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Some SCSFC policies and information (amended April 2011)

 

SCSFC  POLICY  PAGES 

 

 

 

1. CURRENT CLUB ACTIVITIES

 

Activities members enjoy together

Ø  Fishing events

Ø  Caravanning

Ø  Bowls – night owls

Ø  Footy pools comp

Ø  Monthly meetings and suppers

Ø  Monthly BBQs

Ø  Annual Presentation dinner (youngsters included – usually first week in June

Ø  Christmas dinner (adults only) (usually first or second week in December)

Ø  Children’s and adults Father Christmas BBQ (usually second Sunday in Dec)

Ø  Lotto

Ø  Exchanges with other clubs

Ø  Annual away outings

                 Elliston

                 Arno Bay or similar

                 Cowell or similar

 

 

 

2.     POLICY RE NEW MEMBERS

 

New members are welcome.

The Club has made the decision, not to actively advertise for new members.

New members need to be aware that they must have their own insurance.

Junior members can only join with an adult/adults or carer, i.e. family memberships.

 

New members are supplied with copies of the SCSFC Constitution and By-Laws, and ANSA new member information kit.

 

 It is an accepted policy that all members on joining the Club will automatically join ANSA and this membership is included in the annual membership fee.

 

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3.     FISHING FORMAT

 

This policy has been trialled since 2008 - 2009 and for the interim replaces the monthly fishing competition programme.  

 

 

 

ANNUAL COMPETITION FISHING EVENTS

 

1. ANNUAL CLUB FISHING COMPETITION DAYS

SECTION 1

Each Club member and junior can nominate 4 days per annum as competition days. The day must be a date day, namely between midnight and midnight. The days may be nominated at any time but each day must be nominated before the member begins fishing.

Nominations must be made with the Weigh-master, stand-in Weigh-master, or Committee member. The stand-in Weigh-master or Committee member must tell the Weigh-master of any nominations received as early as convenient.

 

SECTION 2

The Club Committee will nominate four venues each year, in four different months, at an                    away location or locations, and determine a fishing start and end time for that venue. (E.g. The time could be 12 noon to 12 noon over two or three days or more days, or may just be for 5 hours).

All members of the Club may fish that venue at any time two weeks either side of the nominated date (or during the four weeks following) for the same times as nominated for the away location.

 

Fishers must nominate with the Weigh-master, stand-in, or Committee member. The stand-in or Committee member must tell the Weigh-master of any nominations received as early as convenient.

 

Weigh-in arrangements: Weigh-in can occur on any approved scales that have current verification with two or more people present or with the Weigh-master or stand-in Weigh-master. The Weigh- master or stand-in Weigh-master must be notified within one week of returning to Whyalla of the weigh-in results, to have the results recorded and counted.

 

In lieu of section 2, land based anglers who do not attend the away venues/outings may nominate four days, at separate times, two weeks either side of the programmed away outing. They may fish for 12 hours from 4am to 4pm, or the same length of the away event fishing time if greater than 12 hours, for Club competition points.

 

Boaties who do not attend the away venues/outings may nominate four days, at separate times, two weeks either side of the programmed away outing, where they can fish for the same length of time as the away competition, for Club competition points.

 

No weigh-in for competition scoring is accepted unless the prior nominations are made.

 

These changes are aimed at regenerating interest in weighing in catches and fostering a renewed spirit of competition amongst members. Committee nominated away venues are likely to include the annual Elliston trip, Cowell and Arno Bay trips, or any other locations as decided by the Committee from year to year. Sometimes the snapper competition is included as an event.

 

 

 

4. ANSA LOGOS, RECORDS AND SALE ITEMS

Details are available from the ANSA national website, and hand book

 

 

 

 

5. CLUB AND ANSA RECORDS

A copy of the SCSFC records is available from the Secretary.

ANSA records are printed in the ANSA handbook supplied to members on joining.

Record claims must be submitted to the weigh master on the forms and within a certain time from the date of catch.

Record catches can be made at times other than competition event times.

 

 

 

6. WEIGH IN OF EXACT FISH CAUGHT

 

Members attending events may use a marking system for fish caught by them. The fishing co-coordinator for each event, whenever possible, should help to clarify this before the event begins.

