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Grand Final 2016 – Results & Story

Posted by on 10 5 2016 in Classics, Tournament Results

Bjelke-Petersen Shines again for CFC Grand Final 138 entrants converged upon Yallakool Park at beautiful BP Dam (Lake Barambah) for the second year of hosting the Austackle–Bluefin Country Fishing Classics for a weekend long of camping and fishing, with a chance at taking home a booty of random prizes to the value of $65,000. Sunshine all weekend made for...

Gallery Images Rnd5 Coolmunda Dam

Posted by on 23 3 2016 in Tournament Gallery, Tournament Results

Here’s a few happy snaps from Rnd 5 of the Austackle–Bluefin Country Fishing Classics held recently at Lake Coolmunda.   If you’ve competed in a CFC event this season, you’re eligible to enter the Grand Final! The Grand Final is set for Yallakool Park on Bjelke-Petersen Dam on the 6th – 8th of May.  Book it in! Be there...

Coolmunda Dam Results and story

Posted by on 22 3 2016 in Tournament Gallery, Tournament Results

Lake Coolmunda Caravan Park, an hour South West of Warwick hosted the 5th and Final round (leading up to the Grand Final) of this year’s Austackle-Bluefin Country Fishing Classics. Close to 80 people joined in on the fun, all keen for the chance to boat a Murray Cod, Golden Perch or Catty. The local fish stocking association were on...

Results Rnd4 Lake Campfire – Maroon Dam

Posted by on 22 2 2016 in Tournament Results

Camp Lake Fire, Maroon Dam – nestled amongst the mountains of the Scenic Rim near Boonah was the host site for round 4. With a massive storm front predicted numbers were not as high as expected and when the rain did arrive, it was heavy for! Thankfully it was without any wind. 76 competitors braved the storm and stayed...

Round 3 BP Dam Results

Posted by on 18 1 2016 in Tournament Results

Yallakool Caravan Park on BP Dam welcomed 145 competitors (including 44 juniors) to their picturesque grounds for Round 3 of the Austackle-Bluefin Country Fishing Classics. The Dam itself had been fishing superbly leading up to the event, and it held form for the duration of the competition with plenty of fish recorded. Fingerlings added to the dam by the...

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About CFC


CFC will increase awareness of the need for sustainable fishing practices by education, and by running family friendly ” Photograph & Release” Tournaments in rural Australia.


Country Fishing Classics (CFC) is proud to present an exciting new concept in freshwater tournament fishing which will appeal to family anglers of all ages as well as serious competition anglers. With all major prizes being won by random draw, it means that everybody stands an equal chance of winning one of the many major prizes on offer including 2 fantastic boat and trailer packages supplied by Bluefin Boats.Historically, “Catch & Release” Family orientated fishing tournaments have not had a lot of exposure in Country areas of Australia.CFC firmly believe that this aspect is critical to the future sustainability of our dwindling fish resources. CFC is therefore tackling this head on by running a series of Fishing Classics in the Wide Bay/Burnett Region of Queensland. If these initial Tournaments prove to be successful then CFC will expand the concept into other country areas.

Family Friendly

To encourage family affordability and involvement, entry fees have been kept as low as possible. A $5 per adult entry “Early Bird” discount will be available to all senior anglers who register and pay in full at least 4 weeks in advance of the competition date.Maximum angler flexibility has been achieved by allowing entrants to fish from the shore, a kayak or a boat.The ‘Photograph & Release” Section does away with the need for anglers boats to be fitted with a live well. All that anglers need is a digital camera and an SD card. Anglers can choose to fish with bait or lures in all Sections.

Sustainable Fishing Practices

This inaugural Series is being conducted at 4 beautiful locations in South East Queensland. Sustainable fishing practices are heavily promoted and encouraged by having a photograph and release section in addition to the standard deadweight section. The deadweight section also encourages sustainable fishing practices by limiting competitors to weighing in just one fish of each species per day.In order to maintain adequate fish stocks for angling purposes, the Dams and River systems utilised in this Series are regularly stocked with fingerlings by local fish stocking associations. This is an expensive undertaking and this Series will financially assist these organisations to continue their invaluable work.CFC has set the dates of the competitions after consulting with local experts in order that the average family angler stands the best possible chance of actually catching fish.

Superb Onsite Facilities

Each location has excellent Camping facilities and these should be booked directly with the location concerned. Food and drinks will be available at very reasonable prices from stalls run by local community organisations.

Fantastic Prizes

Commencing in September 2014 at Lake Boondooma, the Series consists of 4 rounds plus a Grand Final. The Grand Final is open to any entrant who has fished in a least one of the rounds. Each Round is split into 4 Sections as follows:

• Senior & Junior “Photograph & Release”
• Senior & Junior “Deadweight”

Each Section has its own unique set of Trophies to be won. In addition, all entrants are eligible for the Random Draws. With over $100,000 of prizes on offer thanks to the generous support of our Sponsors, this Series is the richest Inland Competition Series ever seen in South East Queensland.



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