COMPETITION TIME: Anglers will camp at the Boondooma Dam for the yellowbelly fishing competition.
COMPETITION TIME: Anglers will camp at the Boondooma Dam for the yellowbelly fishing competition. Claudia Williams

Anglers bound to Burnett for big catch

ANGLERS from across the state will cast into Boondooma Dam this weekend for their chance to win.

The annual Yellowbelly Fishing Competition returns to the South Burnett on Saturday and Sunday and is set to cater for the whole family with gilled and gutted and catch and release sections for yellowbelly, bass, jew, silver and spangled perch.

The competition is an initiative of the Boondooma Dam Stocking Group and secretary Terry Allwood said they are looking forward to welcoming people to the region this year.

"The competition has become an annual weekend away for people,” he said.

"People can camp right on the edge of the dam, and every year we have people here setting up three and four days early to secure a prime position.

"It's a relaxed competition, very family oriented, and we want everyone to be able to have a go and get involved.”

Entry is $20 for adults and $6 for children under 16.

Registration is open from noon on Friday, February 8.