Isisford Fishing Comp
  |  First Published: June 2014

The Isisford Barcoo Recreational Fishing Club invites you to their annual fishing competition, on the banks of the Barcoo River at the good old ‘Oma Waterhole’. It will be held on the weekend of 27-28 July, 2014.

The competition starts at 10am Saturday and finishes 11am Sunday, and competitors can fish all day and all night if they wish. The only requirement is that the fish be measured alive. Nominations are taken on Friday afternoon at the Control Point from 1pm to 6pm and then start again on Saturday morning around 7.30am. Friday night entertainment will be Friday night football televised on the big screen at the control point, and bar will be open plus raffles.

Categories are Adult and Junior, and eligible species are Yellowbelly, Black Bream and Cat Fish. Nomination fees are $20 for Adults and $5 for Junior. You don’t have to catch a fish to be in the draws; your name automatically goes in the draw for both majors and smaller draws.

The Barcoo River Rats have included a team competition for fun, which involves teams of five. The team has to be registered and each team member registers his/her fish (one fish only). Once measured that team member cannot enter any other fish. The winning team is the total length of the five fish measured.

It all starts happening on Saturday with nominations, displays, raffles and merchandise. The fishing comp will be catering for food over the weekend with a spit roast on Saturday night. The bar will be open all weekend, and there will be novelty events on Saturday afternoon at 2pm (wool bale rolling, foot racing, children’s sack racing, women’s horse shoe throwing and children’s bobbing competition and golf chipping competition). Saturday night will feature The Boys, a live band from Toowoomba.

Portable toilets will be available along the river bank and little Oma, and toilets and showers are available at the control point. Firewood is limited this year due to availability so please bring your own.

Prizes and presentation will take place on Sunday at 12pm, and competitors need to be present for the major prize draws. There are great prizes to be won, both cash and random draws, thanks to the generous sponsors. For more information visit www.isisfordfishingcomp.com.au or phone 0427 588 113. - IBRFC

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