2015 Gold Coast Flathead Classic

The Great Northern Brewing Co 2015 Flathead Classic is building to be a great event. Whether you are a tournament regular or a first timer, this iconic tournament now in its 22nd year should be on your calendar. It is so much more than a fishing comp… it is a great event wrapped around excellent fishing.

The estuaries of the Gold Coast are renowned for their big flathead and there is no better time to go crocodile hunting than this time of year. The format is over 3 days and is a eco friendly catch and release comp, so no live wells are needed. What you do need though is a digital camera to record your catches with against the tournament ruler which is provided at our briefing. Please note it is a lure and fly comp so sorry… no bait allowed. A full copy of the rules is available on our site.

The comp can be fished as a team of 2 or team of 3 and we have Champion Team and individual trophy categories along with some other species trophies. However all of our big prizes are won by random draw! Yes – that’s right… you don’t have to be the best angler to take home the great Bluefin Boat, Motor and Dunbier Trailer package!


Our entry fee includes: Tournament entry, a team Tournament Bag packed full of goodies, Tournament Shirt for each angler plus 4 dinners, as well as your entry into the Lucky random draw. No onsite camping is available and accommodation is your responsibility. A number of local accommodation places including Rays resort, Coomera Houseboats and Thornton Towers are offering a discount if you mention the Flathead Classic!

We are famous for our bumper raffles so be sure to bring along some cash each night to get amongst the prizes. We also have a casting comp and other promotional activities and entertainment.

Dates and times

Registration: Wednesday 30th of September from 4.00pm.

Fishing: Thursday 1st – Saturday 3rd October NOW with a later finish on Saturday and a dinner & presentation in the evening.


Southport Amateur Fishing Club, GR Thompson Park, Broadwater Parklands Southport (Adjacent to Howard’s Landing Tackle Shop)


SENIORS : $225.00 EARLY BIRD UP UNTIL June 30 th 2015  (post mark), $250.00 After June 30th, $275.00 LATE ENTRY After August 16th places permitting & NO GUARANTEE OF SHIRT.


$110.00 EARLY BIRD up until June 30 (post mark) , $120.00 After June 30th, $130.00 After August 16th places permitting & NO GUARANTEE OF SHIRT.

There is a 200 team cut off for the number of competitors this year, so don’t delay

In sending your entry asap. (*total excludes event sponsored teams)Teams must remain the same composition on each day i.e. no substitutions except for Juniors.

Your Entry Fee Includes:

• Meals as indicated above professional catering service (extra meals available, please enquire)

• Commemorative 21st Anniversary Event Shirt for every competitor

• Team Bag containing lots of lures and other goodies courtesy of our sponsors

• Tournament Handbook for every competitor

• Opportunity to share in $250,000 + worth of prizes


Rays Resort and Thornton Towers are offering a discount on mention of the Flathead Classic for competitors


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