More than 90 keen anglers are expected to hit the waters around the Peel region in the hunt for the catch of the day this weekend as the Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club (MOFSC) hosts its annual RMarine Fishing Classic this Saturday, February 3.
A total 94 fishers took to their boats, the beach and anywhere likely to land a catch for last year’s event, with the club hopeful they can break into triple figures this time around.
More than $8000 worth of prizes is up for grabs in the classic, with awards handed out to those who reel in the heaviest fish for each of the 15 species nominated by the club.
Sharks will be the exception, with each set to be judged by length, not weight.
Competition will officially kick off from the Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club at 7am, with anglers allowed to fish from anywhere south of Rottnest Island all the way down to Preston Beach.
They will need to return to the base at 4.30pm for the weigh-in.
Event organiser and MOFSC member Gary Russell-Brown said the classic highlighted the Peel region’s love for fishing.
“I think the entire region, especially in the heart of Mandurah, is filled with people who love getting out on the water or just fishing anywhere in general,” he said.
“And the fishing here is so diverse – that’s why we have up to 15 species available to catch in the competition.
“It’s also a really good way to get the kids involved in fishing and get them outdoors.”
The club will also be putting on a breakfast from 5am at Hook Cafe for $5, along with a post-competition pop-up bar and dinner in the gallery restaurant.
Registration forms can be found online at mofsc.com.au/rmarine-fishing-classic-2018/
Alternatively, people can contact the club directly on 9535 6251.
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