Sport

Burrum hooks thousands

Oliver, 4, and Charlie Geeves, 2, from the Glass House Mountains are rearing to go fishing with their family at the Burrum Heads Easter Fishing Classic.
Oliver, 4, and Charlie Geeves, 2, from the Glass House Mountains are rearing to go fishing with their family at the Burrum Heads Easter Fishing Classic. Karleila Thomsen

IT'S one of the biggest fishing tournaments in Queensland and it's on this weekend at Burrum Heads.

Among an estimated 10,000 who are here for the Burrum Easter Classic are youngsters Charlie and Oliver Geeves.

Oliver, 4, spent the days leading up to the event sharing fishing secrets with his younger brother Charlie on the Burrum foreshore.

The toddlers are the youngest in a family of four generations that spend Easter at the event each year.

Charlie's 83-year-old great-grandfather, Norm Neil, was in hospital for an operation a week ago but still managed to make it, such is his love for the classic.

And he is not alone. Caravan parks in the town are overflowing with fishos and families making the annual pilgrimage.

Bargara locals Trevor and Jacelyn Sands, are veterans of 14 years.

"We've had the same campsite since we started coming, you don't want to give them up or you can't get them back, so you book each year," Trevor said.

"It's like one big family and the atmosphere is great."

This year the Burrum Heads Easter Fishing Classic celebrates its 21st birthday with more than $45,000 in prizes.

Unfortunately anglers returning this year will once again see that nothing has been done about fixing the Burrum Heads boat ramp.

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