One week late: Fishing Classic
WHAT I hate in sport this week is bad weather.
Most people underestimate the weather, not me though. I know what it's capable of.
It can cancel matches, postpone fixtures, ruin sporting events and even destroy clubhouses. The weather is something every smart sportsman is afraid of, except indoor players of course.
With the Rainbow Beach Fishing Classic this week, hundreds of keen anglers were planning big offshore trips trying to bag some quality reefies.
Stocking up their bait and plugging in their favourite spots on their GPS, anglers were hoping it would be a perfect week of fishing.
The weather had different ideas, however. Fishermen and fisherwomen have been stranded, with beach fishing the only option to subdue their fishing obsessions this week.
With seas peaking at roughly five metres on Tuesday, the only option for offshore anglers is to wait until the wind and seas died down.
If only the classic fell one week earlier when the ocean was perfect and the fish were in plentiful supply.
Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters had an awesome trip last weekend and bagged dozens of quality fish with the majority large snapper.
Luckily for fishos, forecasts have predicted the weather will start to ease off later today and tomorrow and they will finally be able to get offshore.
With plenty of prizes up for grabs in the reef fish category, my bet is hundreds of anglers will be rushing to the boat ramp in the next couple of days and chasing down the big ones.
Fishing Classic organiser Linda Adam said the weigh-in tomorrow at Rainbow Beach would be the most exciting.
"They will be getting offshore and that's when the big fish start to come in," she said.
Look for results in tomorrow's Gympie Times.
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