fishing boundaries.

 

  1. 1 Boat points can only accrue on one boat in any given season. Change of name to another

Vessel during the season will not be acceptable for one total of yearly point.

 

  1. 17. Formula for all captured fish (Must be line class): FISH WEIGHT (KG) x FIGHTING FACTOR x 100 DIVIDED BY LINE CLASS

 

Species Fighting Factor
Amberjack 1.5
Barracuda 0.9
Bigeye 1.5
Yellowfin 1.5
Longtail 1.5
Cobia 1.5
Mahi Mahi 1.5
Billfish 1.5
Mackerel 1.0
Queenfish 1.5
Wahoo 1.5
Kingfish 1.5
All other QGFA 0.8

 

 

BEACH, ROCK AND ESTUARY/ FRESHWATER SECTION

There is no boundary in this section but it is still governed by the current QLD Fisheries regulations. Fish caught offshore do not apply to this section. Fish other than what’s in the species section do not apply.

 

 

  1. Leader….A non-metallic leader of greater breaking strain than the line, but not exceeding one and one half the times (1½) the length of the rod may be used.

 

  1. Double line is permitted provided the leader and double together do not exceed one and one half (1½) times the length of the rod.

 

  1. Lines….Non IGFA rated nylon and braided lines can be used. Breaking strain of line is to be written down on the capture form for points to be calculated. Failure to do this will see no points awarded.

 

  1. Hooks….’’J’’ hooks and circle hooks can be used with either live or dead bait. Gang hooks are permitted.
  2. Dusky Flathead may be weighed for Club points, however there are no records with this species.
  3. All fish must be legal length but do not have to exceed line class.

 

  1. Points Formula – Fish Weight in Kilos x Fighting Factor x 100 and divided by Line Class.

 

  1. Fish to be weighed with scales where practicable. If fish are to be released an estimated weight is required.

 

SPECIES FIGHTING FACTOR LEGAL LENGTH (cm) MAX LINE CLASS

24kg

Bonefish 2.0
Bream – Yellowfin 1.2 25 min
Bream – Fingermark 1.8 25 min
Bream – Pikey 1.2 25 min
Estuary Cod 1.5 38 min -120 max
Dart 1.0
Silver Drummer 1.5
Flathead 1.0 30 min

Dusky flathead

min 40cm- max 75cm

Flounder 0.5
Hairtail 0.5
Javelin Fish

(Grunter)

1.2 40 min
Mulloway 1.5 75 min
Luderick 1.2 30 min
Mackerel Spanish 1.0 75 min
Mackerel School 1.0 50 min
Mackerel Shark 1.0 50 min
Mackerel Spotted 1.0 60 min
Diamond scale and sea mullet 1.0 30 min
Snapper 1.5 35 min
Tailor 1.0 35 min
Tarpon 1.5
Tarwhine 1.2 25 min
Trevally (All) 1.5
Tuna (All) 1.5
Whiting 1.3 23 min
Wolf Herring 0.8
Yellowtail Kingfish 1.5 60 min

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRESHWATER SECTION

 

SPECIES FIGHTING FACTOR LEGAL LENGTH MAX LINE CLASS

24kg

Barramundi 1.5 58 min – 120 max
Bass (Aust) 1.5 30 min
Carp (Noxious) 0.8
Eel Tail Catfish 0.8 35 min
Estuary Perch 1.5 30 min
Mangrove Jack 2.0 35 min
Murray Cod 1.5 60min- 100max
Salmon 1.5 40 min
Saratoga 1.4 50 min
Spangled Perch 1.0
Silver Perch 1.0 30 min
Trout 1.5
Golden Perch (Yellowbelly) 1.5 30 min

 

 

 

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