Tilapia Tournament

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Tilapia Tournament

A fun and free competitive event to remove the invasive fish species from the Warrina Lakes waterways.

Hundreds of fishing fanatics gathered for the 2023 Tilapia Tournament held at Warrina Lakes.

The three-and-a-half day event held during the school holidays was successful in removing 940 amount of pesky Tilapia from our local waterways.

The Tilapia Tournament is proudly presented by Council in partnership with the generous 2023 sponsors including BCF, Game Fishing Club Innisfail, Berkley, Soils First NQ, Coastal Marine & Outdoors, Manitto’s Auto Centre, Harvey Norman, Allan Sultana, Kmart, Innisfail Seafood, SNS Building and Construction, Torre’s Pharmacy and Tackleworld.

Johnstone River Community Gardens has also been a significant contributor to this event, assisting with the removal of the Tilapia and turning it into compost through the process of fish lasagna.

Council thanks all sponsors and community members who took part in 2023 event and looks forward to next year’s Tilapia Tournament.

Tilapia Tournament 2023 Winners

Tilapia Tournament 2023 Winners 

Tilapia Tadpole – 5 Years and Under Most Fish Caught -  Blakely Perkins 56 Fish

Tilapia Tadpole – 5 Years and Under Longest Fish - Levi Zippera 30cm

Tilapia Trapper – 6-12 Years Most Fish - Katrina Roos 60 Fish

Tilapia Trapper – 6 – 12 Years Longest Fish - Christian Geary 31 Cm

Tilapia Teen – 13-18 Years Most Fish - Lucian DiCarlo 50 Fish

Tilapia Teen – 13 – 18 Years Longest Fish (TIE) -  Aaron McKay & Jarrah Sydes 30 Cm

Tilapia Tamer – Most Fish Wednesday to Friday - Tyson Catalan 119 Fish

Tip to Toe – Longest Fish - Noah Pensini 32.5 cm

Best School Good Counsel College 259 Fish

Safety & Sportsmanship - Hazel Maddocks & Darius Galvin

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