An­nual fish­ing fundraiser com­pe­ti­tion to kick off

Whitsunday Times - - REELIN’ IN -

PETER Faust Dam will have about 100 fish­er­men this week­end as the Peter Faust Dam Fish Stock­ing As­so­ci­a­tion hosts its an­nual fundraiser.

The Fish Stock­ing As­so­ci­a­tion started in 1990 in con­junc­tion with the con­struc­tion of the dam.

It aims to pro­tect and en­hance fish­eries in the Whit­sun­day re­gion, pro­mote recre­ational fish­ing and en­sure an­glers have ac­cess to fish stocks with an­gling species in the re­gion.

This year’s tour­na­ment will see 50 teams of two an­glers hit the wa­ter for the catch and re­lease tour­na­ment.

As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Lind­say Dobe said the tour­na­ment didn’t only help the as­so­ci­a­tion but con­trib­uted to the re­gion as well.

“It’s an in­vi­ta­tional tour­na­ment,” Mr Dobe said.

“We started it 14 years ago. We be­gan it to raise money for fin­ger­lings to stock into the lake. It’s great pro­mo­tion for the re­gion as it gets a fair bit of at­ten­tion in mag­a­zines. It re­ally keeps the dam on the map.” Mr Dobe said the tour­na­ment had an in­vi­ta­tional list – com­peti­tors stay at the Lion’s Camp Kanga near the dam. “Lots of peo­ple re­ally en­joy it,” he said. “It works well hav­ing an in­vi­ta­tional com­pe­ti­tion with the ac­com­mo­da­tion near by.”

The com­pe­ti­tion starts on Fri­day and runs through to Satur­day.

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