Fishing off the Sunshine Coast
The Mooloolaba Game Fishing Club provides a number of opportunities for it’s members to fish each year including three sanctioned tournaments and monthly rally days. Mooloolaba Game Fishing Club is proud to have large numbers of junior and female members and cater specifically to these groups with specialised tournaments.
The Billfish Bash is one of three sanctioned tournaments hosted by Mooloolaba Game Fishing Club. This tag and release tournament allows light and heavy tackle fishing with a number of great trophies and prizes up for grabs. A great number of game fish can be caught in the affluent waters of our fishing grounds, from fun baby Blacks through to big Blues.
The Billfish Babes is a one day game fishing shootout for ladies only! This tournament was first held in 2014 and was sanctioned the following year. Billfish Babes was designed to get ladies out on the water, make new friends, have loads of fun, and maybe even catch a fish or two! This tournament includes one day of light tackle fishing only. Other species including wahoo, tuna, mackerel and mahi mahi can also count towards point score. To add to the fun, Billfish Babes also features a fancy dress boat parade and a shotgun start, not to mention a gala dinner presentation night.
Billfish Bonanza is another light and heavy tackle tournament hosted by Mooloolaba Game Fishing Club. It is open to all members of QGFA and GFAA. The warm waters of November entice Blue Marlin, Black Marlin and Sailfish to the fishing grounds in time for this fantastic event. We have a number of great prizes up for grabs.
Reelax in the River
Sponsored by Reelax, Reelax in the River is a competition for our junior members and their friends. Kids as young as 3 and as old as 13 can enter and fish in small boats on the Mooloolah River. This is also a catch and release tournament with all catches being recorded including bream, flathead, whiting and the occasional boot! This tournament is all about educating our young members on the importance of our waterways and how to fish sustainably. It also helps to develop a natural love of fishing and the kids have lots of fun. Every child who enters wins a great prize.