Tilapia Tournament

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Tilapia Tournament 2021

Over 1,500 noxious Tilapia have been reeled in by over 480 competitors, during the week long Tilapia Tournament held at Warrina Lakes, Innisfail. 

The Warrina Lakes Tilapia Tournament can officially be named the largest competition of its kind in Australia with 481 participants, which even on the last day of fishing saw over 120 tilapia pulled out of the lake.

The Cassowary Coast Regional Council would like to thank all the sponsors involved, including OzFish, Soils First, Coastal Marine and Outdoors, Innisfail Game Fishing Club, BCF Innisfail and Cairns, River’n’Reef Tackle and Bait Innisfail, Kurrimine Beach Fishing Club, Manitto’s Auto Centre and Johnstone River Community Gardens.

Tilapia Tournament Recap 2021

Tilapia Tournament Rules

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must be registered.
  • Fishing may only take place 8am to 3pm, Monday 21 to Saturday 25 september 2021 and sunday 26 September between 8am to 10am.
  • No dogs, alcohol or inappropriate behaviour will be tolerated.
  • No spearguns or nets allowed.
  • Fishing hooks and other waste should be disposed of appropriately.
  • Captured tilapia must be measured and recorded at the measuring station before disposing in the bins provided.
  • Under no circumstance is anyone to take fish carcasses off the premises.
  • Warrina lakes is also home to turtles, eels and other fish.  Should you accidentally catch anything other than tilapia you must return it to the lake as safely as possible.
  • Please also take care of our bird life including geese, ducks and ibis' by not leaving hooks and fishing lines on the ground.

Council will be monitoring the event - any participants in breach of these rules will be asked to leave.