Fab fishing at its family best
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.
GETTING READY: Catch a Catty Day at Mingo Crossing Recreational Park on the Burnett River is a popular event for the whole family.
WAITING FOR A CATFISH: Spot the two fishermen sitting back, waiting for the big catch.