The Boyne Tannum HookUp is a fishing competition which also includes random Promotional Draws for ticket holders attending the three nights of activities. Upon paying the entry fee to the fishing competition the entrant is entitled to free entry to daily promotional prize draws. The Boyne Tannum HookUp Association Inc’s Committee Management is responsible for the Boyne Tannum HookUp event. These rules and conditions of the competition may change from year to year. It is the responsibility of the competitor to review the rules and conditions each year. The Boyne Tannum HookUp Association will endeavour to inform participants of annual changes however hold no responsibility for individuals not knowing and understanding the rules.

The general public including HookUp contractors, stall holders, volunteers, sponsors, past committee members and families of current committee members are eligible to enter the Boyne Tannum HookUp. The current sitting HookUp Committee Members are ineligible to enter the competition.

The following fish species are the only species eligible for weigh-in at the Boyne Tannum HookUp Fishing Competition:

 Live Flat Head  Live Whiting  Live Fingermark  Live Mangrove Jack  Live Bream  Live Grunter  Live Barramundi  Salmon  Red Emperor  Snapper  Jew  Red Throat Sweetlip  Spanish Mackeral  Parrot/Tusk Fish  Cobia  Coral Trout  Large Mouth Nannygai

Each fish caught will be weighed in at the Official Daily Weigh-in tent at Bray Park Boyne Island. The daily weigh-in will be conducted Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10am to 11am and again at 2pm until 4pm (there is no weigh-in on Friday morning). Fish weigh-in times are based on the time recorded by the calibrated weigh-in scales. Competitors must present their 2017 Electronic Ticket at weigh-ins, without their Electronic Ticket, competitors are not eligible to weigh-in fish. All fish must be weighed on the official scales provided by the organisers to be eligible. Fish presented at the weigh-in station must be taken on rod and reel or hand line only and must be of legal size. Fish must be gilled and gutted, (with the exception of live categories) and can be iced down but not frozen. Any such fish may be selected at the weigh-in for promotional purposes and may become the property of Boyne Tannum HookUp Association Incorporated and unfortunately cannot be returned to the competitor

Junior competitors must catch the fish and retrieve the fish to the boat or shore themselves. A parent can help lift the fish into the boat. Junior competitors must be able to hold the rod and retrieve the fish by themselves and be able to lift their fish at the weigh-in station to be eligible, inability to do so will be deemed that the junior competitor did not catch the fish and will not be allowed to weigh it in.

Live fish can be brought to the live fish weigh-in station at any time between the hours of 8am and 4pm on Friday and Saturday and 7am and 3.30pm on Sunday, however to qualify for the daily prizes, the fish must be weighed in no later than the daily cut off time on that day. The fish must remain alive for 30 minutes in the Official Hook Up recovery tank to qualify for official entry into the event.

All other tagged fish presented at the live weigh-in station during the event will go into a draw for a non-monetary prize each day. These fish are to be presented under the live category rules.

Three fish will be caught-tagged and released prior to the event each having a prize value of $5,000 if caught. The fish must be presented under the live category rules and the tag checked by the officials to claim the $5,000 prize money for that fish.

All Barramundi will be photographed and measured on a Boyne Tannum HookUp Brag Mat (available for purchase at the event) to meet QLD legal size. No other brag mats will be accepted. The winner of the live Barramundi category will be selected at random, and may not be the longest fish.

All other live fish categories are to be weighed in at the official weigh-in station, tagged, placed in the recovery tank and released after a minimum of 30min. To ascertain that the fish has been caught within the competition time, an official HookUp sticker can be collected from the merchandise marquee at the start of and during the event. Two digital photos, one showing the whole fish, with the head at the start of the measure, the other zoomed in on the tail showing its length. Both photos must display the current HookUp sticker.

At the conclusion of the daily weigh-in all Daily Fish Category Winners will be awarded the Daily Fish Category Payout for the heaviest fish recorded for that day. Competitors must present their Electronic Ticket at weigh-ins to be eligible.

Queensland waters.

All persons operating vessels must follow all current Queensland Department of Transport regulations. The Volunteer Marine Rescue Gladstone will operate a radio base to provide competitors the capability to log in their positions and estimated time of return. By doing this all boaties are entered for the nightly Boating Safety Awards.

Anyone not in the queue at the final weigh-in with a dead fish to be weighed at 4pm, or a live fish at 3.30pm Sunday, 30th April 2017 will be deemed ineligible to “weigh-in” and therefore outside the Official Finish Time. Competitors must present an Official 2017 Electronic Ticket at weigh-ins.

