IT'S BACK: The Three Rivers Fishing Classic in 2016.
IT'S BACK: The Three Rivers Fishing Classic in 2016. Tobi Loftus

Wet your line, the Three Rivers Fishing Classic is back

KEEN anglers from across the Wide Bay Burnett will wet their lines this weekend in the hope of securing the coveted title of Three Rivers' champion angler.

The Three Rivers Fishing Classic has not been held since 2016, but with the influx of new blood into Mundubbera Anglers and Fish Stocking Association, there has been a renewed appetite to bring the competition back.

Anglers will be targeting seven species: yellow belly, bass, jewfish, spangled perch, fork-tailed catfish, eel and silver perch.

Prizes will be given for biggest catch of each species, but the coveted champion angler title is judged cumulatively across species, so to be in with a shot, anglers need to try and snare a couple of each.

A catfish being weighed in at the Three Rivers Fishing Classic in 2016.
A catfish being weighed in at the Three Rivers Fishing Classic in 2016. Tobi Loftus

Weigh-ins will be held on Saturday from 11.30am-12.30pm, 5-6pm, and Sunday from 10-11am, with live weigh-ins an option for those who want to return their catch.

Nominations are open from 6-9pm in Archer Park at Mundubbera.

Anglers will be able to fish in any of the three rivers: Auburn, Burnett or Boyne.

Association treasurer Nigel Adams said anglers should aim for "deeper holes... (because at the moment there's a lot less water to mix with fish.”

"Live baits are always a winner but recently we've had some success with soft plastics and lures.”

See bit.ly/threeriversfishing.


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