The popular annual Tackle World Mackay – Mackay Recreational Fishers Alliance Inc. Pioneer River Junior Angler fishing competition will be held on Sunday August 24.
Entry is free. Prior registration including parental/guardian approval is required on nomination forms, only obtainable at Tackle World, Shakespeare Street Mackay. Forms will be available from 1 August.
This is one competition where every entry is a winner. Every junior angler will win a prize, from fantastic rod/reel combos, to lures and tackle terminal packages. Unlike most fishing competitions, the angler who catches the biggest or most fish is unlikely to scoop the major prizes.
This competition is determined by species secret lengths and is restricted to fish caught in the Pioneer River, namely whiting, bream, flathead, queenfish, barra and trevally.
Coral fin fish, i.e. blueys coral trout, stripey bass, and all mackerel species are NOT eligible for entry.
Measure In will be at the Pioneer River Boat ramp at 3 pm.
All children who enter fish into this competition will be issued with a wrist band by Tackle World as proof of registration and this must be presented at the measure in. The tail of the fish will be snipped as proof of entry.
More information is available from event co-coordinator Glenn Fahy on 49 550665, or ask any of the friendly staff at Tackle World.