GLADSTONE's biggest fishing competition is here, and this year the Boyne Tannum HookUp is set to be a big one.

The three day fishing competition will lure thousands to our region from Friday.

The prize pool totals $250,000, including a $90,000 Haines Signature 6.02 boat, which is the top prize.

Also up for grabs is a camper trailer, fishing and boating gear and holidays.

Here's how the event will unfold:

Friday April 29:

7am

Rules and safety briefing

Water police flare demonstration

Early bird draws

2pm Fish weigh in
3pm Registrations close
4pm Filleting demonstration with David Hodge
4.30pm Cooking demonstration with Andy Phipps
5.30pm Daily promotional draws and daily fish category winners
6.30pm EJ and Ben with Phippsy will announce the HookUp colouring competition winner
7.30pm Live entertainment
8.30pm Close

Saturday April 30: 

7am Open
10am Fish weigh-in
11am Casting demonstration by David Hodge
11.30am Filleting demonstration
Noon Cooking demonstration with Andy Phipps
12.30pm

Gamakatsu Simulators

Suzuki Show

Garmin Show

2pm Fish weigh-in
4pm Filleting demonstration by David Hodge
4.30pm Cooking demonstration with Andy Phipps
5.30pm Daily promotional draws and fish category winners
7.30pm Live music by Cold Chisel tribute show
10.30pm Close

Sunday May 1:

7am Open
10am Fish weigh-in
11.30am Filleting demonstration
Noon Cooking demonstration
12.30pm Great duck race by Capricorn Helicopter Rescue
1.35pm

Gamakatsu Simulators

Suzuki Show

Garmin Show

2pm Fish weigh-in
2.30pm Fishing show with David Hodge
4pm Filleting demonstration with David Hodge
4.30pm Cooking demonstration with Andy Phipps
5.30pm Daily draws and fish category winners
6.30pm Overall fish category winners for the event and boat draws
7.30pm Fireworks display and major event prizes
8pm Close


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