PRIZE WINNER: Bowen Fishing Classic boat prize junior winner Aki Roth of Bowen.
PRIZE WINNER: Bowen Fishing Classic boat prize junior winner Aki Roth of Bowen.

25th Bowen Family Fishing Classic big hit

WITH the Bowen Family Fishing Classic done and dusted, the final weigh-in results have been released.

Many years ago a very small group of people started an event to attract visitors to the beachside paradise and show what they could catch in the serene waters just off the coast of Bowen.

A total of 25 nominations and a big crowd last month saw the 25th event go off without a hitch. Visitors and tourists came down to Bowen's front beach to enjoy time with family and friends and of course some refreshments.

The biggest fish weighed in was a spanish mackerel by Drew Morgan at 24kg to take out the biggest weigh in. Heaviest fish weighed in by a female angler was a coral trout of 5.065kg by Melissa Eisemann.

All 15 species of fish and one for mudcrab were taken out in both the senior and junior competitions and with just as many "secret” weight prize winners as highest weight winners.

Organisers say it was, again, a great event.

The committee wanted to thank all the event's sponsors and volunteers without whom, they say, the event would not have been a success.


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