We are thrilled to announce that the inaugural Ozfish Unlimited Wynnum Fishing Classic will come to life this October, with thanks to the support of our National Partners, BCF and event sponsor Bluefin Boats.
The event will be the first competition of its kind for the Moreton Bay region with all proceeds from the event being directly invested back into the region to support habitat restoration and in turn, raise fish populations in the Bay.
“Current shellfish reef numbers in Moreton Bay are down to an alarming 2% of historical levels and our group want to help fix that and improve our fishery”said Robbie Porter, President of the OzFish Unlimited Moreton Bay Chapter.
In keeping with the sustainable fishing theme and the raising of fish stocks, the competition will be ‘catch and release’ with the winners being judged by photograph. Prizes will be awarded to both junior and senior competitors for longest Bream, Whiting, Flathead, Snapper, Mulloway and Threadfin Salmon as well as a combined length champion prize.
Australian-owned outdoor supply company, BCF, is the official major partner for OzFishUnlimited nationally and is proud to be sponsoring an event that not only provides a weekend out on the water but will also go a long way to support the future of recreational fishing in the Bay.
“We are just a bunch of fishers who love the Bay and love fishing. We are keen to do what we can to improve our backyard and ensure its enjoyment for generations to come”, said Mr Porter.
Entrants will have the chance to win an array of exciting prizes, including two boat packages donated to the event by sponsor Bluefin Boats. The senior prize is a Bluefin 4.2m Rogue and the junior prize is a Bluefin 3.0m Catfish. Both boats are on registered trailers and powered by Parsun Engines.
The Competition will run from 4pmFriday, 12 October through to 2pm Sunday, 14 October.
Festival and Photo Entry Submission starts at 11am Sunday, 14 October at George Clayton Park, Manly Foreshore with food, drinks and festivities running till 4pm.
This is a fun filled family event, and one not to be missed. All proceeds go to restoring shellfish reef levels in Moreton Bay.
For tickets, rules and more information visit Ozfishmoretonbay.org