2015 Classic Wrap-Up and Results
Well the fish have been weighed in and the prizes have been won for the 2015 Bowen Family Fishing Classic and Wet Weekend. Although the wind kept anglers closer to shore and up the creeks many decent size fish where still weighed in and donated to Meals on wheels and Bowen Soup Kitchen. With the biggest fish being weighed in being a Spanish Mackerel at a whopping 27kg. The girls seem to have been more patient with their fishing this year in the juniors and weighed in good catches and many took out the great prizes up for grabs.
Crowds turned out in droves to see Celtic Fyre and Capt Wow return the Bowen Sound shell to entertain everyone Saturday with Sylvia the seahorse creating a name for herself with the kids for her first visit to the region. Brisbane based bands Mason Rack and Electrik Lemonade kept the late night revellers grooving till 12.30am. Sunday morning breaky at the beach found us all laughing at the antics of the Hill Billy Goats and Dame Edna and the day progressed to see many families come to Bowens Beautiful Front Beach to participate in the kids craft to the dash for cash. A great time was had by the young and the young at heart and organizers were happy to see the event well supported by locals and visitors alike. Local and regional bands, Tropic temple and Sweet spot and rising country music star Karrie Haywood took to the open air stage to show case just how good the talent is in Northern Qld.
Donations have already been made to festival queens, Bowen Surf Club and Recreation Fishing Club Bowen for the effort in helping the classic crew team run activities over the weekend and many more will follow. The Senior Lucky Entrant winner of the $37000 boating package was Tom Anderson of Bowen and the Junior Lucky entrant of the $6675 Estuary package was Nathan Lee also of Bowen. Both winners are ecstatic with their wins and no doubt will be taking to the water real soon.
The Classic crew would like to sincerely thank ALL sponsors from the 23 major sponsors to the smaller business who are struggling in Bowen but STILL support this “Premier event” of Northern Qld as quoted by George Christensen. It takes a very small dedicated band of volunteers to bring the event to the shores of Bowen every year and the efforts of these dedicated few cannot go unrewarded, so please let anyone you know who gives up their time and their families and say thanks for a great weekend!