Diehard anglers contest Rainbow Beach Fishing classic

FISHING: Anglers from across Queensland have been scouting the waters from Noosa North Shore all the way to Fraser Island for the Rainbow Beach Fishing Classic.

Marketing director Jacki Hull said it was rough conditions on Wednesday with only experienced anglers hitting the water.

She said it bucketed down Wednesday afternoon throughout the entire weigh-in as the diehards returned to shore for their prizes.

"We have fantastic prizes on offer this year.

"People hid under tarps and umbrellas," she said.

People had still turned up at the end of the day and retreated inside to watch the State of Origin at the Rainbow Beach Sports Club.

The weather looked better yesterday, Hull said.

"Everyone is still loving it."

She said a few people were talking about heading out again fishing yesterday despite the rain on Wednesday night.

The Rainbow Beach Fishing Classic Facebook page has had some incredible images of dolphin and whale encounters out on the water.

Hull said she would usually use the photos anglers posted in promotion for next year's event and add a personal feel to the event.

Yesterday's Ladies Day had some better weather with a strong breeze around.

Hull said anglers came from right across Queensland from the Gold Coast to Toowoomba armed with fishing rods and eskies.

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