VISITORS to the Cleveland Caravan, Camping, Boating & 4×4 Expo can check out the fish that didn’t get away from the competitors at the prestigious Spotters Sunglasses Queensland Open BREAM tournament.
The all-important weigh-ins will be staged during the expo at the Cleveland Showgrounds from September 23-25. ABT’s tournament director Simon Goldsmith said the tournament has a lot to offer for show patrons.
“The ability to see the live fish weigh-ins and get up close and personal with the anglers’ high-powered $80,000 tournament boats is an opportunity not to miss,” he said.
The Queensland Open is a highlight among southeast Queensland bream nuts including four-time winners Tristan Taylor and David McKenzie and three-time winners Chris Britton and Anthony Wishey. The event intentionally attracts a small field to expose the wider fishing and boating public to the real experience that is tournament bream fishing.
This year, two-man teams will start and finish at the Raby Bay Marina and then trailer their rigs to the nearby showgrounds to weigh in their five heaviest catches each day among thousands of industry representatives and the boating public. The tournament commands an $1100 entry fee and limits the number of teams that compete so they can all fit into a crowded event space and a short weigh-in window.
These high entry fees ensure big rewards, with successful teams taking home thousands of dollars in prize money. For more details, visit www.abt.org.au and for more expo details go to www.clevelandexpo.com.au or free call 1800 671 588.