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2018 Gold Coast Flathead Classic (25th Anniversary)

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Gold Coast Flathead Classic has evolved to become a high-light of the Australian fishing tournament calendar since the inaugural event was held in 1994.

Tournament Venue:

Northern Pavilion, Broadwater Parklands Southport (Intersection of Marine Parade and North Street Southport).

Tournament Schedule:


Tuesday 25th September 2018: Registration Day

Wednesday 26th September 2018: Fishing Day

Thursday 27th September 2018: Fishing Day

Friday 28th September 2018: Fishing Day


This annual iconic social fishing event attracts sport fishers with the ‘lure’ of entertainment, lucky door & category prizes.

The number of entrants for this ‘catch & release’ tournament which is held in the Gold Coast Broadwater grew to a record 551 anglers in 2015

Catch & growth rate data compiled from this competition is used to assist with Queensland’s ongoing management of the flathead species.