RULES OF THE MANA CRUISING CLUB FISHING SECTION ANNUAL PHOTO COMPETITON

OUR INAUGURAL ANNUAL PHOTO FISHING COMPETITION IS NOW UNDERWAY

This competition is being run to encourage members and their families to get out and enjoy the marvellous resource we have on our doorstop. We also hope this encourages members to use our marvellous facilities and join us monthly for our fishing group evening where members can meet others, be informed of the latest news in the fishing world, share in the successes and frustrations of fishing, learn new skills, and perhaps pick up a prize.

Main competition points are:

  • Entry is free and is open to all Mana Cruising Club Members
  • This is a Two in One Competition:
  • A Fish of The Month competition
  • An Annual Photo Competition, with entries made up from the monthly competition entries.
  • 5 Categories:
    • Pelagic (Kingfish, Tuna, Kahawai etc)            Gurnard
    • Snapper                                    Blue Cod
    •             Terakihi
  • Children’s Category for those members 12 years and under as 31st December 2024
  • One photo per category per entrant is to be entered each month.
  • Annual photo competition entries will be selected by competitors when submitting entries. Competitors can only have 2 photos in the annual competition in each category.
  • Once a competitor has 2 photos in a category, they may swap one of those entries only once up to the annual competition close off date.
  • Photos to fishing@manacc.co,nz by midnight on the Sunday prior to each monthly fishing section evening (3rd Wednesday of each month).
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WHY THE MAP

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Everyone has their preferred fishing grounds, however the success or otherwise of those grounds compared to other areas are always open to debate.
Some areas are better at producing fish at certain times of the year, others only produce a limited number of species - e.g. on the sand off Paekakariki you are likely to catch snapper and kahawai, mainly over the summer. Hunter Bank is the more likely spot for Kingfish etc.
So for this competition we are asking you to indicate the area you were fishing in when you caught your entry by giving us the corresponding area number on the map. Results will be collated and shared at the prizegivings.

Areas:
  1. Mana
  2. Fishermans Rock
  3. 78m Rise
  4. Waireka Point
  5. Hunter Bank
  6. Paekakariki
  7. Kapiti
  8. Outer Sounds
  9. Inner Sounds

HOW TO CHECK THE META DATA OF A PHOTO

Rule 5 requires that photos of fish caught during the month immediately prior to that month’s close off date will be need to be verified by either a date stamp on the image or readable image meta data to be valid.

Most cameras and phones add timestamps. To check your photos, proceed as below.
If you need to change your phone or camera settings, Google search can help you to set this up.
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Windows 10 and 11 shows the meta data when left clicking on the image.
To be a vaild entry the date taken must be visible and within the month the entry is being submitted for (i.e. from the Thusday immediately after the Wednesday night Fishing Section meeting until midnight Sunday immediately before the next Fishing Section meeting
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If the meta data does not show when clicking on the image, proceed as follows:

Find the photo on your computer
Right Click the photo
Left click Properties
Left Click on the Details Tab
Meta Data will be visible
To be a vaild entry the date taken must be visible and within the month the entry is being submitted for (i.e. from the Thusday immediately after the Wednesday night Fishing Section meeting until midnight Sunday immediately before the next Fishing Section meeting

ANNUAL COMPETITION SCORING SYSTEM

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Entrants enter the annual competion via the entries to the monthly competition.
Each month each entrant can enter one photo per category.
Each entrant can select one photo per month to be entered into the Annual Photo Competition when submitting their monthly entries
Each entrant can have up to 2 entries in each Annual Photo Competition category
Once an entrant has 2 photos in a category, they may swap one of those entries only once up to the Annual Competition close off date. This is over and above the one entry per month.

So there is an element of strategy that must be considered when submitting your photos:
  • Are the category species abundant in the month you are entering
  • What months are the biggest fish around in each category
  • Are you likely to be fishing each month and be able to submit 10 entries over the year
  • Do you want to enter all 5 categories
  • When considering your monthly entry, is it likely that you will catch bigger fish later in the year
  • What have your fellow competitors caught (progress scores will be provided at prizegivings)
We have decided on this scoring system to reward members who are keen fishermen and are out there doing it all year, as well as encouraging others to get out there and target fish they may otherwise not consider.

On the score sheet at left left, the entrant has submitted an entry into every category in the first month to ensure they have a counting score.
If they catch two bigger fish in the following 9 months, the first biggest fish is an ordinary entry, the second can be entered by using the ability to swap one entry in each category only once throughout the competition.
That swap entry is extra to the monthly entry (i.e. the month the swap is invoked, 2 entries may be submitted).
It may be an entrant has 3 photos to swap in 3 categories in a month, then they could enter 4 photos that month, and so on.

For more information or clarification, please get in touch at fishing@manacc.co.nz