AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST NATIONAL FISHING COMPETITION ON SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2009

By: Lisa Guest


Massive PRIZE POOL of $100,000! The Pirtek Fishing Challenge is a competition open to everyone in each State and Territory across the country.

AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST NATIONAL FISHING COMPETITION ON SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2009
AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST NATIONAL FISHING COMPETITION ON SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2009


The aim of the Pirtek Fishing Challenge is to raise $100,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Stephen Dutton, General Manager of Pirtek Fluid Systems Pty Ltd, commented, "The demographic of Pirtek’s national workforce, customers and suppliers is predominantly male which made our decision to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia an easy one.

"The combination of raising much needed funding for prostate cancer and holding a national fishing competition seemed like a perfect fit. Sunday the 19th of April will be about getting out with family and friends and wetting a line. Myself and everyone at Pirtek wish all competitors the best of luck."

Every State and Territory will win BIG CASH and terrific prizes.

Pirtek together with Berkley, Lowrance and Evinrude have amassed a massive prize pool in excess of $100,000.

Each winning target species is worth $5000 cash with great prize packs for second, third and junior anglers.

The competition will be held on Sunday, 19 April, 2009 between the hours of 6.00 am and 6.00 pm. Each State’s target species will be revealed after 6.00 pm on Saturday, 18 April, 2009 via the website www.pirtekfishingchallenge.com.au

To register for the competition simply log on to www.pirtekfishingchallenge.com.au read the rules and pay a registration fee of $15.00. Entrants will be sent a limited edition Pirtek Fishing Challenge cap and brag mat. The registration fee is contributing to the goal of raising $100,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

All competitors need to do is catch their State’s target species, photograph the fish on the Pirtek brag mat along with their registered angler number and send the photo into www.pirtekfishingchallenge.com.au
The idea is to catch, measure, photograph and release the fish.

There are video and text descriptions of how to photograph your fish correctly on the website.

Pirtek Brand Champion, Michael Guest, who is a keen fisherman and television presenter will be encouraging everyone to get on board the competition. Guest said, "Fishing is a huge part of my life and to direct my passion into helping raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation is a very satisfying and productive feeling.

"We all love to get out and go fishing. To be able to raise a few dollars for a fantastic cause, and have the chance of winning some great cash and prizes is a no-brainer."

The winners and runners-up for each Sate and Territory will be posted on the website on Saturday, 25 April, 2009.

 


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