North Coast Fishing Bonanza
Date: 23th – 27th September 2015
Location: NSW North Coast – Clarence River to Tweed River
Where: Fawcett Park, Ballina – see map below
Entry Cost: Adults $120, Cadet $50 (12-16 years, Parent/Guardian must approve), Junior $15 (0-12 years, Parent/Guardian must approve). 10% Family Discount applies with min 2 Adults and 1 Cadet / Junior
The 2015 North Coast Fishing Bonanza presented by Gamakatsu and Evinrude is on again. This is prime time for school holidays, so if you’re looking for something to get the kids involved in, look no further. The format involves 4 days of fishing starting Wednesday night to allow for bad weather, 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.
This year Adults compete in a variety of fish categories from snapper, pearl perch, mulloway, tailor, king/cobia, amberjack/samson fish, whiting, bream, blackfish, flathead and bass. For Cadets, there is a range of offshore and inshore including snapper and mulloway, bream and flathead to target while juniors can fish for the usual estuary suspects, 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 trailer package from TABs and ETec 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 there were also a host of winners receiving sponsors product from Samurai rods, Atomic packs to Shimano estuary packs, Penn Combos, Engel fridges and eskies courtesy of the Ice Box Bloke.
Useful Info: Fishing based prizes are based on length and not weight
Link to Website: North Coast Fishing Bonanza
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/fishingbonanza