About the Classic

The Weipa Fishing Classic is held every year typically over the June long weekend for a weekend of non-stop fishing action. COVID has changed a few things which has resulted in the execution of a COVID safe virtual and live streamed event in 2020. This year we have returned to our regular June slot kicking off from the 10/06/22 with the public holiday on the Monday the 13/06/22.

The Weipa Fishing Classic is Cape York’s premier and most exciting fishing competition.

Local and interstate anglers compete for a record prize pool of more than $200,000 up for grabs.

And that’s just in the water – throw in activities for the kids, casting competitions, live entertainment, dance groups, community displays, exhibits, food, drinks and you have got three days of non-stop fun for all the family!

Whether you’re a mad keen angler or just want to enjoy the weekend, the Weipa Fishing Classic has something for everyone – everyone has a chance of winning a prize, see the Current Classic Rules  for all the details.

The Fishing Classic is the Cape York’s largest community event with more than $200,000 given back to our competitors and community.

Each year, business and community groups embrace the event by sponsoring, volunteering or getting in the various activities, stalls and exhibits. The annual Fishing Classic is a great opportunity for local community and sporting groups to raise much-needed funds and to promote the wonderful services each provide to support this glorious community.

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