BOAT OWNERS MEETING WEDNESDAY JUNE 26TH
Over the last few years the committee has noted a significant drop off of boats, stored at club, being taken out and used throughout the year. The committee are asking all boat owners to come to a meeting at the club on Wednesday evening, June 26th at 7.30pm.
The proposed meeting has been called expressly to seek impute from all boat owners on how the club can increase use of all stored boats to help generate and increase fishing participation and, boat use.
Also, there are a number of boat lockers, the majority of which are padlocked, the committee is wanting to identify, and record, so the club knows which locker belongs to which boat owner.
The committee will also be handing out a survey for boat owners to complete and return back to the club so it can effectively plan further development of its boating facilities and, associated fishing and boating activities.
The committee askes that any boat owners who are unable to attend to please contact the office to provide the requested registration information and, any ideas they have on increasing boat usage.
New Boat House Fee Structure 2018/2019
In the past boat owners paid a $200.00 levy which was reimbursed, based on the number of trips they took during the fishing season. What has now been approved is as follows:
- There will be no upfront payment.
- Each season boat owners will be required to do five trips per year.
- At the end of every season Boat Owners will be charged $40 for each trip less than 5, up to $200.00
- If a boat is not used during the season, Boat Owners will be charged, over and above the $200.00 Boat Levy a $1,000.00 storage fee.
- If the same boat is not used the following year then all the above applies except the storage fee is increased to $2,000.00
- If this occurs for a third year, then the boat will be subject to a $4,000.00 storage fee.
The club wants stored boats used and, it is hoped the above new Boat Levy structure will see a big jump in boats going out. It should be noted the above Trip Fees/Ley applies to the Boat, so it is possible for boat owners to let other people take out their boat, throughout the season. Again, the club wants stored boats to be used on a regular basis. Shared use of boat should be coordinated through the Boathouse captain.
Anybody taking their boat out for 10 or more trips for a season will have their boat fees waived for the next season. Still have to pay Club membership fee.
So, if you don’t take a boat out, you get punished, if you do take a boat out you get rewarded.
The other way is for the boat to be sold to someone who will us it.
Club to let Boatowners know of the changes via email or post.
If there is a case of hardship then that needs to be put in writing to the club for committee consideration.
2018/2019 Competition Angling Rules
In House Club Champions:
This category is designed to cater only for anglers who launch only from the Clubhouse and who will be eligible to win the In House Club Championship categories, so long as they only weigh fish caught from the use of Club based boats. There is nothing to stop them from fishing from elsewhere, but once they weigh any fish caught when departing from areas other than the Club (e.g. St Kilda Marina), they forfeit the right to become the In House Club Champion. This category also includes In House second and third places.
Open Club Champions:
Members are eligible to weigh fish they catch when launching from the Clubhouse, as well as other launching sites. The area of eligibility for this Trophy is to be within the confines of Port Phillip Bay. This category also includes Open second and third places.
Under the above arrangement, no-one can be Club Champion in both categories. Both the In House and Open Club Championships are separate competitions and seen by the Club as being equal in status.
In House and Open Competitions Exemptions
The rules concerning In House and Open categories for the 2018/2019 Angling Competition include special club competition categories, as follows:
Max Coningsby Trophy. Williamstown/Footscray/APYAC /Elwood competition. Pot of Gold competition. Captain and Crew Day.* Tiger Lyons Whiting competition.
For these competition categories, members who launch away from the club to go fishing (e.g. at St Kilda Marina), or who crew for and fish with, another person who launches away from the club, will not lose eligibility to continue to compete for the In House Club Championship Trophy. Fish caught in these categories will also earn points for Club Championship categories.
*Note, the Captain and Crew event specifically eliminates a Captain’s normal crew from participating in the competition. The purpose of this competition category is to encourage an experienced captain to take a lesser experienced crew member fishing and, help him to catch a Snapper.
Other Competition Rules:
There will be a monthly award for a secret weight category, the secret weight to be determined by the Scorer (Should more than one angler catch the secret weight fish then awards shall be given to the both anglers).
The monthly award for the heaviest Snapper will be included for both In House and Open categories.
It will not be possible to receive an award for both the heaviest Snapper and the secret weight category, which means that members can only receive one award in the monthly category.
There will be a monthly award in the Junior category, at the discretion of the Angling Committee.
Competitors can only weigh in fish for the Club Championship 3 days per week, Saturday to Friday inclusive. Any 3 days within a week may be chosen. Any fish weighed outside the 3 days Club Championship Competition can be entered in the Non - Club Championship Sheet for other competition points and results.
The last 2 days of Competition, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2019 are for Club Championship points also. Fish may be weighed in up until 12:00 (Noon), Sunday 26th May 2019
The heaviest Snapper Award (Tom Kells Memorial Trophy) is to be awarded separately for both In House and Open categories.
The Jack Pompei Award (most Snapper) is to be awarded separately for both In House and Open categories. There will be awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in this category.
