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.

SECTION 1

Capture

Tagging

Weight in KGs x 100 – divided by Line Class

1 – 10kg Line Class

15 – 60kg Line Class

Species/Points

Aust. Salmon

Score as per equation above

300

200

Blue Shark

 

See Shark Tagging section

 

Bonito

 

300

200

Eagle Ray

 

300

200

Gummy Shark

 

See Shark Tagging section

 

Hammerhead Shark

 

See Shark Tagging section

 

Mulloway

 

300

200

Silver Trevally

 

300

200

Skipjack Tuna

 

300

200

Snapper

 

300

200

Southern Bluefin Tuna

300

200

Tailor

 

Not recognised for  tag points under GFAA rules

 

Tope (School Shark)

 

See Shark Tagging section

 

Whaler Shark

 

See Shark Tagging section

 

SECTION 2

Capture

Tagging

Weight in KGs x 300 – divided by Line Class

1 – 10kg Line Class

15 – 60kg Line Class

Species/Points

Yellowtail Kingfish

Score as per equation above

600

300

Samson Fish

 

600

300

Albacore

 

600

300

Big Eye Tuna

 

600

300

Mahi Mahi

 

600

300

Marlin

 

600

300

Broadbill

 

600

300

Mako Shark

 

See Shark Tagging section

 

Thresher Shark

 

See Shark Tagging section

 

Porbeagle Shark

 

See Shark Tagging section

 

Tagging Sharks

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.

All Species

Size

Line Class in kg

Points

3.2ft – 4 feet

1 – 10

50

 

15 – 60

25

>4 ft – 6ft

1 – 10

200

 

15 – 60

100

>6ft – 8ft

1 – 10

600

 

15 – 60

300

>8ft

1 – 10

1200

 

15 – 60

600

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”.