Moreton Island Classic back after four year hiatus

With the global pandemic creating years of uncertainty, the Moreton Island Classic is back after a four-year absence.

The bonus is that it will be bigger and better than it ever was.

The classic will be held at the Bulwer Rural Fire Station – the largest venue in the town – from September 6-9.

The prize pool is much larger, with new sponsors coming onboard and taking the prize pool to about $70,000.

To name a few, sponsors include Moreton Island Adventures, ARB, Anaconda, Ray White Pelican Waters, Sea Legs Brewing Co, Sam Allen Wholesale and Oztix.

The competition is very similar now to when it was conceived in 2012 – heaviest species, mystery weigh-in species, daily random prizes, and cash and major prizes.

There’s also a fantastic junior competition like no other – we’re going to spoil them and also give them angler education.

The format for this year’s competition is for it to be educational, entertaining and above all, fun.

All proceeds from the classic will go to the Moreton Island fire fighters who, in 2019, not only saved Bulwer from a raging bushfire but also our SQAFCA clubhouses on The Strand.

Don’t forget the opening day free sausage sizzle barbecue.

Food and entertainment will be available each night at the comp site.

Also, this year there is an angler educational program for the kids and a ladies casting afternoon with Drew Argus, Australian Ladies Casting Champion Rachel Bunker and Steve Hunter.

So, if you would like to meet some old and new fishing legends, who will demonstrate their skills at the comp site, enter the Moreton Island Classic.

Entry for an adult is $93.50 and for a junior aged between four and 14 it’s $37.

Don’t miss this competition – you don’t even have to fish, as there are plenty of random prizes.

If you’re interested, get your tickets through our sponsor Oztix.

For more information and updates as we get closer to the competition dates, visit and the Moreton Island Fishing Classic Facebook page.

Meade Murphy



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