The 2017 North Coast Fishing Bonanza presented by Gamakatsu and Evinrude is on again, Ballina, NSW, fish the Tweed to Yamba, September 28th through to the 2nd October.
This is prime time for school holidays and over the long weekend so you don’t have to take much time off to fish! If you're looking for something to get the kids involved in, look no further. The format involves 4 days of fishing starting Thursday night finishing Monday. Last year the event was a hit with over 350 competitors chasing a wide variety of inshore and offshore species from boat and land taking home a share in a massive $80,000 in giveaways and prizes.
This year Adults compete in a variety of fish categories from snapper, pearl perch, mulloway, tailor, king/cobia, amberjack/samson fish, whiting, bream/tarwhine, blackfish, mangrove jack, flathead and bass plus the all new category trag. 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 whiting and bass.
There are a host of prizes on offer with a total prize pool over $80,000 up for grabs again. All adult competitors have the chance to win a Quintrex boat motor trailer package from sponsored by and Evinrude ETEC plus Lowrance sounders and other prizes include Hobie Kayaks. 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 and kids fishing demonstrations.
This year there will be a host of winners receiving sponsors product from Frogleys Offshore, Wilsons Fishing, Samurai rods, Atomic, Shimano estuary packs and eskies courtesy of the Ice Box Bloke just to name a few.
Further Information Australian Fishing Tournaments (02) 6681 3988 or visit www.fishingcomps.com.au