Numbers were up in the Adults this year, as the 31st Rainbow Beach Fishing Classic moved back to school time, from a few years in the winter holidays.
Family participation was strong however, and relatives and friends pipped each other on the leader board through the competition. Dave Arthur wiped his partner’s Susie Faulkner’s name off the Jewfish Category, only to have her name return a few minutes later.
There was also a tussle between father and son Rob and Kale Fullarton with flatheads. Absolute devotee Mason Bignell was rewarded with the coveted Peter Brady Trophy.
At the very last, in the $10 000 draw down, Shauna McCauley and Elizabeth Alchin kept themselves distracted whilst number after number was drawn from the barrel. The best friends from Cooloola Cove were so excited to be in the last three – then the only ones standing for the final two prizes. the crowd were thrilled for the young mums, as Shauna brought home the major prize of the week.
A big thank you to all sponsors, participants, volunteers and to the Sports Club for hosting the event.