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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.

2017:

Some demographics from our 2017 family Fishing Classic are listed below to illustrate our history and growth.
Demographics
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Interstate 2     3 4 7 3 8 7 7 15 8
Gold Coast 2     3   1 2 7 10 7 7 10
Brisbane Area 1 6 3 5 1 14 24 27 29 27 39 326
SW Qld   2 6 7 4 6 17 18 16 18 12 3
Sunshine Coast 5     16  7 13 14 18 27 28 14 23
Wide Bay 5 264 5 21 9 15 48 66 53 51 23 233
Burnett   1 1   3 11 30 31 27 28 34 18
Capricornia 3 2 3 5 5 35 9 8 7 12 28
Nth Qld 1 3 4 11 2 2 5 3 1
sub-total 19 40 15 58 33 76 182 186 179 178 159 150
Bundaberg 443 639 672 706 868 1,052 1,212 1,173 1,180 1,447 1,589 1329
total 465 679 687 764 901 1,128 1,394 1,359 1,359 1,625 1,748 1,479
% increase 46% 1% 11% 18% 25% 24% -2% -0% 20% 8% -15%
Entrants - yearly:
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Juniors 124 169 176 224 265 320 435 388 408 412 453 382
Seniors 341 510 511 540 636 808 959 971 951 1213 1295 1097
Total 465 679 687 764 901 1,128 1,394 1,359 1,359 1,625 1,748 1479
Prizes & Sponsorship:
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Prize boats $3,890 $8,750 $11,250 $12,150 $12,500 $17,500 $22,000 24,000 24,000 26,500 38,000 50,800
Total Prizes $23,068 $31,499 $39,286 $38,886 $44,676 $56,896 $55,854 $62,788 $58,628 $62,529 $72,454 $94,165
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Fish weighed in each year:
 : 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Jnr Live 35 21 46 43 45 74 55 56 90 93 85 53
Jnr Dead 48 23 73 94 82 101 143 92 194 269 199 168
Snr Live 50 49 52 58 61 115 125 81 225 226 176 147
Snr Dead 71 87 119 109 118 207 345 218 364 555 452 311
Open Offshore 47 46 91 97 76 30 94 71 106 53 125 69
total 251 226 381 401 382 527 762 518 979 1,196 1,037 848
Fish weighed in 2017:
  Bream Whiting Flathead Trumpeter Mackeral
&Tuna
Cobia Parrot
&Tusk
Snapper Red
Emperor
Sweetlip Coral Trout
Jnr Live 33 9 8 3              
Jnr Dead 103 37 15 513              
Snr Live 99 20 18 10              
Snr Dead 190 44 50 26              
Open Reef         22 15 47 16 4 46 19
total 426 110 91 52 22 15 47 16 4 46 19
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