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Sport & Events

14 September, 2021

Nominations open for 30th annual Barra Bash

THE Tinaroo Barra Bash will be celebrating 30 years of “reely” exciting catches from October 22, promising to be better than ever.

By Ellie Fink

This year's 30th Barra Bash is coming to Tinaroo, with fishermen from across the region gearing up and ready to go. Pictrured is Ann Leighton, Liam Casella-Champion Angler 2019 (22 Barramundi measuring 13.67metres) and Scott Heinemann of Bills Marine.

THE Tinaroo Barra Bash will be celebrating 30 years of “reely” exciting catches from October 22, promising to be better than ever.

The event, held by the Tablelands Fish Stocking Society (TFSS), is a catch and release event, with nominations now open for fishermen of all ages encouraged to participate. 

Event Coordinator and TFSS Ann Leighton said that they are excited to be doing this for the 20th year as a group. 

“We are celebrating 30 years of the event and TFSS will be celebrating their 20th year hosting it,” she said. 

“We have always run it as a family fishing competition with prizes for categories for six years and under, children seven to 15 and adults 16 plus.

“It's a big job but I am passionate about it and it is a great opportunity to get out. We are really excited.” 

This year, the Champion Angler category will deliver some amazing prizes such as a Quintrex F390 Outback Explorer Hull from Bills Marine and a Hummingbird Helix 8 from Tolga Traders. 

There will be market and food stalls, competitions for kids and entertainment available throughout the bash, with a main Barramundi release at 10.30am.

To nominate for the Barra Bash this year visit https:// www.trybooking.com/BOWFX


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