Rainbow Beach Fishing Classic 2015

RB Fishing Classic 2015FRIDAY 3 Rainbow Beach Fishing Classic Grand Opening

Rainbow Beach Sports Club

Live entertainment, sporting activities, a carnival atmosphere and loads of things to do regardless of weather conditions and whether you like to fish!

From 4pm entrant cards and event bags available for pickup

Dept. of Fisheries and Coast Guard information and latest regulations

Coast Guard Charity raffles

Prize draws

Be sure to fit in a walk on the headland or a swim at our beach. You may just spot a whale!

A visit to Rainbow Beach is not complete without a stroll up to the sandblow. Kids love exploring – you can take the longer walk from the National Parks office or drive up to the top of Cooloola Drive and walk in.

There is so much to do on the Cooloola Coast – tour options and more can be found in our visitor guide.


Got The Balls Trash And Treasure is a fundraiser for men’s health held at the Community Centre. Come and join in and get some of the extra gear you have out of your space. More information: Ann-Marie Lavers-Grimm from Rainbow Beach Rainbow Beach Realty

3pm – 6pm Twilight Expo, Twilight Fishing & Outdoor Expo Browse through the fishing and outdoor equipment exhibitors, bait and tackle, promotions plus loads more!

Watch cooking demonstrations by chef of the celebrities, Andrew Strange from Strange Cuisine. He has cooked for Madonna, INXS, Crowded House, Elton John, Presidents Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter, Rolling Stones and Billy Joel.

4pm – 6pm  First weigh-in

4pm – 7pm  Kids Court in the tennis courts for the duration of the fishing comp. $3 per child, sign in and leave the fun to us! Ages four and up. Find out more: 54863191

6.00pm Prize presentations

Aquatic Centre Charity raffles

Live entertainment by James Harrison (Outdoor venue) and Rip Snorters (at The Club)


If you are not fishing, indulge in a lie-in and a lazy breakfast in one of our many eateries. Stop by the Tops Shops Craft Market (near the laundromat), held 10am – 2pm. Local crafters have jewellery, gifts, scarves, jams and so much more on offer.

From 10am there are loads of activities for the kids and mum and dad!

Young Guns Fishing Workshops are a new addition. Their Fishing Adventures team are highly trained in the science of fishing and will share the expo attendees their knowledge, through casting and fishing technique demonstrations, games, activities and competitions.

Attendees will learn everything from accuracy casting using fly and thread line, to how to bait up using modified hooks, so even the littlest angler can get their hands dirty safely.

3pm – 6pm Twilight Expo continues!

4pm – 6pm Weigh-in

From 6pm  Prize presentations

4pm – 7pm Jumping Castle, facepainting, Fish Bingo and other fishy games in the under-12 tent to amuse them, while mum and dad have a go at casting.

7.30pm Camp Quality Charity raffles

Live entertainment by James Harrison (Outdoor venue)


9am Aqua aerobics in our warm pool (also on Wednesday and Thursday, too)

Fun, fashions, frivolity morning and you are invited! There will be prizes for best outfits in the following categories: Most Fetching Fishing; Best Overall Attire; Most Glamorous; Bridal/Mother-of-the-Bride; Best Op-Shop; Koolest Kid; Weirdest Outfit; Best Male Outfit; and a surprise!

Entry is $10 adults, gold coin for children, includes a finger food luncheon. There will be lucky door prizes, raffles, craft, preserves, knitwear and jewellery for sale, as well as pre-loved clothing you can donate, swap, or buy! Inquiries to Annette 5486 3292 or Margaret 0499 995 200. Look forward to seeing you there – 10.30am  at Good Shepherd Hall, Carlo Road.

4pm – 6pm Weigh-in

From 6pm  Prize presentations

4pm – 7pm  Kids Club

7.30pm – 11.30pm SES Charity raffles


Competitors over the age of 60, “Veteran classification” are able to compete against each other with the opportunity to win species 1st & 2nd prizes, in addition to the open competition species 1st and 2nd prizes, “Double the chance”.

