Wilson Moreton Bay and Offshore Family Fishing Challenge 2016
  |  First Published: April 2016

The Redland Bay Amateur Fishing Club is again hosting the Wilson Moreton Bay and Offshore Family Fishing Challenge.

This year is its 25th anniversary, but will be a shortened event due to the loss of the Queen’s Birthday long weekend on Friday 3rd June until Sunday 5th. Accordingly the entry fee has been reduced by $20 to $100 for Seniors, Juniors will remain at $30 and we are going to introduce a family entry fee package of $200 for Mum, Dad and two kids, which is excellent value.

The major sponsors Wilson Fishing Tackle, Stones Corner Marine, Events in Tents, and Toll NQX are again backing the Challenge. Although a shorter event, the fish prizes will remain the same, and so will the Pick of The Board daily event. The Major Lucky Draw prize is a Sea Jay 4.25 Magnum boat and Yamaha 30hp motor supplied by Stones Corner Marine and stunningly wrapped by Bonzagraphics, along with two kayaks for the Junior lucky draw.

There will be categories for Senior, Ladies and Juniors as well as the Kilo Bream Club, Whiting 40cm Club and Big Nobby Club. There will also be a Catch and Release Largest Flathead competition.

The Challenge has become a calendar event over the years and is eagerly awaited by local Redlands residents and anglers further afield. Over the last 24 years the club has given away thousands of dollars in prizes, including numerous boats. It is a community event, not just as a fundraiser.

We hope to make this year something special to celebrate our 25th consecutive year of bringing people together for a fun-filled weekend in the Redlands.

Thanks to all of our sponsors including Alvey Reels Australia, Bay FM, Bush n Beach, Redland City Council, Freezetec, Hays Crab Pots, BCF Capalaba, Switchbait, IT Refills, Feel Free Kayaks, J D Sound, Kennards Cleveland, Boatcatch, Wedderburn, Statewide Survey Group and Stradbroke Ferries who help make this event possible. – Peter Balkin

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