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Bigger than Ever

In its third year the Frenchville Sports Club is proud to bring you the bigger and better Fitzroy River Barra Bash in Rockhampton, Central Queensland.

The 2020 Fitzroy River Barra Bash Tournament kicks off from Wednesday 13 May 2020 to Saturday 16 May 2020. A great competition for keen anglers’ lure fishing for Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon with over $20,000 in Cash and Prizes.

The 2020 Fitzroy River Barra Bash offers everyone the opportunity to participate in an array of events including the all-new Recovery Session at the Frenchville Sports Club including a Boat Giveaway!

The Details

Fitzroy River Barra Bash Tournament
13 - 16 May, 2020

2 Anglers Per Team

$450 Registration per team

On the Fitzroy River Rockhampton

Over $20,000 in Cash and Prizes up for Grabs!

Limited spots available

Register Here


Now Open

With sold-out 2018 and 2019 events, 2020 will fill fast!

Book your team today and make sure you are on the water with us in May for the Fitzroy River Barra Bash.

The Tournament

Register Here


Win the 440 Stessl Apache Pro Boat with 50hp Yamaha Outboard valued at over $30,000

Earn tickets by:

Registering your team in the 2020 Fitzroy River Barra Bash

Purchase one of the following products at the Frenchville Sports Club

Schooner of IronJack

Nip of Bundaberg Rum

Jug of Premix Softdrink

Purchase a ticket for $5 at the Frenchville Sports Club Reception

Drawn: Sunday 16 May 2020, from 5pm

Be here for the draw and win a Minn Kota Electric Motor as an added bonus!

Terms and Conditions apply.

The Location

Fitzroy River

With a catchment covering 142,665 square kilometers (55,083 sq mi), the Fitzroy River is the largest river catchment flowing to the eastern coast of Australia.

Named by European colonial settlers and pastoralists, Charles and William Archer, on 4 May 1853 in honour of Sir Charles FitzRoy (the Governor of the Colony of New South Wales at the time), the river is famous for housing the most diverse range of freshwater fish in Australia, including the prized Australian Barramundi.

Most often utilised as a recreation spot by locals and visitors alike; the Fitzroy River offers the perfect setting for a range of activities. From sunset picnics and insta-perfect photo moments to dragon boat racing, rowing and of course fishing, this beautiful natural landscape is where we will meet you!

What's on

Wednesday 13 May 2020

5.00 pm: Registration: Frenchville Sports Club

6.00 pm: Compulsory Briefing: Frenchville Sports Club

Thursday 14 May 2020

6.00 am - 5.00 pm - Barra Bash Tournament Fishing

5.00 pm - 7.00 pm - Daily Tally sheet to be provided

Friday 15 May 2020

6.00 am - 2.00 pm - Barra Bash Tournament Fishing

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm - Daily Tally sheet to be provided

5.30pm - * Presentation Dinner & Prizes at the Frenchville Sports Club

*Dinner and a selection of drinks will be provided at the presentation

Saturday 16 May 2020

1.00pm - 5.00pm Fishing Recovery Session (incl. Live Music and Beverage Specials)

5.00pm Boat Giveaway

Barra Bash News

Message from the Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for Cross River Rail The Hon Kate Jones MP

Welcome to the Capricorn region for the Fitzroy River Barra Bash.

I’m pleased to welcome this event back to Rockhampton for a third year, which will see keen anglers compete for the best barramundi and threadfin salmon and a chance to win Australia's richest Barra Prize.

This event is the perfect opportunity to showcase this beautiful region, with the spectacular Fitzroy River offering the ideal backdrop for a competition like this.

The Queensland Government is proud to support the Fitzroy River Barra Bash through Tourism and Events Queensland. This event attracts visitors to the region and contributes to the local economy, creating local jobs. The event also contributes to the state’s It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, worth $880 million to Queensland’s economy in 2020.

Congratulations to all those involved in organising the event and I encourage visitors to ensure they allow time to explore the diverse and unique tourism experiences of the Capricorn region while here.

The Hon Kate Jones MP
Minister for Innovation and
Tourism Industry Development and
Minister for Cross River Rail


Fitzroy River Barra Bash T-Shirt * BBQ Dinner at the Registration and Briefing Night (Wednesday 13 May 2020) * Presentation Night Dinner and Selected Drinks (Friday 15 May 2020) * A chance to share in over $20,000 in Cash & Prizes
South Rockhampton Access is adjacent to the Leichardt Rowing Club, South Rockhampton – access off Lion Creek Road via Huet Street (freshwater access). Access is on Quay Street, Rockhampton City. Between South and Francis Streets. Boat ramp is located on Littler-Cum-Ingham Park. North Rockhampton Access is at the end of Larcombe Street via Glenmore Road and Macalister Street, near barrage. Access at the end of Reaney Street, via Bridge Street and Goodsall Street (saltwater access). - Four lanes with central floating pontoon and car trailer parking.
The Rockhampton Recreational Voluntary Code of Practice (VCOP) is designed to encourage local and visiting recreational fishers to adopt sustainable and responsible fishing practices while fishing in the Net Free Zone to ensure fish stocks remain in a very healthy state in the system. Take the Fitzroy River Voluntary Code of Practice Pledge by clicking here.
In 2020 the Fitzroy River Barra Bash will be changing how to submit your catches by SMS or by the Track My Fish App. Catches must include a photo on the measurement brag mat and must be able to be read clearly. You will receive more information on the recording of catches as you Register.
Day 1 Tokens will be issued at the Registration Dinner Day 2 Tokens can be collected from the Club after 3pm on Thursday 14 May 2020.
Frenchville Sports Club has made joining as a Member easy. Simply visit:
Catches for the Family Fun Day will be submitted by the Track My Fish App. All catches must include a photo on a brag mat. Further details on this App will be emailed to all Registered Participants.
Frenchville Sports Club will email all registered participants a map for the designated fishing area. If you are found to be fishing outside these boundaries you will be disqualified from the competition.

Have another question?
Contact us

07 4932 6800
Rockhampton QLD