Stanage Bay with the locals
  |  First Published: August 2008

Easter was the usual hit at Stanage Bay with our annual fishing competition and Sunday Funday fundraiser. We saw lots of fun and laughter from everyone – even the volunteers.

I would like to thank Greg for his report on the event in the June issue of QFM, however I would also like to add to his write up.

Stanage Bay Township Organisation Inc, started the fishing competition 11 years ago as a commemoration to a great fishing lady who lived and died at Stanage, Shirley Gimm. All profits of the event go to the organisation and this year we raised $20,000. The organisation donates all the money to the following charities: Royal Flying Doctors; Capricorn Rescue Helicopter; Coast Guard; Rural Fire Brigade; Fish Restocking; and Stanage First Aid Room.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the following businesses and cash donations that allowed us to purchase a Quintrex tinny as the major prize:

Honda Marine, Keppel Bay Marine, Belco Trailers, Owens Rewind, Evakool, Tropical Ice boxes, Solas Props, Cap Coast Retravision, L.Wilson & Co, Alvey, Harvey Norman, Moore Marine, Unicom, Sam Allan Wholesale, BLA, Marine Warehouse, Dave Zammit Excavations, All State Boat Licensing, Sun Protection Aust, Elliott River Engineering, Boat Books, Bremer Bait, Tweed Bait, Stanage Bay Marine and Accommodation, Plumtree Store, Barra Lodge, Ian Weigh Toyota, Icy Koola, Richo Lures, Yamaha, Top End Imports, DPI, Outback Campers, Designer Screens, PJP Gunthorpe, Visual Graphics, AFS Pharmacy, Eckerbuilt, PJ Pet Supplies, Benz Lodge, Ergon Energy, Video Ezy, Pacific Villa, Amcal Pharmacy, Green Bros, True Blue Motor Inn, Puds Seafood's, Glenmore Seafood's, Roslyn Bay Fisherman's Market, Century Batteries, Supercharge Batteries, Aqua Pumps, Finchs Mitre 10, Glenmore Palms Motel, O'Maras, BBQ Galore, Growers Own, Signs of All Kinds, Bamborough Island, Marble Island, Langham Beach, Shortys Shed, Torrissi Family, Sisleys, Des Davies, Coast to Coast Concrete, Highway 1, Hastings Deering, Mifsud fishing Co, Orca Marine, Classic Hair Design, Star Studio, B & L Boase, Bob Jane T-Mart, Ace Arms Dealer, Stephon, Mathews training Service, Advanced Exhhausts, B.Dunn, Blue Fin Icy Koola, 3D Baint Barn, Bolsover Beauty, J. Gillchrist, Campco, Kawana Panel n Paint, Choice Petroleum, Luxury Paints, BTC Slacks Creek, D.Haberman & Co Accountants, Target, KFC, Water VAtion, BushnBeach, R.Axelsen Plumbing, Terrys Marine, and Livingstone Council.

Last but not least, a very big thank you to BJ our entertaining DJ and all the volunteers that help out over the weekend. – Von Ireland

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