Keep March free for fishing comp

THE 18th Annual Hervey Bay Family Fishing Competition organised by the Hervey Bay Boat Club Fishing and Social Club will be held from Thursday, March 11, to Sunday, March 14, at Dayman Park in Pulgul Street, Urangan.

There will be hundreds of prizes to win and you don’t even have to catch a fish to be in the running for most of them.

Many entrants don’t fish at all and simply go along to enjoy the atmosphere at the presentations, partake in the food and refreshments and perhaps win a boat, a computer or one of the hundreds of prizes in the lucky draws. This year there will be $1000 dollars cash to win every day sponsored by the Boat Club.

Draws and presentation times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6pm to about 8pm and Sunday from noon to about 3pm and entry fees are seniors $30 and juniors $10.

There will be a licensed bar and this years catering will be done again by members of the Rotary Club of Hervey Bay Sunrise and they will provide plenty of hot food for everyone.

The live weigh-in will again be sponsored by Tackle World Hervey Bay with eligible species flathead (live only), bream and whiting.

Species of fish eligible for the dead weigh-in are whiting, blackall, bream, golden trevally and coral bream and also for the seniors an “any other species category” (excluding flathead, cod, spanish mackerel, shark and ray).

Thanks to the excellent support and generosity of local business houses the competition has been a huge success each year, so make plans now to enter this popular competition.

For more information call George Duck on mob 0407 663 578.

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