Registration is now open: Women’s Fishing Classic 2023 - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

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Women from around the Sunshine Coast and the greater Moreton Bay Region are invited to participate in a fishing competition with record-breaking prizes!

Participants are encouraged to register early to be a part of the upcoming annual Women’s Fishing Classic (WFC). According to Nicole, founder of WFC, the competition is a way to connect fun, kind and like-minded women to a predominately male sport. Women with all skill sets are encouraged to apply, from the novice beginner to the fierce competitor!

Families and individuals who register will receive special packs while stocks last, including brag mats, sponsor products and special draw prize entries. Upon registration, participants in the WFC group have access to workshops, training videos, special invites, discounts and, most notably, support and encouragement from other participants.

“There has never been a better time to connect with others,” Nicole says. “I am elated that so many women and children have appreciated a women-only fishing tournament in previous years. However, I never anticipated the incredible benefits the competition has had on local businesses, tourism, and the health and wellbeing of everyone included.”

In previous years, the month-long event has attracted women from Inskip Point, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Tweed.

Participants make new fishing buddies and participate in invited off-shore fishing charters or simply enjoy overwhelming support by sharing their fishing adventures online.

Last year the competition generated over $300,000 for local businesses. With women’s recreational fishing on the rise, it also provides an opportunity for family fun and promotes community spirit.

The 2023 Women’s Fishing Classic has generated substantial interest from local businesses, with sponsors welcome to apply. The major prizes are set to be the biggest yet, with a $13,000 boat and outboard motor donated by Wynnum Marine.

Winners of individual fish categories can win products and cash prizes. There are opportunities to win by competing in off-shore and land categories; however, all-round categories such as “most-caught” and “size” provide other opportunities to win.

The competition is also an excellent research opportunity, with tag-and-release training available for members. All catches are recorded to aid in sustainable fishing practices and provide a greater understanding of our local waters.

The competition starts May 6 and finishes June 3, 2023, giving competitors ample time to participate throughout the tournament.

Nicole encourages participants to register now to enjoy the support and education-awareness around the sport, tides, community, and adventures to be had over the upcoming months leading up to and during the event.

Contact Nicole directly at 0429 011 050 or search Women’s Fishing Classic on Facebook.

Supported by Wynnum Marine

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