THE TOOGOOM Fishing Club has changed the date of its major annual event, the Toogoom Family Fishing Competition, from the Australia Day weekend in January to the Labour Day weekend in late April/early May.
A combination of the excessive hot weather, the risk of cyclones in January, and the fact that Australia Day does not automatically create a long weekend anymore has resulted in the move.
Club members voted unanimously at the AGM recently to implement this major decision.
Club President, Bill McCulloch said that many people travel quite long distances to participate in this major event on the Wide Bay fishing calendar and that the change of date will be more conducive for families and working people.
“This way our competition will not follow so close after Christmas and the start of the new school year and now they will have the Monday free to return home or recover from a hectic weekend’s fishing,” he said.
The Toogoom Club will begin serious promotion as the comp draws nearer but would be most appreciative of the change of dates being passed on to others who may be interested.