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Capricorn Coast fishing contest reels in anglers

GREAT CATCH: Rowan Eyles from Rockhampton with a sweetlip at a previous Capricorn Coast Tight Lines Fishing Classic.
GREAT CATCH: Rowan Eyles from Rockhampton with a sweetlip at a previous Capricorn Coast Tight Lines Fishing Classic. Sharyn Oneill

THIS weekend's Capricorn Coast Tight Lines Fishing Classic is reeling in keen anglers from across Queensland.

Yeppoon Coast Guard's Gordon Fry yesterday said entry numbers in the annual fundraising event were slightly ahead of last year.

"Last year we got just under 1200 entrants," he said.

"So we're hoping to break that this year."

The three-day event was first held in 2008 to raise money for the local flotilla.

Gordon said fisherman traditionally came from as far afield as Townsville, Emerald, Biloela and Brisbane.

He said this year was shaping up to be one of the best yet.

"The forecast is blue skies and sunny weather," he said.

"And it looks like the wind will drop away making it perfect conditions."

This year the event includes the Reef Science Fish Tank Display and a demonstration from the Queensland Fire & Emergency Services. There will be meals available and plenty of prizes up for grabs.

While the event provides a much-needed boost for the volunteer coast guard, Gordon said it was also great for the local economy.

The coast guard assisted 146 boats with 399 people during the first half of this year.

TIGHT LINES COMP

When: Friday, August 29 - Sunday, August 31

Where: Keppel Bay Marina

More info: Visit tightlines.net.au/

Topics:  capricorn coast, fishing, yeppoon coast guard




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