THE annual WIN Television Lake Monduran Family Fishing Classic will be held on October 14 and 15.
This popular fishing classic has been running for 19 years and will again offer great prizes for both senior and junior entrants. The major lucky prize for senior competitors is a boat and trailer package from Adrians Marine Centre, while the major junior lucky prize is a fishing kayak.
As always, hundreds of giveaways for senior and junior competitors will be up for grabs throughout the weekend.
The event has long held a focus on encouraging junior anglers to participate in the competition and experience the fun of a family weekend fishing competition.
This year, juniors (15 and under) can enter for free, as the usual $10 fee has been waived. Juniors will still have to register to receive their registration card for the weigh-ins and lucky draw prizes. A casting competition will also enable juniors to show off their casting skills.
Serious anglers, both senior and junior, will contend for cash and prizes in the various fishing categories. The major prize for senior competitors is $1000 cash for the angler who catches the longest barramundi. A $500 cash prize will go to the angler weighing in the heaviest bass, and $250 each to whoever catches the heaviest catfish and the heaviest bag of 20 catfish.
Daily prizes will also be on offer in all categories. Official fishing times are 6am-5pm on Saturday and 6am-10.30am on Sunday. All competitors over the age of 18 will require a Stocked Impoundment Permit to fish the dam.
You can obtain a SIP either online (qld.gov.au/recreation/activities/boating-fishing/rec-fish ing/dams) or in person at any Australia Post outlet.
The WIN Television Lake Monduran Family Fishing Classic presents a fantastic opportunity to take the whole family camping, with unpowered sites at the Lake Monduran Holiday Park just $8 per person, per night for the competition weekend.
The campgrounds are quite spacious and feature two amenities blocks and two camp kitchens with barbecue facilities, a microwave, fridge and running hot water. If you require a little more comfort with a powered site, you can book through Rob and Kelly at the park prior to the comp on 07 4157 3881.
A licensed bar will keep anglers hydrated over the weekend, and offer plenty of food and drinks from the well-stocked canteen. One of the most popular attractions is the camp oven stews available on Saturday night only.
Breakfast can be bought both mornings to ensure you are adequately fuelled for the days of fishing ahead.
All money raised during the weekend goes towards restocking the dam with barramundi and bass fingerlings to ensure the sustainability of fish stocks for the future. Hope to see you there!