Fab fish­ing at its fam­ily best

Central and North Burnett Times - - ESCAPEWITH US TODAY... -

FISHIN­Gand fun will be the aim of the an­nual Fam­ily Fish­ing Com­pe­ti­tion at Mingo Cross­ing Recre­ational grounds on Novem­ber 24–25.

Or­gan­ised by the Paradise Stock­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, the group is invit­ing all keen fish­er­men and those just look­ing for a great week­end.

The an­nual event is grow­ing each year with 140 nom­i­na­tions last year fol­low­ing 95 in 2010.

There will be thou­sands of dol­lars in cash and prizes to be won thanks to the gen­eros­ity of spon­sors.

The CatchACat­tyDay com­pe­ti­tion will have con­tin­u­ous weigh-ins from Satur­day, 5am–6pm and Sun­day, 5– 10.30am.

Com­peti­tors will be vy­ing to be crowned the win­ner of the heav­i­est cat­fish for the week­end, and pocket $250 each for se­nior male and fe­male while there is $75 for ju­nior male and fe­male.

In ad­di­tion to the ma­jor prize there will be a va­ri­ety of other cash prizes on of­fer.

Prizes of $100 for se­niors and $50 for ju­niors for the heav­i­est golden perch, Aus­tralian bass, eel-tail cat­fish, sil­ver perch, span­gled perch and garfish will be awarded at pre­sen­ta­tion at noon on Sun­day.

There is also a spe­cial prize draw­for each of the seven species of $30 to be drawn on Sun­day for all el­i­gi­ble com­peti­tors who weigh-in fish throughout the week­end.

When the prizes are pre­sented on Sun­day it is sure to cre­ate feel­ing of in­ad­e­quacy and frus­tra­tion for those who missed out on catch­ing the big one, but you can take so­lace in the Paradise Stock­ing As­so­ci­a­tion’s motto – Fish­ing is Catch­ing.

A ma­jor draw for se­niors and ju­niors will also be drawn on the Sun­day and all com­peti­tors will be in the draws but must be there to win. The se­nior draw is a Yamaha high pres­sure jet cleaner while the ju­niors will be vy­ing for some camp­ing and fish­ing goods.

There will be a bar­be­cue on Fri­day and Satur­day nights and Sun­day lunchtime along with break­fast on Satur­day and Sun­day.

Again thanks to spon­sors there will be thou­sands of dol­lars worth of give­aways dur­ing the week­end.

Or­gan­is­ers are hop­ing for a num­ber of dis­plays in­clud­ing a cof­fee van.

Those par­tic­i­pat­ing are re­minded Queens­land Boat­ing and Fish­ing Rules ap­ply.

Go along and bring the whole fam­ily for a good week­end of fish­ing and fun. ■ For more in­for­ma­tion, phone Lofty Wendt on 4127 1294 or Bep­pie Stant­ley on 4156 3185.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

GET­TING READY: Catch a Catty Day at Mingo Cross­ing Recre­ational Park on the Bur­nett River is a pop­u­lar event for the whole fam­ily.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

WAIT­ING FOR A CAT­FISH: Spot the two fish­er­men sit­ting back, wait­ing for the big catch.

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