Today you could bring your craft and visit the Tin Can Bay Quilters, Community Complex, Tin Can Bay (where the road from Cooloola Cove meets the Tin Can Bay Road) at 9am.

If you aren’t fishing, it might be a day to horse ride on the beach! Or hire a bike – available at Rainbow Shores and Tin Can Bay Tourist Park.

Or you can hire a kayak or canoe. Fishing or not, it’s a great way to see our beautiful waterways.

Every night the hot food tent is kept rolling with volunteers like these two, Keith and Ron!

4pm – 6pm  Weigh-in

From 6pm  Prize presentations

4pm – 7pm  Kids Club

Rainbow Warriors Charity raffles


Is today the day for a long lunch? With our pub, clubs, restaurants and cafes there is a lot to choose from.

Ten prizes up for grabs for P&C Mega Fishing Comp raffle  

Look out for us in the main street in the school holidays and the nightly weigh-ins at  Rainbow Beach Fishing Classic 2015 with prizes drawn on final night, July 11.

Tickets are only $2 each and you could win over $700 worth of prizes: $300 Photography voucher, Rainbow Beach Horse Ride, $100 East Coast travel voucher, Epic Ocean Adventures Kayaking with Dolphins tour and 2 hour sandboarding hire, $50 Caltex fuel card and vouchers from Stewart Terrace Butchery, Rainbow Beach Bakery, Cafe Jilarty and Chilly Bin.

4pm – 6pm  Weigh-in

From 6pm  Prize presentations

10.00am  Charity Bingo

4.00pm – 7.00pm  Kids Club

Aquatic Centre Charity raffles

State of Origin 3 on the big screen (at The Club)

Live entertainment by James Harrison (Outdoor venue)


Here are lovely ladies Natalie and mum Naomi from last year! Women in the adult classification are able to compete against each other, with the opportunity to win species 1st & 2nd prizes, in addition to the open competition species 1st and 2nd prizes, “Double the chance”.

If you aren’t fishing, take in some retail therapy in Rainbow – even our IGA and pharmacy have gifts and clothes – enjoy a leisurely shop down our main street.

Keep indulging and try a hot rocks massage or pedicure at Serenity Beauty – you’ll be really relaxed for the weigh-in.

If you are feeling physical – bushwalk to Lake Poona, picnic at Bymien and stop in at Seary’s Creek on the way home. Or Kayak with the whales or turtles – ask the guys at Epic Ocean Adventures for details.

4pm – 6pm Weigh-in plus wine and cheese by Siromet Wines

From 6pm Prize presentations

4pm – 7pm Kids Club

RBSS Charity raffles

Live entertainment – James Harrison and Liam Brew (at The Club)


9.19am is low tide – it’s a great morning to 4WD up to Double Island Point. Organise your day pass with QPWS, and view the beautiful Coloured Sands on the way.

Bring your boogie boards or surfboards as the conditions have been wonderful of late. Drive through the Leisha Track and take off for a walk up to the Lighthouse. Make sure you check the conditions reports!

Kids would love to hop on the dolphin ferry, wild dolphins are around most days and Tin Can Bay is one of the few places in Australia you can feed them. Fees apply.

4pm – 6pm Weigh-in

From 6pm Prize presentations

4pm – 7pm Kids Club

Rainbow Warriors Swim Club Charity raffles

Live entertainment by T-Bone Turner Solo and Liam Brew (Outdoor venue)


Non-fishers, you may like to stroll through the Community Centre Market this morning on the Rainbow Beach Centre Block: fruit and vege, local craft and more!

If you are still looking for adventure drive out to Inskip Point, with water on every side, pack a picnic and paddle in the calm waters.

3pm – 5pm Final weigh-in (pictured) Note: earlier start and finish time

4pm – 7pm Kids Club

From 5pm Prize presentations

Overall presentations and draw down major prizes

Coast Guard Charity raffles

Live entertainment by T-Bone Turner Solo and Liam Brew (Outdoor venue)

After the event, look out for your snap in the August Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News and on our facebook page! Remember you can read the paper online, all year round – handy if you don’t live here.

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