Correctly photographing your fish is critical to ensure your catch is eligible for entry into the competition.
There are a few simple rules to follow.
When you catch your target species simply lay the live fish with the nose in line with the “0” (zero) measurement on the measuring mat or brag mat.
Photograph the fish so the entire length can be seen in the photograph along with your angler number.
Remember to write your angler number CLEARLY in the white box provided on the brag mat.
When photographing your fish on the mat the dorsal fin must point towards the top of the brag mat. Any photographs submitted with fish belly towards the top of the mat will not be accepted. Flat fish are to be photographed belly down on the mat.
The dorsal fin MUST go to the top of the brag mat and the nose to the ‘0’ measurement (flat fish belly down on the mat), if it does not your entry will be excluded from the competition.
Check your photograph to ensure the whole fish is in the photograph and the nose end of the fish is in line with the “0” (zero) measurement and the overall length along with the angler number and codeword is clearly visible.
If you are not happy with the photograph, simply take another one.
Quickly release the fish and try to catch a bigger one.
Only a fish caught by the registered angler can be entered.
Any photograph that shows a fish not alive or damaged will not be accepted.
Any photograph which has undergone digital manipulation, ie, photoshop, will be disqualified.
You can upload a maximum of four photographs per angler, ONE per target species to the website. For example, if you choose to target one species in the competition you can only upload ONE photograph of this target species for judging.
If you are a late entry and you do not receive your brag mat in time for the competition you may use:
Another competitors 2023 mat that shows your Angler Number and the codeword. Please use a piece of white cardboard with black marker to clearly write your angler number and codeword.
An old Let’s Fish Lake Mac or a Pirtek Fishing Challenge mat, that shows your Let's Fish Lake Mac 2023 Angler Number and the 2023 codeword
A generic brag mat, like the ones BCF and tackle shops sell.