THE 2017 Gold Coast Flathead Classic is set to smash all records in its 24-year history, with over 650 competitors predicted to enter the event this September.
It will be an event of thrilling daily competition coupled with family fun evening festivities. You will feel a sense of addiction, with the excitement of potentially taking out the biggest catch drawing competitors in each evening. The nights are enhanced with local celebrities, prize draws and entertainment galore.
Nearly 5000 flathead were caught in the 2016 Gold Coast Flathead Classic in very challenging conditions. Drawing anglers from all over Australia, the three-day competition offers everyone the chance of winning an estimated $250,000 in prizes. Since the event’s launch, a number of big sponsors have jumped at the chance to be part of the 2017 event. Great Northern Brewing Co heads the list as the official partner of the event. Surf Coast Marine is returning with two Quintrex boat prizes worth over $30,000. Papatura Island Holidays has stepped on board once again, pledging an incredible $7500 island holiday package.
Gold Coast Sport Fishing Club president Danny Sands said: “We want everyone to walk away a winner.” Andrew Ettingshausen will be fishing the event with Team Surf Coast Marine and they are hoping for a top finish against some of the best anglers in Australia. Daily prize giveaways will be awarded in each category, with numerous lucky door prizes, catch of the day and points tallies for male, female and junior competitors. Ticket prices include meals on each day of the event as well as the famous team bag filled with lures, line, apparel and an event shirt for a total package worth over $800.
For more event information and to register your team, visit flatheadclassic.com.au