Capitalising on the success of the inaugural "Golden Lure" held in 2001, the Kingaroy Sportfishing Club (A.N.S.A.) are looking forward to running this event once again at Bjelke-Petersen Dam on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2002. The 2001 event saw just over 100 anglers catch and release just over 1000 Golden Perch and Australian Bass longer than 30cm.

Bjelke-Petersen Dam is situated near Murgon, 2 ˝ hours drive north of Brisbane. It has great facilities which include bunkhouses, fully self-contained cabins, a caravan park with powered sites, hot showers and a well equipped café and tackle shop making it easy for all competitors to enjoy the competition. There are also many wineries and other tourist attractions within close proximity of the dam. Why not make it a great family weekend!

Bjelke-Petersen Dam is one of the premier impoundments of South-East Queensland, gaining a reputation for trophy size Golden Perch and Australian Bass in recent years. This reputation draws fishermen from all over the country. The month of November should also see the dam fishing its best. After a long cold winter the hungry fish will be out on the extensive flats and weed beds looking for any morsel they can find, including lures. Is it any wonder why we chose Bjelke-Petersen Dam in November as the venue for the competition!

The event is a non-invitational catch and release competition with everyone welcome to attend. There must be two people per team and only artificial lures, baits and flys can be used. Trolling lures is allowed and our club has tried to make this competition as enjoyable as possible by having the rules this way. In keeping with this fun theme, just like the old days, the emphasis isn’t on the prizes but on the fishing and the enjoyment that goes with it.

There will be a small number of top quality prizes and trophies which we trust will be valued by all competitors. Prizes and trophies will be given for Champion Team + Runner Up, Champion Senior + Runner Up, Champion Junior + Runner Up, Longest Golden Perch and Longest Australian Bass. There will also be two perpetual trophies up for grabs for Champion Team and Champion Angler (Senior or Junior).

For the entry fee of $60 you will get all meals for the weekend, nomination into the competition and a satisfying and relaxing weekend. Don’t forget that it is BYO alcohol. Nominations close last mail Friday 25th October 2002.

Camping arrangements can be made with Yallakool Tourist Park on (07) 4168 4746.

For more information contact: Robert Smith (Secretary) Kingaroy Sportfishing Club Inc.

Work (07) 4162 6235 Fax (07) 4162 4806

E-mail blackfin15@yahoo.com.au