Club says game on to anglers

THE Deep Sea Fishing Club is slowly getting its sea legs back by hosting the Hot Current Game Fishing Tournament this weekend.

The tournament is one of a series of occasional events and functions the club has hosted since it re-opened late last month.

Anglers dropped their lines yesterday for the start of the three-day competition, with the final presentations to be held on Monday.

Deep Sea Fishing Club president Bill Mabey said the tournament brought plenty of business for the club as well as the community, with anglers travelling from throughout Australia to take part in the popular competition.

"It's not just the club, it brings in loads of money for the community," Mr Mabey said.

"The anglers pay for accommodation, fishing gear and all sorts ... they are high-spending visitors when they come to town."

Mr Mabey said the event had been helping the club "keep its nose in front" to maintain costs after coming out of administration in August.

He said the community support had been massive and overwhelming since the club re-opened for select events and functions.

"An hour doesn't go by at the moment when someone doesn't want to come to the club," he said.

Click here for more information on the Hot Current Game Fishing Tournament.

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