HookUp: Story behind the Pat O’Reilly Memorial Trophy
PAT O'Reilly, and his wife Jackie, were involved with the bait and tackle industry for more than 35 years, starting off with Pat's Bait and Tackle in a little shop space along Flinders Parade and eventually growing big enough to move to the current location and joining the Tackle World network.
Pat and Jackie loved taking a keen interest in some of the family events in the region.
Pat was also very committed to helping the Hook Up team with their goals and really admired their dedication and success with this great competition.
Pat loved family, Gladstone, and life in general and his family and staff thought this a fitting way to remember him, so they have now created the Pat O'Reilly Memorial Trophy, aptly named the Family Trifecta.
To be in the running to win this trophy and the $1000 cash which goes with it, a family needs to catch a live bream, whiting, and flathead and be in the running to qualify for the live fish category.
To qualify, the junior must catch at least one of the three species and maybe dad or mum might catch the others.
Once that is done, then they will go into a draw with those who have also qualified and a name will be drawn out of the hat.