Qld's most fun family fishing competition and festival is back in action.

The weekend is as much about family fun, having a go and enjoying the outdoors as it is about expert fishing. The name of the game is having a go and having fun while you do it.

The event is hosted by the BIG4 Maroochy River holiday park
(the friendliest park on the coast) and supported by our fantastic new partner Anaconda (the perfect place to get your fishing, camping and holiday gear).


Okay, onto the serious business; the fishing. The competition will run from Friday (9 September 2022) 5pm through to Sunday (11 September) 11am (presentation at 12:30pm). Fish at midnight, midday or anytime in between.
As long as you're dropping a line in the Maroochy River, you're good to go.

This will be a catch, photograph and release comp with full ompetition rules available at Registration. The Competition (and Activities) will be run from the
BIG4 Maroochy River, 1 Diura St Maroochydore (Click for Map).

Entry Fees

Entry fees include entry to the event, Sausage Sizzles and Kids activities.

  • $15 Adults
  • $10 Kids

Charity Partner
This year we are very excited to announce our new charity parnter TLC for Kids. All registration fees are donated to the TLC for Kids Foundation.

We are working with them to provide support services for local kids and their families who are doing it hard with illness. They do some amazing work with the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and we are very excited to partnering with them, this time around.
Prize Categories

Participants must be present at the Sunday Presentation to be eligible for the prizes.


Exciting New Partnership this Year
Our other fabo Sponsors
Got Questions?

If you have any questions or queries about the Competition or Accommodation drop us a line (pun intended) and get in touch.

Drop an email to

Latest Competition News & Updates

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Along with the Fishing Comp, the park will be hosting a bunch of family orientated events and activities. There is something for everyone and all competing families, whether you are staying in the park or not, are welcome to join in.

Friday 9 September

Registrations open on the Friday from 4pm. Once you are registered and have your identification pack, you are free to start fishing. There will be a kids disco and food trucks from 5:30pm.

Saturday 10 September

Saturday is where the rubber hits the road (or at least the lines hits the water). A day of fun on and off the water is planned:

  • Registration opens at 6:30am for those yet to register
  • Anaconda Kids Olympics 2:00pm
  • Fishoes Ball (Caped Crusaders Theme) 5:30pm kick off with dinner at 7:00pm
  • The Caped Crusaders Ball promises to be a "Super" night with great food, entertainment and prizes.

Sunday 11 September

The comp runs until 11am before the presentation / prize draw at 1pm.

  • Sausage Sizzle from 12:00pm
  • Presentation at 12:30pm



We'd love you to stay with us and make it a weekend to remember. We also have a range of cabins and sites to choose from including our stunning Pandanus Cabins. If you have stayed with us before, we can’t wait to welcome you back.


We have a good range of large campsites that are perfect for big vans, camper trailers and those also with a boat or trailer in tow. Give us a call to discuss your needs and how we can fit you in. All of our sites are close to the amenities, the pool and the BBQ areas.

We have a mix of eco-mats and slabs, plenty of lush green grass. All our sites are close to the amenities, the pool and the BBQ areas.


We also have a range of affordable cabins that range from Studios right up to our new luxury Pandanus cabins.

Call us now to make a booking and secure your accommodation for the weekend:

Book Now! Phone us now on: 1800 802 737

Our facilities include:

  • Pool
  • BBQ & Picnic Area
  • Camp Kitchen & Entertainment Area
  • Mini Golf Course
  • New Kids Playground & Sand Pit


1 Diura St
Maroochydore QLD 4558


Sign-up here for the Fishing Comp and the Saturday night Caped Crusaders Ball:

To help us with Catering. (Not all family members need to be in the Fishing Comp)

Saturday Caped Crusaders Ball (Saturday Night)

Are you coming to the Caped Crusaders Ball? Buffet style dinner plus soft drinks (BYO Hard Stuff). We'll be outdoors under the stars (weather permitting), with entertainment and lucky door prizes galore. Best dressed attendee will also win a prize.

Payment Details

$ 25.00 inc. GST


You agree to the terms and conditions of entering the competition.

Any issues with registering please drop us an email on

Terms and Conditions for those entering the Competition:

  1. The event is organised by SEQ Properties Pty Ltd t/a BIG4 Maroochy River Park (ABN 19 218 382 752)
  2. If the Fishing Comp is cancelled due to a COVID Lock Down - All Entry and Ball Fees will be refunded
  3. The Judge's decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  4. No Cheating.. Come on, it is a family event. Karma and Jaws will come back for you.
  5. There is no refund on Entry Fees if the registration is cancelled or you fail to attend the event. (all entry money goes to charity)
  6. We may contact you in the lead up to the event to update you on the program and activities.
  7. Photography, images and video content captured during the event and within the park maybe used by the Park in the promotion of the event and/or park. You explicitly give up your rights to the images for perpetuity. If you do not wish to have those images used, please notify park staff at the time.
  8. You enter the competition at your own risk. SEQ Properties Pty Ltd can not be held liable for your actions resulting from loss, death or injury. Take care out there.
  9. Support the sponsors that support this event. It wouldn't be possible without them.
  10. Competition rules will be available when you sign-on at the competition.
  11. Golden Rule: Have fun and be nice to the people around you.