October 27, 2014
Boondooma Dam’s Yellowbelly Fishing Competition spokesman Terry Allwood is confident next year’s competition will be one of the best in the event’s 26-year history.
Last year’s Yellowbelly attracted a total of 659 nominations – including 140 juniors – for the two-day event, just 44 below the competition’s all-time record of 703.
Terry said this week that with dam levels expected to be around 70 per cent in early February, the annual competition (which will be held on February 7-8) should provide a great weekend of fishing and family activities.
“Fishing conditions at Lake Boondooma will be at their best, the water quality should be good and significant weed beds have now formed,” he said.
Entry costs for 2015 will remain at $20 for adults and $5 for juniors aged 16 years and under.
Competition entry fees do not include the cost of camping at the lake.
Registrations for the fishing competition will be accepted from 12:30pm on Friday, February 6, at the stocking association clubhouse near the main Lake Boondooma kiosk, with a competition briefing at 8:00pm.
The longest Australian Bass caught, measured and released during each session will attract a cash prize.
A trophy will also be presented for the best overall Australian Bass caught and released during the competition.
The fishing and family fun weekend is a major fundraiser that supports the ongoing stocking of Lake Boondooma.
Accommodation available at the lake includes five self-contained cabins, a communal bunkhouse, powered sites, unpowered lakeside camping areas and modern amenities blocks.
Information about camping fees can be obtained from the South Burnett Regional Council’s website
All anglers must have a current Stock Impoundment Permit which can be purchased from Lake Boondooma’s kiosk or online
For more information on the competition, contact Terry Allwood on 0400-860-122 or email him