With what turned out to be the worst weather in the last few months the 2010 North Coast Fishing Bonanza’s first ever event was greeted with 30 – 40 knot winds and rain, as well as a local flood making the river almost unfishable. Even with these conditions 149 people turned out to fish the first event and took home $75,000 in prizes.

Main Random Draw Results:

Adult Boat Package

$35,000, Tabs 4900 Master Series Runabout with 75hp Evinrude ETEC and trailer with all safty gear and optional rocket launchers and bimki. Complete package for the keen inshore and close offshore fisherperson.

Winner: Jarah Fitzgibbon



Cadet Boat Package

$11,000, Ballina Marineland boat 3.85m wide body boat and trailer with a 25hp Evinrude Etec. Perfect for the complete eastury package. All safety gear included.

Winner: Jess Long



Adult Hobie Outback Kayak – $2,390

Winner: Debbie Simmons


Adult 3D TV Package – $3500, sponsored by Edgewater Boats

Winner: Marc Sams

Fishing Based Results:

Snapper Andrew Gollan 40.5
Tailor Geoff Mcgrath 73.5
Mulloway Andrew Gollan 114.5
Kings / AJ / Sambo None Weighed 43.5
Whiting Robert Graham 41.1
Bream Dan Bode  
Flathead Grant Clements 90
Plagic Brian Arthur 93