Or­gan­is­ers too busy to get a line wet

Central and North Burnett Times - - LAKE CANIA FISHING CLASSIC -

READY, SET, FISH: The Lake Ca­nia Fish­ing Clas­sic will be the place to drop a line next week­end. WHILE Rowena Clarke will not have time for fish­ing dur­ing this year’s Lake Ca­nia Fish­ing Clas­sic, she has landed a cou­ple of beau­ties in the lo­cal dam in her time.

“I’ve been fish­ing ever since I was lit­tle be­cause my dad loved the sport,” she said.

“The big­gest I ever got was about a 50cm cat­fish.

“It’s a very fatty fish though, so we didn’t eat it.”

Mrs Clarke is sec­re­tary of the Fish Stock­ing As­so­ci­a­tion but with only about 10 peo­ple on the com­mit­tee, the group is keen to wel­come any­one who wants to get on board.

“The idea is while you’re too busy to fish at your own com­pe­ti­tion; you go away and com­pete at ev­ery­one else’s,” Mrs Clarke said.

And get­ting to see win­ners’ faces after snag­ging a ma­jor prize is al­ways spe­cial, she said.

“The big prize for the se­nior nom­i­na­tion is a 3.5m boat, with an out­board mo­tor, on a trailer, regis­tered and ready to go,” she said.

“Any­one nom­i­nated, even if they don’t fish, goes in the draw.

“For the ju­nior comp we have a kayak to give away. And there are heaps of raf­fles and lucky draws for rod and reel pack­ages.”

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