Nev Collie and Beven Wise outside the Cabarita Bait Shop.
Nev Collie and Beven Wise outside the Cabarita Bait Shop.

Hook a greenback at Cabarita

CLOSE to 1000 anglers are expected to take part in the 25th annual Cabarita Greenback Tailor Fishing Competition this Saturday and Sunday.

Greenback is the colloquial name for a big tailor and $1500 cash plus $500 in prizes is on offer for the heaviest tailor weighed in, and $1000 plus $500 in prizes for the runner-up.

This competition however is not just about tailor, as other recreational species offering attractive prizes include flathead, whiting, bream, swallowtail and mulloway.

Boasting $25,000 in cash and prizes there is something on offer for all entrants - if you don't catch a prize-winning fish there are plenty of chances to take home valuable prizes from the many lucky draw prizes on offer.

The major lucky draw prize for all who enter the competition is a 3.4-metre aluminium boat, 5hp four-stroke Honda motor, fittings and trailer valued at $6000.

The competition will be contested over four divisions - senior male, sen- ior female, veteran and junior (under 16). Entry fees are $25 for seniors and veterans and $15 for juniors.

Sign-on (noon to 6pm Saturday, June 6) and weigh-in (9am sharp, Sunday, June 7) will be in Pandanus Parade, Cabarita Beach, beside the surf club.

Fishing and beach 4WD licences are available at the sign-on and a fish auction will be held at the conclusion of the weigh-in. Family entertainment will be conducted throughout Sunday, with live music from 3pm-6pm.

Phone Bevan Wise at Cabarita Bait & Tackle (02) 66763111 for information.



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