Competition Reports

Woodgate Beach Hotel Fishing Classic

Woodgate Beach

THE sixth annual Woodgate Beach Hotel Fishing Classic is on this September from Friday 16 to Sunday 18, located at the newly renovated Woodgate Beach Hotel. This event has grown from strength to strength over the past five years of competition, seeing over 500 entrants registered last year and a whopping prize pool of nearly $65,000. This being our sixth …

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Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic and Expo

Rainbow Beach

THE countdown is on to the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic and Expo gets underway in August, from Sunday 21 to Saturday 27, and this year it’s going to be big! In 2021, we had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel the event due to COVID-19, which would have been the thirty-fifth year that the event had been going. …

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Moreton Bay Fishing Classic is back

Moreton Bay Fishing Classic

THE Moreton Bay Fishing Classic is back for 2022, thanks to the Green Beacon Brewing Co and Wynnum Marine. With seven days of family fishing fun, Moreton Bay’s favourite event will cast off from August 21 to 28. A lucky winner will walk away with a super cool Stacer boat, Yamaha motor and trailer package – with a few awesome …

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Hooked on Miles Fishing Classic 2022 wrap up

What a weekend! Hooked on Miles The Miles District Fishing and Recreation Club would like to thank our sponsors, visitors, competitors and volunteers for making the Hooked on Miles Fishing Classic a great success. We had 115 people register to compete in our fishing event, held at Karingal Reserve in Miles over the Labour Day long weekend. Competitors fished throughout …

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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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