FFF Seadogs 2020 - register here

For NT, NQ and WA fishos. Kicks off March 1, 2020. Winners chosen from the best six of 10 rounds, so enter until July for a chance to win. Details inside.
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FFF Seadogs 2020 - register here

Post by Matt Flynn » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:32 am

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FFF SEADOGS 2020 - tentative new comp rules. Final rules will apply when it kicks kicks off on March 1.

This brag mat competition is judged on the best six of 10 rounds. Fishos can enter at any time throughout the comp but may not enter fish in earlier rounds.

As it is the best of six rounds you can enter until July with a chance to win.

The comp is judged on pictures of fish on brag mats. Each centimetre of fish gets a point. Unlimited entries are allowed but only each competitor's biggest fish from each of their best six rounds are eligible for points.

Entrants will need a branded brag mat (home-made ones not allowed), a camera and a newspaper from the month of each round to enter. Government or branded fish-measuring stickers are also OK.

Pictures of fish must be taken on the brag mat with the newspaper in view. The newspaper or anything else must not cover the fish in a manner that could hide mutilation of the fish.

Each brag mat post must also include a photo of the fish being held by the captor nearish to where it was caught.

The final round ends December 20, 2020.

Round 1, Mar - Barra, Threadfin, Jewfish, Golden Snapper, Trevally, Queenfish.
Round 2, Apr - Barra, Threadfin, Jewfish, Golden Snapper, Trevally, Queenfish.
Round 3 May - Barra, Threadfin, Jewfish, Golden Snapper, Trevally, Queenfish.
Round 4, June - Barra, Threadfin, Jewfish, Mackerel, Tuna, Trevally, Queenfish.
Round 5, July - Barra, Threadfin, Jewfish, Mackerel, Tuna, Trevally, Queenfish.
Round 6, Aug - Barra, Threadfin, Jewfish, Mackerel, Tuna, Trevally, Queenfish.
Round 7, Sep - Barra, Threadfin, Jewfish, Mackerel, Tuna, Trevally, Queenfish.
Round 8, Oct - Barra only - dam fish eligible.
Round 9, Nov - Barra only - dam fish eligible.
Round 10, Dec - Barra only - dam fish eligible.

There are +10cm bonus points for each wild barramundi (not dam barra) entered in 2020

There are -20cm bonus points for each jewfish entered in 2020

Dam barra (stocked fish) eligible only in Rounds 8, 9 and 10 in 2020.

There are no landbased bonus points in 2020.

A deckie's fish may be entered by the owner of the registered boat as long as they are caught in the registered boat with the owner/skipper, and the boat is recognisable in the photo.

Skippers who have registered their boat in the comp may fish as a deckie on another registered boat and claim their fish as their own entry, as long as both parties are in agreement.

Otherwise, the skipper of the registered boat on the water on the day claims any fish caught.

All fish to be measured from lip to centre of tail (eg inside fork or outer curve). Fish may have mouths open or closed on the brag mat, the aim being to get the fish measured and photographed as fast as possible.

Each entry must include a short description about the capture. Photos must depict live or freshly-caught fish, no necked or obviously dead fish.

As there are no stewards on the water to enforce/check that rules are followed, the organiser reserves the right to disallow any entry for any reason, and disqualify any entrant for any reason. The judge's decision on all matters will be final.

Fish caught while competing in other competitions are not eligible. Professional fishing guides may not enter the comp.

In the event of a draw the FFF judge will decide a winner based on the quality of the photos in the entries.

There is no size limit on fish, but please photograph undersize fish quickly for a fast release.

By entering, entrants agree to be responsible for their own safety, knowledge of the waterways, and to ensure their boats are in good working order. Entrants agree to not hold the organiser liable in any way.

By registering and posting your entries you agree to be bound by the rules.

***Misinformation supplied in an entry may result in disqualification***

HOW TO ENTER

You can enter from anywhere in Australia where you can catch the target fish species.

The competition is free to amateur fishos/skippers who display a FFF sticker on the outside of their car or boat, or on a console high enough to be seen outside the boat, for the duration of the comp.

Landbased fishos can display a sticker on their car, bike or tackle box.

Buy a FFF sticker here ... https://fishfinderbooks.com/fishfinders ... -stickers/. In Darwin the stickers are available at Craig's Fishing Warehouse.

Without a sticker the entry fee is $30, via Paypal ... fishfindermaps2@gmail.com

Entrants must register their boat by posting on this thread a pic of their boat or vehicle, either with the FFF sticker applied, or without if you choose to pay the entry fee.

