Drew Gardiner, owner of Gardiner Fisheries, has organised the Whiting Competition and is a keen angler and bait catcher himself.
Gardiner Fisheries of Rainbow Beach are proud to announce their inaugural Whiting Fishing Championship.
As the name suggests it’s for whiting only and heaviest gilled and gutted fish wins the competition and the prize.
Owner of Gardiners, Drew Gardiner said: “We started the Whiting Championship as we wanted to recreate the feel of the old school Bait & Tackle shop the way they were in the 60s,70s and 80s. They engaged people and got them outside.
“Whiting is one of my favourite fish to target and the best thing is that everyone young and old, boat or boatless can catch one. It’s an important species to this area both recreationally and commercially and we have some of the best whiting fishing grounds in Queensland. We would like to highlight this.
“People have already registered from Brisbane, Cooroy, Burpengary, Caboolture, Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Tin Can Bay, Cooloola, Gympie and even the Gold Coast, so its popular and great for the town.”
The competition runs until midday on November 30, 2019 and the finale will be held afterwards when the Whiting King or Queen will be announced and will receive $600 cash, $100 to spend in-store, a one-off ‘Whiting KIng 2019’ winners shirt, a $100 Salty Gear Apparel package and a photo of the winning angler and their fish permanently on display in-store.
You must have your competition cards and an allocated ID number for each entrant, which must be presented to weigh-in your fish. You can enter at Gardiners Fisheries or over the phone on 0404 853232.