Competition Reports

2023 Flathead Classic round up


Hi everyone, the 2023 Flathead Classic was held at the end of September, with 639 anglers and 257 boats competing in this time-honoured tournament. Bush ‘n Beach Fishing Magazine had two teams entered and both did well, finishing a respectable seventeenth and thirty-second in the overall team rankings. The ‘OG BNB Fishing’ team consisted of magazine chief Ben Collins, Brisbane …

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Moreton Bay Fishing Classic 2023


The Green Beacon Brewing Co and Wynnum Marine Moreton Bay Fishing Classic boasts over $100,000 in cash and prizes, including a $20,000 boat, motor and trailer package, thanks to Wynnum Marine. The newly refurbished Manly Harbour Boat Club hosts the competition as Moreton Bay transforms into the ultimate fishing playground this August. Join us from Friday to Sunday August 18-27 …

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Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic wrap up


The Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic held on June 11-17 proved to be a sensational week of fishing, fun and family entertainment. With over $200,000 worth of prizes generously provided by 46 sponsors, the event attracted record-breaking crowds and showcased the exceptional fishing opportunities of the region. The highly anticipated annual competition did not disappoint, leaving participants and spectators thrilled …

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Five tips for getting back into fishing


After some time away from fishing, renovating to sell, moving north and getting re-established, adventure angler and Tackle Tactics professional angler Robbie Wells wanted to share his thought process and preparation for getting back on the road, on the water and into fishing. Most of you would probably agree that there is a fair bit of confidence that goes into …

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Shimano King of Kings Capricorn Coast wrap up


We are moving into one of the best months of the year, and not because it’s my birthday month… well, kind of… but because I would rate April as the best month of the year to chase most species in our beautiful part of the country. shimano The temperature during the day is comfortable and it’s starting to crisp up …

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Fitzroy River Barra Bash 2022


I am a bit late with the report for the Fitzroy River Barra Bash, but as the old saying goes, better late than never. Way back in mid-October, the Frenchville Sports Club Fitzroy River Barra Bash was run and won. The biggest talking point about the competition in 2022 was the rain. The rain we had out west kept opening …

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Oakey Freshwater Fish Stocking Association Carp Busting event


After postponing our October scheduled event due to weather, it was all systems go on November 12 for the Oakey Freshwater Fish Stocking Association Carp Buster. We had 233 competitors, comprising 102 juniors under 15 and 141 seniors. People registered and then fished anywhere local they wanted for the morning. Total fish caught for the day were 239, weighing a …

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Wyaralong Dam pest fish comp wrap up


A fantastic day was had at the Wyaralong Dam Carp and Tilapia Eradication Competition, seeing 280 competitors, with a large number of families and kids. It was great to see so many kids getting involved in the fishing, catching and learning about pest fish. Huge numbers of fish were caught, with 1174 noxious fish being removed – 244 carp and …

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2022 Fitzroy River Barra Bash recap

Held on October 16-19, 2022, the Fitzroy River Barra Bash was a great success. Day 1 recap On the board were 67 barramundi – six of those coming in at the magic 1m mark – a huge effort by our anglers! King threadfin were also out in abundance, with 28 on the tally board. The biggest barramundi recorded for Day …

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Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic and Expo 2022 wrap up

Rainbow Beach

Wow, the thirty-fifth annual Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic and Expo in August was a great week. The competition saw some amazing fish weighed in, including a whopping 9.68kg blue parrotfish and an amberjack at 23.095kg. But let’s not forget, this is a family fishing competition, and we all know that ‘the family that fishes together, has lots of fun …

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