Volunteer Marine Rescue Bundaberg Family Fishing Classic
FAMILY FISHING CLASSIC 2013
The Volunteer Marine Rescue Bundaberg Family Fishing Classic for 2013 has come and gone. Thank you to all who attended to make this such a successful event.
This year saw a huge number of entrants with 1,356 attending coming not only from the Bundaberg area but also from as far afield as Gold Coast, Condamine, Townville and interstate. (See ‘History of Classic’ for details)
They shared in a record amount of prizes valued at over $62,000 and with total sponsorship of $115,000 to run the event. The major prizes saw 2 boats on offer valued at $27,000 –a 4.1m side console boat, 40hp outboard, boat trailer and carport; and a 4.1 open boat, 30hp outboard and boat trailer. (See ‘Prizes’ for details)
Special thanks must go to our sponsors, many of them having been affected by the devastating floods in Bundaberg and adjacent areas earlier this year. Their generosity and support is greatly appreciated by VMR Bundaberg. (See ‘Sponsors’ for details of sponsor support)
Although the Burnett River was scoured by flood waters earlier this year there was still good fish caught and weighed in. The inclement weather over the weekend saw fewer offshore fish caught but even so good quality was weighed. (See ‘2013 Results’ for details and winners)
Photos of the weekend are progressively being placed on our web site –is there a photo of you in there? (see ‘Photo Gallery’ for photos)
Importantly, the Fishing Classic has raised much needed funds for our primary rescue vessel replacement over these past 8 years since inception. We are now in a position to place an order for construction of our new rescue vessel with completion due approx March 2014 –just in time for our next Classic.
So, mark the dates for our 2014 VMR 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.