REDLAND City's biggest fishing competition was thrown a lifeline when the state government changed the dates for two public holidays.
Redland Bay Amateur Fishing Club members sighed with relief after Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie ruled the Queen's Birthday public holiday would continue to be held on the second Monday in June.
Last year, the Bligh government moved the Queen's birthday public holiday from its traditional June date to the first Monday in October, effective from next year.
However,Mr Bleijie has decided to move the Labour Day public holiday from May 1 to the first Monday in October, effective from October 7, 2013 and keep the Queen's birthday in June.
Fishing club member George Kuropka said the club had contemplated axing next year's event, if the June public holiday were cancelled.
"The changes are a lifeline to the competition because if there was no public holiday in June, we would be competing with other fishing competitions in October," Mr Kuropka said.
"We had not committed to a date next year because the club was still unsure if the new government was going to change the timing of the public holiday.
"The club will have a meeting before setting next year's competition date but the plan is for it to be held on the second Monday in June, which is June 10, next year."