WITH less than four weeks remaining until all the action of the 2015 Clancy Corporation Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic commences, organiser Mount Isa Fish Stocking Group is kicking things into high gear.
Requiring hundreds of hours in volunteer man power to turn what is famously crowned as Queensland’s richest freshwater fishing event into a reality, the organising committee is busily preparing everything from hire equipment to catering in order to make the 2015 event a standout success.
Returning to its popular three-day (Friday to Sunday) format, and with extended Sunday fishing hours for the first time ever in its 17-year history, competitors and spectators alike can expect fantastic conditions for this year’s Classic, including water levels at an estimated 50 percent, which is ideal for great fishing. Kicking off at 6pm on Friday, October 23, the annual freshwater Fishing Classic offers the only occasion throughout the year when competitors, families, locals and visitors from near and far can enjoy 24-hour fishing and camping at the Lake Moondarra facility. Making for an ideal opportunity to organise a three-day camping trip, the 2015 Clancy Corporation Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic will incorporate an enormous array of land and water-based entertainment, ranging from over 20 fishing prize categories and the $50,000 Mount Isa Water Board Tagged Barra through to yabby races and a jumping castle for the kids; even catering and live entertainment.
Pleased with how the co-ordination is progressing, co-event manager Steve Farnsworth also highlighted the return of popular aspects such as hot and cold showers for campers and the Palmer’s Coaches Shuttle Bus; all intended to maximise supporters’ experience. “This year we are working very hard on simple strategies to improve on our competitors’ and visitors’ experience,” Steve said. “Be it additional shade, increased stall holders and fishing hours, hot and cold showers for campers or the return of the Saturday and Sunday shuttle bus with thanks to Palmer’s Coaches we are really keen to have people walking away saying it was a really excellent event.”
Nominations for the 2015 Clancy Corporation Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic will open one week out from the event and be available from Tool n Tackle and Outback at Isa or from the event over the three days. Entry for spectators is a nominal gold coin donation; with all donors receiving a ticket in the Lucky Gate Prize offering up to a $500 in-store voucher at local business Brogden’s Furniture Court.
Full details on schedules and more are available from www.lakemoondarrafishingclassic.com.au and the many social media channels.