The Goondiwindi Classic is a catch-photo-release tournament. Prizes are awarded based on the length of the fish, which is to be submitted via a photograph taken. The event is designed as catch and release competition and carp cull to protect and preserve our native fish. Correctly photographing your fish is critical to ensure your catch is eligible for entry into the competition.

There are a few simple rules to follow:

Step 1 – catch and photograph your entry

Once caught, please take a photo of the fish on your supplied measuring mat with your designated ID tag clearly visible in the white box.

When you have taken a photo, please release the fish where it was caught. Try and complete this process as quick as possible and keep the fish wet at all times.

Size Limits (per QLD Fishing Regulations):

  • Murray Cod: 60cm minimum
  • Golden Perch (yellowbelly): 30cm minimum

Fish handling guidelines

Step 2 – Designated ID tag

Competitor designated ID tags must be collected Friday 9 June 2023, which will be available from the Bowls Club (2 Bowen
Street, Goondiwindi), between 3-9pm.

All competitors must attend in person to collect their designated ID tag unless other arrangements have been pre-organised.

 

Step 3 – Submit your photos

Photo entries will be required to be shown to an official during the Photo Nominations at the boat ramp.

This will occur during the following times:

Saturday 10th June
9am-11am
3pm-4.30pm
Sunday 11th June
9am-11am

*Previous years photos were emailed, however, this year they are to be supplied in person only

Carp Cull

We are all aware of how many Carp are populating the river and we have decided to introduce a Carp Cull to help the situation.
Rules:
• No carp are to be released into the river.
• All carp must be brought to the Goondiwindi Boat Ramp at the specified times where we will count your catch and have appropriate disposal means available.

Registrations are online until midnight, 8th June and in person at Gundy Guns (39 Old Cunningham Hwy, Goondiwindi QLD 4390) until 4pm, 9th June. Please ensure you have registered prior to the event and are available to pick up your ID tag between 3pm-9pm, on Friday 9th June, from the Bowls Club (2 Bowen Street, Goondiwindi).

Fishing Boundaries

Fishing is open between Paul Hilton weir and Donald McIntyre weir in Goondiwindi. It is the contestant’s responsibility to ensure they hold a QLD SIPS Permit OR a NSW Fishing License.

Please note that a patrol of the river will be performed the morning of Friday 9th June to ensure no illegal activity has occurred.

RULES:

  • Relevant state Recreational Fishing Rules are to be complied with at all times.
  • The competition will take place from Friday 9th June at 3:00pm and close at 11am Sunday 11th June.
  • It is the contestant’s responsibility to ensure they hold a QLD SIPS Permit OR a NSW Fishing License.
  • Competitors need to pick up their official ID Tag at the registration desk which will be open from 3pm – 9pm at the Bowls Club (2 BowenStreet, Goondiwindi) on Friday 9th June.
  • Registrations are online until midnight 8th June and in person at Gundy Guns, until 4pm Friday 9th June.
  • The following is prohibited to use: set lines, float lines, all forms of nets except landing nets and scoop or dip nets, fish traps, drum nets, cross-lines, spears and spear gun.
  • All competitors are required to register and pay the relevant entry fee.
  • Juniors competitors are persons 13 years of age and under and have not had their 14th birthday prior to the first day of competition; they must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Competition ID tag must be present in each photo entry submitted over the competition.
  • Entries can will only be accepted in person to an official during Photo Nominations.
  • No other species can be entered into the competition.
  • Size Limits (per QLD Fishing Regulations)
    Murray Cod: 60cm minimum
    Golden Perch (yellowbelly): 30cm minimum
  • Behaviour such as bad language or threatening remarks to any contestants or officials will not be tolerated. This will result in immediate disqualification with no refund of money.
  • Officials can, at any time, reject entry or any photos submitted throughout the event.
  • In some instances, participants may be required to validate their entry by providing additional information. Failure to provide further information will result in disqualification of the entry.
  • No refunds will be granted if the contestant cancels at any time during the competition.
  • In the case of a tie the following will ensue:
    Adults – The prize money will be split. i.e. If 1st and 2nd tie the prize money will be added together and then divided between the two winners. If 3rd place ties, the prize money will be split between the two winners.
    Junior – All prizes will be honoured, regardless of a tie. Winner may need to collect prize in the days following so this can be organised.

You must be present at the final presentation on Sunday June 11th at 12pm to remain eligible for any prizes. Presentations will be held at the Bowls Club (2 Bowen Street, Goondiwindi).

FIRST AID
  • Neicha Brennan is the Official First Aid Officer for the competition. She is available to contact on 0477624244 for any minor injuries. Please present to the Goondiwindi Hospital or call 000 for any major injuries.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By entering the competition, participants accept the following:

Conditions of Entry:

Entry into this competition signifies acceptance of all conditions. Your entry indicates and confirms to this.
*Please note that any of the committee decisions are final

Liability:

  • Committee members will not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage of any kind.
  • It is the responsibility of each entrant whether or not to start or continue to fish the competition depending on environmental factors.
  • All competitors must comply with the boating legislation with particular reference to safety equipment, registration and licensing, safe operation and speed limits.

Cancellation and conditions:

  • The Goondiwindi Classic is a catch and release only fishing challenge and carp cull
  • Behaviour such as bad language, threatening remarks to any contestant or committee member will not be tolerated. This behaviour will result is instant disqualification with no refund of money
  • Committee members can at any time before or during the contest, refuse to accept or reject entry or any photos submitted throughout the event
  • In some instances, participants may be required to validate their entry by providing additional information. Failure to provide information within 48 hours will result in disqualification of the entry
  • No refunds will be issued if the contestant cancels at any time during the competition

Prizes & Collection:

  • All prizes given throughout the contest are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • To be eligible you must be a registered competitor and also must be present at the final presentation and daily prize draws with your ID tag.

 Publicity and Privacy:

  • All participants agree to being broadcast, filmed, photographed, interviewed or otherwise recorded without compensation while participating in this competition, or in taking or using any prize.

Thank you to each and every one of you for enabling us to make this event a success! We hope to make this an annual event and truly appreciate your support!

Get in touch

Email: goondiwindichapter@ozfish.org.au
Phone: 1800 431 308
Visit the OzFish Goondiwindi Chapter on their Facebook Page