Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers August 2023

July Trip Report 

The 6th trip for 2023, a go-as-you-please event held between Noosa River Mouth and the northern tip of Fraser Island on 15-16 July 2023.

We had lines down at 4am Saturday with lines up at 12pm Sunday, with fish in the weigh-in area by 1pm Sunday at The Deck@Sea Salt.


Weather conditions were challenging with showers and strong winds across the beaches providing a small window of fishable conditions onshore.


Conditions were equally as challenging with strong winds and showers. Due to the conditions competitor numbers were down on previous trips.

Despite the adverse conditions some good bags of fish were presented at the weigh-in.


Saturday: high tide of 1.41m was at 6.17am with low tide of 0.50m at 12.17 pm (Noosa Head times). We fished 3 nights before the black moon.

We had 11 nominations for the trip including 1 junior weighing in fish.

Congratulations to those who weighed in fish – well done on braving the conditions!

Category results were:

Senior Inshore:

  1. Darryl Wandrey 27 points
  2. Craig Hamilton 20 Points
  3. Stuart Peall 8 Points

Medals sponsored by Cooloola Window Tinting – Signs & Designs

Senior Offshore:

  1. Patty Glover 11 Points
  2. Paul Glover 10 Points
  3. Jim McGuckin 8 Points

Medals sponsored by Cooloola Window Tinting – Signs & Designs


Ollie Pearce 14 points

Medals sponsored by The Deck @ Sea Salt

Target Species

Whiting – Darryl Wandrey

Sponsored by Gardiner Fisheries

Hussar – Patty Glover

Sponsored by Gardiner Fisheries

Dart – No Junior Dart weighed in

Sponsored by Cooloola Window Tinting – Signs & Designs

Catch & Release

No Catch & Release entries recorded

Points Leaders as of July 2023:

Inshore Competition – Daryl Wandery 112 points

Offshore Competition – Patty Glover 62 points

Junior Overall – Ollie Pearce 67 points

Ladies Overall – Frankie Hollingworth 12

For full leaderboards see our website: rbaafishing.com.au

Upcoming Events

Annual General Meeting

Date: Friday 18 August, 2023 Time: 7.30pm

Location: Rainbow Beach Sports Club, Turana Street, Rainbow Beach QLD 4581

We are a community club, come and be involved, see you there.

August Competition

Due to the Snapper and Pearl Perch closure the August competition has been moved to 19 August 2023 – 3 nights after the black moon. The Snapper and Pearl Perch closure is from 15 July to 15 August.

2023 Major Prize Raffle

First Prize – Fishing Charter Package valued at $3,800 for 4 people,

Accommodation, Meals, Drinks and Fish Filleting.

Second Prize – Gift Voucher valued at $500 – Gardiner Fisheries.

Best little bait Shop on the Coast 

Third Prize – Gift Voucher valued at $300 – Rainbow Beach Sports Club.

Entertainment at every corner.

Drawn – 9th December 2023 at 8pm

Limited tickets available, so get yours today: email rbaafishing@gmail.com or visit the website rbaafishing.com.au to request Ticket Books (10 tickets) and support your club the Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers Inc.

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors:


Wilson Fishing

ARB 4X$ Accessories

Town and Country Blinds

Rainbow Beach Taxi

Harlin Hotel

Gardiner Fisheries

Rainbow Beach Meats

The Deck @ Sea Salt

7th Wave Surf Rainbow Beach

Cooloola Window Tinting Signs & Designs


Double Island Point Fishing Charters

Salty Gear Fishing Apparel

MJF Fishing Rods

Beefy’s Famous Aussie Pies

Vern Ezzy, Vice President

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