THE LIONS Lake Awoonga Competition is a result of the combined efforts of the Lions clubs of 1770/Captain Cook, Baffle Creek, Miram Vale, Boyne Valley, Boyne Island Tannum Sands, Gladstone, Port Curtis and the Port Curtis Lionesses.
The fishing festival is a long-term project for the clubs and looks set to continue with its previous success, generating funds to assist with projects within the local communities.
This will be the third year Lions Lake Awoonga Family Fishing Festival has been held (previously the event was named the Catfish Festival). The event is held at Lake Awoonga, an impoundment managed by the Gladstone Area Water Board. The event has been run during the September school holidays for the past two years to encourage family groups to attend. This year the competition is scheduled for November 5-7. With warmer water, the fish hopefully will be more active and aggressive.
Lake Awoonga is stocked with barramundi and mangrove jack supplied by the Gladstone Area Water Board fish hatchery, and other species in this impoundment include catfish, banded grunter, longtom, saratoga, redclaw and eels.
The tournament briefing will be at 11:30am on Friday November 5, with competition starting at noon on the same day. Entry fees are $30 for adults and 410 for juniors aged 3-16. The prize draw and presentation will be held on Sunday at 1pm, so make sure you get involved and experience some great impoundment fishing. Contact Frank at --e-mail address hidden-- for registration and more information, or write to Lions Lake Awoonga Competition, PO Box 27, Boyne Island 4680. – LLAFCReads: 800