Lions Charity Greenback Fishing Competition
31st Greenback Fishing Competition is back (June 9-10, 2018)
In 2015 and 2017, the Lions Club Cabarita Beach Pottsville Beach had to make the difficult decision to postpone and cancel both events. With some success, the 30th anniversary of the Greenback fishing competition was held in 2016. Without resources and financial support, the success of the event is heavily dependent on Sponsorship, Raffles, Fish Auction and the sale of 4WD Beach Permits. Entrance Fees alone cannot cover the costs. Volunteers play a large part of the overall success in the running of the event.
With the support of the Lions Club, the 2018 Tweed Coast Marine Greenback fishing competition is alive and well, thanks to the support of our Titanium level Sponsor ‘Tweed Coast Marine and Mercury team’. If it was not for Dan Andrew (Dealer Principle) and his team, we would not be holding a Greenback Fishing Competition in June 2018. [THANK YOU TWEED COAST MARINE AND MERCURY TEAM]
We have also made some other changes and improvements as a result of consultation with local bait/tackle/marine shops and a survey sent out to 100 past participants.
– Prize money, in general, has increased across the categories. For the Greenback Tailor, a 3rd place has also been allocated.
– The boundaries are changing to cover from the QLD/NSW border to SOUTH BALLINA. The TWEED region is now completely covered by the event.
– Named sponsorship for all winning places.
– The Sunday activities will be completed by 1 – 1:30 pm so that the Queensland entrants do have some time to return to their homes. Approximately 40% of the entrants come from Queensland.
– Reduced entry fees for Adults and Seniors (55+)
– Planning to have the prizes come from the Fishing, Camping and Sporting product lines
– Other minor changes in the background running of the event that covers honesty and fraud control.
We would like to see the entrants double in size. With the changing of the boundaries and major sponsor support, we have the potential to open the event to significantly more fishing families. Please don’t forget that there are prizes for the heaviest Jew, Dart, Whiting, Bream, Flathead, Luderick, Tarwhine in each category and to see the big Greenbacks makes the event a challenge for all.
The ‘Lions Greenback Management Team’ welcomes everyone to enter the competition and enjoy the weekend of fishing. Our thanks go to all sponsors, who without them we would not have an event.
Visit our new Greenback Website at www.lionsgreenback.com