The Pirtek Fishing Challenge is a competition with a goal to see as many keen anglers fishing in support of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) all on the one day. It’s a celebration of Australian anglers and their willingness to support a great cause.
We’re extremely proud to have had 7,500 competitors in 2013 and to have raised $150,000 for PCFA. Money isn’t everything and it’s the message and awareness we have been able to promote over the past six years that is truly important.
Stephen Dutton, Chief Executive Officer of Pirtek Fluid Systems commented, “Here at Pirtek we believe in having a strong commitment to the community. The Pirtek Fishing Challenge is an initiative designed to get friends and families together all fishing on one day supporting research and awareness of prostate cancer.
“As an added incentive there’s over $155,000 in cash and prizes and I urge fishos young and old to become involved. Everyone at Pirtek wishes all competitors good luck and tight lines on Sunday, March 23.”
The Challenge also brings together several major corporate partners from the fishing, boating and lifestyle market. We have enjoyed long term support from Evinrude, Lowrance, Berkley and BCF and without this partnership the Challenge would not be the success it is today.
This year we’re proud to announce two new partners: Stacer Boats and Companion Leisure. Stacer is a name synonymous with quality aluminium boats built tough for Australian conditions. The Stacer 489 Outlaw boat/motor/trailer package is a sensational prize and will be won by a lucky competitor in this year’s Challenge.
Companion Leisure are experts in everything outdoors and we’re excited to have them as a new corporate partner. They have an extensive range of fantastic camping and outdoor gear and some successful anglers will be reaping the rewards of their involvement.
Evinrude are again supplying the super economical, low emission 75hp E-Tec outboard to power the BMT package; light weight with plenty of torque and power. Berkley is one of the most popular fishing brands on the market and is a huge favourite with Challenge competitors. Every year fishos are fighting it out to get their hands on the latest fishing tackle from Berkley.
Lowrance dynamic range of marine electronics is legendary among boaties. This year we have fabulous sounders and GPS units to award our fortunate anglers. Gift vouchers are popular any time of the year but when it has a BCF logo attached it’s the ultimate prize for a fisho. Once again BCF will be supporting our junior anglers helping them choose the right gear for their favourite fishing.
It is only $20 to enter (plus $5.95 p&h).
All proceeds from the Challenge will go 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, 23 March, 2014 between the hours of 6am and 6pm.
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 21 target species nationally with fantastic prize packs for first, second and third for 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.
Returning for 2014, a $4000 cash prize will be awarded for each target species in ACT/NSW, QLD, VIC, Northern WA and the Murray Darling Basin for the fish closest to the ‘Mystery Length’.
To give our angling mates even more to fish for there will be two target species in NT, SA, TAS and Southern WA with a $2000 cash prize for the mystery length in each category.
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 four great prizes:
• Stacer Outlaw 489 BMT package powered by an Evinrude E-tec 75hp outboard engine. RRP $33,165.
• Lowrance HDS-8m Gen2 Multifunction Chartplotter. RRP $2,299.00.
• Berkley tackle pack. RRP $2000.
• $1800 BCF spending spree gift voucher.
Pirtek Brand Champion and Challenge Director, Michael Guest, commented “I’m really looking forward to this year’s Challenge and the goal of 8,500 competitors. It amazes me every year how passionate my fellow fishos are about getting behind such a great cause. There’s no doubt a little incentive goes a long way and $155,000 in cash and prizes is a sensational carrot to dangle.
“I wish all competitors a great day on the water, some luck with the fish and our thanks for supporting the world’s biggest fishing competition.
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