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Keen Angler
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Flathead classic

Post by lastcast » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:47 pm

This ones for Mick (cause we know he loves flathead).
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

One of Australia's premier estuary, catch and release fishing tournaments is
on again. The Blue Fin Boats Flathead Classic on the Gold Coast is now in
its 16th year and it promises to be bigger than ever.

Anglers come from as far away as Tasmania in the south and from Darwin in
the north to attend this great comp.

The tournament is purely catch and release, with no fish weighed in, and the
comp can be entered by teams or two or three anglers per boat. All Anglers
must fish between the Bridge on the Nerang River, and where the powerlines
cross at Russell Island in the north, and the anglers can only use
artificial baits, lures and flies only to catch the fish. We also strongly
encourage the use of fish scale friendly nets to net the fish when caught.

The Gold Coast Flathead Classic is seen as a pioneer of the catch and
release fishing events now held throughout Australia, and is rated a Recfish
5 star event.

This year's prize pool amounts to more than $80,000, with all of the prizes,
including a BLUE FIN 4.2m Scoundrel, complete with EVINRUDE E TEC motor,
given away, based on a random lucky draw; regardless of the number of fish
on the scoresheet. Actual awards for fishing the classic are limited to
trophies and nominal prizes. All Flathead caught do score points, but fish
that are over 40cm in length must be photographed against a tournament

Competitors receive a team bag containing fishing line, lures and soft
plastics provide by sponsors of the event. Also included is a tournament
hand book- containing maps for the event, tournament fishing shirt (worth
$80) per angler, and meal vouchers for three evening meals and lunch on the
final day.

The competition is held at the end of the QLD holidays, on the 30th of
September and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of October. Please go to

http://www.flatheadclassic.com.au for more
details and entry forms.

Serious Angler
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Re: Flathead classic

Post by Dodgyback » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:40 pm

Sorry Steve
I can't make it there again this year.

My Mother in Law is visiting and I'd rather stay at home and argue with her. :P

Maybe next year you can incorperate Pike ?

I still hate Flathead

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