 

 

 

7. TAGGING FISH

Tag and release is encouraged. Tagging booklets are available from the tagging coordinator.

All fish may be tagged, but there are some main target species (at present in SA they are snapper ,salmon, bream, King George whiting, mulloway  and yellowtail kingfish) and occasionally government reps will ask for specific fish sizes and species to be tagged.

Tagging kits are purchased by individuals from ANSA and are only available to ANSA members. The first few tags must be paid for; after that, tags are free from ANSA. Different inserters and tag applicators are also being tried.

 

 

 

8. TAGGING KITS

Information on tagging is available from the Club tagging Coordinator.

Kit cost details are available from the ANSA national website.

 

 

 

9. FISHING LIAISONS

 

Currently the SCSFC has built liaison with the:

 

a. West Darling Fishing Club based in Broken Hill

   “Investigations are under way to develop a Perpetual Trophy between the two clubs”

    and money has been put away for this purpose.

 

b.  Shepparton Fishing Club from Victoria.

 

c.  Newsletters are exchanged with various sportfishing clubs including Port Lincoln.

 

 

 

 

10. LAMINATED MEMBERSHIP LIST

Laminated membership lists with contact information and call signs are produced a couple of times a year, to help members.

 

 

11. PARASITES IN FISH

Members are urged to take photos or/and contact a member of the Finfish group

when parasites (worms) are noted in fish.

Kate Hutson at Queensland University may help with advice and verification.

 

 

12. OLD FLARES

 

Old flares can be dropped to a police station.

 

 

 

13. CERTIFIED AND ACCEPTABLE SCALES

 

The Club has certified scales that are retained with the Weigh-master.

 

Personal scales that have been checked/certified against certified scales, and the verification is within date (usually one year), may be used to weigh fish provided two persons (at least one a club member) are present.

 

 

14. STAINLESS HOOKS

The club has a policy, that supports an ANSA request, the stainless hooks NOT be used.

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15. SPONSORSHIPS

 

Sponsors are sought annually for the purpose of covering newsletter costs and trophy costs and the tabs for perpetual trophies.

 

Sponsors may be invited to attend events and presentations at their own expense.

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16. SECRETARY EXPENSES

 

Out of pocket expenses may be paid to the Secretary, as determined and voted on at any meeting.

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17. CLUB JACKETS AND T-SHIRTS

 

Club jackets and polo shirts, short and long sleeve may be arranged through the Club Secretary.

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18. OTHER ACTIVITIES

 

Members may also attend and support local activities; e.g.

ANSA meetings, dinners and BBQ’s

Friends of the Whyalla Conservation Park

 

 

19. CLUB PROPERTY

 

  1. VIDEO CAMERA.  Is available for members to borrow along with 2 SD cards.

     2.   FATHER CHRISTMAS SUIT: rules for use at non-club events.

Hire is to people known to the club. Cost is $30 plus dry cleaning (which is considerable for suit, whiskers and hair) and all damage and missing items must be paid for by the club member or known person who borrows it.

All other people wishing to borrow the Santa suit must make an application in writing to the club committee, and also sign the conditions of use statement. The person borrowing the suit before it is taken must sign a statement acknowledging these conditions."

A draft “Santa Suit Conditions of Use” statement is to be considered at the next club meeting.

 

 

20. RADIO PROCEDURES

When travelling members are encourage to use UHF radio.

When in convoy members set their radios on channel 18.

 

 

21. POLICY RE SYMPATHY AND CONGRATULATION CARDS

The Secretary, President or any meeting can decide to forward cards on the Club’s behalf, at the Club’s expense.

 

 

 

 

22. ANNUAL MOST MERITORIOUS CATCH…ANSA NATIONAL AND STATE AWARDS

 

ANSA  accepts and requests  yearly nominations for juniors and seniors for the “Most Meritorious Capture” award.  Any person may send a story, or stories and photos, to ANSA and nominate people for the annual prize in both categories.

 

 

23. PERSONAL INSURANCE

All members and social members are required to organize their own insurance.