The 2015 Shipwreck Coast Fishing Classic is on again from the 7-15 March in Warrnambool. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever with a boat as the major prize, and a massive number of category prizes making this event the largest fishing comp in South West Victoria. Profits will be donated to the Warrnambool Coastguard who have supported the comp tirelessly over many years.
The 2014 event saw almost 650 competitors share in over $64,000 in prizes and giveaways, and over 1200 people joining in the fun on presentation day. Plenty of crayfish were raffled and free showbags and giveaways were handed out. We will be building on this success with the aim of making the next event even more family-focused.
2015 will see the introduction of catch and release options for a number of species including bream, mullet, estuary perch, trevally, mulloway, and trout. Big prizes are also on offer for snapper, whiting, morwong, Australian salmon, flathead, gummy and school sharks, kingfish, game sharks, and tuna. 2015 will also see the return of sweep to the eligible species list.
The comp is for all ages and fishing abilities and families are most welcome and encouraged. Small fry (0-7yrs) and juniors (7-12yo) are only $5 entry! There are loads of prizes, giveaways, and activities for the young ones during the presentation day event to keep them busy. Teens (12-16yo) are $10, and Adults are $30.
The sustainable fishing exhibit will again feature as part of the presentation day activities, promoting the sustainable use of our natural resources. Thanks to the Glenelg Hopkins CMA, Deakin University, Fisheries Victoria, Fishcare, Bunnings, and all the other participants of this wonderful initiative.
A photography comp will also be incorporated into the event, with the aim of capturing the Classic in action! Great prizes on offer for great action shots.
We couldn’t do such a massive event without the help of all our sponsors. We have around 60 sponsors in total contributing. Please remember to support our sponsors where possible as they do a wonderful job supporting us. We welcome our new Platinum sponsors Midfield Meats for 2015!
Remember to save the date, and be sure to ‘like’ the Shipwreck Coast Fishing Classic Facebook page for all the latest information about the comp, including the comp rules. Entry is online at the Warrnambool Offshore and Light Game Fishing Club website www.wolgfc.com/.
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