Through the middle years of last century (1950’s – 1980’s) Yamba played host to one of the great Australian fishing events.
The goal…capture Tim the Bream! ‘Tim the Bream’ was a fish caught, tagged and released back into the waters around Yamba in time for the annual contest.
If anyone could catch Tim they’d win the grand prize of £10,000. Back in it’s heyday in the late 1950’s the competition would draw as many as 7000 anglers to the region. And why not…£10,000 back then would be equivalent to $298,062.28 today. Pretty good money for catching a fish.
But Tim the Bream was never caught and his legend quietly faded away…
It’s been roughly 30 years since the last ‘Tim The Bream’ event was held and the good news is that this year in August he’s coming back to Yamba.
Once again a tagged fish known as ‘Tim the Bream’ will be released into Yamba’s waters and there’ll be a $10,000 prize up for grabs if anyone can catch him. In addition, 10 more bream will be also be tagged and released for the competition with each fish attracting a prize of $1000 if caught.
It should be a massive weekend of fishing in Yamba with the Australian Bream Tour (ABT) also holding one of their pro tour events over the same weekend. So if you were ever keen to get across and do some competition fishing, or you just want to check out all of the action from the shore, this is the weekend to do it.
You can learn more about the event here!
For a great accommodation option whilst participating or visiting take a look at BIG4 Saltwater Holiday Park!
Set on 130 Acres of pristine parkland running alongside the Clarence River, this Yamba caravan park is hugely popular for fishing and kayaking. Kangaroo’s and a variety of other wildlife call this protected retreat home, making it a truly unique holiday experience.
BIG4 Saltwater @ Yamba Holiday Park provides everything your family needs to relax and have fun. They have a wide range of family accommodation options from large powered and unpowered camp sites all the way up to 4.5 star luxury family cabins.
They have plenty of accommodation available over that weekend (August 19 – 21) so if you’re keen to go across to Yamba and enjoy a great weekend of fishing now is the time to book yourself in.