Fun, Family, Community – and Fish!

It’s Fishing Classic time! Photo:

It’s Fishing Classic time! Photo:

Well the evening air is starting to get that bit of a chill to it, which can only mean one thing in Rainbow: it’s Fishing Classic time.

The Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic & Expo has been operating for 36 years bringing community, business, and visitors together. The event encourages mateship and positive mental health outcomes via the sport of fishing.

Rainbow Beach Sports Club provides the venue, facilities, and staff for the event. They envisage 500 adult and 80 cadet and child competitors (based on previous years). The local community provides more than 400 volunteer hours in pre-event preparation, during the event, and post event.

The 2023 event runs from Registration Day on Sunday 11 June from 1pm to 4pm, then daily weigh-ins Monday to Friday, 3pm to 5pm.

The final day is Saturday 17 June with weigh-ins from 2pm to 4pm followed by the Grand Finale and drawing of the Major Draw Down Prize.

Age groups (at time of printing): Junior 3yrs to under 9yrs; Cadet 9yrs to 16yrs; Adult 16yrs & over; Veteran 60 & over.

To book your spot in the comp please visit

This project received funding assistance from the Gympie Regional Council’s Community Grants Programme 2022/2023.

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