2012 Leigh Martin Marine Mercury Classic
  |  First Published: October 2012

The Rotary Club of Bellbridge and the Commercial Club Fishing Section are proud to announce the 2012 Leigh Martin Marine Mercury Classic is on the 10-11 November 2012 at Lake Hume. It has a brand new name and brand new major prize sponsors.

We are thrilled to announce our brand new partnership with 2011/12 Quintrex dealer of the year Leigh Martin Marine, Mercury Outboards and Quintrex Boats who will supply a fantastic boat package for one lucky winner at this year’s event.

Last year, 492 competitors took to the lake and competed for over $30,000 in prizes and this year promises to be bigger and better.

The event’s epicentre will again be held at the Lake Hume Tourist Park behind the waterslide. This is where all the registrations, meals, presentations and sponsor’s displays will take place under a much bigger marquee. The waterslide will be operating in daylight hours for the kids to enjoy and the pool is open to all competitors to have a dip after a long day on the water.

All competitors will receive an info pack containing stubby holder, event details sheet, map of the lake with weigh stations marked, entry into the major prize and the many spot prizes that will be held on Saturday night. Junior and female entrants will also get a dip into the lucky lure box. Entry fees are $60 for adults and $25 for juniors (under 16 on the 9 Nov 2012).

This year there we have added a few changes to prize giveaways. There will be up to 50 lucky door prizes on the Saturday night, along with the early bird prize. We have changed the random draws for yellowbelly and now we will have prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd biggest in the senior and junior sections. We have added an overall champion section in senior and junior for male and female; the winner is determined by the total fish caught any species (carp excluded). There will be no change in the other species categories.

The only change for the team events is that it will go on total fish caught instead of total length.

There will be two ‘mystery length’ draws for yellowbelly only. The length will be randomly drawn and the competitor who has registered a yellowbelly closest to that length wins (if two or more anglers have the same length the earliest fish registered wins). There will one draw for each day of the event.

Lurewall will be back! All registered anglers can enter this section simply by donating a lure to the wall – old, new, ugly or different, if you put a lure on the wall you go into a random draw. First number drawn out wins the wall and the Leigh Martin Marine Mercury Classic will start the wall off with a selection of new lures.

There are no other changes to remaining categories and further details are on our website www.lakehumeclassic.com.au.

Pack up the family and get yourself along to a great weekend at the 2012 Leigh Martin Marine Mercury Classic. With over $40,000 in prizes to giveaway you will be guaranteed a weekend of fun, and you may even win yourself a boat package! – Leigh Martin Marine Mercury Classic

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