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Whoa!!! 2020….. What a year!!! COVID crazy….. Who’s over this pesky virus?? Yeah so are we. But hey, the good news is that the Weipa Fishing Classic prevailed even in the face of such a wild world. What an amazing outcome – we were so proud to bring you the 15th Annual Classic via live streaming technology. We had viewers as far away as Singapore….. thanks for tuning in. Who would have thought – a virtual fishing event from your lounge room – apart from the actual fishing and weighing in – a new benchmark has been set.
With a tricky 2020 behind us now, we are already powering into 2021 – May already. We are proud to finally update our webpage with some fresh photos, links, details and updates for this years event. The 2021 Weipa Classic will now be held on the Fathers Day weekend which is now officially a long weekend as we were successful in getting the June planned public holiday moved to the Friday 3/9/21. Happy Fathers day to all you dads – a fishing long weekend with a chance of winning a boat. Wouldn’t it be nice!
This year marks 16 years for the event and we have a few new recruits join us – check out who is on the committee in out links. There is still plenty to do so if you want to join this awesome group of generous volunteers, please send us a message or email. The churn of works is well underway and our proud, honest, hard working and committed community volunteers are already breaking a sweat organising merchandise, shirt designs, organising sub committees, sponsor packs and the overall event plan. We are very excited to actually have physical people turn up this year at the amazing Andoom Oval showground’s.
We are expecting that this year this fabulous event draws even more visitors from across the country to compete in the biggest fishing competition in Cape York and arguably one of the best in the state; as well as the chance to take home a haul of prizes from the multi day family friendly event.
So its time to start putting your spare change in the fishing fund, organising your teams, planning which secret spot will produce, fish species to target and getting the fishing reels warmed up in preparation for this years 16th anniversary of the Weipa Fishing Classic.
It has been a while since we have posted anything on our website, so here is a bit of an update.
What a journey Weipa….. the age of COVID is upon us and we are all trying to understand how we maintain a sense of normality through these troubling and uncertain times.
The WFC team have been patiently sitting, watching and waiting to understand the fate of our famous and fabulous fishing classic. We have taken a bit of an educated punt and chosen to host a COVID friendly Fishing Classic this year. The 15th Anniversary of the competition seemed too good to give up on.
If you have been following us on our Facebook page, you will have seen several editions now of our Weipa Fishing Classic News where we let everyone know we are set and ready to host our 2020 Fishing Classic between 30th of October and 1st of November. That’s exciting news!!! Thank you to all our loyal followers for casting your votes and passing on your encouraging words. We are all pumped an ready to deliver.
Some key points to know and remember; 1st – we are doing our first shirt order at the end of August so get in quick to place your orders, we will be doing other orders but this one ensures we have the shirts prior to the comp (hopefully – COVID being friendly); 2nd – the next is tickets are on sale now, get in the first 300 and go in the draw for an early-bird random draw for some cool Fishing Classic gear; 3rd – we are selling tickets every Saturday on the grass near Woolies, come down and say hi and get your lucky entry into the major draw – the more tickets we sell the better the prize pool.
Ok – that’s it for now – make sure you follow us on our Facebook page and keep in touch with the developments via the Weipa Fishing Classic News.
Well we have entered into the next decade, the 20’s, with an open mind, optimistic outlook, new executive committee members and aspirations for making the 15th Anniversary of the Weipa Fishing Classic one for the memory books.
The churn of works is kicking off to prepare for this years event. Our proud, honest, hard working and committed community volunteers are already breaking a sweat drafting designs for merchandise, designs for the ever important Weipa Fishing Classic shirt, organising sub committees, sponsor packs and the overall event plan. There is a shape forming in the distance which is exciting to ponder, the possibility of the Classic being the first event to christen the Andoom Oval multi-purpose venue.
Each year this fabulous event draws thousands of visitors from across the country to compete in the biggest fishing competition in Cape York and arguably one of the best in the state; as well as the chance to take home a haul of prizes from the multi day family friendly event.
So its time to start putting your spare change in the fishing fund, organising your teams, planning which secret spot will produce, fish species to target and getting the fishing reels warmed up in preparation for this years 15th anniversary of the Weipa Fishing Classic.
The committee recognise and graciously thank past years sponsors as without them this great event would not be the success it is today. We are now again calling for 2020 sponsors. Sponsorship packs are planned for imminent deployment. Snag your sponsorship spot today. Sponsorship Kits will be supplied but will also be uploaded at the SPONSORS tab of this website.
Weipa’s much anticipated annual event is fast approaching for 2018. The 13th Weipa Fishing Classic dates have been announced for 8-10 June. Each year this event draws thousands of visitors from across the country to compete in the biggest fishing competition in Cape York; as well as the chance to take home a haul of prizes from the 3 day event. Whilst fishing is the main draw card, there is also lots of entertainment, games and stalls, fun for the whole family! Make 2018 your year to visit The Cape.
The committee is now calling on all those who wish to sponsor this great community event. Snag your sponsorship spot today. Sponsorship Kits can be found at SPONSORS
. For more information contact Sharon Shepherd via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2017 Weipa Fishing Classic will be held on the 09/10/11 June. Tickets on sale May 19
Well, the wet season is just about over and from all accounts the fish are biting. With just under a month to go before the gates open to the 2015 Weipa Fishing Classic, get those rods and reels out and start practicing!!
This year is the 10th year anniversary for the classic and the committee have been working hard to make this one of the best years yet.
Nominations for the Classic will open on Saturday 9th May. Come down to the Woolies car park and check out some of the major prizes up for grabs.
Dean Miller from Creek to Coast/QLD Weekender can’t get enough of the Cape region and will be back again to entertain us throughout the weekend. Nathan Sharp (Ex Australian Rugby Union Captain) and John Collins(Ex Powderfinger Bass Guitarist) will also be here for the classic.
Brisbane band Radio Club Band will be back again to provide entertainment on Saturday and Sunday night. Local band Big Scale Red will be playing on the Friday night. Talented Mitch Steele will also be entertaining us through out the weekend.
The Weipa Fishing Classic has donated and distributed approximately $180,000 to our community over the past years. This is a great opportunity for local community and sporting groups to raise much needed funds.
Grab a copy of our 2015 Program featuring all the information about this year’s event.
Whoa!!! 2020….. What a year!!! COVID crazy….. Who’s over this pesky virus?? Yeah so are we. But hey, the good news is that the Weipa Fishing Classic prevailed even in the face of such a wild world. What an amazing outcome – we were so proud to bring you the 15th Annual Classic via live Read more