Rules & Regulations




1. Regulations

Fishing may be from boat or river bank.

  1. Boating regulations as per your state Maritime laws.
  2. Anglers must have a current state Fishing Licence if required.
  3. Boats and equipment are the responsibility of the owner/s.
  4. Children are the responsibility of their parents and/or guardians.
  5. It is Law that children & adults Must wear life jackets in boats where applicable.
  6. Could all contestants please travel at respectable speed to respect other fisher persons.
  7. The committee reserves the right to refuse entry without reason.

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. Entry number must be clearly seen in the photo. Photos must comply with the information provided on this website.
  3. All fish are to be released according to the information on this website, with the exception of Carp which must not be returned to the waterways.
  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 waterways.
  6. If the entry 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.

3. Prizes

Anglers MUST be able to identify themselves with their fish & entry number to be eligible to collect prizes.

4. Protests

Protest must be lodged in writing with a non-refundable amount of $50.

  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 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.



For all fish, take a photo on a brag matt with your phone or camera with your 2022 registration number clearly visible and then release the fish immediately at the place of capture.

Send photo to Chief Marshal 0474 343 732 to have your photo recorded and you will receive a message in return.

Please refer to illustration below. Photos must be clear and include the whole fish. 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.

BEWARE: Endangered Fish Identification

Murray Cod and Trout Cod Differences

Golden Perch and Silver Perch Differences



  • 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 State Recreational Fishing & Boating Regulations.


Catch, measure, photograph & release.
Lure or bait


Murray Cod, Golden Perch, Carp.
(Please retain and utilise, or destroy any captured European Carp rather than returning them live to the water).


Adult & Junior.


Saturday 19th February – 7:00am to 5:00pm.
Sunday 20th February – 7:00am to 11:00am.


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