**RULES 𝐔𝐏𝐃𝐀𝐓𝐄 AND HOW TO WIN**
All competition categories for March 2021 will be LIVE or LENGTH based Categories.
All fish must be alive when measured and have photos taken on a reputable Brag Mat to meet QLD legal size, and to allow for catch and release so you can stay out fishing if you don't want to bring them in or take them home.
Alternatively, you can bring your live fish into the verification tent at the Comp and have it measured.
Fish categories are:
Mackerel (Spanish and Spotties)
All competitors are to provide photo's to the verification tent staff at the Comp, before the daily cut off times for approval.
Alternatively, you can bring your live fish into the verification tent at the Comp and have it measured by our staff.
Feel free to bring in your other catches and get some photos with the DBDNA crew, and you could be showcased in the next Deep Blue DNA Fishing Competition promo.
DBDNA will not accept homemade mats.
To ascertain that you caught the fish within the competition time, you can collect a free of charge DBDNA sticker from the entry marquees or the Mooloolaba boat ramp jetties during the event and display this sticker on your brag mat.
Two photos or a video are required to qualify any fish being recorded.
One showing the whole fish with no or very little blood with the head at the start of the measure (0) (photos or videos must be taken from directly above the fish, DBDNA will not accept any obscure angles
The other zoomed in on the tail showing its length. Both photos must display the current free of charge DBDNA sticker for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (these will be 3 different stickers)
Fish are recorded from the nose tip to the centre of the tail fork.
(if there is suspected tampering with the mat or the fish, the fish will not be recorded)
If you catch a fish that exceeds brag mat limits, it is up to the competitor to either: bring in the fish to the Comp and have it measured at the verification tent.
The competitor can take a clear video of the fish being measured with a credible tape measure. (brag mat must be in the frame next to your fish)
DBDNA will accept NO other Brag Mats, other than the above options. The photograph or video MUST include the official free of charge DBDNA sticker (whole fish with head, and tail photos).
A new free sticker will be released each day, and entrants can pick up the stickers from both the front desk at the event and from the jetties at the Mooloolaba Boat ramps.
The length category winners will be selected as the longest fish for each species for each day.
How To Win
There will be 19 daily categories.
19 Winner, and 19 Runner Up prizes each day.
Everyone has a chance to win every category on the same day.
Length based category wins will be awarded for the longest recorded fish for that day in any one of the 19 fish categories. E.g. flathead
The runner up will be second longest in that same category. E.g. flathead
All species will have a winner and a runner up prize.
The same for Saturday and Sunday although Sunday is also when the major prizes are drawn.
One major prize will be for the highest total overall length.
Two major prize’s will be for "closest to the mystery length prizes."
**Example 1 overall length
LENGTH- Day 1, Jim records a 60cm Snapper, a 30cm Pearl Perch and a 90cm Mackerel on Friday, this gives him a combined total length of 180cm for the Friday (only 1 of each species/day will be counted and accumulated towards the overall prize)
Jim does the same thing with different fish the next day (these can be of the same species just not the fish you caught the day before)
All good, now he has 360cm combined.
Jim does the same on Sunday - 540cm is Jim's total score for the event.
Phil catches one 102cm Mackerel on Friday a 90cm mahi-mahi on Saturday and nothing on Sunday.
Phill's total score for the event is 192cm.
**Example 2 mystery length.
Jim captures his photos, and he submits a photo of a 35cm bream, a 35cm flatty and a 27cm whiting on Friday.
This gives Jim a combined total length of 97cm for the Friday (only 1 of each species/day will be counted and accumulated towards the overall prize)
Jim does the exact same thing with different fish the next day, all good, now he has 194cm combined.
Same on Sunday -
Jim's total score for the event is 291cm.
Sophie catches one 30cm bream, one 45cm flatty and a 30cm whiting on the Friday giving her a total of 105cm.
If Sophie does the same for Saturday and Sunday, she will have an overall score of 315cm.
One of the mystery lengths on the day gets called at 3100mm
Sophie would win in this case.
Mystery length prizes.
The mystery lengths will be provided to us by two of our sponsors on the day, and the closest to that accumulated length also receives a major prize, giving everyone a chance of winning a significant prize.