Classic Changing of the Guard

Mount Isa’s iconic Moondarra Fishing Classic has this week welcomed a new naming sponsor; with the team from the local Clancy Corporation securing the coveted rights.

Formerly associated with Mount Isa Mines for many years (still a major supporter) organisers Mount Isa Fish Stocking Group are very excited to see the naming rights opportunity go to another key local business.

“Naming rights of the Classic is one of the most prestigious sponsorship opportunities in the region” said Steve Farnsworth, Event Manager.

“Not only does the opportunity deliver the sponsor enormous exposure across Mount Isa, the North West and indeed the country; but as a family friendly, community focused event it is also a great chance for a local business to show their commitment to the community and demonstrate their social responsibility”.

“With naming rights the highest sponsorship honour for the event we were very excited to have Dave, Lisa and the team from Clancy Corporation jump at the opportunity” said Steve.

Hosted in late October at picturesque Lake Moondarra in Mount Isa annually since 1999 the Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic is one of the major fundraising activities of the Mount Isa Fish Stocking Group; raising funds for re-stocking local impoundments with Barramundi and Sooty Grunter.

With 2014 a year of highs and lows for the Classic, with aspects like low lake levels calling for a program reformat, Fishing Classic fans have been assured that all of their much loved favourites will still be in the schedule; something that Clancy Corporation Director Dave Clancy admires in the Stocking Group and looks forward to immensely.

“The Fishing Classic is definitely one of the ‘must do’ events in Mount Isa’s annual events calendar. As a proud local, a family man and an avid outdoors fan I try to make the event every year; often taking up the opportunity to camp out for the weekend” said Dave.

“We (Clancy Corporation) avidly support the Mount Isa Fish Stocking Group and their efforts to fundraise and host a social event for the local community, year in and year out”.

“As an important fundraising platform for many community organisations, supporting the Fishing Classic also allows us to positively contribute to the wider Mount Isa community”.

All the action of the 2014 Clancy Corporation Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic kicks off at 6pm Friday October 24; wrapping up late evening on Saturday October 25 with presentations followed by the much loved fireworks spectacular and live entertainment by local country rock singer Ron Sellars.

For full details on the 2014 Fishing Classic visit the events web page at


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Event Manager

2014 Clancy Corporation Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic


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