The Basstasstic Tournaments

Our Barra and Bass, catch and release freshwater fishing tournaments started in 2006. We organise 3 series of freshwater fishing tournaments - singles bass, teams  bass & barra events that are competitive, but maintains an open environment for our members to share their freshwater fishing tips.

We encourage families to join our fishing events! We've a low annual membership fee and our members are happy to share their fishing tips! If you'd like to enter our competition their are no boat size restrictions and our round fees are low with plenty of great prizes to win thanks to the generosity of our fantastic sponsors!

Contact us to find out more about our fishing Tournaments!
Or call Russell 0427667173

Basstasstic Tournaments

Our tournaments are run by volunteer anglers, for anglers.

Event Managers run the competitions voluntarily & try to keep the costs as low as they can.

Your annual membership allows you to fish in the Bass Singles, Teams & Barra Events.

All seniors get a numbered badge for your end of year fishing shirt.

Russell Nowland - Event Director

Clinton Nowland - Weigh Master

Singles Rounds 

In our Singles Qualifying rounds anglers fish for their 2 biggest bass per session which will be live measured in. We have 3 sessions over the weekend. 1 Saturday morning, 1 Saturday afternoon, 1 Sunday morning. After the bass have been measured in they will be released back to the water.

In 2020, we will have 6 Singles Qualifying Rounds leading up to the Grand Final.

Teams Rounds

Our Teams Qualifying Rounds Teams bring in their 2 biggest bass in the Saturday morning session, then have the opportunity to upgrade in the Saturday afternoon session. The teams then hit the water on Sunday morning again to catch 2 more bass to go to their end results. 

In 2020, we will have 4 Teams Qualifying Rounds leading up to the Grand Final.

Barra Rounds

Every January we hold a Barra Round at Lake Awoonga, Qld

We will also be introducing at the end of 2020 a Teams Barra Round.

Fishing for Australian Bass

If fired-up freshwater fishing adventures are what you're after, then Australian Bass are the fish for you! Bass our Australia's answer to Trout, most being 1-2kg (whoppers up to 4kg) they put up a powerful fight for their size. Bass have extraordinary strength and speed, possibly due to their strenuous annual migrations for spawning (in estuaries) and a life-style that is migratory in general. Australian bass are not to be underestimated, they're smart and will outwit even professional anglers, heading straight for the nearest snags (sunken timber) when hooked. Bass are a popular Australian Sportsfish.

Barramundi Fishing

Barramundi (Barra) are a world famous and highly prized game fish because they're great fighters. Barra will leap out of the water, have strong runs, and can get off your fishing hook (no matter how well you thought you had them!).

Anglers are usually out to catch a "metrey" (a barra measuring in excess of one metre).  The record for the biggest line caught barra is 44.6kg at Monduran in December 2010. Many anglers aim to catch the 100 pounder, a target not yet achieved.

Barramundi is an aboriginal word meaning "large-scaled river fish" and was originally for saratoga but was appropriated for marketing purposes.



Restocking Fish in our Dams

Basstasstic donates funds to our local fish stocking groups. Fisheries Queensland and community stocking groups work together to help ensure the future of our freshwater fisheries. Their regular restocking work at dams, weirs and rivers throughout Queensland has ensured freshwater
recreational fishing opportunities continue! Anyone can join a fish stocking group!

Other Common Fish Species


Silver Perch                                             Yellow Belly



Saratoga                                               Spangled Perch


Eel Tailed Catfish                                 Snub-nosed Gar Fish                          

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