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Meeting on business involvement in Evans Fishing Classic

CALL FOR HELP: Evans Head Fishing Classic volunteer Peter Leeson shows a couple of tarwhine caught by Katelin Bodley, of Evans Head.
CALL FOR HELP: Evans Head Fishing Classic volunteer Peter Leeson shows a couple of tarwhine caught by Katelin Bodley, of Evans Head. Barry Cheadle

AN EVANS Head business owner is calling for a meeting to discuss the future of the Evans Head Fishing Classic.

Doug Behn, who owns Behn's Service Centre, said he was worried by a lack of input on the festival from businesses in the town.

He said the issue became apparent after Evans Head copped a spray from the classic's commentator/weigh master Barry Burgum during festivities.

"The bloke who was commenting, on the very last night, Barry, he had a crack," he said.

"He said 'I feel like I've got the right to address everyone' and said 'what is wrong with Evans Head?'"

Mr Burgum highlighted that only one person from the town was directly involved with the classic's organisation, despite its benefits.

Mr Behn is calling for a meeting so businesses can discuss the issue.

"We really need to maximise the effort we're putting in especially when the classic's on," he said."And we need to work out how we get people into town and into businesses.

"If businesses are not making money from the classic they need to say something and we need to figure out why."

Mr Behn said the festival offered a great chance to boost sales during the quieter winter months and he wanted to see all businesses in town benefit.

"It wouldn't hurt to have some feedback," he said.

Richmond Valley Council general manager John Walker said the classic was valued by the council.

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