RULES FOR TAG & RELEASE AND MEASURE & RELEASE
1. (a) No tournament shall be approved by a State Association that awards points for free release for GFAA tag species. No Tag & Release points shall be awarded in State Association-approved tournaments unless GFAA approved tags are used.
1. (b) Measure & Release is allowed for species that have been determined by the GFAA from time to time – see section titled GFAA eligible gamefish for Measure & Release and section Guidelines for Measure & Release.
(i) All GFAA Angling & Equipment regulations shall apply.
(ii) All applicable Tag & Release rules shall apply – ie items 1, 2 & 3 of the acts that disqualify a Tag & Release.
(iii) No fish can be released after measurement unless it is in a healthy and vigorous state.
(iv) The GFAA Measure & Release card is to be used to record species release information.
2. The use of the ‘billfish only’ tag is MANDATORY to be eligible to win any GFAA Trophies and Awards.
THE FOLLOWING ACTS WILL DISQUALIFY A TAG & RELEASE:
Failure to comply with GFAA angling rules and equipment regulations or tournament tag and release rules.
Failure to comply with all other regulations that disqualify a capture.
Use of a gaff (other than a jaw release device for the purpose of tagging e.g. Boga-Grip.)