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    60th Australian Pacific Coast Championship

    March 05, 2019 2 min read

    60th Australian Pacific Coast Championship

    Words by Dallas Davies, Australian Pacific Coast Championship Convenor

    The 60th Australian Pacific Coast Spearfishing Championships will be held over the Easter long weekend Friday 19th April to Sunday 21st April 2019.

    The Championships are conducted over three days with Friday being a social stand-alone competition with a mystery 4 man team event and a free to enter U/18s event with awards in all age brackets from 8 to 17 years. Sub-juniors 14 years and younger require adult supervision and all contestants require AUF membership.

    Fish speared in the Friday events are eligible for the Big Fish competition cash prizes although juniors fishing the free event only are not.

    Individual Title event is held over Saturday and Sunday with the 4 man teams event Saturday and the pairs event on Sunday.

    Fish auctioned at the conclusion of competition each day in aid of Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.

    There will be some great random draw prizes at the presentation held at the presentation on Sunday night at 7 pm.

    You can register from 9 am on Friday and you will need to present your fish float for inspection. safety guidelines can be accessed at AUF Spearfishing Competition Rules, Section 2.1 "Safety Equipment Individuals".

    Event schedule is as follows:

    Friday 19/04/2019

    Sign On from 9.00am at Control Centre just east of D'Albora Marina on Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay, AUF Members $70 Snr/ $30 Jnr (U/18 on 19/04/2019); Non AUF Members $100 Snr/ $50 Jnr (This includes AUF membership to 30/06/2019)

    11.00am Safety Instruction and Personal Safety Gear Checks.

    Competition 12-4pm Mystery Teams, U/18 free entry competition for AUF members or $30 for AUF Jnr membership, Day 1 of Big Fish competition

    Saturday 20/04/2019

    Competition 8am - 3pm

    Day 1 Open Championships, Day 1 Age Category Championships, 4 Man Team Championships, Day 2 Big Fish competition

    Sunday 21/04/2019

    Competition 8am - 2pm.

    Day 2 Open Championships, Day 2 Age Category Championships, Pairs Championships, Day 3 Big Fish competition