Featured image from Tony from Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters….
The event runs for eight days and you can fish for one day or all eight, or not at all! It starts on a full weekend so people who can’t get the time off work can participate during the first full weekend and still be part of the grand finale the next Saturday.
The 9th Annual Rainbow Beach Fishing Classic will be a drawcard for families over the school holidays. Held June 28 to July 6 it has been moved to a family friendly time of the year for 2013. They have activities, entertainment and events on every day with special prizes for kids.
For 2013, organisers have split competitors under 18 into Juniors and Cadets, so over 13’s don’t have to compete with adults this year. Held at the Rainbow Beach Sport and Recreation Club, the event has raised lots of money for charity, and there is always entertainment at the weigh in each night.
Competition is fierce and Rainbow is renowned for their Fishing Classic. Categories include Beach Fish, Jew Fish, Reef fish and Big Fish – pro/anglers to families are welcome to join in the fun. They’ll have separate theme days:
Kids’ Day is on the first Sunday of the event, June 30. Jumping Castles, face painting and balloons are all free for the kids after 3:00pm. Every child on the day entered into the competition receives a gift bag.
Veterans’ Day is on Tuesday July 2. Competitors over the age of 60, “Veteran classification” are able to compete against each other with the opportunity to win species first and second prizes in addition to the open competition species first and second prizes.
Ladies’ Day is on Thursday the July 4. All women in the adult classification are able to compete against each other with the opportunity to win species first and second prizes in addition to the open competition species first and second prizes.