Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

a[euro][approximately]The Classic' Draws Closer

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

a[euro][approximately]The Classic' Draws Closer

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THE 19th annual Bowen Family Fishing Classic and Wet Weekend, to be held on September 18 and 19, is the biggest competition of its kind in the country.

Held on Bowen's beautiful Front Beach, the event offers recreational anglers the chance to compete for a host of fantastic prizes and provides the whole family with the opportunity to play and be entertained over an entire weekend.

The Classic, as it is affectionately known, is a local tradition in the Bowen region and the entire community gets involved.

Whether it is the dedicated team of volunteers who work year-round planning the event or, the national, regional and local businesses who donate the host of prizes on offer, many people are helping to make this weekend one to remember.

The Fishing Classic is held at the new Front Beach Esplanade at the Sound Shell, which is a grassy area with plenty of shade and parking.

And it's not just about fishing.

There will be a host of free entertainment across the weekend, including Saturday's beach cricket, pie eating contests, crab races and kids' entertainment. …

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