Competition Reports

Lake Borumba Tagatoga!

SIXTY anglers converged on Lake Borumba, near Imbil in Queensland, for the sixth annual Tag-a-toga event on March 6-7 – for a lot of fun and to gain a better understanding of the resident saratoga population. Different to a normal fishing competition, this event offers a more relaxed environment and focusses heavily on everyone enjoying themselves, rather than who wins. …

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Shimano King of Kings a success

AT the beginning of February, the second Shimano King of Kings tournament was held. I’m pleased to report that it was a raging success and a lot of fun was had. The biggest kicker to the competition was that they managed to jag the weather. Yes, perfect conditions to fish were welcomed with opened arms from all 96 teams that …

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Weipa Fishing Classic – a lesson in COVID innovation

SMALL outback communities rely on their major community events for many reasons – for the social interaction, to raise money and to enjoy the unique lifestyle their particular location provides. In the small Cape outpost of Weipa, the major events of the year include the Fishing Classic and the Bullride, weekends keenly awaited by a town that is situated in …

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Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival

THE Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival was held in September this year. I’ve never entered a family fishing competition before, though with my son’s sixth birthday looming it was a perfect time to have a go. Last year my partner Ash and I spent a few days on Baffle Creek staying at Rocky Point Retreat. While we didn’t have a …

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Third Fitzroy River Barra Bash

IT’S a sad time of year on the Capricorn Coast when barramundi are off the target list for three months. However, a sneaky Awoonga trip may be on the cards for a fix. This month we are going to focus on the results from the Fitzroy River Barra Bash that was held in October. With COVID-19 messing with just about …

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SCF competition win

November generally means very hot days for South East Queensland. And the hot weather translates to the water temperature rising in rivers and creeks, so mangrove jack will be in full swing. SCF competition Jack are a very popular target at this time of year. Their aggressive nature, speed and bad attitude can see anglers getting very addicted to chasing …

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Barramundi tournament at Lake Awoonga

THE 2020 Barrabasstasstic Lake Awoonga barramundi tournament was held from January 9-12, with 40 participants across the junior and senior angler events landing 155 barra. The major award for the seniors’ event at the Lake Awoonga barramundi tournament was the Best Five Barramundi, taken out by Justin Nye and Roderick Walmsley in a tie. Both got their bag limits, with upgrades, …

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Flathead Classic 2019 wrap-up

Classic 2019

I’VE been a bit quiet on the writing side of things, with work once again taking precedence over fishing, and the days I made it to the water being nothing short of shockingly below average. Classic 2019 What can I say but that was an absolutely crazy and unusual lead-up to this year’s Gold Coast Sportfishing Club Flathead Classic 2019. …

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ARB Moreton Island Fishing Classic 2019 wrap-up

2019 arb moreton island fishing classic

THAT’S a wrap! Well the 2019 ARB Moreton Island Fishing Classic started with a bang! From the stunning weather, to the prawn peeling competitions, free ice-creams for the kids, amazing random draw prizes and sausage sizzle, most were happy to wait to throw in a line! Massive thanks goes to our wonderful sponsors for supplying 60k worth of cash and …

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Moura Muddy Water Family Fishing Classic wrap-up 2019

moura muddy water fishing classic 2019

THE Dawson River at Moura was looking about as good as it gets, with clear water and plenty of it for the 2019 Moura Muddy Water Family Fishing Classic. Fantastic weather all weekend and the community got together for an awesome weekend. Not quite but close to record numbers of fish were caught and weighed in at the two weigh …

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