There is an end-of-year Grand Champion, decided on the best fish from six rounds.
There are end-of-year Runner-Up Champions, decided on the best fish from six rounds.

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PRIZES FOR 2020

See below. The prize list may be updated if more sponsors come on board.

FFF Grand Champion

1 x Simrad NSS7 Evo 3, RRP $1799
1 x Active imaging 3-in-1 transducer, RRP $350
1 x Simrad RS20S VHF radio with DSC, RRP $412


https://www.simrad-yachting.com/en-au/s ... d-basemap/
https://www.simrad-yachting.com/en-au/s ... odscrs20s/


The Simrad prize is courtesy Darwin's In and Outboard Marine ... http://iomarine.com.au/

FFF Runner-up Grand Champion

Elite-9 Ti2 with Active Imaging Transdu ... en-gb.aspx, RRP $1799

The Elite-9 prize is courtesy Navico Australia ... https://navico.com/

FFF Third Runner-up prize

**GME MT600G Epirb ... https://www.gme.net.au/catalogue/emerge ... t600g.aspx, RRP $299
**GME GX625 handheld marine VHF radio ... https://www.gme.net.au/catalogue/hand-h ... gx625.aspx, RRP $199


Both GME prizes courtesy GME Australia.

FFF Fourth Runner-up prize

**Shimano SLX DC baitcaster reel ... http://fish.shimano.com/content/fish/no ... _DC_1.html, RRP $339.

Reel courtesy Shimano Australia.

FFF Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Runners-up prizes

**One set Tonic Eyewear in poly lenses (although Doug at Tonic has supplied glass lenses most years) lens colour of winner's choice... prizes courtesy http://www.toniceyewear.com.au/range. Prescription lenses available at winner's cost.

**High-quality Classic barra lures from J M Gillies ... courtesy http://www.jmgillies.com.au/

More prizes may be added through the year, business promoters who would like to be involved can email Matt Flynn at fishfindermaps2@gmail.com

***All prizes are not redeemable for cash. The comp organiser will not be held responsible if a sponsor becomes unable to supply a prize.
***In the event of model upgrades among prizes, the updated models may or may not be supplied by the sponsor.
***The organiser reserves the right to end the comp early for any reason, with winners chosen from the leaders at the time of conclusion. It will be up to sponsors if they provide prizes under such circumstances.
***Competitors may be asked to provide proof of ID to satisfy the organiser of their identity, winners will not be eligible for a prize if suitable ID is not forthcoming or if a discrepancy is found.
***Rules may be subject to change, new rules will apply after the time of change.

Most importantly, this is a low-stress comp. It is also a comp that requires dedication and fishing ability to win.



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Re: FFF Seadogs 2020 - register here

Post by theodosius » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:18 pm

Count me in again, great idea to add other species Matt.

Sticker's starting to show it's age!
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Post by NinjaFish » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:14 pm

And i thought mine hadn’t been used for a while :D

Anyhow. Registering in case I get out enough this year but I suspect I can nail a few of the new species introduced to this years comp in the Harbour.

Good thinking Matt. :mrgreen:
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Post by trent » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:38 pm

You'd be mad not to enter,hopefully this bit of rain continues
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Post by Ivan » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:05 pm

I'm in again.
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Post by Maark » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:36 am

Woohoo! Me & deckie are in. Can’t wait till March.
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Post by joesgotone » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:09 pm

Happy to sign up again. Received last years prizes today. Very happy with Tonic sunnies, Reidy's lures and Classic Lures collection. Hope they help move me up the ladder.
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how many is enough lures, rods and reels. Is there a magic number, considering you usually only catch 1 fish on a single lure on the one rod and reel your casting with.

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Post by Swoffa » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:39 am

In again although there is little chance of keeping up with the leaders while I am fishing fly.
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Post by Marro » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:31 pm

May as well have another go. I’ve got use to the disappointment!
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Post by hobbit » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:32 pm

might try put a fish in this year
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Post by Anon » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:37 pm

Im in again this year
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Post by Captain6979 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:28 pm

The Shabby is in!!
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Post by Daz12 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:05 pm

I'm in again.
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Post by Sullo » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:26 pm

Just done my 1500 hour service,ready to go
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Post by Flickin4em » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:40 pm

In again for the 2020 season....possibly NTs Shortest runoff ever :D
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Get out there and in amongst it :)

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