Capture points equal the weight of the fish squared x factor, divided by line class. Factors are as follows:
4kg – 29.5: 6kg – 19.5; 8kg – 14.5; 10kg – 11.5; 15kg – 7.5; 24kg – 4.6; 37kg – 3; 60kg – 1.7.
Marlin points are doubled as above factor system.
Broadbill points are doubled as above factor system.
Other Gamefish points (exception: broadbill as above) are trebled as above factor system.
Shark points half, except blue sharks, which are one-quarter of as above factor system.
Tagging of White Sharks – The incidental hooking, fighting and tagging and releasing of a White Shark in Commonwealth Waters (outside 3NM) in permitted for scientific purposes and T&R points will be awarded in all tournaments including club point-scores. This species cannot be targeted. For clarity, the NSW GFA President advised that a dispensation has been granted by the Federal Government.
3. (i) Tag & Release Points
Following are the only tag & release points that may be used by NSWGFA – affiliated member clubs.
|Marlin - Black||12,500||11,500||10,000||8,500||7,500|
|Marlin - Blue||12,500||11,500||10,000||8,500||7,500|
|Marlin - Striped||12,500||11,500||10,000||8,500||7,500|
|SHARKS - minimum 100cm|
|*Shark - Blue||3,125||2,875||2,500||2,125||1,875|
|*Shark - Hammerhead (Smooth Only)||3,750||3,450||3,000||2,550||2,250|
|*Shark - Mako (all)||3,750||3,450||3,000||2,550||2,250|
|*Shark - Porbeagle||3,750||3,450||3,000||2,550||2,250|
|*Shark - Thresher (all)||3,750||3,450||3,000||2,550||2,250|
|*Shark - Tiger||3,750||3,450||3,000||2,550||2,250|
|*Shark - Whaler (all)||3,750||3,450||3,000||2,550||2,250|
|Tuna - Albacore||625||575||500||425||375|
|Tuna - Longtail||625||575||500||425||375|
|Tuna - Bigeye||1,250||1,150||1,000||850||750|
|Tuna - Dogtooth||1,250||1,150||1,000||850||750|
|Tuna - Bluefin & Southern Bluefin||1,250||1,150||1,000||850||750|
|Tuna - Yellowfin||1,250||1,150||1,000||850||750|
|Narrow Barred (Spanish) Mackerel||625||575||500||425||375|
|*Yellowtail Kingfish - minium 70cm||310||290||250||210||190|
|*Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish)||31||29||25||21||19|
|JUNIOR POINTS ONLY|
|Tuna - Kawa Kawa||13||12||10||9||8|
|Tuna - Striped - Catch & Release Only||13||12||10||9||8|
(ii) Measure & Release
is allowed Yellowtail Kingfish* under 70cm ONLY
Following are the only Measure & Release points that may be used by NSWGFA – affiliated member Clubs
|KINGFISH - Yellowtail - under 70cm||13||12||10||9||
Note: (i) All GFAA Angling & Equipment regulations shall apply.
(ii) All applicable tag & release rules shall apply i.e. items 1,2 & 3 of the acts that disqualify a tag & release.
(iii) No fish can be released after measurement unless it is in a healthy and vigorous state.
(iv) A GFAA designed "Measure & Release" card is to be used to record species release information.
Guidelines for Measure & Release