The Gold Coast Flathead Classic now an iconic event on the fishing tournament calendar had humble beginnings in 1994. The popular social tournament notably only features “lucky draw” prizes and category trophies and attracts sportfishers from around the country. Historically the results have provided valuable flathead catch and growth rate data used for long term management of the species in Queensland.

Back in 1994 the concept of catch & release was new to anglers and the club pioneered the tournament format now popular to fishing tournaments held throughout Australia. Each year the comp goes from strength to strength with numbers in 2014 having the most Anglers ever in the history of the competition with 513 fisherpeople. All up this tournament is much more than fishing comp –  it is now a feature event with an excellent random prize pool, giveaways, entertainment and much more. Be sure to mark this year’s Flathead Classic on your calendar.

Our 22nd Anniversary year

2015  DATES: 30th September – 3rd October Sign-On, Briefing & Dinner: WEDNESDAY 30th September 2015 from 4.00pm

Fishing & Dinner: THURSDAY 1st OCTOBER 2015 and FRIDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2015

Fishing, Dinner & Presentations: SATURDAY 3rd OCTOBER 2015


Southport Amateur Fishing Club, GR Thompson Park, Broadwater Parklands Southport (Adjacent to Howard’s Landing Tackle Shop)



$225.00 EARLY BIRD UP UNTIL June 30 th 2015  (post mark)

$250.00 After June 30th, $275.00 LATE ENTRY After August 16th places permitting & NO GUARANTEE OF SHIRT.


$110.00 EARLY BIRD up until June 30 (post mark) ,

$120.00 After June 30th, $130.00 After August 16th places permitting & NO GUARANTEE OF SHIRT.

There is a 200 team cut off for the number of competitors this year, so don’t delay

In sending your entry asap. (*total excludes event sponsored teams)Teams must remain the same composition on each day i.e. no substitutions except for Juniors.

Your Entry Fee Includes:

• Meals as indicated above professional catering service (extra meals available, please enquire)

• Commemorative 21st Anniversary Event Shirt for every competitor

• Team Bag containing lots of lures and other goodies courtesy of our sponsors

• Tournament Handbook for every competitor

• Opportunity to share in $250,000 + worth of prizes


Rays Resort and Thornton Towers are offering a discount on mention of the Flathead Classic for competitors



It is a condition of entry to this competition that all anglers compete at their own risk and that by competing in this event you explicitly agree that The Gold Coast Sportfishing Club Inc the organising committee and their associated sponsors will not be responsible for any loss, damage or injury to any person entering into this competition.


Register online by going back to the home page and look for the big red button for the 2015 Gold Coast Flathead Classic. Make sure you check the Blog post The Entries so far to see who has signed up for the comp.