The twenty-eighth annual Boyne Tannum HookUp will be held on Boyne Island in Queensland this May Day long weekend, from Friday to Sunday April 28-30, 2023.
And this year, Australia’s biggest family fishing competition offers its biggest prize pool ever, with over $400,000 worth of prizes to be won!
The HookUp is a much-loved and favourite event for thousands of locals and visitors from Queensland and interstate.
The 2022 event had over 3400 registered competitors and a record attendance of over 30,000 people in Bray Park across the three days.
The Gladstone region is a beautiful spot for fishing enthusiasts, with top spots in abundance – from beaches, creeks and estuaries to a platform on the reef, which makes it one of the biggest tourism drawcards in the area and a standout event for keen fishers across the nation.
Junior anglers aged three to 15 and senior anglers from 16 onwards competing in the event can fish and weigh-in any of the 15 eligible fish species for the chance to win daily and overall cash prizes, totalling nearly $20,000, overall angler trophies and a fishing charter.
One lucky junior angler will win a Sea Jay 3.5 Nomad and one senior angler will be taking home a Sea Jay 4.28m Magnum 2 on Sunday night.
Boyne Tannum HookUp encourages entrants to gather the whole family together, grab a group of friends or form an all-female group for the teams category, where there’s a chance of winning a fantastic holiday prize to the world famous Heron Island.
The Gladstone region boasts the best effort to yield ratio for anglers in Australia – even more reason for anglers to get hooked on the HookUp this April!
For those who aren’t fishing enthusiasts or may not have luck catching a fish, there are boat loads of promotional prizes to be won for anyone who purchases a ticket.
Promotional prizes are drawn on each of the three nights, including the draw for the major promotional prize for the senior category – a 630 Sea Jay Vision powered by a 150hp valued at over $95,000 – as well as junior and senior tinnies, a Yamaha WR450 motorbike, junior bikes, rods and reels.
The Boyne Tannum HookUp offers great activities for the whole family, featuring live music, food and drinks – including a licensed bar – activities for children, amusements, education, information stalls and a fantastic fireworks display on Sunday night.
Don’t miss out on this fantastic family fishing event – it’s sure to be a highlight of your year!
Register for the 2023 Boyne Tannum HookUp online at boynetannumhookup.com.au
Senior Competitor – $90
Junior Competitor – $40
Team entry – $10 per person, with two to four people per team.