River to Reef Classic
  |  First Published: September 2005

The 2005 River to Reef Fishing Classic held on the Sunshine Coast is fast approaching, and this is one tournament you shouldn’t miss.

This year the organisers, Recreational Association for the Disabled (RAD), have joined forces with the North Coast Boat Show to be held at Quad Park in Kawana on 4, 5 and 6 November. Over 70 exhibitors are already booked in to display the latest in marine technology through to the best of boating and tackle available today.

There is little doubt that the River to Reef Fishing Classic is growing in both sponsorship and popularity, especially when you take a look at the prizes and cash up for grabs over the 3-day competition in November.

The major prize for senior competitors is an AMM 4.5m plate aluminium boat proudly donated by the crew at Australian Master Marine, with a trailer donated by Belco Custom Trailers and a 40hp Yamaha outboard donated by Anthony and the team at Sundown Marine. The total package is valued at over $20,000.

The major prize for juniors is a motorbike package to the value of $3,500 from Darren and the crew at Team Moto Kawasaki on the Sunshine Coast.

If that is not enough to get you excited, there are more than 60 other prizes including rod and reel packages from L. Wilson & Co, DVD players, iceboxes, lures, knives, trophies and cash to add even more incentive to enter this year’s River to Reef Fishing Classic. Entry costs $50 for seniors and $20 for juniors; this includes free unlimited entry to the Boat Show over the whole weekend.

The River to Reef will accommodate offshore, beach and estuary anglers, offering 12 target species plus mystery prizes, so every opportunity is available to snap up one or more of the many prizes on offer.

The event features a host of entertainment and shows including the Super Tank Fishing Show, seminars, a casting competition, and peg-a-pilly and toss-a-mullet competitions, with Uncle Bob’s Jug Band providing late night entertainment for all.

To register, contact Greg Balfour on (07) 5493 1998 or 0418 256 536.

Remember, early birds also go into the draw for a prize. So dust off the rods and reels, pack the boat and head to the Sunshine Coast on November 4, 5 and 6 to be part of the best River to Reef Classic ever. - Brad McKendrick

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