FISHERMAN?S FRIEND: Jeremy Cooper, 12, of South Grafton, shows the fruits of his labour at the Minnie Water family fishing day.
FISHERMAN?S FRIEND: Jeremy Cooper, 12, of South Grafton, shows the fruits of his labour at the Minnie Water family fishing day.

Minnie goes fishing for Easter

By EMMA CORNFORD

THERE may have been a heavy southerly wind blow up along the coast on Sunday, but it didn't dampen the spirits of those taking part in the Minnie Water family fishing day.

The two-day event, run by the Minnie Water Holiday Park, attracted almost 100 competitors and raised more than $2800 for the Wooli/Minnie Water Surf Lifesaving Club.

Park manager Barry Chevalley said locals and visitors competed for $800 worth of prizes which were donated by local businesses.

"In particular we had a lot of Queenslanders who were down here over the weekend and entered," he said. "We had a seniors and Under-16 division and all the kids got a prize for entering."

A fundraiser fish auction, which contributed $1000 to the final amount raised, followed the judging.

"We had about 200 people come along for that and to watch so it was a really good couple of days," Mr Chevalley said.

"It's been going for about eight years now, I think. The people before us ran the event and we've only been here about 18 months, but so this is our second go at it.

"It gets people together and it's a good chance to meet new people, make some new friends but also raise money for the surf club. It's a real family thing and it brings a lot of people to the area."



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