This is a prime time for school holidays, so if you’re looking for something to get the kids involved in, look no further. The format involves four days of fishing, starting Wednesday night to allow for bad weather, and finishing Sunday. Last year the event was a hit, with over 300 competitors chasing a wide variety of inshore and offshore species from boat and land.
For cadets, there is a range of offshore and inshore categories including snapper and mulloway, bream and flathead to target, while juniors can fish for the usual estuary suspects of flathead and bream as well as snapper and bass.
There are a host of prizes on offer, with a total prize pool over $80,000. All adult competitors have the chance to win a boat, motor and trailer package from TABs and E-TEC plus Lowrance sounders and Engel fridge/freezers. Cadets have a Hobie Kayak up for grabs as well as electrical products, bicycles and fishing gear.
At the show site on the banks of the Richmond River, daily talks will attract plenty of interest with some enthusiastic youngsters sure to be involved in the soft plastics demonstrations.
Last year a host of winners received sponsor product in the form of Samurai rods, Atomic packs, Shimano estuary packs, Penn combos, Engel fridges and Eskies courtesy of the Ice Box Bloke.
To enter or find out more, visit www.fishingcomps.com.au/ncfb