Lions Club of Gympie Inc.

District 201Q4, Queensland, Australia

Fishing Competition

Lions Mary Valley Family Fishing Classic 4th & 5th November 2017 at Borumba Dam Via Imbil Q

Mary Valley Fishing Classic Logo

The Lions Clubs of Gympie and Mary Valley have joined forces again to hold the 6th annual Lions Mary Valley Family fishing Classic at Borumba Dam.. They are also pleased to advise that the net proceeds of the event will go to the Lake Borumba Fish Stocking Association to help them restock the dam with fingerlings.

The other objective of the project is to increase overall community awareness that the Mary Valley Region of the south east is a place of wonderful natural beauty with a resiliant community spirit that is definitely worth a visit to "stay and play".

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Competition Details 2017

ENTRY FEES: Adults (15 and over) $25, Juniors $10. There is a cap on Family entries of $60/ family (2 Adults and 2 of more Juniors).


Get your entry form and fees into us by no later that close of business on Friday 27th October to go into the draw for the "Early Birds" prize!!!!!!!!!!!

Polo Shirts and Caps.

Available for Adults Sizes S-5XL $25, Juniors Sizes 4-14 $20, Caps $15

Order one by sending us an email with full particulars.

FOOD: On Saturday night a delicious two course roast meal for $12/head and $6/head for children 9 years and under is available but make sure you get your nomination and order in early. There is no need to bring your own as food will be available at the Lions Camp in the Borumba Dam Camping Grounds. 

There will be Pizza & Hot Chips available on Friday night 3rd November & a delicious two course roast meal on Sat 4th November. Breakfast & Lunches Sat & Sun, with cold drinks and "real" coffee also on sale. Food will include hamburgers and chicken burgers, chips, bacon and egg rolls etc.

Bar: There will be no bar operating at this years event so make sure you bring your own alcohol (BYO).

Entertainment: There will be a live entertainer from 06:00pm to 09:30pm on Saturday night at the Lions Camp in the Borumba Dam campgrounds. Bring a chair and settle in for a good evening with local country artist, Graeme Jensen.

CAMPING INFORMATION: Contact the Managers of  Borumba Dam Camping Grounds on 0754886662 to book your spot. (Camping Information)


All competitors 18 and over will require a "stocked impoundment" fishing permit in order to participate

Where can I apply for a FISHING permit?.

Permits can now only be obtained from approved outlets including Post Offices. For a complete list see the attached link


 Note: You must carry your permit with you whilst you are fishing or in possession of fish.


Saturday 4th November - Briefing 05:45am Competition Starts 06:00am. Weigh in cutoff time 05:00pm sharp.

Sunday 5h November - Briefing Starts 05:45am Competition Starts 06:00am. Weigh in cutoff time 11:00am sharp.

Prizes and major draws Borumba Campsite at 12:00pm Sunday.

COMPETITION RULES: See the link in this page below.

Competitors wristbands available from the Lions Camp from 5:00pm Friday 3rd November.

The Committee acknowledges the members of the Lake Borumba Fish Stocking Association Inc for again providing the services of "weighmasters"at the 2017 Classic. Make sure you nominate Borumba Dam as your preferred impoundment when applying for your permit as funds will be returned to the Association for restocking purposes.

Prizes: The Clubs acknowledge the generous contribution of our major sponsors. There will also be assorted prizes for Adults and Juniors  for each species and for Juniors in the Redclaw competition.

There will be a "mystery length" competition on a species as determined by the Committee an announced at the competition. It is open to all entrants.

Juniors under 15 are eligible to fish and/ or enter the redclaw competition on payment of one entry fee that cover both competitions.

Target Species: These include Bass, Golden Perch, Catfish, Saratoga, Silver Perch and Redclaw for Juniors.

To ensure Regulatory compliance, the Bag (in possession) limits and minimum sizes are shown for each species below:

Bass 2 in possession and min size 30cm

Catfish 5 in possession and min size 35cm

Golden Perch 10 in possession and min size 30cm

Silver Perch 5 in possession and min size 30cm

Saratoga 1 in possession and min size 50cm

Redclaw - no size or possession limits apply in Lake Borumba

Please note that competitors only need to submit one fish to the competition and the numbers "in possession" shown above are to ensure that Regulatory requirements are met by competitors.

It is recommended that all competitors read the information provided below.

Rules For Use of Dam by Seqwater

Entry Form (PDF)

Entry Form (WORD)

LInk to Boating & Fishing Guide

Rules 2017

Note a Rule Change for 2017 (refer Clause 17). 

The Committee now has the capability to conduct "live well" inspections prior to the commencement of the event each day and may do so without further notice.

This change was brought about by concerns expressed by a number of competitors at the 2016 competition. 

Fish Handling Protocol

Program Timetable


Need to talk to a real person?

Phone Glenn Mob 0427276933