Over the past week, the 2017 Gold Coast Flathead Classic set new levels for fishing competitions in Australia.
A huge success, sponsors, anglers and their families found themselves immersed in festival hype during Friday nights awards ceremony.
Speaking to the audience, the Gold Coast Sportfishing Club told of their excitement, highlighting the level of achievement, with numerous accolades from anglers, calling the Gold Coast Flathead Classic, “The best fishing event Australia has to offer.”
In a quick recap, the three days of fishing saw teams catch 5669 Flathead, with 2938 of the flathead caught above 40cm.
Entries into the competition set new records as well in 2017, with organisers recording 670 anglers and 276 teams another massive increase.
Taking out the winning team was the Lowrance Whyte Boyz. Speaking with Nick Whyte, he said;
“Thank you to all the committee and helpers from the Gold Coast Sports Fishing Club.
So much effort goes into this event for all of us to enjoy, you guys really do an amazing job and to see the event climbing to record numbers this year is a testament to how well run it is.”
In a push to make 2018 another step better, Nick reflected on the general comments made during the event, reassuring organisers that they had delivered the ultimate fishing event.
“I made an effort to ask a lot of the newcomers what they thought of the tournament and the response was unanimous. The best fishing event they’ve ever been to!” said Mr Whyte.