GOLD COAST TILAPIA BUSTERS
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
- Longest Bass,
- Longest Tilapia,
- Silly Tilly(smallest)
Various raffle draws will also be drawn at the end of the presentation.
Fishing Start – 6.00am
Fishing End – 1.00pm
Weigh In – 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Presentation – 1.30pm
Click the below image to download the map of the allowed fishing boundaries for this years event.