Lions clubs join forces to hold Fishing Classic
  |  First Published: September 2012

The Lions Clubs of Gympie and Mary Valley have joined forces to conduct a family fishing competition at Lake Borumba near Imbil on October 26-28, 2012.

The Lions Mary Valley Family Fishing Classic will also host the inaugural Lions Challenge for all of the surrounding Lions Clubs to come along and compete for a perpetual trophy.

Clubs spokesperson, Glenn Williams is hoping to attract about 200 competitors for the weekend.

Mr Williams said that the Mary Valley had been through some tough times since the plans for the Traveston Dam were shelved, and it was hoped that the competition would help to showcase the Mary Valley as a great place to live, work and play.

All proceeds for this year’s competition will go back into Lions projects and be spent on upgrading community facilities in the Mary Valley area.

“There has been positive response from the community and sponsors are coming forward to support the event, but more are always welcome,” Mr Williams said.

Lake Borumba is stocked with a number of species including bass, golden perch, catfish, saratoga and silver perch. By October the year the fishing should be starting to fire up and competitors should be assured of bagging a fish.

The weekend will include a redclaw competition for the juniors who can also compete for the major prizes.

The Lions Clubs will be setting up a camp at the Lake Borumba Deer Park camping area and will be providing food, entertainment, licenced bar, lucky draws, raffle and prizes in an action-packed program.

The weekend will start on Friday night with a welcome campfire, BBQ and drinks at the Lake Borumba Deer Park Campsite, which has great facilities including powered sites for those who require them.

Saturday night will be similar but with some entertainment provided and lucky draws and raffles. Sunday will see the wrap up of the competition with presentations and more lucky draws.

Anyone interested in providing sponsorship or taking part in the competition should visit the Gympie Lions website www.gympie.qld.lions.org.au for more details and nomination forms. – Gympie and Mary Valley Lions Clubs

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