About Longreach Yellowbelly Fishing Classic 2021
The Longreach Yellowbelly Fishing Classic is a popular annual event set on the banks of the mighty Thomson River. This is a family friendly event with great prizes for all age groups. Camp at Council’s adjacent caravan park or anywhere along the banks of the Thomson. Great food and bar available all weekend. Free kids entertainment from 3pm Saturday. Great entertainment Saturday night. Random $5,000 prize draw for Adult tickets Saturday evening and Sunday lunchtime.
There will also be a range of team based prizes including best team shirt and highest team points overall. Get your friends together and register your team when you purchase your tickets.
This year we are also hosting the last leg of the 2021 Triple Crown Challenge – across the three local fishing events of Windorah Yellow Belly Hunt, Isisford Fishing Competition and our own Yellowbelly Fishing Classic. Angler with longest total length from a single fish at each event will be Crowned the Champion and take home a $1,300 prize.
The Triple Crown is open to all participants 13 years and over who have participated in the 2021 Windorah Yellow Belly Hunt and the Isisford Fishing Competition.
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Adult Sizes Available: XS - 8XL
Child Sizes Available: K2 - K14
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
By purchasing any tickets competitors acknowledge and accept the terms and conditions of the competition set out below.
The decisions of Longreach Yellowbelly and Recreation Club Inc are final and the committee has the right to withhold prizes pending investigation.
Longreach Yellowbelly and Recreation Club Inc. and Longreach Regional Council accept no liability for injury, loss or damage to persons or property in the course of event, whether such injury or losses due, or alleged to be due to any neglect or default of Longreach Yellowbelly and Recreation Club Inc or of any official or agent thereof, and all competitors fully understand that in participating, they do so entirely at their own risk and agree to abide by all the rules and regulations and laws.
Fish must still be alive at time of weigh and measure. “NO PINK FISH” (Yellowbelly go pink when kept too long in fish keepers, we do encourage catch and release and these odd colour fish will not survive re-entry). Please be honest and play fair.
Competitors must purchase a ticket before fishing and may enter the competition as many times as they wish. One ticket accompanied by the payment fee is required per entry.
Only Adult tickets are eligible to enter the cash prize draw. Two draws of $5000 will occur on Saturday evening between 6-8 pm and Sunday at 1pm. The winner must be present at the draw to collect the prize and will have two minutes to claim the prize prior to redraw. Prize will be forfeited after three draws and no winner.
Fishing areas are any point between the Fairmount Weir and the Town Weirs in the Thomson River Longreach Area.
Fishing competition hours: Friday 27 August 2020 12 pm until final weigh and measure at Sunday 29 August 2019 11.30 am. Only live fish caught between these hours are eligible for measuring and recording at Apex Riverside Park. Catch and release being practiced, but not compulsory.
FINAL WEIGH AND MEASURE 11.30AM SUNDAY
All fishing must be in accordance with Recreational Fishing Rules and regulations in Queensland issued by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Copies of these rules are available from the Department's website.
All boats are to obey regulations set out by Qld Department of Transport and observe protocol regarding no wash zones. It is up to the Competitors to know and abide by all the fishing and boating laws and rules that pertain to this River.
Boat trailers left at the boat ramp are done so at own risk.
In the event that there is more than one species of equal longest length/weight in a particular category, the first species registered at a weigh station will be the winner.
Anyone caught cutting trees down on the Town Common will be disqualified from this competition instantly. Longreach Regional Council will have Local Laws officers on patrol.
If the Cash prizes are not claimed within 2 minutes, they will redrawn
If you have any questions Please contact an LYRC committee member at the registration area during fishing times.
*Plus booking fee