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Longreach Yellowbelly Classic
  |  First Published: July 2014



The Longreach Recreational Fishing Club are proud to be hosting their third annual Yellowbelly Classic, being held over 29-31 August. Last year’s event won the Region Event of the Year award from the Longreach Regional Council, a proud support of the event, and this year’s comp is set to be every bit as good.

In 2013 with our sponsors, competitors (in 2013 we had 802) and the hard and committed work from our members and volunteers we raised over $30,000. Profits from the event go back into the community by way of further community events, improvement of the facilities at the Thomson River and other projects to benefit Longreach.

The LRFC’s mission for our Classic is to create an atmosphere that is accommodating, challenging, pristine, friendly and enjoyable, offering families and groups a safe atmosphere for children and adults alike. This environment promotes tourism, showcasing our natural river resources and fishing, and shows tourists that Longreach is a great place to visit in both winter and spring.

The competition starts at 5pm Friday 29 August and finishes 11am Sunday 31 August, 2014. The first measuring will be at 6pm Friday night (no pink yellowbelly will be accepted for measuring). Only fish caught in the first hour of the comp are permitted to weigh in.

The entertainment planned for Saturday night includes a speed shears and the Rayners Hire Tug-O-War, with plenty of fun to be had on the banks of the Thomson River.

This year we have two boats up for grabs, one a raffle and the other just for entering the comp. You don’t even need to catch a fish to win $9000 worth of boat! Kids don’t miss out either – they have a chance at an Ocean Frenzy Kayak just for entering.

A new section will be announced on Friday night, and all entrants must sign in on Friday night or Saturday morning to compete.

To enter contact Cheryl Taylor, Secretary LRFC Inc., at PO Box 358, Longreach Q 4730. You can also contact Cheryl on 0409 469 119 or at --e-mail address hidden-- - LRFC

Facts

SECTIONS

Senior

1. Longest Yellowbelly (perpetual trophy)

2. Most fish caught per cm

3. Longest Catfish

4. Longest Other Species

5. Heaviest Redclaw

6. Most Redclaw

7. Best Male (accumulation of points)

8. Best Female (accumulation of points)

Junior (1st 2nd and 3rd prizes awarded)

1. Longest Yellowbelly (perpetual trophy)

2. Most fish caught per cm

3. Longest Catfish

4. Longest Other Species

5. Heaviest Redclaw

6. Most Redclaw

7. Best Master (accumulation of points)

8. Best Miss (accumulation of points)

Extras

1. Best campsite (having the most fun, neat and tidy)

2. Early Bird Draw

3. Farthest travelled

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