THE 18th Observer Boyne Tannum HookUp festival has been declared a resounding success with the best weather conditions in at least five years. HookUp committee member Patrick Laws said the annual event 18th Observer Boyne Tannum HoookUp was more successful than expected, with this year's festival held a month earlier than normal. Despite entrant numbers being down, record crowds and top notch seafood again confirmed that the Gladstone region is hooked on HookUp. An estimated 30, community members flocked to Bray Park to soak up the action over the three-day event. With cooking and casting demonstrations, rides, delicious food and plenty of great entertainment, there was something for everyone to enjoy. Mr Laws said seafood caught at the weekend proved waterways in the region were healthier than ever.
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Boyne Tannum Hookup – Australia's Biggest Family Fishing Competition
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HookUp will be giving away a Yamaha VX Deluxe Waverunner pictured above as a promotional draw for senior entrants on the Saturday night of the competition. Prizes and Fish Category presentations will be at the weigh-in station after the weigh-ins, each afternoon. Daily prizes not collected by 9: No more than one trophy will be awarded in respect of any one fish category caught. If a fish category weigh is a tie, the prize will be awarded to the first recorded entrant.
The daily weigh-in will be conducted Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10am to 11am and again at 2pm until 4pm there is no weigh-in on Friday morning. Fish weigh-in times are based on the time recorded by the calibrated weigh-in scales. Competitors must present their current year Electronic Ticket at weigh-ins Refer 1. All fish must be weighed on the official scales provided by the organisers to be eligible. Fish presented at the weigh-in station must be taken on rod and reel or hand line only and must be of legal size.