Point Scoring Methods
The following tables explain how scoring of fish is to be done in the AGFC. This method has been developed to provide members with recognition for capture/tags for fish species that are generally regarded as more challenging than some other species. It also discourages people to pursue mass captures of lower scoring fish and especially so when combined with the Grand Slam and Super Grand Slam categories.
Alan Foreman, our Weight Recorder, is compiling member’s scores and is tracking people as they qualify against each category in the Grand Slam scoring. This will provide the desire for each member to then pursue the next qualifying type of fish and hence expand our ability and knowledge across the wide range of fish available.
This section has been developed to encourage members to tag and release sharks and still score an equitable ratio of points very comparable to a capture. Weighing of sharks especially in public areas can be detrimental to our sport and should be discouraged where possible. We are not stating that individual captures can’t be weighed but please use discretion, and to contemplate tagging where possible.
This section is totally dependent upon the member as closely as possible gauging the length of the shark. Obviously honesty will play a huge part in this as with so many other components in Game Fishing. It may be worth even using temporary markings, ie a short piece of black tape placed on the side of the boat at the lengths in the table above, to assist resisting the fisherman’s tendency to exaggerate about the “big one”.