BONDING TIME: Register now for Father’s Day Fishing Fest 2015, which will be held on September 6.
BONDING TIME: Register now for Father’s Day Fishing Fest 2015, which will be held on September 6. Thinkstock

Drop a line with dad

PICK up a rod and lure dad into a day full of fishing fun this Father's Day.

Father's Day Fishing Fest 2015, an initiative by Queensland Urban Utilities and Ipswich City Council, will be held at Cribb Park in North Ipswich on Sunday.

Queensland Urban Utilities spokesperson Michelle Cull said the event will be a great opportunity for sons and daughters to spend some quality time with their dad.

"There are prizes for the longest fish, the most unusual fish and even the longest eel," she said.

"I don't know many dads who don't enjoy a bit of friendly competition with their kids, especially when it involves a free barbecue and entertainment."

The competition is a catch-photo-release event and anglers can fish from boats, kayaks or the riverbank.

Environment and Conservation Committee chairperson councillor Heather Morrow said registration was open for the event.

"This is a great opportunity to get out on the water for a terrific day of fishing, entertainment and connecting with our local environment," she said.

"With great prizes up for grabs, this will be a terrific day out for the whole family."

Prizes include a 2.7m single-seater fishing kayak, BCF vouchers, rods and reels.

The event kicks off at 7am, with awards being announced at 1pm.

Visit ipswich.qld.gov.au.


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