(a) The Association shall maintain state records, as laid down in the Objects of the Association (Object g), NSW shall issue Record Certificates where appropriate in the following categories: men's, ladies, male & female juniors and male & female small fry. Saltwater, Freshwater, Fly and Land-based Saltwater and as from the 21st July 2018 a new specific NSW Waters only type record category called "with attached Backing" Records for all categories are kept in the following line classes 1kg, 2kg, 3kg, 4kg, 6kg, 8kg, 10kg, 15kg, 24kg, 37kg and 60kg.
The new category type is based on the following rule which applies for all Australian/other Australian States and IGFA World Records, however those bodies only have one type category record whereas NSW has 2 split categories, one with no backing attached (existing records) and the new one with attached backing where the following equipment regulation applies.
Line and Backing
1. The use of backing is permissible. (Note: there is no restriction on the type or size of backing used as long as it is Monofilament, multifilament, lead core multifilament but not wire.)
2. The catch shall be classified under the breaking strength of the first five metres of the line preceding the double, leader and hook. This section must be comprised of a single homogenous piece of line (for record claims, 16m of the single line must be supplied).
Note: Small Fry shall be under the age of eleven (11) years when the capture is made. Junior anglers shall be under the age of sixteen (16) years when the capture is made.
b) All applications for NSW Records must be accompanied by full substantiative certification (as required by GFAA for Australian records) and such claims must be forwarded by the angler's club to the NSWGFA Office within six weeks of the date of the capture. Claims received after two (2) months will only be considered at the discretion of the Association when a suitable explanation for the delay is furnished. Any claim received after two months will have a payment of $110.00 (incl. GST) fine applied on top of the standard filing fee.
c) Procedures for line testing and adjudication of NSW Records Claims shall be the same as those set out and used by GFAA from time to time and by NSWGFA regarding the new category with attached backing.