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Gold Coast Tilapia Busters: SATURDAY – NOVEMBER 5. 2022



Event Description:

The Gold Coast Tilapia Busters Event is the biggest Pest Fish event in Southeast Queensland. Run by My Catch Australia, Gold Coast Fishing Fanatics and City of Gold Coast the event was launched originally in 2015.
The event is family friendly! Parents bring your kids! Kids bring your parents for a fun filled morning of fishing.
The event is a free community event designed to raise community awareness of Tilapia’s devastating effect on the environment. The day aims to remove Tilapia and other introduced fish (Goldfish, Koi and European carp) from the lakes while raising awareness of further issues affecting water quality.
Mozambique Tilapia (Mozambique mouth-brooder) is an introduced fish that competes with our native species, damages aquatic plants and increases water turbidity (cloudiness).
At the event we will have – Fishing Industry and Pest Displays organised Bio Security and City of Gold Coast and a Bait Store – selling worms and tackle for the day. The overall competition will have the below prize divisions:
  • Adults (Age-18+) Men’s and Women’s
  • Young Adults (Age 10 – 17) Men’s and Women’s
  • Juniors (Age 5 – 9) Boys and Girls
Length Divisions:
  • Longest Bass,
  • Longest Tilapia,
  • Silly Tilly(smallest)
Various raffle draws will also be drawn at the end of the presentation.

Event Registration:

Event Timetable:

Fishing Start – 6.00am

Fishing End – 1.00pm

Weigh In – 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Presentation – 1.30pm

Event Map:

Click the below image to download the map of the allowed fishing boundaries for this years event.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can we start fishing on the day?Marty Gleeson2022-08-31T06:32:50+00:00

Participants can start fishing anytime from 6.00am on the day of the event within the boundaries of the event.

What is the timetable for the day?Marty Gleeson2022-08-31T06:35:13+00:00

Fishing Start – 6.00am

Fishing End – 1.00pm

Weigh In – 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Presentation – 1.00pm

Where are Participants allowed to fish?Marty Gleeson2022-08-31T06:34:33+00:00

Please click on below link to view fishing map.

What do I need to bring into the event?Marty Gleeson2022-08-31T06:34:01+00:00

Participants will be required to bring along their own fishing equipment and bait to the event.

  • Fishing Rods and Reels
  • Bait (Worms, Bread, Corn)
  • Fishing Tackle (Hooks, Sinkers, Pliers etc.)
  • Sun Protection (Hat, Long Sleeve Shirt, Sunscreen)
  • Bucket or Bag for the storage of Pest Species
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?Marty Gleeson2022-08-31T06:33:25+00:00

Please feel free to contact the organisers on their Facebook Page below:




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The post Gold Coast Tilapia Busters – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2022 appeared first on My Catch Australia.

By: Marty Gleeson
Title: Gold Coast Tilapia Busters – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2022
Sourced From: mycatchaustralia.com.au/gold-coast-tilapia-busters-saturday-november-5-2022/
Published Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2022 05:46:28 +0000

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