Awards for the following competitions will be presented on the day of the competition, rather than at the Presentation Night, being: Max Coningsby; Williamstown/Footscray/APYAC competition; Captain and Crew; Pot of Gold; Ladies Day/s; and Tiger Lyons Whiting competitions.
The competition for both the In House and Open Club Championships will commence on Saturday, 1st September, 2018 at 12:01 AM and will finish on Sunday, 26th May, 2017 at 12:00 (Noon). No fish may be weighed in after 12:00 (Noon) Sunday, 26th May, 2019.
The minimum weight for Snapper will be 1Kg for weigh in.
The points system is 1 point per fish and 1 point per Kilogram thereafter.
Only Snapper will be eligible to weigh in for the Club Championship in both Open and In House categories.
For Gummy Shark and other Shark varieties, the minimum weight for weigh in will be 3Kg cleaned weight.
No Stingrays/Eagle Rays/Banjo Sharks may be entered for any competition.
Land based anglers are eligible to compete providing weigh in rules are adhered to.
Any incorrect entry on weigh in sheets will mean a loss of points for that angler and a second offence will eliminate him/her from further competition participation (at the discretion of the Angling Committee, on advice from the Scorer).
Fishing Marks must be accurately recorded so that all members receive a fair go. In this regard, the location entered on Score Sheets of where a fish is captured must be within two kilometres of the point of capture.
Entries on the Score Sheets should be complete and thorough in accordance with Score Sheet headings.
Members must not make inappropriate comments, or amendments to entries on competition sheets without concurrence of the Scorer.
Any breach of the angling rules could cost the Member all accrued points, at the discretion of the Angling Committee.
Boats housed outside the club may be entered in the competition, provided they are registered with the Boathouse Captain or Scorer. (Non Members boats are not eligible to compete in special club competition categories listed on Syllabus)
Maimed fish, such as being mutilated by a shark will not be eligible.
A fish that have been landed on another person’s rod will be credited to the person who lands the fish.
If any angler has knowledge of another angler breaking the rules, they are obliged to report the offence to the Angling Committee in writing within seven days of the offence occurring.
Special awards will be given for any “spectacular” catches outside our jurisdiction (e.g Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, as some Members venture into country/Interstate/International locations), at the discretion of the Angling Committee.
More than six Members fishing outside the Club on a Club organised trip will constitute a competition with appropriate awards, at the discretion of the Angling Committee.
A King George Whiting championship category (both In House and Open) will be awarded for 2018/2019, based on numbers caught and weight of fish, at the discretion of the Angling Committee.
Members may fish more than once on a given day, but fish may only be weighed once on any day. Members should be aware that multi tripping can be illegal in certain circumstances and daily bag limits must not be exceeded.
If one boat or more participates in any competition, this means that a scheduled competition will proceed, unless called off by 20:00 on the evening prior to the competition.
When weighing in fish, all fish caught in the boat on a given day should be weighed in, including any fish caught by visitors.
All In House and Open Competition fish must be weighed using the scales located at the APYAC boathouse by the Angler that caught the fish.
Fish can only be weighed until 19:00 on any club meeting nights.
Any issues that arise, that are not adequately covered by APYAC Angling Rules will be resolved by the Angling Committee.
All fishing must comply with the provisions of Fisheries Law and Regulations and all other relevant Laws and regulations).
Breaches of Angling Regulations will result in loss of competition points, at the discretion of the Angling Committee.
The same rules apply for Junior Championship and points scored by Juniors are eligible for Club Championship (therefore a Junior Member can become Club Champion).
The Above Rules must be strictly adhered to
Decisions by the Scorer and the Angling Committee will be final and binding
Syllabus For Fishing Season 2018/2019
|1st September||Season Opens||First Snapper caught||Trophy plus subs paid|
|6th October||Max Coningsby Trophy
Heaviest Other Species
|Best Fish $150
Best bag $100
Other species $50
|3rd November||Captain & Crew|
|TBA||Williamstown Club Comp
Plus 1 x Open Species
|Shield + Award|
|17th & 18th November||Pot of Gold
|TBA November||Ladies Fishing Day Charter 😻|
|26th January||Clinker Boat Race
BBQ 12 Noon
|Derek Johnson Trophy||TBA|
|23rd & 24th February||Tiger Lyons Whiting Comp||Trophy plus voucher|
|9th, 10th & 11th March Labour Day Long w/end||Lake Purrumbete trip||TBA||TBA|
|6th May||Yarra Trip to Herrin Island||All welcome|
|26th May||Competition Ends at 12:00 Noon
BBQ 12:00 Noon
|Last Snapper caught||Trophy plus voucher|
|8th -10th June Queen's Birthday Long W/end||Peter Thomas Tuna Classic – Port MacDonnell Trip||Heaviest Tuna||Trophy plus voucher|
|29th June||Presentation Night|