24, 25 & 26
JUNE 2016 

Volunteer Marine Rescue Bundaberg Family Fishing Classic


 Planning for the Volunteer Marine Rescue Bundaberg Family Fishing Classic for 2016 has commenced.  It will be held over the first weekend of the June school holidays from 24th to 26th June 2016.

 Once again, we will be seeking the support of our major sponsors and aiming to providing two boat/motor/trailer packages as our major lucky draws.

 So, mark the dates for our 2016 VMR Family Fishing Classic on your calendars now and set plans to come along and join in the fun.   You never know you might also win some great prizes at the popular VMR Fishing Comp.

 Remember, you don’t have to weigh in a fish in the fishing competition to be eligible for the lucky draw prizes; just register and be present for the lucky draws during presentations on the Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon of the Classic.  See you there!

 Importantly, the VMR Fishing Classic is a major fundraiser for Marine Rescue Bundaberg.  Since inception of the Family Fishing Classic, much needed funds have been raised for replacement of our primary rescue vessel.  We are pleased to now report that a contract to build a new rescue vessel has been signed and construction is underway.  Completion of the build is expected in time for the 2016 VMR Bundaberg Family Fishing Classic.

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 The Volunteer Marine Rescue Bundaberg Family Fishing Classic for 2015 was held from 26th to 28th June 2015.

 It was a huge success attracting 1,625 entrants (412 juniors and 1,213 seniors), with some coming from interstate and all parts of Queensland to partake in some of the $62,000 of prizes on offer.  Records numbers of fish were caught in all categories and particularly bream. Major lucky draws saw two Quintrex and Suzuki boat/motor/trailer packages on offer valued at $26500.  Other prizes and lucky draws totalled some $36,000 (see ‘History’ for the statistics)

 Special thanks must go to our major sponsors who agreed to come on board in 2015 to support VMR Bundaberg once again.  Their continuing generosity and support is greatly appreciated, as is the support of all of our sponsors (See ‘Sponsors’ for details).

 Photos of the weekend, as well as past events, have been placed on our web site –is there a photo of you in there?  (See ‘Photo Gallery’ for photos)

Major Sponsors

Tackle World BundabergBoats GaloreThe Bolt Place
Haines SuzukiBurnett Heads MarinaFNQ Security % Traffic Control
WIN TV Wide BayBundaberg News Mail
Queensland Computers
Bundaberg Broadcasters

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