Ceduna Crab Competition 2018

The CBTA Ceduna Crab Competition is on again, running from January 1st until Easter Monday, April 2nd 2018 and its a great incentive to get out there and try your hand at crabbing. There are many prizes on offer and two divisions, Junior for those aged 16 and under and Open and are as follows;

Fortnightly Mystery Size Prizes (7 each)
Open Division – $200 cash plus Shirt from Ceduna Sportspower
Junior Division – Junior Fishing Tackle Box Kit or Junior Rod from Ceduna Homescene & Great Outdoors,  Shirt & Cap from Ceduna Sportspower & Crab Net from Neptune Tackle

Monthly Prizes for Largest Crab (3 each)
Open Division – $1000 cash + Family Parks Membership (value $40)
Junior Division – $250 cash + Family Parks Membership (value $40)

Grand Prize for Largest Crab – Open
1 x Swim with the Sharks for 1 person – Calypso Star Charters Port Lincoln (value $495)
2 nights Exec Room Accommodation, including Breakfast – Ceduna Foreshore Hotel (value $300 +$50 meal voucher)
1 x 2-way radio – Ceduna Paint & Panel (value $385, fitting additional)
2 x 1 night Accommodation for 2 people– Ceduna Shelly Beach Caravan Park (value $316)
1 voucher for vehicle service – Ceduna Toyota (value $250)
1 x Crab Cooker – Ceduna Home Hardware (value $150)
1 x Service Voucher – Mal Fricker Communications (value $150)
5 dozen Oysters – Zippels Oysters (value $60)
1 x $50 Vehicle Service Voucher – Beck Motors (value $50)
1 x Ceduna Polo Shirt – Ceduna VIC (value $45)

Grand Prize for Largest Crab – Junior
1 Family Swim with The Sealions at Baird Bay (2 adults, 2 children) – Baird Bay EcoTours (Value $480)
2 nights Accommodation in a water-front Villa (2 Adults, 2 Kids) – Ceduna Foreshore Caravan Park (value $350)
5 dozen Oysters – Zippels Oysters (value $60)
1 x $50 Vehicle Service Voucher – Beck Motors (value $50)
1 x Ceduna Polo Shirt – Ceduna VIC (value $45)

Winner of the 2017 Ceduna Crab Competition
Winner of the 2017 Ceduna Crab Competition

To get involved, pick up a registration form from your Accommodation or the Ceduna Visitor Information Centre (VIC) and then take it with you to the VIC between 10am and 3pm when you have your crab measured.  There’s a small registration fee ($5 individual and $10 for a family) that needs to be paid before your first crab is measured, but then you can enter one crab per person per day.

If you’ve never caught a crab before, don’t despair! They can be easily caught from both the Ceduna and Denial Bay Jetties with minimal equipment – a crab net, some bait and your time; have a chat to the VIC or where you are staying. Quite often they will have everything you need and are happy to advise you or loan nets to use while you are visiting. Please make sure you are able to measure your crab accurately to determine that they are of legal size and are aware of how to identify a female crab so that you are able to quickly return them and undersized catches to the water. For more information about crab fishing methods, identification and limits, please have a look at information supplied by PIRSA here.

You can get the latest updates on the competition from it’s Facebook page.

Terms and Conditions are below;

• By signing the Registration form you acknowledge the rules of the competition
• Your registration form must be completed in full
• Payment in full must be made at time of registration
• Registration can take place at time of measuring
• Only Blue Swimmer Crabs are eligible for entry
• Crabs must NOT be caught or bought commercially
• Crabs must have been caught within the Ceduna local area
• Crabs must not be cooked or frozen — only fresh crabs will be measured
• Measuring times are strictly between the hours of 10am to 3pm only at Ceduna Visitor Information Centre, corner of Poynton Street & Merghiny Drive, Ceduna SA
• One crab per person per day will be measured for the competition
• Crabs will be measured across the carapace. Carapace must be in good condition eg. completely intact, not cracked or damaged
• All family names must appear on the registration form (only those officially registered may enter crabs to be measured for the competition)
• Juniors compete for junior division prizes only
• Juniors who wish to compete for the open prize must register as an adult
• The judges decision is final. No further discussion or correspondence will be entered into.
• A registered party (individual or family entry) may only win a prize in their division once per type in this competition (ie may only win monthly or fortnightly prize once for Open and Junior Divisions). Measurements can still be recorded for the Grand Prize, even if not eligible for other prizes due to this condition.
• Variations and updates to these Conditions and news about the competition may be published periodically on the Ceduna Crab Competition Facebook Page. Please subscribe to stay informed.
• Your email address will not be supplied to any other organisation, and will only be utilised for distribution of Ceduna Crab Competition information and tourism promotions of the Ceduna Business & Tourism Association.

Thanks to our competition Sponsors;

District Council of Ceduna, Ceduna Sports Power, Ceduna Homescene & Great Outdoors, Calypso Star Charters Port Lincoln, Baird Bay EcoTours, Ceduna Paint & Panel, Neptune Tackle, Ceduna Foreshore Hotel, Ceduna Foreshore Caravan Park, Ceduna Shelly Beach Caravan Park,  Ceduna Visitor Information Centre, Ceduna Toyota, Ceduna Home Hardware, Zippels Oysters, Mal Fricker Communications, Beck Motors