Club Awards and Trophies
|Champion Angler – Tag and Release
To qualify for the Tag and Release Champion Angler Award, an angler must first qualify – with the Tag and Release of a Shark, Eagle Ray and Game Fish. The highest point score will be deemed the winner. This is an AGFC Perpetual Trophy.
Champion Angler – Capture
To qualify for the Capture Champion Angler Award, an angler must first qualify – with the weighed capture of a Shark, Eagle Ray and Game Fish. These must fulfil GFAA weighing requirements – Game Fish 1:1 (equal or higher to the line class in use) / Shark and Eagle Ray 2:1 (double or higher than the line class in use) – The highest point score will be deemed the winner. This is an AGFC Perpetual trophy.
Heaviest Eagle Ray
Heaviest Game Fish
The Eagle Ray, Shark or Game Fish must be weighed on reputable scales, no estimates are allowed. Any line is allowed to be used, however the capture must comply with GFAA Rules and Regulations (Gamefish must weigh at least equal to the line class being used – the Shark and Eagle Ray must weigh at least double the line class being used)
These are AGFC Perpetual Trophies.
AGFC President’s Trophy
The President’s trophy is awarded to the most significant recording or effort by an angler each season. It is an AGFC Perpetual Trophy.
Womens / Juniors – Highest Point Scoring Angler
Awards will be presented to the Highest Point Scoring angler in the Womens and Junior categories – Tag and Release, and Capture points will both be recognised. Unlike the Club Champion Awards, it is not necessary for these anglers to ‘qualify’.
The Grand Slam awards are designed to encourage all members to chase different species. There are several levels as listed below, starting with a Grand Slam and finishing with the highest level of Royal Grand Slam. Any angler who achieves the desired number of species in that level will be awarded that Slam. The recording can be submitted with either a Tag or Capture of that species. Tuna, Yellowtail Kingfish or Samson fish may be substituted to use as a Gamefish species to attain a Slam. If you’re unsure about this, please consult the Weight Recorder.
Grand Slam – 2 species of Shark / Eagle Ray / either a Tuna, Yellowtail Kingfish or Samson fish / 2 species of Gamefish
Super Grand Slam – 3 species of Shark / Eagle Ray / another species of Tuna, a Yellowtail Kingfish or Samson fish / 3 species of Gamefish
Ultimate Grand Slam– 4 species of Shark / Eagle Ray / another species of Tuna, a Yellowtail Kingfish or Samson fish / 4 species of Gamefish
Royal Grand Slam– 5 species of Shark / Eagle Ray / another species of Tuna, a Yellowtail Kingfish or Samson fish / 5 species of Gamefish
Reel Action Charters – Most Meritorious Awards
A new initiative this season sees Club sponsor Reel Action Charters support a new set of awards. A custom certificate will be presented to the angler of the Most Meritorious of each GFAA species. The top 3 of each species will be tracked and updated regularly as to notify members of the mark to beat. Only IGFA and Pre-tested lines may be used in this competition. All captures must be weighed on reputable scales. At least 2 anglers must submit a recording for a species to be awarded.
Club Trips / Tournaments
Throughout the season, Club Trips and Tournaments are held at specific locations and times. Each of these events has their own set of awards on offer – see the Season Event Calendar for details. Recordings from these events can also be submitted for yearly awards and point scores.