Burrum Heads Easter Classic Turns 21
  |  First Published: February 2012

Many moons have passed since 1991 when Paul Keating was Prime Minister, Alan Boarder was Australian cricket captain, petrol averaged 62 cents a litre, milk cost $1, Benny Hill passed away, Ireland beats Australia in Rugby Union, Brian Westwood won the Archibald prize, the space shuttle Atlantis8 landed, contact lenses first came into circulation in Australia, and the Burrum Heads Easter Fishing Classic was born.

Started by three families that included 10 children in 1991; the Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing Club started the Burrum Heads Easter Fishing Classic as a fun family event over the Easter weekend to enjoy and relax in the village atmosphere while wetting a line in a beautiful environment.

In just the first 4 years of the Easter Classic, the Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing club was able to fund the infrastructure, turf, pathways, and lighting present at the Lions Park for all community and visitors to enjoy year round from the proceeds of the Easter Classic. Over the 21 years The Burrum Heads Easter Fishing Classic has raised money to support local organisations, sponsor individuals, and directly contribute to the economy of the village.

The event has matured (along with the fashions thankfully) and has experienced a steady growth rate of 17.5% per has allowed the Easter Fishing Classic to grow in numbers and in the capacity to generate spectacular prizes and giveaways to all who attend.

All members of the Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing Club are volunteers who take enormous pride in their community and environment with sustainable fishing endorsement, kids clinics to educate and build awareness, supporting a wide range of community events such as the Endeavour Christmas Day boat run and cricket match, and bringing life to a usually quiet village in delivering the Easter Fishing Classic right on the foreshores of the picturesque Burrum River.

As a result of all the volunteers over the last 21 years the Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing Club was awarded the Fraser Coast Australia Day Community Event award in 2009, making the Burrum Heads Easter Fishing Classic a top 5 event in the Wide Bay Fraser Coast. It’s also regarded as one of the biggest family fishing events in Qld. – BHAFC

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