Fitzroy River Barra Bash | 2019

Sporting a new name for its second year the Frenchville Sports Club is proud to bring you the Bigger and Better Fitzroy River Barra Bash in Rockhampton, Central Queensland.

The 2019 Fitzroy River Barra Bash Tournament kicks off from Thursday, 23 to Saturday 25 May 2019. A great competition for keen anglers’ lure fishing for Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon with over $20,000 in Cash and Prizes.

The 2019 Fitzroy River Barra Bash offers everyone the opportunity to participate in an array of events including the all-new Family Fun Day, offering all “fish-loving fams” the only excuse they need to get out on the water and cast a line!

In 2019 we are also proud to announce that Iron Jack Ambassador, Nick Cummins aka The Honey Badger as our Special Guest. Nick will be conducting a number of hosting duties at the event including a Lunch on Sunday 26 May 2019.

Is there any more excuse you need to get the family together and show off your casting techniques in the famous Fitzroy River.

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The Details

Fitzroy River Barra Bash Tourament
May 23 – 25, 2019
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 today!

Fitzroy River Barra Bash Family Fun Day
May 26, 2019
Free for Members and their Families
Prizes for Biggest Barramundi and Mystery Length Barramundi
Register today!

Lunch with the Honey Badger
May 26, 2019
$55 Per Person, Table of 10 $500
2-course Lunch with 2 complimentary drinks on arrival
Limited Spaces, Book Now!

Family Fishing Competition

Mum, Dad, Kids, and Friends it is time to throw in a line and see how you measure up in the Fitzroy River Barra Bash Family Fishing Competition.

Register now for free to lock your spot in and give you the chance to WIN a bounty of prizes.

Register - FREE!

Message from the Minister for Tourism Industry Development

The Hon Kate Jones MP

Welcome to Rockhampton for the Fitzroy River Barra Bash.

This is the second staging of this event, as anglers target trophy Barramundi and King Threadfin Salmon on the spectacular Fitzroy River.

The Queensland Government supports the Fitzroy River Barra Bash and other key events because of the $800 million they contribute to our economy. Regional events mean regional tourism jobs – which are only created because you and thousands of other people have turned up to explore.

Congratulations to the Frenchville Sports Club for 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 Tourism Industry Development

What's on

Thursday May 23

5.00 pm: Registration: Frenchville Sports Club

6.00 pm: Compulsory Briefing: Frenchville Sports Club

Friday May 24

6.00 am - 5.00 pm - Barra Bash Tournament Fishing

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

Saturday May 25

6.00 am - 2.00 pm - Barra Bash Tournament Fishing

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

3.00 pm - Family Fun Day Nominations Close

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

6.00pm - All participants for the Family Fun Day to receive their Fishing Token for Sunday via email

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

Sunday May 26

6.00am – 2.00pm Family Fun Day Fishing on the Fitzroy River

12.00pm - 2.30pm Lunch with the Honey Badger

2.00pm – 8.00pm Barra Bash Family Fun Festival on Ryan Park at Frenchville Sports Club. This FREE event includes: food, drinks, entertainment, raffles and competitions for all ages and abilities.

6.00pm – Presentation of Prizes and Boat Raffle Draw

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!


Now Open

With a sold-out 2018 event, 2019 is filling fast!

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

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Hosted by:

The Honey Badger

Former professional rugby player, author, TV presenter, media personality and all-round good guy, Nick "Honey Badger" Cummins will be joining in all the fun and hitting the Fitzroy for the 2019 Barra Bash!

After more than a decade of playing top-level rugby union, Nick Cummins has catapulted from a rugby somebody to Australian cult hero with the help of his interesting post-match interviews! Following a colourful season as The Bachelor in 2018, Nick has proved that he can survive in the wildest of environments, always sporting a witty quip and cheeky grin!

In 2019 his star is set to shine even brighter as he heads up his own show for National Geographic Meanwhile in Australia with Nick Cummins and of course, makes his debut appearance at the 2019 Fitzroy Barra Bash.... making this event a must-attend for everyone!

Barra Bash News


Fitzroy River Barra Bash T-Shirt * BBQ Dinner at the Registration and Briefing Night (Thursday 23 May 2019) * Presentation Night Dinner and Selected Drinks (Saturday 25 May 2019) * 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 2019 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 Friday 24 May 2019.
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.
Tokens for the Family Fun Day Competition will be emailed to registered participants at 6.00pm on Saturday 25 May 2019.
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.

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Contact us

07 4932 6800
Rockhampton QLD