BOONDOOMA Dam Yellowbelly Fishing Competition spokesman Terry Allwood said with the lake fishing extremely well, the 2018 event should set new records in both the long-standing gilled and gutted section as well as the catch and release component.
Cash and other prizes will be presented at the end of each of the three sessions as well as overall competition winners at the conclusion of the event. Profits from the yellowbelly fishing event are used to supplement fishing permit funds from the Queensland Government and to date about five million fingerlings have been stocked into Lake Boondooma.
The catch and release category targeting Australian bass and yellowbelly is open to all anglers who nominate. This category has been made possible by the generous sponsorship of Stanwell Corporation and Swickers Kingaroy Bacon Factory.
The annual competition will be held on February 10 and 11, 2018. Entry costs will be $20 for adults and $5 for juniors aged 16 years and under.
The ongoing support of many generous sponsors will ensure a wide range of prizes and lucky draws are available for all competitors including a boat, motor and trailer package. Lucky draws are held at the end of each fishing session and at the Friday night briefing.
All presentations and lucky draws are conducted at the event headquarters at the stocking association clubhouse. Food and drinks stalls will be present over the weekend thanks to local community groups and the great camping facilities provided by the South Burnett Regional Council will be available for campers staying at the lake.
The cost of camping fees and details of accommodation options at the lake can be found at southburnett.qld.gov.au or by ringing the Lake Boondooma kiosk on 07 4168 9694. Additional information on the local area and past fishing competitions can be found on the Proston Online website prostononline.info
Please join us at Lake Boondooma for a family weekend of fun yellowbelly fishing and camping. For additional information, contact Terry Allwood on 0400 860 122.