Fishing around Lismore is basically freshwater, except that in very dry conditions the saltwater gets further upstream and it is not unusual to catch bream and flathead, even above Lismore. In fact there are some noted flathead spots up Leicester Creek. The Bass Classic this weekend (October 7-8) is centred on Lismore because it is recognised as one of the top bass spots on the North Coast and there are other very good locations nearby. The Bass Classic is the largest fishing activity held in Lismore and is aimed at raising valuable dollars to buy more bass fingerlings for release into the river each year. To date some 162,000 fingerlings have been released with another 8500 going out in November. A similar program happens on the Clarence River and this is why we have such a good fishery on these two rivers. If you want to assist with this, and ensure the future of fishing, then enter this weekend. Generous sponsors have provided over $4000 in prizes with the top prize valued at $1200. In all there are 45 prizes up for grabs.
You can enter at the Palms Caravan Park on Brunswick Street (near the Rescue Helicopter base) on Friday from 5.30-7.30pm or on Saturday from 7-9am. A presentation BBQ will be held at 11am on Sunday at the same location. Support a good cause and have some great fun.
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