For the fourth year running Pirtek are hosting Australia’s biggest national fishing competition and it is open to everyone in each State and Territory across the country.
The aim of the Fishing Challenge is to raise funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA). Stephen Dutton, Group General Manager of Pirtek Fluid Systems Pty Ltd commented, “We had a tremendous surge of support for last year’s Challenge and were delighted to hand over to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia a cheque for $80,000. In 2012 we’re aiming for 6000 competitors and $120,000 for the PCFA.
“There is over $130,000 in cash and prizes for this year’s Challenge and I urge fishos young and old to become involved. Everyone at Pirtek wishes all competitors good luck and a great day out on Sunday, April 15.”
In this tough economic climate we are delighted to yet again have the support of associate sponsors Evinrude, Lowrance, Berkley, Roman Camping and BCF. These names are synonymous with the highest quality boating, fishing, outdoor and marine electronics equipment.
We are also pleased to welcome Ocean Kayak and BLA to the Fishing Challenge team. Fishing from kayaks and canoes has risen in popularity over the last few years giving Ocean Kayak a great opportunity to support the Challenge and showcase their exciting watercraft and accessories.
This year’s event will see BLA sponsor the Ocean Kayak non-boating category for anglers fishing from either a canoe, kayak or from the shore.
Every $20 entry fee goes directly to Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Once again we will send out a limited edition cap and brag mat to every competitor. To register for the event simply log on to www.pirtekfishingchallenge.com.au.
The competition will be held on Sunday, 15 April, 2012 between the hours of 6am and 6pm.
Each State’s target species will be revealed after 6pm on Saturday, 14 April, 2012 via the website.
All competitors need to do is catch their State’s target species, photograph the fish on the Pirtek brag mat along with their registered angler number and send the photo to the website. The idea is to catch, measure, photograph and release the fish.
There are 17 target species nationally with fantastic prize packs for first, second and third if you catch the longest fish in your category. Junior anglers (under 16) won’t miss out either with prizes for first and second for each target species.
New for 2012, a $4000 cash prize will be awarded in each of the 17 target species for the fish closest to the ‘Mystery Length’. The Mystery Length for each species will be determined prior to the event and not disclosed until the winners are announced.
Every registered competitor will go into the On The Water prize draw to win one of five great prizes.
1st: Evinrude E-Tec 75hp outboard engine, rrp $13,138.
2nd: Ocean Kayak Prowler Ultra 4.3 with combo fish finder; vest and paddle, rrp $4,400.
3rd: Lowrance HDS-8m Gen2 Multifunction Chartplotter, rrp $2,299.
4th: Berkley tackle pack, rrp $2000.
5th: $1500 BCF spending spree gift voucher.
ET’s back for another year and once again anglers will have the chance to ‘Fish the Challenge’ on Lake Macquarie with Andrew and Michael Guest. They may even star in an episode of Escape with ET. Flights, transfers and accommodation are included in the prize.
Pirtek Brand Champion, Michael Guest, commented “I have been very proud and excited to watch the growth of the Fishing Challenge over the past four years. The fact it is affordable and the whole family can participate makes it a unique competition.”
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