Yamba’s famous annual ‘Tim the Bream’ national fishing titles which previously attracted crowds of up to 17,000 entrants in it’s heyday will return again to the Clarence River in August 2017.

After a successful return to the Clarence in 2016, the Rotary Club of Yamba decided to pick up the fishing tackle and host the popular event again with this year’s event again 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 main weekend event will be held at Ford Park Yamba.  Bring your live Yellow Fin Bream, Flathead, Luderick, Mangrove Jack, Jew Fish (or Mulloway), Trevally and Whiting for weigh in and go in the running over the weekend for the biggest catch caught. Prizes are also awarded for the smallest and the strangest fish weighed in.  There will be markets, food stalls & music. Registration is online at stickytickets.com.au, however tickets will be available soon at all bait and tackle shops in Maclean, Yamba and Iluka. There will also be in-person registration available on Friday 18th 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 19th from 5am to 10am. Cut off time to register is 10am on Saturday 19th.

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.

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.