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First Mortgage Trust Bluefin Bust Up
June 1, 2023 @ 6:00 am - July 30, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
CONTEST FEES – ADULT $80.00 per angler. JUNIOR $30.00 per angler
REGISTRATION – Anglers may enter the tournament at any time but must have their entry fee paid 12 hours prior to going fishing.
FISHING TIMES – Start Fishing: From 0600hrs (6.00am) Thursday 1st June 2023 continuous until 1500hrs (3pm) Sunday 30th July 2023.Final weigh in time is: 1500hrs (3pm). All fish and catch cards must be at the weigh station by final weigh in time 1500hrs (3pm) No exceptions.
WEIGH-IN – All fish must be weighed at the Tauranga Sport Fishing Club. Please ensure Catch Cards are filled out before fish are presented to the weigh station. Catch cards are available in the Clubrooms. Weigh station hours are daily from 0700-0800hrs (7:00am-8:00am) and 1700-1800hrs (5:00pm-6:00pm) except for Sunday 30th July where final weigh in time is 1200hrs-1500hrs (12:00pm – 3:00pm) (No exceptions). You must contact the club to organise a weigh master to be at the weigh station during one of the prescribed weigh in times.
SPECIES (MINIMUM WEIGHTS)
Albacore Tuna 7 kg
Wreckfish (Hapuku, Bass, Bluenose) No Minimum
BlueFin Tuna 15kgs
Only TWO Southern BlueFin Tuna may be weighed per angler for the duration, no catch limits for other species.
Due to MPI regulations there is a bag limit of 1 Southern Bluefin Tuna per person, per day.
WEEKLY LUCKY DRAW – A Weekly Angler will be drawn at 6.45PM on each Thursday during the tournament. The winners will be notified via Facebook and TSFC website.
MAJOR PRIZE GIVING – The major prize giving will be held on Sunday 30th July 2023 – 1830hrs (6:30pm) Prizes will be awarded to the overall winners as follows, with only one prize package awarded per fish. To receive the CD Tournament Pitch Bait rod and a Penn Authority 10500 Spin Reel the angler must be present at the prizegiving, in the event that they are not present it will be given to the next closest average weight Southern Bluefin Tuna.
Major Fish Prizes;
Average Weight Bluefin Tuna
1-5th Heaviest Bluefin Tuna
1-2nd Heaviest Albacore Tuna
1-2nd Heaviest Wreckfish (Hapuka|Bass|Bluenose)
1st Heaviest Bluefin Tuna (Junior)
1st Heaviest Albacore Tuna (Junior)
1st Heaviest Wreckfish (Hapuka|Bass|Bluenose) (Junior)
Most Tagged and Release Bluefin Tuna Per Boat
BLUEFIN Bustup Tournament Guide 2023