Australia Day 2019. Come along and join in our first fishing comp.
Entry forms available at Swags motel, Dulacca Pub, Surat Basin Mechanical, Condamine Pub and Miles 4x4 & Outdoors. Entries required to be paid prior to 23rd January as there is no entry sales on the day. All competitors must be at the 5pm event briefing to receive their ID tags, Yabby Cook Up pass & lucky entry number for prizes. Please try and have you entry forms in as early as possible to help us with the ID tag printing and catering numbers.
Excited to announce a date is set for our 5th Gold Coast Tilapia Busters fishing tournament supported by Gold Coast City Council on November 3. In the coming weeks a events page and a call for sponsors will be up on our page along with My Catch Australia who will be helping us run and promote the event this year. Last event we removed over half a tonne of pest fish from Robina lakes. This year we are excited to announce Councillor Hermann Vorster has generously assigned $ 10,000 which will be used to buy Bass fingerlings that will be released at the conclusion of the event.
The Barra Bonanza attracts more than 300 visitors to Cardwell, giving the town’s economy a much needed “shot in the arm”. Locals are encouraged to come along and enjoy the finale of the weekend which includes an open-air dinner, live entertainment amd trophy presentations.
Fishing the waters off Hinchinbrook Island, (see map) this two day event allows registered participants to capture, measure and release Barramundi. While Mangrove Jack, Javelin & Threadfin Salmon can also be captured and measured, or tagged and/or released.
This event offers an opportunity to visit picturesque Cardwell-- as well as great prizes-- with capped numbers and an affordable nomination fee you can choose to fish the event or just go into the draw to win the lucky door prize-- an F420 Hornet with 30hp 2 cylinder Evinrude and trailer fully registered, valued at $15,800.00 (rrp)
Why not make this year's event the one you win!
Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival is held by the Baffle Creek Community Inc. The grounds come to life with bush-style entertainment, festivities and fun for all walks and ages, while the recreational fishers amongst us take to the fantastic waters around Baffle Creek vying for great prizes! In 2017 the competition became purely ‘Catch, Snap & Release’. Our fish stocks and the health of our river systems are important to us. Although, you are welcome to take one home for dinner!
The festival offers families and friends the opportunity to put the stresses of modern life aside to enjoy a few days with their favourite people in a truly beautiful natural environment, while providing two significant benefits to the Baffle Creek Community: a means of showcasing the magic and lifestyle of Baffle Creek to the outside world – this positive exposure is integral to nurturing opportunities for local eco-sustainable industries (eg ecotourism and fresh food production) to seed, grow and employ, and secondly, raises funds needed to maintain the Baffle Creek Community Centre – an essential facility utilised by many for sporting, educational, social, health and community care activities.