It is all about family at the 2015 Fishing Classic

The fantastic weigh-in team with their bright shirts for the 2015 Classic

The fantastic weigh-in team with their bright shirts for the 2015 Classic

Didn’t the kids have fun? The Fishing Classic epitomises a way families and friends can enjoy our great outdoors. With kids activities every night, a weekend of cooking demonstrations and fishing expo, you don’t have to fish to have fun!

There were prizes after prizes every night, and on the last night the huge draw finished with $10,000 won by Kell Enever from Zilzie.

Sports Club representative, Jacki Hull, said, “Everyone is loving the event. There are a lot of new people this year too. The competition is drawing people to the area – people who have never fished up here before.

“They are saying they’re coming back, because it is a magnificent place.

“Some beautiful fish have been caught – with blue parrot the biggest some locals have ever seen.” (check out the Fishing and Boating section on page 31 to see it)!

The Milton Modin Memorial was won by Neville Burton for Beach, Mark Ward for Reef, Dan Bauer for Jew and the Big Fish was snapped up early in the week by Warren Cross.

Random Species Draws gave William Seeley from Bongaree and Gary Page from Pomona $1000!

The Photo competition drew excellent entries – and categories were won by Nicole Purcell (Fun), Jacki Baker (Family), Austin Cripps (Fishing) and local Naomi Cole (Scenic).

Wayne Hansford didn’t go home empty handed – his early bird special won him free entry to the 2016 comp.

See the leaderboard (pictured) and for more prizes and photos.

Jacki was grateful to the weigh-in team, MC Leroy, food tent volunteers, sponsors, all the helpers and to all the contestants. “Thank you all for coming and bring a friend next year – it is definitely on!”

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