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2023 Charlton's Fishing Springfield Lakes Pest Fishing Competition

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Dust off your rods - the Charlton's Fishing Springfield Lakes Pest Fishing Competition returns on Sunday 3rd December 2023. Come along and help reduce pest fish numbers in Spring Lake, with your chance to win great prizes for doing so.

This event has been organised by Brisbane Valley Anglers Fishstocking Association (BVAFA). 2 Bent Rods will be leading the event management on BVAFA’s behalf.

The event is supported by Lendlease, Ipswich City Council, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Biosecurity and Freshwater Fish Stocking Association of Qld. It will be strictly managed under a Biosecurity Queensland pest fishing permit through fishing event management group 2 Bent Rods, to create awareness of noxious fish species and their impact on the local biodiversity.

There will be education sessions provided on the pest species during registration for the event, as well as trained helpers to assist you to correctly dispose of catches in the dedicated waste bins provided.

Massive Thank You to our Sponsors

Charlton's Fishing


Tilapia Mafia

Sausage sizzle provided by Springfield Scout Group

Cold drinks provided by Ipswich Cadets Parents Support Group

Worms for sale by Brisbane Valley Anglers

Please bring cash to purchase food and worms - eftpos NOT available.

Online Registration is essential.

7.00am Sign in/Registration

7.45am Competitor Briefing - compulsory

8.00am Start Fishing

1.00pm Finish Fishing

1.00pm - 1.30pm Weigh in

1.30pm - 2.00pm Prize presentation


Anglers fishing the competition are required to bring a bucket to take any native fish to be tagged to the nearest tagging station.  

You must be present for prize draws and lucky door prize.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Fishing is only permitted on regulated fishing education days. Fishing is NOT permitted at any other time. This is a drug & alcohol free event, no glass permitted on site.

Proceeds (less costs) from the registration fee & worm sales will be used to restock native species in the lake.

Refunds are available up to 7 days before the event and will be the ticket cost less Humanitix booking fee.

Charlton's Fishing
Brisbane Valley Anglers

Tilapia Mafia

2 Bent Rods
Fishing lessons, experiences and event management

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