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."