Prizes and Fish Category presentations will be at the weigh-in station after the weigh-ins, each afternoon. Daily prizes not collected by 9.00pm Sunday night will be posted out to the winners as soon as manageable. No more than one trophy will be awarded in respect of any one fish category caught. If a fish category weigh is a tie, the prize will be awarded to the first recorded entrant. The maximum daily Fish Category wins per competitor is one per day and one final Category win for the Fish Category Trophy. If the competitor is leading in two separate categories, the competitor will be awarded on the first fish weighed in. There will be a Junior & Senior boat drawn on the last night for all weigh-ins regardless of biggest fish weighed in.

On each Prize Draw the entrant possessing the number announced must present themselves to the announcer with their 2017 Electronic Ticket within two minutes of that prize being announced. All major prize winners will also require formal identification upon presenting themselves to the announcer. All major junior prize winners will be accompanied by a parent or carer with formal identification to confirm winner’s identification. Once a prize has been claimed or a redraw announced that number will be returned to the barrel and another draw will occur immediately. NOTE: All prize draw winners for the Promotional Draws must present themselves to claim their prize within 2 minutes of their name being announced.

Any evidence of falsification such as:

 fish caught outside the HookUp dates and times;

 an individual weighing in fish without a 2017 Electronic Ticket;

 netted, speared or deck reel landed fish; or

 any action in defiance of the rules and goodwill of the competition;

will be placed in the hands of the Management Committee and persons involved will be withdrawn from the competition.

A number of raffles will be on sale prior and at the Hook Up event. The closing date for raffle purchases will be the Sunday 30th April, 2017, with the raffles to be drawn on the Sunday 30th April, 2017. The most expensive prize raffle will be drawn first. After each raffle is drawn, the winning ticket will be put back into the draw for all remaining raffles.

The HookUp Management Committee reserves the right of absolute disqualification in the event of specified breaches of rules occurring, including sample testing by the Queensland Fish Management Authority. Management decision is final and the Boyne Tannum HookUp Association Incorporated retains the right to withhold any cash prizes or trophies pending investigation.

Under the condition that the Boyne Tannum HookUp is an amateur competition, the Competitors shall comply with:

 that Boyne Tannum HookUp Association Incorporated accepts no liability for any injury, loss or damage to any person or property in the course of the competition when such injury or loss is due, or alleged to be due to any act, neglect or default on the part of Boyne Tannum HookUp Association Incorporated or of any official or agency thereof, and all competitors fully understand that in so participating they do so entirely at their own risk and agree to abide by all rules and regulations;

 syndicates are not recognised in this amateur competition.;

 no alcohol, glass bottles or dogs are permitted in the Bray Park (event venue) during the event. Bray Park is a licensed premise during the HookUp event;

 Bray Park is classed as a non-smoking area. Special areas will be provided for smokers;

 under no circumstances are there to be any transfer of Official Electronic Ticket to another name prior to or during the event;

 as a competitor, you authorise, give permission for Boyne Tannum Hookup Management Committee for use of any audio/visual imagery taken of yourself via photography, video content, drone footage and audio recordings, name, to be used for purposes of material produced for education, promotion, marketing or advertising for (included but not limited too) print, media releases, radio, TV, website, social media, graphics, editorials, banners, stickers, shirts, corflutes, street signs. Also, unless otherwise stated, there will be no restrictions on the geographical distribution of material produced;

 if you have a child/ren under the age of 18 years old, you give permission and all rights for Boyne Tannum Hookup committee for use of any audio/visual imagery taken of child/ren via photography, video content, drone footage and audio recordings, name, to be used for purposes of education, promotion, marketing or advertising for (included but not limited too) print, media releases, radio, TV, website, social media, graphics, editorials, banners, stickers, shirts, corflutes, street signs. Also, unless otherwise stated, there will be no restrictions on the geographical distribution of material produced. If the minor is under the laws of the state where his/hers appearance is recorded.

 by signing the Boyne Tannum Hookup registration form: – you have read the Boyne Tannum Hookup Terms and Conditions of the Competition presented; and – you understand the terms described and are lawfully abiding by these terms and conditions granting Boyne Tannum Hookup Association rights given under this contract.

In the event of any dispute or any differing interpretation of the rules and conditions of the Boyne Tannum HookUp competition, the competitor may write to the Boyne Tannum HookUp stating their dispute. The Boyne Tannum HookUp Management Committee will hear the dispute after the competition is completed providing the disputing competitor a fair hearing. The disputing competitor will be advised in writing of the outcome of the Management Committee regarding the dispute. The management committee decision is final.