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Hirepool Leigh Fishing Contest

Hirepool Leigh Fishing Contest

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  • Sat 25 Mar ’17, 3:00am – 10:00pm


Leigh Hall, 4 Cumberland St, Leigh


All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $50.00
  • Child (12 and under): $5.00

This year the annual Leigh Fishing Contest is back to raise money for the vital Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and other local causes.

Now in its 14th year, the event goes from strength to strength, with over $230,000 raised for the rescue helicopter and other emergency services over this time. Last year's 500 tickets sold out well in advance of the event and many people missed out on their opportunity to win the fabulous Surtees Workmate and 4 stroke 60hp Honda outboard.

100% of proceeds are donated to the rescue chopper and other Leigh local community causes. In 2016 over $40,000 was raised for these causes thanks to the participation of our wonderful sponsors and generous participants on the day.

In 2012 a simple 1.14kg snapper resulted in the winner receiving a brand new Surtees 4.85m Workmate, complete with trailer and powered by a 60hp 4stroke outboard, which he drove away from the event just that evening.

The 'average weight' competition means there is a chance for everyone - the very fist person to weigh in the average weight snapper that day will win the prize, it's that simple.

We also have a range of great prizes for the heaviest in each category to ensure the proud anglers out there get to have their moment in the sun.

This year we have increased the number of kid's tickets to keep that family atmosphere. Not only do we have some fantastic kid's prizes across the board, we will also have a great variety of family and kid's entertainment at the event afterwards.

All children anglers will receive a welcome pack full of local goodies to help with their day fishing, and of course, they're all trying to win big prizes just like Mum & Dad.

There is a huge variety of food and drink available for purchase on the day. Come and relax with us under the big marquee and enjoy live music, fish auction and prize giving.

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