Cadet (Reef) entrant Luke Treloar with his double prize-winning Red Emperor and Tusk
Well, that’s a wrap for the 36th annual Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic & Expo – the longest running fishing classic in south east Queensland.
Records were broken left, right, and centre:
‘We had record-breaking crowds, record-breaking competitors (546), and a record-breaking prize pool thanks to our 46 sponsors,’ said Ashleigh Jensen, general manager of event host Rainbow Beach Sports Club.
‘All in all, a very successful week for Rainbow Beach. Competitors and sponsors are all raving about how well the event went.
‘All sponsors are happy to jump on board from 2024 and we’ve had several enquiries about gaining additional sponsors too.’
The overall prize pool was a whopping $200,000 with the $10,000 top prize for the biggest fish at the grand finale won by a delighted Wendy Blake.
Dates for the 2024 Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic have been set for 2 June to 8 June. Tickets will go on sale soon.