Moreton Island Fishing Classic is back in 2023!

The Moreton Island Classic is back on after a four year absence due to the global pandemic which created years of uncertainty since it was last held in 2019.

The bonus is The Moreton Island Classic is coming back bigger and better than it ever was. The “Classic” will be held at the Bulwer Fire Station, which is the largest venue in Bulwer, starting on Wednesday 6th September and finishing on Saturday 9th September.

The prize pool is much larger with new sponsors coming on board taking the prize pool to approximately $70,000. These sponsors include Moreton Island Adventures, A.R.B, Anaconda, Ray White Pelican Waters, Sea Legs, Sam Allen Wholesale, Oztix just to name a few.

The competition is very similar to when it was conceived in 2012 – heaviest species, mystery weigh-in species, daily random prizes and finally cash and major prizes. There is also a fantastic junior competition, like no other as we are going to spoil them and also give them some angler education.

The format for this year’s competition is for the competition to be educational, entertaining and above all to be fun. The reason we are making the competition fun is the fact that all proceeds go to the Moreton Island Fire Brigade. These brave fire fighters in 2019 not only saved Bulwer but also all of our S.Q.A.F.C.A clubhouses on the Strand from a raging bushfire.

Don’t forget the opening day free sausage sizzle BBQ. What’s super exciting is there will be food and entertainment each night at the comp site . Also this year angler educational program for the kids and a ladies casting afternoon with Drew Argus, Rachel Bunker (AUST Ladies casting Champ) and Steve Hunter.

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

An adult is $93.50 and a junior aged between the age of 4 and 14 is $37.00. Don’t miss this competition – and you know you don’t even have to fish as there are plenty of random prizes.

If you are interested, we will be releasing ticket sales through Oztix who have also come on board as a sponsor. Get your tickets here.

For more information and updates as we get closer to the competition dates see the website and Facebook pages.

Meade Murphy
S.Q.A.F.C.A. Publicity Officer


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