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.