VMR Hervey Bay Family Fishing
  |  First Published: February 2014

The Annual VMR Hervey Bay Family Fishing Competition organised by the Hervey Bay Boat Club Fishing and Social Club Inc. will be held from Thursday, March 6 to Sunday, March 9 2014 at Dayman Park in Pulgul Street Urangan, Hervey Bay.

Now in its 22nd year there are hundreds of prizes to be won and you don’t even have to catch a fish to be in the running for most of them.

Many entrants don’t fish at all and simply go along to enjoy the atmosphere at the presentations, partake in the food and refreshments, perhaps win the $5,000 cash super draw, a computer, one of the hundreds of prizes in the lucky draws or the $1,000 cash drawn every day sponsored by the Boat Club.

There will be a licensed bar and the catering will be done again, by members of the Rotary Club of Hervey Bay Sunrise with plenty of hot food for everyone.

Draws and presentation times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday 6pm to 8pm and Sunday noon to about 3pm. Entry fees are seniors $30 and juniors $10.

Our judge and weigh master have decided to weigh both dead and live fish at the same time this year and weigh in will be open all day Friday and Saturday 8.30am to 6pm and Sunday 8.30am to noon.

The live weigh-in will again be sponsored by Fishermans Corner Hervey Bay with eligible species flathead, bream and whiting.

Species of fish eligible for the dead weigh-in are whiting, blackall, bream, golden trevally and coral bream and also for the seniors and ‘any other species category’ (excluding flathead, cod, Spanish mackerel, shark and ray).

The entrant with the best fish over 5kg in the any other species category will receive $1,000 and there will be daily bonus prizes. This prize structure will encourage entrants with bigger boats to venture to the gutters and to waters off the Eastern side of Fraser Island after bigger, quality fish.

There are heaps of tackle prizes and iceboxes to win for catching fish so enter the comp get out and catch one and be sure to weigh in a fish.

This event has received financial assistance from the Fraser Coast Regional Council’s Community and Events Support Scheme and thanks to the excellent support and generosity of council and local business houses the competition has been a huge success each year.

Entry forms are available at www.fishingcompherveybay.org.au. Enquiries phone 0407 663 578.

Prize Money

$10,000 Cash

$5,000 Super Draw

$1,000 Daily Draw

$1,000 for the best fish

Hundreds of prizes

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