THE WTF Women That Fish Barra Classic is an exciting women-only event that has been steadily increasing since 2012 with up to 40 competitors last year. The 2017 event will be held from September 28-30.
THE WTF Women That Fish Barra Classic a not-for-profit tournament founded in 2012 with a focus on empowering women and encouraging them into the world of angling.
This event is held annually on the mighty Fitzroy River at Rockhampton and attracts a range of anglers from novice to experienced. This women-only event has a strong focus on safety and environmental sustainability, including catch and release philosophies. Infofish has come on board for the first time this year, introducing tagging to the tournament.
The number of female anglers is steadily increasing, with the number of competitors rising from 20 to 40 last year, along with an increase in the number of male skippers. Competitors have caught and released barra ranging in length from 30cm to 1m over the past five years.
Check out the WTF Women That Fish Barra Classic Facebook page to get a feel for the genuine fun, friendship and fishing this tournament offers competitors and sponsors.
This is a unique opportunity for businesses in the Rockhampton region and surrounding areas to showcase a great event that has already attracted interest from as far afield as Darwin, Cairns and NSW.