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Yamba's famous annual 'Tim the Bream' national fishing titles which previously attracted crowds of up to 17,000 entrants in it's heyday is set to make a comeback to the Clarence River on the 20th-21st August 2016.

After a 30 year hiatus the Rotary Club of Yamba decided to pick up the fishing tackle left behind in 1985 and host the popular event again with this year's event mirroring the original 1958 prizes for catching tagged fish.

The featured prized catch for 'Tim The Bream' is again worth $10,000 while another 10 tagged fish will have a value of $1000 each.There are also prizes for the heaviest  Yellow Fin Bream, Flathead, Luderick, Mangrove Jack, Jew Fish (or Mulloway), Trevally and Whiting.

The area of operations for the event will run from the Harwood Bridge which crosses the Clarence River at Harwood Island and continue eastward to the mouth of the Clarence River between Yamba and Iluka. This also includes all estuaries east of the bridge.   Fishing will take place from the southern and northern banks of the Clarence River as well as by vessel or boat.

The main weekend event will be held at Ford Park Yamba. This is where the weigh station will be as well and the live holding tank. Fish can be bought to Ford Park via the Ferry Pontoon on Ford Park. There will be markets, food stalls & music. Registration is online however tickets are available at all bait and tackle shops in Maclean, Yamba and Iluka. There will also be in-person registration available on Friday 19th at The Yamba Shores Tavern. Bring your ticket to the Tavern on Friday or Saturday night of the event and receive a discount off your meal . Day of Registration is available at Ford Park on Saturday 20th from 5am to 10am. Cut off time to register is 10am on Saturday 20th.

This is a catch and release competition only and all fish must be alive and in a healthy condition when presented to be eligible for entry into any category of this competition.

NO dead fish will be accepted for entry into this competition.    Brag Mat measuring will be required for competition size lengths. 

A committee marshal will be available to measure the length of fish caught over 90cm (jewfish or flathead) to allow expedient release and confirmation of your catch.

All contestants  greater than 18 years old must hold a valid recreational fishing licence for NSW. You can apply online here. 

https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-r...

Several concessional licence fee exemptions may apply...  

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recreational/rec...

This event will take place on the NSW North Coast at Yamba over the weekend of Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August 2016. 

Ticket sales will cease at 10am on Saturday the 20th August 2016. 

E tickets must be presented with valid ID with any catch to be considered for a prize.

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