|  First Published: March 2007

The Longreach Yellowbelly Classic fishing competition has won Australia Day’s ‘Community Event of the Year’ for the second year in a row.

The annual fishing competition is held on the banks of the Thomson River over the last weekend in August. This year’s event is planned for 25-26 August and will consist of $20,000 in prizes. Terry’s Marine Centre of Rockhampton have again committed as the major sponsor for the family orientated competition.

The event attracts locals and interstate visitors who set up camps on the banks of the Thomson for the weekend. 703 anglers competed last year and a Perth man landed the longest yellowbelly.

The award was received by event organisers Helen and James Balke, who can be contacted on (07) 4658 2814. – LYC

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