Upcoming Events
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    November 1 @ 07:00 - 16:00 AEDT
  2. Adreno Sydney Kingfish Cup

    November 14 @ 08:00 - November 15 @ 17:00 AEDT

THE USFA PRESENTS THE THE EVENT YOU DIVE WHEN YOU CAN'T DIVE AN EVENT

The Clayton’s Spearfishing Cup

What is Clayton’s? A non-alcoholic drink that is “the drink you have when you’re not having a drink” became part of Oz vernacular.  Hence with Corona and social distancing running spearfishing meetings and organised dives is not opportune so the USFA would like to run an event that is not quite the event we have been wishing to organise for some time.

The idea of the Clayton’s is to spear one of each of the 10 species on the list (you’re given the species list and minimum sizes when you sign on, make sure you pack your cray gloves, wink wink);  measure each specie you catch on a brag mate or similar measuring tool; take a photo showing the length of each specie; submit the photos with the USFA code you are given on the day clearly in the photo with each of your catch; if your any of your catch is the longest of that specie you win a spearfishing gift voucher; the spearo with  longest overall length wins too and is the Clayton’s winner on that weekend.

If the Clayton’s receives good vibes, we will introduce a regular fixture of events, mixing up the species and size limits as per season. Who knows the name may change to be less tacky too…?

This is a fun, easy challenging day to take part in of, – go diving, spear the fish listed, measure them yourself, send in the pics of each fish and you are a chance to get a prize. there are some guidelines that need to be adhered to, so we have a smooth-running event to occur.

19th and 20th September

Information – rules and, stuff…

This is ethical stuff and it comes down to your own integrity, like it was mentioned above - this is a fun event to be a part of, don’t complicate things with doubt, please if you are unsure just ask one of the organisers.

  • You are allowed to enter only one of each specie listed over the weekend.
  • Present only fish that make the minimum size criteria of the Clayton’s
  • Fish to be placed down on a brag mat/ruler/measuring tape
  • Photos must clearly show the whole specie and length of fish presented otherwise will not be recognised by officials.
  • Measurement is rounded down to the nearest centimetre
  • Fish not submitted presented by prescribed time, Sunday 6pm, will not be recognised
  • Fish landed by the one diver is to be weighed in by that diver only, no one else shall weigh in another diver’s fish for themselves
  • Fish to capture will be announced the Friday evening prior
  • Once you sign off to dive you will be sent a code that must be seen in each photo you submit.
  • Float and Alpha flag must be used by the diver
  • Boundaries are between Swansea to Shellharbour.
  • Dive only in the permitted areas as per NSW Fisheries regulations.
  • Any issues that may arise the organisers will revert to the Sydney Zone Spearfishing event rules for guidance.
  • Prizes currently are for longest of each listed species, and, for the total centimetres overall for the weekend event.
  • The “OPEN” category means everyone, at the moment there is no Junior or Ladies division.
  • Mystery length will be on a specie and length to be drawn and announced after the event

Sign on and Sign off

DAY 1: Saturday morning 0600 sign on and 5pm sign off

DAY 2: Sunday morning 0600 sign on and 5pm sign off

Remember! Your fish must be submitted presented by 6pm sharp Sunday, with the USFA code in each photo or your captures will not be recognised.

HOW TO BE A PART OF THE CLAYON'S CUP

  • Register for the event, it is $10 entry for all USFA members; $25 for non USFA members (this includes temporary USFA membership that enables you to take part)
  • On Friday evening you will be told the 10 species and their minimum size lengths – do not present fish that are under these lengths please.
  • Before you begin your dive session you must sign on (details on sign on below)
  • When you sign on you will be given a code, this code is to be displayed in all of your catch photos to prove you caught them over the weekend – no code means no recognition of the fish you caught, this is important.
  • You may dive one or two days to find your 10 species
  • You may dive and fish multiple locations within the boundaries set out, you may enter and re-enter the water multiple times, just let us know where you are by logging on to the site signing off and re-signing on.
  • You may use a boat, or rockhop
  • Take photos of your catch and ensure the USFA code number you are given when signing on is clearly visible in the photos
  • Remember to sign off no later than 5pm
  • Remember to submit your catch over the weekend no later than 6pm Sunday
  • Follow USFA on social media or their webpage to see how you went
  • Spearfishing gift vouchers can be collected or sent out to you
  • Please adhere to Covid 19 policies on social distancing

HOW TO

Signing on daily for the event – 

Once you have registered online for the Clayton’s Cup you will need to “sign on” to let the organisers know your intent to fish that day and approximately where, and when you are entering the water till need to let us know when you are entering the water, and approximately where you will be, and how long you expect to be diving for.  Remember locations are from Swansea to Shellharbour.

