23, 24 & 25
JUNE 2017 

History & Statistics of the Volunteer Marine Rescue Bundaberg Family Fishing Classic

2006:

The first Volunteer Marine Rescue Bundaberg Family Fishing Classic was launched as our major fundraiser in June 2006. This was a success for us and it was due mainly to the overwhelming support for Marine Rescue Bundaberg by the local business community. We have continued to hold the Classic each year since. It is interesting to see the growth over the years and it is our intention of making our Classic the premier fishing event in the Wide Bay area.

2016:

The funds raised by Marine Rescue Bundaberg from the Classics were earmarked for the replacement of our primary rescue vessel and this was achieved in March this year with the arrival of ‘Bundy Rescue 2’ –an 11.5m Sailfish Catamaran. The new vessel has been equipped with the latest state of the art electronics (including a Forward Looking Infra-Red camera). It was built to survey with capability of handling the rough seas in which we are sometimes called to operate and for the safety of our crew who are all volunteers.

2017:

Planning has already commenced for our 2017 Classic which will be held on the first weekend of the June school holidays from 23rd to 25th June 2017. Please mark these dates on your calendar and join us for a weekend of family fun.

2016:

In the meantime, some demographics are listed below to illustrate our history and growth.
Demographics
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Interstate 2     3 4 7 3 8 7 7 15
Gold Coast 2     3   1 2 7 10 7 7
Brisbane Area 1 6 3 5 1 14 24 27 29 27 39
SW Qld   2 6 7 4 6 17 18 16 18 12
Sunshine Coast 5     16  7 13 14 18 27 28 14
Wide Bay 5 264 5 21 9 15 48 66 53 51 23
Burnett   1 1   3 11 30 31 27 28 34
Capricornia 3 2 3 5 5 35 9 8 7 12
Nth Qld 1 3 4 11 2 2 5 3
sub-total 19 40 15 58 33 76 182 186 179 178 159
Bundaberg 443 639 672 706 868 1,052 1,212 1,173 1,180 1,447 1,589
total 465 679 687 764 901 1,128 1,394 1,359 1,359 1,625 1,748
% increase 46% 1% 11% 18% 25% 24% -2% -0% 20% 8%
Entrants - yearly:
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Juniors 124 169 176 224 265 320 435 388 408 412 453
Seniors 341 510 511 540 636 808 959 971 951 1213 1295
Total 465 679 687 764 901 1,128 1,394 1,359 1,359 1,625 1,748
Prizes & Sponsorship:
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Prize boats
(number)
$3,890
(1)
$8,750
(1)
$11,250
(1)
$12,150
(1)
$12,500
(1)
$17,500
(2)
$22,000
(2)
24,000
(2)
24,000
(2)
26,500
(2)
38,000
(3)
Total Prizes $23,068 $31,499 $39,286 $38,886 $44,676 $56,896 $55,854 $62,788 $58,628 $62,529 $72,454
Fish weighed in 2016:
  Bream Whiting Flathead Trumpeter Mackeral
&Tuna
Cobia Parrot
&Tusk
Snapper Red
Emperor
Sweetlip Coral Trout
Jnr Live 60 3 21 1              
Jnr Dead 143 29 22 5              
Snr Live 110 19 42 5              
Snr Dead 300 67 74 11              
Open Reef         14 8 29 16 14 23 21
total 613 118 159 22 14 8 29 16 14 23 21
Fished weighed each year:
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Jnr Live 35 21 46 43 45 74 55 56 90 93 85
Jnr Dead 48 23 73 94 82 101 143 92 194 269 199
Snr Live 50 49 52 58 61 115 125 81 225 226 176
Snr Dead 71 87 119 109 118 207 345 218 364 555 452
Snr Offshore 47 46 91 97 76 30 94 71 106 53 125
total 251 226 381 401 328 527 762 518 979 1196 1037
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