The Pirtek Fishing Challenge
  |  First Published: March 2009

The Pirtek Fishing Challenge is Australia’s biggest national fishing competition and will take place on Sunday 19 April. The competition is open to everyone in all states and territories across the country.

The aim of the Pirtek Fishing Challenge is to raise $100,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Stephen Dutton, General Manager of Pirtek Fluid Systems Pty Ltd, commented, “The combination of raising much needed funding for prostate cancer and holding a national fishing competition seemed like a perfect fit. Sunday 19 April will be about getting out with family and friends and wetting a line. Myself and everyone at Pirtek wish all competitors the best of luck.”

Pirtek together with Berkley, Lowrance and Evinrude have amassed a massive prize pool in excess of $100,000. Each winning target species is worth $5000 cash with great prize packs for second, third and junior anglers.

The competition will be held between 6am and 6pm. Each State’s target species will be revealed after 6pm on Saturday 18 April via the website www.pirtekfishingchallenge.com.au .

All competitors need to do is catch their state’s target species, photograph the fish on the Pirtek brag mat along with their registered angler number and send the photo into www.pirtekfishingchallenge.com.au . The idea is to catch, measure, photograph and release the fish.

There are video and text descriptions of how to photograph your fish correctly on the website.

To register for the competition simply log on to www.pirtekfishingchallenge.com.au , read the rules and pay a registration fee of $15. Entrants will be sent a limited edition Pirtek Fishing Challenge cap and brag mat. The registration fee is contributing to the goal of raising $100,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Pirtek Brand Champion, Michael Guest, who is a keen fisherman and television presenter will be encouraging everyone to get on board with the competition. Guest said, “Fishing is a huge part of my life and to direct my passion into helping raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation is a very satisfying and productive feeling.

“We all love to get out and go fishing. To be able to raise a few dollars for a fantastic cause, and have the chance of winning some great cash and prizes is a no-brainer.”

The winners and runners-up for each state and territory will be posted on the website on Saturday 25 April 2009. – Pirtek

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