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BIG MONEY MILLION DOLLAR PRIZES IN THE FRASER COAST FOR FISHING COMPETITION

February 21st, 2013
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FRASER COAST TO BE A BIG TIME PRIZE AREA FOR FISHING COMPS

THE Fraser Coast could soon be offering $1 million in prizes to boost recreational fishing.

Marlin fishing in the fraser coast image www.frasercoastcentral.com.au

Tourism Fraser Coast has proposed a three to four-week competition called the Million Dollar Fishing Classic, which could be introduced as early as next year.

Tourism Fraser Coast general manager Pip Close said a $15,000 grant to conduct a feasibility study into the event had been secured.

The proposed event would target different elements of recreational fishing including game, fly, beach, sports and family style fishing events, Ms Close said.

“Our plan is to create the largest annual fishing event in Australia with prizes to the value of $1 million,” Ms Close said.

“An event such as this would provide a major boost to tourism and the associated economy, in what is traditionally a quieter tourism period in November, by attracting large numbers of intrastate, interstate and international tourists.

“The aim of this event would also be to generate significant publicity on a domestic and international level, to further highlight the Fraser Coast as a leading recreational fishing and holiday destination.”

Ms Close said by running the event over three weekends it would provide an extended economic boost during the off-peak season for Fraser Coast’s tourism operators.

The feasibility study is expected to be completed by June.
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Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha [From Local Chronicle]

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