Big prizes hook anglers to Bunbury from across WA

Brooke RolfeSouth Western Times
Emilee Kemp 5 and Taj Brown 5, drop a line ahead of this years Millard classic with Powerboat Club Commodore Harley Kemp and Millard marine owner Rod Vanoosten.
Camera IconEmilee Kemp 5 and Taj Brown 5, drop a line ahead of this years Millard classic with Powerboat Club Commodore Harley Kemp and Millard marine owner Rod Vanoosten. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

More than 400 anglers from around the State will converge on Bunbury this weekend with their sights set on a slice of a $38,000 prize pool.

The annual Millard Classic fishing competition is again expected to draw a massive crowd over two days of fishing, with registration open tomorrow from 4.30pm until 7pm, followed by a briefing session for competitors.

There will be about 65 prize categories including dhufish, snapper, cod, whiting, tailor and herring, which Bunbury and Districts Power Boat Club commodore Harley Kemp said would give competitors “plenty of opportunities to win something”.

Onshore and offshore fishing champions will claim prizes in each category and the first 50 juniors who register will receive a rod and reel combo.

With the major prize of a $13,000 outboard from Millard Marine and Suzuki Marine, Mr Kemp said he was most looking forward to seeing the face of the lucky winner.

He encouraged the public to check out the weigh-ins on Saturday and Sunday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm.

Mr Kemp said he was confident of some big catches being on display throughout both days.

Millard Marine owner and dealer principal Rod Vanoosten said he was looking forward to the event and was excited to be part of “one of the best events around”.

Mr Vanoosten said this year’s major prize was chosen with the hope it would be useful to the lucky winner.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails