Event to reel in big crowds

FAMILIES and fishing fanatics will be caught hook, line and sinker this weekend as the annual Monduran Family Fishing Classic gets under way.

Organiser Shelley Kelly said the popular event, which starts tomorrow night and continues through until Sunday morning, had already attracted 100 entries, but she expected these to jump to about 700 on the day.

“We have people come from Brisbane, New South Wales, from up north and out west,” she said.

Ms Kelly said spectators would also fill the grounds, with about 1200 people anticipated to watch on as the competitors reeled them in.

“Hopefully it will not be too hot, but if it is a hot day they're more likely to catch some fish,” she said.

“We have people who come every year because it's such a great family day.”

Youngsters will have the opportunity to show off their casting talents with a competition on Saturday afternoon.

“They have a hoop on the ground and the children cast into it,” she said.

“They line up for an hour or more before it starts. There is usually a number of kids who want to see how far they can throw a lure.”

The major prize this year will be a boat, trailer and motor package.

Two kayaks will also be up for grabs.

“People don't even have to fish to win the major prize,” she said.

For more information, call John Finlay on 4157 6222.



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