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The “essence” of the competition is to encourage club member participation and in the process, to award a winner’s trophy to the individual who catches the greatest number of salt water species.
The competition is limited to New Zealand territorial waters.
It will run from 1st May in one year to 31st April in the next year with the trophy awarded at the following AGM.
Fish must be caught using traditional fly fishing equipment and any fish “foul-hooked” are not eligible.
Fish are to be photographed and measured and the information sent to the “recorder”
(name to be advised) , within 14 days of the capture.
In the event of a “tie” i.e. two or more anglers catching the same number of species, a panel of three club members will decide on the eventual winner based on consideration of the “merits” of the entries, e.g. The degree of difficulty associated with each catch.

The Following Fish Are Excluded:
Anchovies (all species)
Argentines (all species)
Box fish (all species)
Crustaceans (all species)
Damsel Fish (all species)
Dragonets (all species)
Goatfish (all species)
Gobies (all species)
Gudgeons (all species)
Herrings and Sardines (all species)
Lord Howe Island Coralfish
Opah Fish (all species)
Pig Fish (all species)
Piper (Garfish- Half Beak)
Pipefishes & Seahorses (all species)
Porcupine Fish (all species)
Puffer Fish (all species)
Scissortails (all species)
Skates, Rays, Stingrays, Eagle Rays and Manta Rays (all species)
Spotty (Paketi)
Sunfishes (all species)
Triplefins (all species)
Weedfishes (all species)
Yellow Eyed Mullet.
Any other fish that measures less than 18cm from nose to “V” of the tail shall be excluded.

1: Where the male and female differ in characteristics e.g. colour, etc. for the purposes of the competition, they shall be counted as one specie e.g. “Sandagers Wrasse”
2: All Moray Eels shall for the purposes of the competition, be counted as one specie.

Any identification of fish shall be by referral to COLLINS GUIDE TO THE SEA FISHES OF NEW ZEALAND Ayling & Cox

Assisted Landing
The angler may have assistance in landing a specie providing that no assistance (netting or any other form of assistance) by another is given until the junction of the fly line and leader is inside the rod tip eye.
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