2016 GCSFC Mangrove Jack One Day Classic

Please note the venue change due to the new clubhouse and ramp not being open!! The Gold Coast Sport fishing club is pleased to announce the 3rd annual one day “Jack” competition will be held on Sunday 28 February 2016. This is a great opportunity to take on the Mighty Mangrove Jack and potentially take home the jack-pot!!!!! You can fish with 2 or 3 Team members When: Sunday 28 February 2016 – Registration from 4.15am Start will be by random draw order. Time: Brief at 5am and finish at 11.30am. (Tokens to be included in the photographs will be issued at briefing) […]

GamesMaster Report for November

The event calendar for 2016 has been set. Whilst specific dates have not been set the following is the list of events that will be conducted in 2016: February -Mangrove Jack March (Easter Friday) – Mackeral May – Mates4Mates Fishing Day June – Dash4Cash Bream July – Snapper August – Top Gun Flathead October – Flathead Classic November – Dash4Cash Flathead The species of the Month for December will be: Inshore – Best combined Whiting, Bream and Pike (3 possible bonus points here) Offshore – Best mackerel (Spotty or Spanish) The following is a list of the current big fish […]

2015 Dash For Cash Flathead Results and Story

The 2015 Dash for Cash Flathead one day shootout was conducted yesterday in trying conditions, with 26 teams heading out in search of their best 5 flathead to try and take home the cash booty on offer. The overcast and windy weather did not deter anglers form heading north to the Jumpinpin area in search of the “big fish” that have been holding in the deep the past few months. In the end it was the team from Wilson Fishing who prevailed, amassing a total length of 373cm for their 5 fish. The bag was anchored by the events “big […]

Mates4Mates Fishing Day

Mates4Mates is an organisation dedicated to supporting the wounded, injured and ill current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel. They deserve support as they continue the journey of rebuilding their lives. Many have physical and psychological injuries as a result of their service within the ADF. To provide support to this outstanding organisation the Gold Coast Sport Fishing Club will conduct  “Take a mate” fishing day. Interested….willing to donate your time ad available on Sunday 22 November 2015, then read on. We are looking for 15-20 volunteers to take a “mate” or 2 (boat capacity dependant) fishing for the day. There […]

Gamesmaster Update

With no meeting held in October its time for an update from the Gamesmasters to keep you up to date with upcoming events and latest news. Carl Jocumsen Raffle – Has been drawn and the lucky winner is Henry Moggs from Toowoomba. He’ll be joining Carl Jocumsen for a days fishing once Carl returns from the US after a very successful rookie season in the Bassmaster elite series. Target Species –  A reminder that the target species for September and October are: Inshore – Biggest Flathead Offshore – Biggest Cobia Dash for Cash Flathead – This one day shootout event […]


Didn’t get enough flathead fishing during the Classic? Have you found new spots? Well here is your chance to go around again!!! The Gold Coast Sportfishing Club runs the Annual Gold Coast Da$h 4 Ca$h Flathead Event on Sunday the 8th of November, 2015. When: Sunday 8 November 2015 Where: VMR Base next to Seaworld Registration: From 6am. Briefing at 6.45am Fishing Times: random draw start 7am, score sheets submitted by 2pm Teams: 2 or 3 person teams Entry fee: $120 including lunch Best 5 flathead photographed combined length will win. More details contact Craig Templar Mobile -0428737512 email2friend

Final Results – Great Northern Brewing Co Flathead Classic 2015

Brilliant blue skies greeted the 551 competitors in the 22nd Annual Flathead Classic. The best weather experienced in recent Flathead Classic memory did not dissapoint anglers, with 5786 flathead caught and released over the 3 days of fishing. The reports for all results follow here: Champion Senior Angler – Danny Sands – Team Sands Champion Female Angler – Katie Watsford – Hayes Pots and Products Champion Junior Angler – Alexi Delinicolis Champion Team – Lowrance Whyte Boyz Champion Female Team – Great Northern Super Crisp Longest Flathead Senior – Ming Liu -Team Berkley 1 –  96cm Longest Flathead Junior – Nathan […]

Cracker 94cm Day 1 Fish

We will update full results as soon as they are available and apologise for the delay. We do however want to share this pic with you of a cracker of a fish caught on day 1 email2friend

Insight Genesis Competition

<meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”0; URL=/events/1638664396389841/1638664403056507/?_fb_noscript=1″ />Flathead Classic Insight Genesis Mapping Competition<meta http-equiv=”X-Frame-Options” content=”DENY” /> Map the Gold Coast waterways during the Gold Coast Flathead Classic for your chance to win a Lowrance HDS7 Gen2 Touch sounder! See how to enter below. Step 1: Fill out the form here: bit.ly/FlatheadClassicMappingComp or visit us at the Lowrance/Insight Genesis tent on opening night of the Flathead Classic. Step 2: Pick up your SD card from us at the Lowrance/Insight Genesis tent on opening night of the Flathead Classic. The winner will be announced on Friday 9th October   http://bit.ly/IG-Mapping-Comp   email2friend

Important message to all Flathead Classic Competitors regarding Car Parking

To all participants in the 2015 Gold Coast Flathead Classic   Not long now till the big event I am afraid that this year we are unable to provide any secured car parking for our patrons for either just cars or cars and boats/trailers as we have in previous years. This is due to the construction work being completed on the new boat ramp and car park and our new clubhouse. We apologise for this but it is beyond both ourselves and the council’s control to be able to provide this year. There is parking that is the normal council […]

Squidgies proven soft plastics on Flathead

Scott Mitchell: Shimano Angler shares his tips on chasing Flatties Shimano are a Diamond Sponsor of the Flathead Classic Flathead would be one of our most popular table species and provide great sport as well. Flathead are endemic to Australia with a number of different flathead species being found around the country. The iconic Dusky (Platycephalus fuscus) would be one of our most popular and largest of the species with the current Australian record being held by Alan Strathearn from the Richmond River in NSW weighing in at 9.440KG caught on the 14th of July in 1983. There have been […]

2015 Top Gun Flathead shootout – Final results and story

With the Flathead Classic just around the corner, the fish on the chew and a prize pool if $4000on offer, 35 teams took on the challenge of the Top Gun flathead shootout on the Gold Coast yesterday. With the event being based out of the VMR on the Spit some teams still decided to make the long trip north to the Jumpinpin area in hope of finding the big fish that would secure victory. In overcast and blustery conditions a lot of the smaller boats headed for the protected bays …to avoid the rough water. In the end Team Pig […]