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Gold Coast Tilapia Busters 9th May 2020

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Saturday, 9 May 2020 from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm (AEST)

Gold Coast Tilapia Busters 9th May 2020

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Type End Quantity
Adult (Ages 18+) Divison 09/05/2020 Free  
Young (Ages 10 - 17) Adult Division 09/05/2020 Free  
Junior (Ages 5 - 9 Division 09/05/2020 Free  

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Event Details

Timetable

Event Sign On - 7.00am - 9.00am (Participants will not be allowed to sign in after 9.00am)

Fishing Start - 8.00am

Fishing End - 1.00pm

Weigh In - 1.00pm - 2.00pm (Must be in line up for weigh in by 2.00pm to qualify. No entries will be accepted if you are not inline by 2.00pm)

Presentation - 2.30pm 

Waiver Completion:

In addition to booking tickets through this page. Please click the below link to complete the online Waiver Form.

PLEASE NOTE: Waiver forms will not be available for completion onsite this year. Please ensure you complete online prior to attendance of the event. 

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Fishing Boundary: 

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

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Description:

The Gold Coast Tilapia Busters Event is the biggest Pest Fish event in South East Queensland. Run by City of Gold Coast with assistance from My Catch Australia and Gold Coast Fishing Fanatics, the event was launched originally in 2015. 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 effecting 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).

The event is family friendly! Parents bring your kids! Kids bring your parents for a fun filled morning of fishing. 

At the event we will have 
- Fishing Industry and Pest Displays organised Bio Security and City of Gold Coast
- Bait Store - Selling worms and tackle for the day
- Free BBQ

Each participant will need to book a ticket through Eventbrite in one of the below divisions relevant to the participants age:

Adults (Age-18+)

  • Men’s
  • Women’s

Young Adults (Age 10 - 17)

  • Men’s
  • Women’s

Juniors (Age 5 - 9)

  • Boys
  • Girls

There will also be prizes on the day for the below Length Division. 

  • Longest Bass
  • Longest Tilapia
  • Silly Tilly (Smallest Tilapia) 


AT WEIGH IN YOU WILL BE GIVEN A RAFFLE TICKET. A RAFFLE PRIZE DRAW AT THE END OF THE PRENSETATION WILL ENSURE EVERYONE HAS A CHANCE TO WIN A PRIZE. 

FAQs

What is the timetable for the day? 

Event Sign On - 7.00am - 9.00am (Participants will not be allowed to sign in after 9.00am)

Fishing Start - 8.00am

Fishing End - 1.00pm

Weigh In - 1.00pm - 2.00pm (Must be in line up for weigh in by 2.00pm to qualify. No entries will be accepted if you are not inline by 2.00pm)

Presentation - 2.30pm 

Where are Participants allowed to fish? 

Please click on below link to view fishing map. 

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

YES. Minimum age of participant's attending the event is 5+. Participants are required to register within their age category. 

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There will be sufficient onsite parking. Please refer to map. 

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What can I bring into the event?

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?

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

https://www.facebook.com/mycatchaustralia/

https://www.facebook.com/GoldCoastFishingFanatics/ 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

YES. Please bring to the event a printed copy or an electronic copy of your ticket. We will be scanning all tickets at sign on. 

Can I update my registration information?

YES. Please contact the organisers at their below Facebook pages. 

https://www.facebook.com/mycatchaustralia/

https://www.facebook.com/GoldCoastFishingFanatics/ 

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

NO. Tickets are not transferrable. Please register new participants to new tickets. 

 

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When & Where


Robina Parkway Fenced Agility Dog Park
Robina Parkway
Merrimac, QLD 4226
Australia

Saturday, 9 May 2020 from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm (AEST)


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Organiser

My Catch Australia

My Catch Australia started life as a small Facebook page with only a handful of followers. It was a place where close mates could come and brag about their catches and talk about their fishing adventures. This quickly changed as our content was shared around the fishing community and we saw our followers grow and grow across both Instagram and Facebook.

Today My Catch Australia has a combined social media audience of over 10,000 people primarily located around Australia that share a passion for all things fishing. We are a team of 4 mates that enjoy all different types of fishing, from Saltwater to Freshwater and Evasive Species Control.  With help from our page sponsors, My Catch Australia has been lucky enough to test, advertise and market some fantastic products that have helped us catch fish in all different types of environments. On top of this our sponsors have allowed us to run some fantastic fishing competitions locally around the Gold Coast and Brisbane contributing to price pools worth up to $3000 of prizes.

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