THE MORETON Bay Gamefish Club is holding its Shark Fishing Classic on the weekend of March 20-21.
While sharks will be required to exceed six times the line class used (4kg, 8kg, 15kg and 37kg applicable) to be eligible for weighing in the boating division, there will be good points on offer just for tagging a shark, no matter what size. These tags will provide valuable information when that shark is recaptured. Any sharks weighed will be donated to various scientific research projects. Last year saw plenty of sharks tagged and only two weighed, both of which were records. Fishing is from midnight on the Friday night to midday Sunday and there will be a presentation BBQ in the afternoon.
The tournament will be run under the rules of the Queensland Game Fish Association and entry fees are just $60 for adults and $40 for juniors. Non-QGFA members can join for $25 if they wish to fish the tournament and all anglers will be required to sign indemnity forms before their application will be accepted.
Although Moreton Bay offers some world-class shark fishing with specimens of immense proportions, you can target small whalers, hammerheads and others for valuable points towards the many trophies and prizes. There will even be secret tag times with prizes for the angler who tags a shark closest to that time. The tournament has both a boating division and a land-based division with similar rules.
It promises to be a fun weekend again this year and all anglers are invited to participate. Contact Gordon Macdonald (07) 38903178 or Noel Webb (07) 32865762 for further information and tournament brochures. – MBGCReads: 665