Rainbow Beach is gearing up for one of our biggest annual events. People come from all over to have a great family holiday, boys week out or getaway from it all to Rainbow Beach. There is so much to do, you don’t even have to fish to enjoy it! Our family enjoys the kids day, the entertainment each night and the fact the event helps raise money for our local school.
Stay across the road from the weigh-ins, get in early and there will room for your boat. Of course you don’t need to bring a boat – as there are beach fishing categories as well.
The Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic is a fishing tournament that is open to all ages and gender, who are new or experienced at fishing, and for those who want to enjoy the experience of watching and participating in all the other activities.
There is $100,000.00 worth of reasons to enter the event and it is not just the big fish that win, in fact you do not even have to catch one to win the 2011 Grand First Prize.
The competition is run over an eight day period, 22nd – 3oth July, encompassing such a large fishing area makes the event environmentally viable and sustainable, and includes offshore and inshore waters from Eurong on Fraser Island and north of the Noosa River.
Sunday the 24th – Kids’ Day -Jumping Castles, Face Painting, Kids Entertainer.
Tuesday the 26th – Veterans’ Day – Over 60’s
Thursday the 28th- Ladies’ Day – Bitchin’ & Fishin’ with the Chix
Beach – Tailor, Bream, Whiting, Swallow Tail/Dart, and Flathead
Reef – Red Emperor, Snapper, Parrot or Tusk, Pearl Perch and Sweet Lip (Red Throat, Grass or Spangled Emperor)
Big Fish – Weight greater than 8kg.
Random Draw Prizes – Nightly 2 Eskies are drawn, one in each of the Reef & Beach categories. Overall random $1000. Cash prizes for both Beach & Reef. Categories awarded at the grand finale.
Plus nightly entertainment and prize draws – be sure to visit the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic.