Richard Baronet, Woody Falls, Mark Brooks, of the Curtis Coast Spearfishing Club.
Richard Baronet, Woody Falls, Mark Brooks, of the Curtis Coast Spearfishing Club. Christopher Chan

Spear fishing open competition raises funds for VMR

CURTIS Coast Spearfishing Club members are not too proud to say they have been thankful for the efforts of Volunteer Marine Rescue in the past, and the members of the club are always looking to give a hand to those who help them.

For that reason, a few of the spearfishers have organised a competition in which anyone can compete.

To be held on Sunday, September 22, the competition involves a $5 donation to VMR with a number of raffle prizes to be up for grabs.

"We are having a social spearfishing comp, there is also a social sign-on for the club, giveaways and raffles," Mark Brooks, of the club, said.

"We are looking at a low entry fee of $5, that goes towards VMR."

Entrants do not need to be a member of the club and are able to spearfish anywhere in the region they like.

The weigh-in will be held at Spinnaker Park at 3pm on the day, for several different categories.

"It is a fun day with a sausage sizzle, a chance to meet someone likeminded and talk about spearing the waterways," Brooks said.

"We are even going to have our boats just on the little sand area (at Spinnaker Park), and others can do that too."

For details or to register your interest, spear fishers can contact club president Aaron Falls on 0422 935 513.