2016 Flathead Classic SOLD OUT

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Wednesday 28th September Schedule
* 4:00PM – 5:30PM Registration at the Club House (All Teams)
* 5:30PM – 5:45PM Official Opening by Dawn Crichlow
* 5:45PM – 6:15PM Sponsorship (Diamond Sponsors)
* 6:15PM – 7:30PM Dinner Served by Clancy’s
* 7:30PM – 7:45PM Presentations & Talks
* 7:45PM – 8:00PM Rules & Regulations
* 8:15PM – 8:30PM Raffles & Boat Draw (7 Adults & 3 Juniors Drawn Each Night)

The Gold Coast Flathead Classic now an iconic event on the fishing tournament calendar had humble beginnings in 1994. The popular social tournament notably only features “lucky draw” prizes and category trophies and attracts sport fishers from around the country. Historically the results have provided valuable flathead catch and growth rate data used for long-term management of the species in Queensland.

Back in 1994, the concept of catch & release was new to anglers and the club pioneered the tournament format now popular to fishing tournaments held throughout Australia. Each year the comp goes from strength to strength with numbers in 2014 having the most Anglers ever in the history of the competition with 551 entrants. All up this tournament is much more than fishing comp –  it is now a feature event with an excellent random prize pool, giveaways, entertainment and much more. Be sure to mark this year’s Flathead Classic on your calendar.

Our 23rd Anniversary year

Senior Angler (16yrs and over as at the 28th of Sept 2016) : $300 each

Junior Angler (under 16yrs old as at the 28th of Sept 2016) : $155 each

Regrettably, we do need to pass on the PayPal fees incurred ($7 per Senior / $4 per Junior)


Northern Pavilion – Intersection of North Street and Marine Parade, Southport QLD.  Broadwater Parklands Southport



Senior Angler (16yrs and over as at the 28th of Sept 2016) $300.00


Junior Angler (under 16yrs old as at the 28th of Sept 2016): $155.00

There is a 200 team cut-off for the number of competitors this year, so don’t delay

In sending your entry asap. (*total excludes event sponsored teams) Teams must remain the same composition on each day i.e. no substitutions except for Juniors.

Your Entry Fee Includes:

• Meals as indicated above professional catering service (extra meals available, please enquire)

• Commemorative 23rd Anniversary Event Shirt for every competitor

• Team Bag containing lots of lures and other goodies courtesy of our sponsors

• Tournament Handbook for every competitor

• Opportunity to share in $250,000 + worth of prizes


Rays Resort and Thornton Towers are close by the event is only 15 mins North of Surfers Paradise and 20 mins North of Broadbeach.



It is a condition of entry to this competition that all anglers compete at their own risk and that by competing in this event you explicitly agree that The Gold Coast Sportfishing Club Inc the organising committee and their associated sponsors will not be responsible for any loss, damage or injury to any person entering into this competition.

Maritime Queensland Safety Rules (Alcohol & Drug Consumption)


Register online here