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Fishers and families in for a treat this long weekend

By Mark Beale

DON your most patriotic attire and head down to the Whitsunday Marine Club [VMR] this long weekend for the annual ‘Sweeties and Squires’ fishing event.

Registrations kick off at 4pm on the Friday, January 23 with fishing commencing after a short briefing at 7pm and continuing all the way until Sunday, January 25.

This year’s annual Sweeties and Squires event is a fundraising event held by the Whitsunday Game Fish Club raising funds for the Whitsundays Volunteer Marine rescue.

Whitsunday Game Fish Club president Jamie Lovenbury said the event is designed as a fun weekend full of activities aimed at ladies and children and not just another boring fishing venture for dad.

“It’s all about looking after family and having fun,” he said.

There will be plenty of people on hand on Friday night at the club to give novice fishers a hand to plan their weekend and give advice on places to have a fish.

Ladies will be greeted with champagne on arrival and ice blocks for the kids.

Mr Lovenbury said thanks to their generous sponsors there are some fantastic prizes on offer for the whole family to enjoy from beauty treatments to fishing rods.

There will also be an auction on the presentation night, Sunday, January 25, containing some big surprises for those wanting to have a bid on some impressive items.

To register go to Whitsunday Fishing World (behind the BP Cannonvale) or show up at the clubhouse on Altman Drive on Friday, January 23, from 4pm.


What: Sweeties and Squires

When: Australia Day long weekend (Friday, January 23 – Sunday, January 25)

Where: Whitsunday Marine Club (VMR)

Costs: Sweetie $30, squire $10, lil squire $5 and skipper $15

Enqueries: Jamie Lovenbury 0428 834 872

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