Boat prize will launch HookUp

FISHING is their passion so it’s only normal the HookUp committee would want to cast out their interest to as many as they can.

The committee will be doing just that tomorrow when they host the official launch of the 2011 Observer Boyne Tannum HookUp.

Between 7am and midday the HookUp crew are inviting local anglers to come down to Bray Park and ‘hook’ an early entry in to this year’s fishing competition.

Starting from humble beginnings, the event has become a major tourism drawcard and attracts thousands of tourists to the region each year during the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

Now regarded as one of the biggest fishing competitions in the nation, The Observer Boyne Tannum HookUp will this year lure people in between June 10 and 12.

HookUp media spokesman Darryl Branthwaite said they would love to see more junior entrants get out there and try fishing.

“It’s really important for the next generation to see what a fantastic ecosystem we have here and learn how to look after it,” Mr Branthwaite said.

Catch and release and promoting the live fish categories was a way of doing this, he said.



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