Hawkesbury Classic for charity
  |  First Published: November 2003

THE Pitt Town Fishing Club will host its 11th annual Hawkesbury Fishing Classic from November 7 to 9.

The Classic has become one of the largest estuary competitions in NSW with more than 600 competitors and 1000 spectators. Blake’s Marine again is the major sponsor but thanks must also go to all sponsors who donate goods, services and their time. Money raised over the years through sponsorships, entries, guessing competitions, etc, have benefited local charities and organisations such as Windsor Park South Public School Special Support Unit, Camp Quality and the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol, to name just a few. To date more than $100,000 has been given away – not bad for a small club.

The Classic has categories for men, women and children and is also a social day with a carnival atmosphere for all the family. There are fantastic prizes to be won, a lucky entrant will take home a new boat, motor and trailer just for entering and being at the draw. A huge auction will feature terrific bargains.

See you on November 9 at Pitt Town District Sports Club, 139 Old Pitt Town Road, Pitt Town. For more information phone Brett Chain 0408 464 945, Dave Brook on 0418 166 054 or --e-mail address hidden--

– Pitt Town FC

All roads lead to Mulwala

THE MULWALA Cod Opening Classic, the biggest freshwater tournament in Australia with more than $70,000 in prizes this year, will be on December 6 and 7.

Organisers expect up to 700 boats and more than 2000 competitors chasing a host of prizes, including three Quintrex 385 Explorers with 15hp Yamaha motors and Dunbier trailers, three trips to the Northern Territory, nine fish finders, holiday packages, a stack of fishing tackle, 700 or 800 lures and a host of other gear. All prizes will be distributed through a raffle draw based on the competitor entry number.

The competition now is totally catch-and-release for Murray cod.

Changes for 2003 include all registrations and meals at the Mulwala Football Ground, more weigh-in stations and food outlets and all prize presentations on the Saturday night, leaving only the fishing sections to be presented on the Sunday. Catch-and-release clinics will be held again along with Flathead Fred for the juniors. Mulwala Water Ski Club Pro Casting Championships will see 10 of Australia’s best plug casters going head-to-head and an amateur-casting shoot out will also be held for all adult and junior competitors.

Classic entry will be $60 for adults and $20 for adults, which includes four meals, souvenir stubby holder, Hooksafe, bumper sticker, one free ticket in the major raffle, lucky door prize draws and the promise of a great weekend. For more information or to be added to our mailing list call Tony or Vanessa Bennett on 0357 441667.

– Cod Opening Classic

Glenbawn Classic results

THE 14th annual Glenbawn Classic attracted anglers from as far as Yass, Orange and Sydney for a weekend of good fishing and fun times.

Numbers were slightly down on previous years, partly due to the ordinary weather, but those who braved the conditions were rewarded with some good fish. There were 580 bass, 200 golden perch, 80 catfish and 10 silver perch caught and released by the 230 anglers.

The inaugural Kath Emery Memorial Shield was presented to champion junior angler Dylan Ward of Muswellbrook by Kath’s daughter, Trish, and son, Peter. A presentation was also made to Clint Adams, of Muswellbrook, whose catch card read ‘7 trees, 3 rocks, 1 crew member, 0 fish’. Champion angler was Allan White of Muswellbrook, female champion was Vicki Piggott of Pitt Town and sub-junior champion was Josh White of Muswellbrook.

The organisers thank all sponsors, especially Elliott Sea Kayaks, Aberdeen Bowling Club and the Commercial Hotel, Aberdeen. Special thanks to Richard Manning, manager of Lake Glenbawn State Park, who went out of his way to make sure everything went smoothly.

– Peter Warbrick

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