SINCE the announcement of the Tight Lines Fishing Classic being cancelled for this year, a group of Capricorn Coast locals have come together to form Emu Park Events, with the first event the Emu Park Fishing Classic.
The inaugural competition will be held at the Pine Beach Hotel in Emu Park from September 22-24, 2017, with proceeds going to three great organisations: RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service, coast guard and the SES.
The Emu Park Fishing Classic will have 17 species of fish available to be caught and weighed in, with daily and overall prizes for each. The Capricorn Coast is a great platform for fishing, providing everything from red emperor to spanish mackerel offshore as well as the net-free estuaries thriving with barramundi and king salmon.
Four live fish categories comprise mangrove jack, flathead, bream and whiting to assist in setting an example of sustainable fishing. Local fishing club the Treehouse Tavern Family Fishing Club will be operating the weigh-in.
With random prize draws each day, the major prize is a boat package valued at over $10,000 donated in partnership from Cooee Bay Marine and PPH Civil.An expo will be held on the Saturday of the event from 10am to 4pm, with local businesses given a chance to show the community what they can offer, as well as entertainment for the kids in the form of casting competitions and a jumping castle.
For all the details and to register online, go to emuparkfishingclassic.com.au