Classic is event for the future
AS an event to give young fishermen a grounding in competition, the Junior Fishing Classic at Brunswick Heads yesterday was a winner.
It may have been fairly low-key, but Brian Bullion, one of the organisers, was pleased with how it went.
He is already talking about making it bigger and better next year.
"The fishing was a bit slow, but all the kids enjoyed it," he said.
"Prizes were awarded for the best catch, and a random draw after that ensured no one went home empty-handed."
Mr Bullion said there had been 40 entries, which was in line with their expectations for the inaugural event.
"The kids fished from the river, from boats and a few of the older ones fished off the wall," he said.
"There were a lot of holidaymakers. We had only a couple of locals, but hopefully next year we'll get a few more."
The one-day classic was run by the Brunswick Heads-Mullumbimby Lions Club, in conjunction with the Brunswick Heads Festival of Fish and Chip committee.
It was organised as a lead-in to the main festival, which starts on Wednesday.