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Gold Coast Tilapia Busters December 2020

Gold Coast Tilapia Busters December 2020

Event 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.

This year due to COVID-19 the competition will be run very different to the previous events. As per below:

  • There will be no onsite sign in on the day. Sign in is done by completing the below City of Gold Coast Indemnity Form. You must complete the indemnity form online prior to event start.
  • There will be no crowds or stage this year. (Weigh in will be a drive through drop off system to minimalize hand to hand contact)
  • Fishermen/Fisherwomen must abide by the current COVID Legislation and keep 1.5m away from others outside of your family.
  • We will be running a live stream through Gold Coast Fishing Fanatics’ page to announce the winners. Anyone who wins a randomly draw prize will need to collect their prize from The Bait Shop Gold Coast.
  • Whether you want to fish as an individual or as a family/group it’s personal preference as prizes will be drawn on a random weight this year. Everyone gets a chance at a prize regardless of how many fish you weigh in.
  • There are no category prizes or divisions. This will give everyone a equal opportunity to win a prize weather you weigh in 1 fish or 10kgs of fish.
  • You are welcome to fish as a group in order to maximise your catch. However, the groups weigh will be logged under the name of a single person in your group. One Group = One Prize.


Event Timetable

Fishing Start – 6.00am

Fishing End – 2.30pm

Weigh In – 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Presentation – The presentation will be live streamed through Gold Coast Fishing Fanatics Facebook Page

Event Map:

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


Frequently Asked Questions

When can we start fishing on the day?2020-11-11T06:13:40+00:00

As this year there is no event sign in. Participants can start fishing anytime from 7.00am on the day of the event within the boundaries of the event.

Where will the Drive Thru Weigh In be located?2020-11-11T06:15:46+00:00

The Drive Thru Weigh In Station will be open from 1.00pm to 3.00pm on the day of the event. It will be located at the below address:

Boowaggen Road Park N Ride

Boowaggen Road, Carrara QLD 4211

What is the timetable for the day?2020-11-11T06:11:20+00:00

Fishing Start – 7.00am

Fishing End – 2.30pm

Weigh In – 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Presentation – The presentation will be live streamed through Gold Coast Fishing Fanatics Facebook Page

Where are Participants allowed to fish?2020-11-11T06:10:50+00:00

Please click on below link to view fishing map.


What do I need to bring into the event?2019-09-16T23:29:47+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?2019-09-16T23:29:42+00:00

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



The post Gold Coast Tilapia Busters 5th December 2020 appeared first on My Catch Australia.

By: Marty Gleeson
Title: Gold Coast Tilapia Busters 5th December 2020
Sourced From: mycatchaustralia.com.au/gold-coast-tilapia-busters-2020/
Published Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2020 03:19:32 +0000

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