Cash and prizes up for grabs at the Moreton Island Fishing Classic 2016

MATESHIP is back in fashion and there is no better way to rekindle that bromance than to gather a bunch of mates and head off to the only island fishing competition around.

Set on the idyllic all-sand location of Moreton Island, otherwise known as Brissie’s ‘Local Island’, the ARB Moreton Island Fishing Classic is the best-kept secret of the fishing world.

With more than $50,000 worth of prizes up for grabs from amazing sponsors such as ARB, REDARC, Cooper Tires, Wilson Fishing, Alvey Reels, ERPS and HEMA, you’d be mad not to get involved. For the serious angler, cash prizes are up for grabs for the heaviest overall fish of six species: mulloway, tailor, flathead, bream, dart and whiting.

There are of course daily prizes for the best catch of the day, but some of the most amazing prizes can be found in the major random prize draw, which means your mate Bazza who refuses to bait a hook and spends most of his time around the Esky is still in with a chance.

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While your wife might happily wave you off on your merry way (she’s nicked your credit card), she’s invited too. In fact, here on Moreton Island, the women do just as well as the fellas and friendly competition and skulduggery abounds. We know real women fish!

But don’t forget about the kids – you want them to know how to feed themselves right? Luckily a separate junior competition features loads of great prizes to keep them busy and out of your hair while you attend to the business of catching that whopper.

All jokes aside, this beach-only fishing competition has previously brought in some great catches including the best-ever mulloway weighing 8.34kg, best tailor at 3.6kg and best flathead at 2.72kg.

So if you think you can snag a record breaker and bag yourself some cold hard cash, why not pack up the family and get along to this unique island competition. Entrants are also eligible for special discounts on the MICAT 4WD ferry.

For more information on the Moreton Island Fishing Classic and bookings, head to and click on the events page or give the experts a call on 07 3909 3333. Miss it and you’ll be gutted!

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