Monday, November 11, 2013

2014 Robe Boats and Fishign Festival dates announced.

Robe Boat and Fishing Festival 2014 Date Announced
The historic township of Robe nestled gently on the South Eastern coast of South Australia, where the vineyards and lush pastures of the limestone coast meet the aqua marine waters of Guichen Bay.

Robe is many times blessed with beautiful buildings dating back to the 1850’s, abundant seafood caught daily by our fleet of fishing boats, which include specialist Cray fishing boats, which supply southern rock lobster to the great restaurants of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo as well as the wonderful eateries of Robe.

This exceptional village also boasts a picturesque harbour with world class marine, safe bay beaches, renowned surfing beaches along the placid lakes and water ways. Rugged ocean beaches ringed by graceful dunes. All part of state parks alive with all manner of birdlife.

Robe attracts many artists, writers, musician and food and wine lovers to its many festivals that celebrate all things robe has to offer.

The corner stone of the Robe events calendar is the annual Robe boats and Fishing Festival which takes place in January. The 2014 Festival will be held on January 18 & 19 and will showcase everything Robe has to offer, along with a huge collection of boats, tackle, electronics, 4 wheel drive vehicles, rubber boats, engines, sailing dinghies, a seafood feast, wines, local beer, an art show featuring the harbour and its boats plus much more.

In January 2014 the festival will include many extra entertainments including 2 Australian first events.Dining on Board with The Fisherman isunique to Robe. The Skippers of 12 of our Cray fishing fleet welcome 10 guests each on board their boats for a lobster banquet accompanied by the best wines from our Limestone Coast region.

The proceeds from this event are donated by the Fisherman’s Association to a local charity of their  choice. The Fishermen and their families are the back bone of Robe village and the gesture demonstrates the great sense of community that exists in this wonderful village.

In addition the Fishermen put on a display of their boats capabilities. This is a sight not to be missed. Mighty 45 foot plus state of the art planning Hull fishing boats performing maneuvers on the sparkling waters of Guichen Bay just off the shore next to the Festival site. At 12 noon a Grand Parade of boats will emerge from the bay and enter the harbour, we expect over 30 boats to take part including 6 large Riviera ocean going cruisers, 60ft fishing boats and every type of craft you can imagine down to a 75 year old gaff rigged sailing boat.

The flotilla of Riviera cruisers will motor down from Adelaide for this event. P

And in the air the excitement will continue with a fly past by the Robe Aviators Society which will include a Tiger Moth performing aerobatics and a 60 years antique fabric covered Auster. Plus many more light aircraft.

At lunch time patrons will graze on several crayfish dishes, local whiting, snapper, sushi & sashimi, great Limestone Coast beef and lamb on the Lions Club BBQ accompanied by the best wines of our region and a few soft summertime tunes.

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