Shimano’s new King to be crowned in 2021

Australia’s premier family friendly fishing tournament is back in 2021 and looking to crown the next Giant Trevally, Threadfin and Barramundi King.

Now in its second year, the Shimano King of Kings event is ready to lure recreational anglers of all ages and skill levels to compete with the chance to share in over $30,000 worth of cash and prizes.

From February 5th, the Capricorn Coast will play host to the three-day competition with the support of Livingstone Shire Council, Beaches Restaurant, Shield Traffic and SCF Citizen Science.

Team SCF’s Dean Jackson is thrilled to bring the event to life again in 2021 with 21 inshore/offshore target species, 35 categories and 3 gold crowns to be won.

“The competition will kick off from midnight on Thursday 4th Feb, with competitors recording their catches via the SCF Research and Events Smartphone app,” Dean said.

“All fish, of all sizes, are logged in this research and sustainability fishing tournament and by simply participating and doing what you love, you will play a valuable role in the region’s annual marine survey.”

The event will welcome up to 100 teams of salt water, freshwater, boat, kayak, shore, bait/lure, spear and free-diving fishermen.

When a competitor lands a fish, they take a photo of it on the Shield Traffic brag mat supplied and upload it to the SCF app, logging the species, measurements, and other data about their catch.

“This will create a snapshot of what’s happening in the region and from this data, we can all begin to make better choices about fishing sustainably and in turn, providing a bright future for all Australian anglers,” Dean said.

Capricorn Enterprise CEO, Mary Carroll is delighted to welcome the King of Kings vital research event back to our local waters which will benefit many businesses and boost the region’s economy.

“Events like these bring more visitors to our region who fill beds within our accommodation operations, along with injecting funds into tours and attractions, restaurants and retail outlets,” Mary said.

The tournament launch will be held at Beaches Restaurant in Rosslyn Bay, with plenty of entertainment, activities for the kids, as well as product displays and demonstrations by various businesses in the industry and competition partners.

At the conclusion of the event on Sunday, a formal crowning of the winners will precede an afternoon of celebration to acknowledge everyone involved.

The first teams for 2021 are locked and loaded and Shimano King of Kings organisers are encouraging keen anglers to get in quick and register prior to the summer break.

Returning in a bid to retain their crowns will be last year’s champions Warwick Joyce, Jake Crisholm and Kaiden Nowell.

The team registration and tournament package is $687 for 2-3 anglers and includes the brag mat, jerseys, snapbacks, stubbie coolers, reusable carry bag, Beaches Parilla for each person at both briefing and presentation.

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