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.
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
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!
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
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!
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!