One lucky angler at the 2016 Clancy Corporation Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic could be taking home $50,000. The bounty is once again set for the famous Mount Isa Water Board Tagged Barra! Catapulting the iconic Mount Isa based event back into the title of the richest freshwater fishing competition in Queensland’, the Tagged Barra will join a line-up of over 20 other fishing categories, offering anglers of all ages and skill sets the chance to take home an array of prizes, cash and trophies.
A true icon of the outback fishing world, barramundi is the Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic’s most popular species. They’re a tough fighting and often elusive catch, stocked into the Lake by the Mount Isa Fish Stocking Group. Stephen Farrelly, Chief Executive of the Mount Isa Water Board spoke of the significance of bringing the Tagged Barra prize to the event once again in 2016.
“Barramundi are a very popular target species for local anglers and visitors coming to Mount Isa,” he said.
“Supporting the Mount Isa Fish Stocking Group to place a $50,000 prize purse on the Mount Isa Water Board Tagged Barra is important for the event, as it increases media attention, enticing anglers from outside the region to come and enjoy the amenity Lake Moondarra provides.”
It’s renowned as an event that offers something for everyone.
The Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic will also see the return of the popular Team category this year, along with an all new novelty prize category.
Titled ‘Pluk a Duk’, the quirky named competition will see nominated competitors land a number of rubber duckies, strategically placed out on the water, over the span of the competition. When presented to the weigh station, these will entitle angers to a $150 voucher from the supporting local businesses and our generous sponsors.
George Fortune called it, “A fun initiative aimed at increasing opportunities for local businesses to benefit from the event.” He noted that the Pluk a Duk competition will also allow those that may not be the best of anglers to still be rewarded for their support.”
The 2016 Clancy Corporation Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic will take place from 12pm 28-30 October, with presentations to follow.
Make sure you don’t miss this great competition. There will be great prizes won, and big fish caught! – Moondarra Classic
Proving that Barra can be caught by anglers of all ages, Nicholas Thinee proudly displayed his prize-winning catch, before release at the 2015 Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic.Reads: 35