WITH over $65,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, the annual ARB Moreton Island Fishing Classic is a must for anyone who loves fishing, and it’s no secret that last year’s comp was the best yet, so clearly word is getting around!
With so much cash and so many prizes to be won, the prize pool is an attractive one. Four-wheel-drive accessories and fishing and camping gear from a whole range of the best in the business will be up for grabs, and you can be sure there is something in there for you!
Aside from the prizes and cash, Moreton Island really is the ultimate destination for a fishing competition.
Think endless beaches, warm August conditions, easy beachside camping and friendly weigh-ins and you’ve got the ARB Moreton Island Fishing Classic pegged!
But don’t forget the kids, because the competition between the young’uns is fierce.
Junior entrants (5-15 years) have a separate competition, so make sure you bring the kids over for a whole lot of family fun.
In 2016, Meade Murphy’s long-standing mulloway record was finally broken, with Kane Maley reeling in a bruiser at 9.93kg, so don’t be fooled, serious records are waiting to be broken here. Be prepared to hit the beach early or stay well after dark to give yourself the best chance of catching a big one.
But with six different categories of fish and daily weigh-ins, there’s room for everyone. The comp this year runs from Wednesday, August 23 (fishing starts at midnight) through to the final weigh-in on Sunday, August 27, so you can catch the big one and still be back for work on Monday.
Make sure you hang around at the launch event on the opening evening (August 23) not just for the free barbecue, live music and random prize draws but also to get some tips from the celebrity guests. Entrants are also eligible for special discounts on the MICAT 4WD ferry.
For more information and bookings, head to moretonislandfishingclassic.com.au and sign up for event updates and more.
You’ll need to get in early to secure your entry and your preferred ferry times, so if you haven’t booked your entry into this year’s comp, it’s time (for lack of a better term) to pull your finger out!
Look forward to seeing you at the ARB Moreton Island Fishing Classic!