Mild weather greeted the competitors on Day 1 of the Evans Head Fishing Classic. A cold front made for a frosty early start for offshore competitors. There were some noteworthy captures early including a near 1.3 metre jewfish and a jobfish. Unusual for this area. Snapper, kingfish and even a blue groper hit the photo brag mats for photos.

Inshore a flathead of 92.5cm won for the day and bream and whiting were all large for this time of year.

But today was all about the kids with the 11am kids clinic going gangbusters. Kids were flying everywhere with competitions for winding timber fish in the quickest and knot tying and rigging. There were smiles all round with a feast of kids fishing product given away including rods, reels and tackle boxes. The day was rounded out with more kids giveaways before the adults daily prizes and over $4700 in random sponsor products was drawn.