THE Evans Head Fishing Classic is at the innovative front of tournament fishing and has been held annually for the past 20 years.
This year the Classic will be held from July 8 to 15. Evans Head in the NSW Northern Rivers is an idyllic fishing destination and superb seaside town, and the Evans Head Fishing Classic draws people from all age groups, and families too.
Thanks to the competition’s many sponsors, competitors from all over Australia will be in the running to win fishing-related prizes as well as more than 100 random draw prizes, including a boat, motor and trailer package sponsored by Ben’s Marine Yamba.
As in previous years, 20 random pick-of-the-board prizes will be drawn every night in addition to the daily fish prizes. On the final Friday night (July 15), the weekly fish prize winners will be announced, as will the 21 random draw major prize winners.
The Classic’s committee has been busy finalising and locking into place all the sponsors for this year’s event. It’s great to see Wilson Fishing, Gamakatsu, Evans Head Newsagency, Evans Head First National and Shimano back on board this year. Our thanks to the Woodburn Evans Head RSL Club, which has again shown great support, both financially and by providing the great venue we have enjoyed for many years.
Barry and Lyn Burgum have retired from organising the Classic after 20 years of doing an excellent job, so thank you to them. Andy Phipps (aka Phippsy) will be the weighmaster / compere at this year’s event and Lindsay Doust will be the penciller / recorder.
The traditional ladies breakfast is now called a high tea and will be held from 10am to 2pm on Wednesday, July 13. Barefoot bowls day on Thursday, July 14 is expected to be a favourite event again this year.
You can now register for the Classic online, so get in early to avoid the last-minute rush. Entry costs $130 for adults, $25 for the Cadet Comp and $10 for the Junior Mini Comp.
Whether you are a mad fisho or just after a fun-filled holiday, the Evans Head Fishing Classic is an event for everyone.
For more information or to register, visit evansheadfishingclassic.com.au or find the Evans Head Fishing Classic on Facebook.