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2005 Longtail Tuna Chase
  |  First Published: March 2005




Hosted by the Saltwater Fly Fishers Sunshine Coast, the Longtail Tuna Chase is the pinnacle of flyfishing events in Queensland. Lasting for two-and-a-half days from April 7-10, the event tests the mettle and stamina of every competitor involved.

The competition takes place out of the Mooloolah River and will be based again from the Mooloolaba Yacht Club.

Every year massive amounts of tuna, both longtail and mack tuna, pass this section of the coast. The event has been timed to anticipate the greatest concentration of longtail tuna that appear in the bay each season. If the conditions are favourable and the fish make a showing as predicted you could literally be hooked up to tuna within a few minutes of leaving the harbour.

Trophies are awarded for champion team, senior male, senior female and junior category winners. Probably the most exciting part of the event is when the sponsors prizes are distributed by selecting lucky envelopes. There will again be some great prizes on offer this year courtesy of the events major sponsor The Tackle Shop, Carseldine along with many local and national contributors.

This event is also part of the Tuna On Fly Circuit which incorporates a number of competitions From Hervey Bay to Moreton Bay.

So start preparing now to take part in this great social event. Contact Graeme Dennis on 0429637088 for further information on the Longtail Tuna Chase.

The Saltwater Fly Fishers Sunshine Coast welcome you all, and would like to thank the following sponsors Queensland Fishing Monthly, Alvey Reels, Aussie Fishing Park, Australian Monofil Co, Billy Gill’s Suncoast Signs, Bli Bli Realty, Burpengary Auto Electrics, Bush’n Beach Fishing, Century Batteries, Columbia Sportswear, Dolphin Marine, E.J. Todd & Son, Elouera Tower, Freetime Group Australia, G.F. Promotions, In 2 Fly, L Wilson & Co, Maroochydore Fishing World, National Australian Fishing Annual, Nat Bromhead, Paint City, Peter Heidemann Jeweller, Pure Fishing, Qantas Link, Scott High Performance Rods, Shimano Australia, Style Eyes eyewear, The Tackle Warehouse, Tie n Fly Outfitters, Tiewell. - Peter Swanson

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