The Association shall determine, and publish from time to time, mandatory minimum weights of game fish species captured that may be recognised for any tournament, competition or trophy.
Tiger Sharks. New Min. Weights - Effective 1st September 2022
Line Classes 6 – 10kg min. 120kg which is an increase of 50kg, current is 70kg
Line Classes 15 – 24kg min. 200kg which is an increase of 110kg, current is 90kg
Line Classes 37 – 60kg min. 250kg which is an increase of 160kg on 37kg and 130kg on 60kg, current is 90kg on 37kg and 120kg on 60kg
Blue Sharks. New Min. Weights - Effective 1st September 2022
Line Classes 6 – 10kg min. 100kg which is an increase of 30kg, current is 70kg
Line Classes 15 – 24kg min. 125kg which is an increase of 35kg, current is 90kg
Line Classes 37 – 60kg min. 150kg which is an increase of 30kg, current on 120kg on 60kg.
Noting that Blue Sharks do not grow bigger than 200kg.
Both Tiger and Blue Sharks minimum weights will have a 3 year Sunset period.
Minimum Weights for Junior and Small Fry Anglers
Please Note: Putting higher minimum weights on a prize during a tournament – clubs need to send at the time of their application for sanctioning,
Clubs MUST show THREE (3) years of consistent proof of Capture History . (if not supplied previously) the Minimum Weight must be Winnable & Attainable. Please read the entire rule below
Notwithstanding the minimum weights specified in paragraph (d) above, a club may, with the approval of the Association given, at the time of sanctioning in accordance with paragraph (f), specify a higher minimum weight for marlin, shark or tuna to qualify for a trophy for the heaviest marlin, shark or tuna only, provided that the weight specified is reasonable and obtainable in the circumstances. Clubs applying for sanction under this rule will supply a capture history for at least three (3) years. The tournament will be conducted under the highest minimum weight(s) if approval is granted with the exception; if a fish does not qualify for a tournament fish, it is still allowable for other competitions under NSWGFA rules. Nothing in this clause will affect the minimum weight of marlin, shark or tuna to qualify for capture points in accordance with 4(b) – 2.