Brisbane visitors Lucy and Ben Johnston, Mollie, Henry and Georgia Taylor, Louise and Glenn Johnston and Nicky, Charli and Bernie Taylor.
Brisbane visitors Lucy and Ben Johnston, Mollie, Henry and Georgia Taylor, Louise and Glenn Johnston and Nicky, Charli and Bernie Taylor. Valerie Horton

Pier festival reels in a top crowd

NUMBERS were up at the Urangan Pier Festival’s fishing competition this year, with 19 more people taking part compared to last year.

Competitors enjoyed their chance to drop in a line as the festival celebrated its 25th birthday and organisers were yesterday calling the day a great success.

Organiser George Duck said 150 competitors took part in the fishing competition overall last year, while this year 169 took part; 85 in the kids’ section and 84 in the adults’.

The biggest fish caught on the day, and the overall winner of the competition, was a mack tuna weighing 5.5 kilos.

“There were lots of people,” Mr Duck said.

“We were up on last year, which is great.”

Those not participating in the fishing competition still had plenty to see and do, with dozens of market stalls set up for visitors to peruse.

Mr Duck said thousands of people took advantage of the school holidays to visit.

“We had people from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast competing in the fishing competition.

“It’s on in the middle of school holidays and a lot of people take advantage of that.”



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