You may choose at any time whether you will fish one or both of the weekend days, and you can move to multiple dive sites throughout each day.

You will need to sign on your intent to dive on each of the days that you choose to fish; as mentioned above, you may fish either one, or both, of the days of the Clayton’s, and, if your first location wasn’t enough for you and you wish to dive elsewhere on the same day you can, please just extend the courtesy to repeat the SMS process again to inform us of your location, thinking safety here for this process is all.

  • SMS to the number anytime from 0600 each day of diving, by sending your full name, add the location where you will be entering the water, and estimated time of return.

Signing off for the day – letting us know you are safely back.

You need to let us know you are back on land, so we do not contact services to go looking for you.

  • SMS to the number you are signing off after completion of each dive session, you may choose to dive again that day so please go through the process of signing on again and when you have had your day of diving please do your last sign off so we know you are back on land and safe, this is very important to do. each day of diving, by sending your full name, and you have finished diving for the day and estimated time of return. 

Prizes

Prizes on the weekend:

  • Individual specie winners: $25 spearfishing gift voucher
  • Individual overall length winner: Octosub $100 gear prize

At end of Clayton’s season:

  • Gift vouchers for each longest fish.
  • Clayton’s Cup and Gift Voucher for overall combined length winner.
  • Gift vouchers for top ten combined lengths
  • Clayton’s Team Cup for winning Club

WHAT FISH SPECIES

Ten fish for this round and their minimum sizes nose to tip of tail are:

  1. Luderick: 30cm
  2. Bream: 30cm
  3. Rock Blackfish: 35cm
  4. Goatfish; 28cm
  5. Red rock cod: 28cm
  6. Blue Morwong: 35cm
  7. Leather Jacket Any: 28cm
  8. Garfish: NOTE - 25cm measured from tip of beak to tip of tail
  9. Squid: 10cm Hood measurement base to tip
  10. Crayfish : one only to be presented
    • Eastern: 10.4cm -18cm measured by carapace
    • Slippers: 10.4cm -18cm measured by carapace

TEMPORARY USFA MEMBERSHIP AND COMPETITION EVENT TICKET

When you purchase this membership option you receive:

  • Temporary insurance and membership with the USFA. 
  • Ticket to the event

Junior memberships must be completed by a parent or guardian if you are under 18.

Temporary membership only covers you for the 2 day event.

The Ticket covers you for only the first event.

$25

12 MONTH JUNIOR USFA MEMBERSHIP AND COMPETITION EVENT TICKET

When you purchase this membership option you receive:

  • Temporary insurance and membership with the USFA. 
  • Ticket to the event

Junior memberships must be completed by a parent or guardian if you are under 18.

Temporary membership only covers you for the 2 day event.

The Ticket covers you for only the first event.

$60

12 MONTH SENIOR USFA MEMBERSHIP AND COMPETITION EVENT TICKET

When you purchase this membership option you receive:

  • Temporary insurance and membership with the USFA. 
  • Ticket to the event

You must be over 18 to select this membership option.

Temporary membership only covers you for the 2 day event.

The Ticket covers you for only the first event.

$109

EXISTING USFA MEMBER TICKET PURCHASE

You must have current USFA membership to select this option:

  • Ticket to the first event

Junior memberships must be completed by a parent or guardian if you are under 18.

The Ticket covers you for only the first event.

Login to tidy hq and then purchase your ticket

$10

SIGN ON AND SIGN OFF TO

SMS NEEDS TO HAVE THE FOLLOWING:

NAME:

LOCATION:

TIME: 

0447 277 527

PLEASE REMEMBER: Your insurance is only valid when diving with a buddy.