Countdown to the Fishing Classic

Dan and Josh Bauer from Pittsworth at the 2019 Fishing Classic

Dan and Josh Bauer from Pittsworth at the 2019 Classic

Even the Mayor will be at the 2021 Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic and Expo.

The start date, Sunday August 15, is when competitors collect fishing competition and club membership cards at the Sports Club from 2pm. There are six days of weigh-ins for your viewing pleasure.

This year they are bringing back the Veterans’ Day (Tuesday 17), Ladies’ Day (Wednesday 18) and the Kids’ Day (Friday 20).

The Councillors Cook-Off (Thursday 19), include Team 1: CEO Shane Gray and Mayor Glen Hartwig against Team 2: Cr Dolly Jensen and Cr Bruce Devereaux, with lots of laughs and a surprise or two!

The Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic is still one of South East Queensland’s most iconic and largest annual events, now in its 35th year and it is one of the few remaining fishing tournaments on the eastern seaboard.

A huge stretch of beach offers plenty for beach anglers and four-wheel driving. The safe launching ramp at Carlo Point and Bullock Point cater for vessels of all sizes and there’s kilometres of protected waterways reaching up through the Great Sandy Straits.

Proudly run as a family and community event aimed at all ages and levels of experience, with emphasis on enjoyment of the great outdoors. Expect loads of live entertainment, prizes and promotions – they have catered for everyone and you don’t need to catch a fish to win a prize.

Encompassing such a large fishing area makes the event environmentally viable and sustainable, and includes offshore and inshore waters from Maheno Wreck to the north and Noosa North Shore River to the south.

In order to protect the Grey Nurse Shark habitat, there is a 1.5km radius restriction of fishing around Wolf Rock.

Register online or download a form at or call to find out more: 5486 3191.

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