All Systems ‘GO’ for Isa’s Fishing Classic
  |  First Published: August 2014

All systems are ‘go’ for the much loved and hotly contested Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic; with organisers this week receiving the green light for major entertainment aspects.

Hosted primarily from Black Rock Picnic Area at picturesque Lake Moondarra permission is annually sought to conduct all activities of the Fishing Classic from site trustees Mount Isa Water Board.

With a new format in 2014 the Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic will boast a schedule that will see all the favourite entertainment items and many more jam packed into 2 full days.

With a reputation as one of Outback Queensland’s most iconic and unique annual events organisers the Mount Isa Fish Stocking Group are excited to once again live up to their catch cry of ‘fishing being just the beginning’ by delivering something for all tastes.

Event Manager Steve Farnsworth outlined their busy coordination and planning schedule.

“Calls have gone out for aspects including everything from bands, staging, and lighting to volunteers; with conversations also having commenced with sponsors through to caterers”.

“It may be a new condensed format in 2014 but our desire to live up to the events reputation means delivering the task at hand is still somewhat a mammoth”.

On communicating approval for the entertainment aspects of the 2014 Fishing Classic Mount Isa Water Board Chief Executive Greg Stevens highlighted the importance of the event and the achievements of the Mount Isa Fish Stocking Group.

“The Mount Isa Fish Stocking Group should be very happy with their achievements in growing the event; which is now a real tourism drawcard and an event that positively promotes the city of Mount Isa” Mr Stevens said.

The Fishing Classic forms an integral element of the annual social and recreational calendar in Mount Isa and the North West. Raising funds for re-stocking native fish species, gathering information to gauge the health and size of the lakes fish population and additionally gaining national recognition and exposure.

Visitors, competitors and fans can expect to see the DIY Dragon Boat Regatta and Beach Volleyball Competition on the schedule in 2014, along with the hugely popular fireworks spectacular.

Not to be forgotten the fishing component of the Classic will also deliver thousands of dollars’ worth of trophies, cash and prizes in 22 categories, including chances to win by simply nominating.

Full details on the 2014 Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic taking place in Mount Isa October 24 and 25 are available from the events website www.lakemoondarrafishingclassic.com.au. – LMFC

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