Three winners in the Fish ‘n’ SIPS

When it rains, it pours! We’ve had not one, not two, but THREE winners in our Fish ‘n’ SIPS tagged fishing competition in the space of a week!

Taking home fifth place and $2,000 is Tim Meyers, who caught a 106cm barramundi at Callide Dam (near Biloela) on Thursday 26 October. This brute had grown 15cm since being tagged and released last September.

Fast-forward four days, and Lachie Latham pulled in an 88cm barra at Kinchant Dam (west of Mackay), snaring $1,000 for his efforts.

Then Lachie’s mate Kyle got in on the act soon after with a 93cm barra from the same location. Boom, another $1,000! Well done gents!

Just a reminder this competition has been extended till the end of January 2024, and there are still 9 tagged fish to be caught worth $1,000 each.

Plus, with the east coast barramundi closure, there’s no better time to chase this species in a stocked impoundment—so grab your permit and get out there.

To be in the running, you need to purchase a SIPS permit and fish for the tagged fish at these Queensland stocked impoundments:

  • Tinaroo Dam
  • Lake Proserpine (Peter Faust Dam)
  • Kinchant Dam
  • Callide Dam
  • Cania Dam.

The fish must be line caught—however, the fisher may use a landing net in combination with the line fishing to bring the fish onshore.

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Freshwater Fish Stocking Association of Queensland and InfoFish are not responsible for any loss suffered (including receiving a reduced prize) by an entrant who does not contact InfoFish immediately upon capture.

Read the competition’s terms and conditions for more information.

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