• Vessels ‘raft up’ at the event last year - a spectacular sight!
The 41st annual Little Ship Game Fishing Club Tournament is expected to attract a near record fleet this year.
The event will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday February 19, 20 and 21.
Because of the central location of the Little Ship Club at Dunwich, game fishing craft of all dimensions will converge on the pristine location from the Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.
Secretary Steve Carroll says in poor weather last year, 30 boats participated.
“With good weather later this month, there is no reason why will not have more than 50 craft entered.”
He said that entries and enquiries this year were ‘well up’ on previous years.
Garmin and other sponsors are in place and the classic is not just about tagging and fishing, but is a great social event as well.
The Friday will start with a Barbecue and on the Saturday evening the Game Fishing Dinner will be held at the club, followed on the Sunday with a BBQ Breakfast and presentations.
Some of the boats in the tournament will be worth seeing.
Locals are invited to visit the club throughout the weekend and there will be afternoon weigh-ins of allowable fish.
Marlin are tagged and released after pictures are taken for event entries.
The extension of the club’s pontoon at the One Mile allowed for a more comfortable ‘raft up’ of competing vessels following cease fishing on the Friday and Saturday evenings.
This is worth seeing.
The Classic is quite unique in that it consistently hosts the greatest numbers of visiting boats from other clubs at its tournament, a fact that the club and SteveCarroll is very proud of and always striving to maintain.
Fishing will be held on the Friday from 8am to 4pm; on the Saturday from 7am to 3pm and the Sunday will be for BBQ breakfast and presentations.
In terms of boats and equipment, it will be perhaps the biggest event ever held on the islands!