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Join in on a unique tournament - the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic, July 21-29 and you may catch a big one like Byron Rush

Join in on a unique tournament – the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic, July 21-29 and you may catch a big one like Byron Rush

The Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic is one of the few remaining successful fishing tournaments on the eastern seaboard. This major saltwater fishing event will be run in July, commencing Friday 21 to Saturday 29.

The event caters for people of all levels of fishing experience and all major prizes are given based on participation rather than competitive spirit. This year there are four categories:

  1. Beach fish: flathead, bream, dart, whiting and tailor
  2. Jew fish
  3. Reef fish: snapper, red emperor, pearl perch, parrot, sweetlip
  4. Big fish: fish over 8kg and does NOT include any of the above species or cod, rays, shark and billfish.

You don’t have to fish all the time, you can fish for one day or all eight. There is a full weekend, so those local people who can’t get the time off work can still participate and be part of the grand finale on the following Saturday. You don’t even have to catch a fish or fish to have a chance at the major prizes!

Kids’ Day is on the first Sunday of the event, July 23. Jumping castles, face painting and balloons are all free for the kids after 3pm. Every child on the day entered into the competition will receive a gift bag.

Veterans’ Day is on Tuesday July 25. Competitors over the age of 60, “Veteran classification” are able to compete against each other with the opportunity to win species 1st and 2nd prizes, in addition to the open competition species 1st and 2nd prizes – “Double the chance”.

Ladies’ Day is on Thursday July 27. All women in the adult classification are able to compete against each other with the opportunity to win species 1st and 2nd prizes in addition to the open competition species 1st and 2nd prizes – “Double the chance”.

Buy your tickets today: www.rainbowbeachfishingclassic.com