This is a "Card" only system, and based on trust.
During Oct - April each year, when you catch a fish, note the weight and length of the fish for your card entries and the fly you caught it on, then the fish can be released if you wish to do so.
You enter your cards in at each general monthly meeting where one card will be drawn out for a voucher from one of our proud sponsors Hunting & Fishing - Invercargill (there is no minimum size so any fish can win).
When you pay your membership subscription for the current year, you will get seven fish cards free (one for each month).
You can enter as many fish cards as you like, extra cards can be purchased from the secretary @ $1 each.
At the Annual General meeting when trophies are given out, all the cards entered during the season, are put in the draw for any remaining prizes donated by our sponsors.
All card details are entered into a database, to eventually find the winner of the following annual trophies.
- Allan White Trophy - for the Heaviest Rainbow Trout
- Bill Brown Trophy - fro the Best condition Factr fish over 3lbs
- Masters Tropy - for the Best Total Weight (this requires one fish to be entered each month Oct-April
- Presidents Trophy - for the Heaviest Brown
Fly Tying - This competition runs during the five winter months May - Sept.
Flies are entered in each month (based on a pattern advertised the previous month), these are then judged by members votes, the fly with the most votes wins. All votes go forward to be added onto each competitor’s total votes/points, at the end of the competition, the person with the most votes is the winner of the Arthur Gorton Memorial Trophy to hang on their wall for a year.
The Arthur Gorton Trophy is a set of orginal water colour paintings of flies tied by Southland Fly Fishing Club members at the time and painted by Michael Scheele, mounted in a large picture frame.
All flies are also entered into a draw, and the number drawn, give the Fly Tier a voucher to be spent at Hunting & Fishing Invercargill, our main sponsor.
The format for our photo competition is members may enter 2 photos ino each section.
There are 4 sections(as listed below)
Any photo taken during the current fishing season can be entered, and up to two photos per section.
Photos must be "as they have come out of the camera" and either printed commercially or on an Inkjet or Laser Printer (5x7 photos) - as taken, no modifications.
The 4 competition sections are
- General (this is a new section in 2014)
Thank you again to our sponsors - Hunting & Fishing - Invercargill