north coast fishing bonanza

North Coast Fishing Bonanza set to sizzle

THE 2017 North Coast Fishing Bonanza presented by Gamakatsu and Evinrude is on again, from September 28 to October 2.

This takes advantage of the school holidays and long weekend, so you don’t have to take much time off to fish. If you’re looking for something to get the kids involved in, look no further.  The format involves four days of fishing, starting Thursday night and finishing Monday.

Last year the event was a hit, with over 350 competitors chasing a wide variety of inshore and offshore species from boat and land, taking home a share in a massive $80,000 in giveaways and prizes. This year, adults will compete in a variety of fish categories including snapper, pearl perch, mulloway, tailor, kingfish/cobia, amberjack/samson fish, whiting, bream/tarwhine, blackfish, mangrove jack, flathead and bass plus the all-new trag category.

Cadets can target a range of offshore and inshore species including snapper, mulloway, bream and flathead, while juniors can fish for the usual estuary suspects of flathead, bream, whiting and bass. A host of prizes are on offer, with a total prize pool over $80,000 once again up for grabs.

All adult competitors have the chance to win a Quintrex boat, motor and trailer package sponsored by Evinrude E-TEC as well as Lowrance sounders and other prizes including Hobie kayaks. Cadets are in the running for a Hobie kayak, electrical products, bicycles and fishing gear.

Daily talks at the show site on the banks of the Richmond River will attract plenty of interest, with enthusiastic youngsters sure to be involved in the soft plastic lure demonstrations and kids’ fishing demonstrations. A host of winners will receive products from Frogleys Offshore, Wilson Fishing, Samurai Fishing Rods, Atomic, Shimano and The Ice Box Bloke, to name just a few.

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