Rules & Regulations




1. Regulations

Fishing may be from boat or river bank.

  1. Boating regulations as per N.S.W. Maritime
  2. Anglers must have a current N.S.W. Fishing Licence unless they are under 18, an adult assisting a person under 18 , ( the adult must NOT be fishing), an Aboriginal person, a pensioner with a current pensioner concession card. Licences can be purchased on line at the Department of Primary Industries site or at HQ before you commence fishing.
  3. Two attended rods only, per person.
  4. No illegal bait and equipment to be used or disqualification will apply.
  5. The Committee reserves the right to inspect any equipment or bait used by the competitor and eject any competitor for misconduct.
  6. Boats and equipment are the responsibility of the owner/s.
  7. Children are the responsibility of their parents and/or guardians.
  8. It is Law that children Must wear life jackets in boats.
  9. Could all contestants please travel at respectable speed to respect other fisher persons on river or bank.
  10. The committee reserves the right to refuse entry without reason.
  11. Boat winners must be present to win.

2. Measuring Fish

  1. This is a Catch and Release competition.
  2. An officially approved Brag Mat must be used to measure all fish. All photos must be submitted within the times nominated. Entrants card must be clearly seen in the photo. Photos must comply with the information provided in your registration pack.
  3. All fish are to be released according to the information in your kit, with the exception of Carp which are to be placed in the Carp bins provided.
  4. Organisers reserve the right to inspect all photos.
  5. Participants are requested to take photos of all fish, regardless of size and send through to HQ. This information is sent to Fisheries to assist in research into fish numbers and the health of the river. Under legal size fish are not eligible for prizes.
  6. If there is no card or the card number is illegible in the photo the catch will be disqualified.
  7. In the event of a tie, the angler that caught the earliest fish will be deemed the winner.
  8. Competition Boundaries. Fishing must be within the nominated boundaries designated by buoys. Please check supplied map or website for details.

3. Prizes and Give Aways

Anglers MUST be able to identify themselves with their card or tag to be eligible to collect prizes and giveaways.

4. Protests

Protest must be lodged in writing with a non-refundable amount of $50 no later than 15 minutes after FINAL presentations.

  1. Committee's decision will be final.

5. Liability Exclusion and Indemnity

The entrant in this competition hereby acknowledges and agrees that participation in the Deniliquin RSL Fishing Club Classic may carry the possibility of accident or injuries to the person or property and that risk is hereby accepted and further the entrant hereby indemnifies the Deniliquin RSL Fishing Club, its officials, servants, agents and sponsors against any claims for damage costs or interest arising out of the negligent or omissions by the entrant.

  1. Any person taking part in the event shall indemnify the officials and organisers and any other entrants for injuries loss or damage claims what so ever.
  2. Junior competitors aged 15 years & under on the first day of competition are not permitted to enter the Adult Section and are only eligible to enter the Junior Section.




Slot limit now in place for Murray Cod. Legal size minimum length 55cm to maximum length 75cm. Take photo of measured fish and send to cheif marshal, then release.

For Murray Cod over 75cm take a photo on a brag matt with your phone or camera with your 2020 registration card number clearly visible and then release the fish immediately at the place of capture. Send photo to cheif marshal to have your photo recorded and you will receive a message in return.

Chief Marshal 0474 343 732. Photos must include the whole fish. Please refer to photograph of fish rules and regulations. Photo must include your registration number. Catch must be returned to the water immediately as it is illegal to keep or hold a Murray Cod over 75cm in your live well or keep net.

The Deniliquin RSL Fishing Classic is a Catch & Release Event.

Legal size for Murray Cod is 55cm-75cm. Legal size for Golden Perch is 30cm.

No Undersize Fish, Trout Cod, Silver Perch or Red Fin will be received.

Please release all fish other than Carp back into the water as quickly as possible.

BEWARE: Endangered Fish Identification

Murray Cod and Trout Cod Differences

Golden Perch and Silver Perch Differences



Dart tagged fish are fitted with an internal acoustic tag. Please record capture location, length, tag Identification number and release fish back into the water. Report details to Tag Hot Line 1800 185 027. DPI Fisheries and Murray Local Land Services will be on hand to answer questions and chat about native and pest fish monitoring in the Edward-Wakool system.


  • Always use wet hands to handle fish
  • Always support fish by its belly, never hang by head
  • Wet all surfaces when measuring fish (wet towel)
  • Hang on to fish in water until it swims off

Full rules & regulations here >>>


The fishing HQ this year is at the Deni RSL Club.


All competitors must observe NSW Recreational Fishing & Boating Regulations.


Catch, measure, photograph & release.
Lure or bait


Murray Cod, Golden Perch, European Carp
(European Carp are to be placed in the Carp bins provided).


Male, female, junior & kayak.


Saturday 15th February – 7:00am to 5:00pm.
Sunday 16th February – 7:00am to 11:00am.


Participants can fish from boat (excluding wake boats), Kayaks, Canoe, PWCs and from the banks.


Fish pre-caught and tethered or caught in nets are not permissible and will result in disqualification.