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2018 Australian Lure, Fly & Outdoors Expo (the Lure Show)

WHACK the dates in the diary, on your phone or on the wall in the shed because you’ll want to make sure you’re making the trip to be at Queensland’s Ipswich Showgrounds on June 16 and 17 for the 2018 Australian Lure, Fly & Outdoors Expo, or as we all fondly call it – the Lure Show!

What started seven years ago as a celebration of Australian lures and lure making has rapidly grown to an event that satisfies all anglers, whether they be fresh or saltwater focused. This is unlike every boat show you’ve ever been to that leaves you wondering ‘where’s the tackle?’

The Lure Show will completely satisfy your every need and want to add to your tackle collection. It’s two days of non-stop fishing-focused action. With Australia’s biggest collection of lure makers all under the one roof, the expertise on offer is unparalleled.

Carving, painting and lure swimming demonstrations and general lure-making advice is as thick on the ground as the tackle bargains in the room. Everyone is selling. The Lure Show turns the Ipswich Showgrounds into the biggest, most diverse tackle shop around.

You are guaranteed to find things you don’t yet know you can’t live without.You won’t want to miss the lure demonstrations at the casting tank. Here you will find the lure makers giving guidance on how their lures have been designed to swim and how to get the most out of them.

The presenters’ hub is where you’ll be able to pick the brains of some of the most knowledgeable anglers around including Jake Newmarch (Newmarch’s Fishin Mission); Liam Fitzpatrick (JML Pro Staffer); Brendan Goulding (Fish and Whipz); and lure-making legend Peter Pakula (Pakula Lures).

You’re likely following them on Facebook, watching their YouTube videos or checking out their Tweets – now is your chance to meet them face to face and talk all things fishing.

Got some old wooden Australian lures lying in the garage that need a new home? Bring these to the Show because you won’t find a hungrier pack of collectors anywhere in this wide brown land. These guys are also keen to help you sort your own collection out and are more than happy to help with identifying any lures you’re not quite sure about.

Love an artistic lure or new design? The Lure Show Award entries are always a crowd favourite and a brilliant showcase of the craftsmanship, creative talent and skill of our local lure makers. They seem to get better and better every year.

When’s the last time you paid $10 to get into a show? Combine this with free parking and you get in and out of the Lure Show for less than half the price of any boat show on the east coast!

Tickets are available online now. Group discounts are available for fishing clubs, so get in touch at Don’t forget to like the Lure Show on Facebook ( and stay up to date with all the 2018 Show news.

What2018 Australian Lure, Fly & Outdoors Expo
WhenSaturday June 16 and Sunday June 17
WhereIpswich Showgrounds, Ipswich
Time9.30am - 3pm Saturday; 9am - 3pm Sunday
TicketsAdults $10, kids under 16 free (when accompanied by an adult) Pre-purchase tickets online to avoid the lines.

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