REGISTRATIONS ARE OPENED FOR THE CAIRNS HARDWARE 2023 CARDWELL BARRA BONANZA
2023 is shaping up to be a great Barra Bonanza.
Don't miss out on your chance to catch that big barra that lives to tell the tale and gives you the chance to win some fantastic prizes provided by our premier supporter Cairns Hardware - Consider it Done! and other tournament supporters.
Even if you don't catch the winning fish, just by registering to enter the Barra Bonanza senior anglers automatically have the opportunity to win an amazing boat, motor and trailer package.
In 2023 we will have 250 senior nominations and junior nominations are uncapped at this stage (this is dependent on the number of entries).
We have kept our nomination fees as low as possible to continue to offer real value for money with our senior angler registration fee of $235 and juniors $60 per registration.
Start of fishing is 6am Friday the 20 October 2023.
End of fishing is 3pm Saturday the 21 October 2023.
Anglers can fish throughout the night.
Last fish submissions are to be no later than 4pm the 21 October 2023.
Any line class may be used.
All captures must be caught on rod and reel or hand line.
A minimum of 2 anglers per team and a maximum of 3 anglers per team There is no requirement for all team members to fish in the same boat.
To be eligible as a Senior Team, all team members must be of senior age.
To be eligible as a Junior Team, all team members must be of junior age. Mixed teams of senior and junior anglers will not be eligible for any team prizes.
The Calcutta will only involve senior teams.
Junior entrants must be under 16 years of age at the time of tournament, not at the time of nomination.
(Tournament start date is the 20 October 2023) MAJOR prize categories are for Barramundi only.
All Barramundi caught are eligible for submission.
Every Barramundi you catch and submit will help your individual and teams overall accumulated length.
The biggest 2 daily will be counted towards the individual prizes and the teams are the teams 6 biggest Barramundi.
MINOR prizes are for Mangrove Jack, Javelin fish (Grunter) & Threadfin Salmon (All Species).
Only fish that meet QLD Fisheries Regulations size limits will be accepted for these minor categories.
Prizes include -
John Carter Trophy (Grand Champion Barramundi)
Senior Male Champion
Senior Female Champion
Senior Male Runnerup
Senior Female Runnerup
Champion Senior Team
Runnerup Senior Team
Champion Junior Team
Mangrove Jack (overall largest accumulated length)
Largest Daily Mangrove Jack
Javelin Fish/Grunter (overall largest accumulated length)
Largest Daily Javelin Fish
Threadfin Salmon (overall largest accumulated length)
Largest Daily Threadfin Salmon
Mystery Length Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Javelin Fish & Threadfin Salmon
Senior Draw for the Boat Package
Junior Draw for $1,000 prize
We look forward to seeing you at the Cairns Hardware 2023 Cairns Barra Bonanza on 19 - 21 October 2023, where the fish live to tell the tale.
Cairns Hardware 2023 Cardwell Barra Bonanza
Proudly brought to you by the Cardwell Sportfishing Club
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The Cardwell Sportfishing Club would like to acknowledge our sponsors and supporters for the Cairns Hardware 2023 Cardwell Barra Bonanza. Without this support we would not be able to provide the great prizes that we have this year.
Keep watching for announcements about the 2023 prize categories.
Servicing the local trade industry since the ‘70s, Cairns Hardware has an extensive network of stores in Cooktown, Mossman, Smithfield, Cairns, Edmonton, Gordonvale, Mareeba, Atherton, Innisfail, Townsville & Charters Towers. Cairns Hardware also provide specialist centres including Tools, Paint, Bathroom and Kitchen and Glass and Aluminium Fencing as well as local manufacturing divisions in Doors, Door Frames, Windows, Glass, Trusses, Wall Frames, Roofing and Guttering. Cairns Hardware service customers from Charters Towers to remote Far North Queensland with a dedicated remote sales team delivering weekly to PNG and Torres Straits. With a focus on Service, Relationships and Expertise, Cairns Hardware can provide everything from footings to fit-out.
Garmin was founded in 1989 with headquarters located in the United States. Garmin first set foot in the aviation industry with its cutting-edge GPS navigation products almost three decades ago. Since then, Garmin's product lines have expanded to fully cover the aviation, marine, and automotive industries. Today, Garmin is the renowned leader in the aviation, marine, automotive, outdoor, and fitness markets. Built on a healthy product ecosystem, and combining awe-inspiring designs, impeccable quality, and superior reliability into excellent user experiences, Garmin strives to become the number one brand for all who enjoy their lives.
Barrier Reef Boats are located in Cardwell and service the Tropical North Queensland region and beyond. Barrier Reef Boats utilises the expertise of our team to provide high quality, customised engineering services (aluminium, stainless steel and steel) across a range of industrial, domestic and commercial applications, specialising in bespoke plate boats built to owner specifications.
At Hinchinbrook Retreat we take pride in creating the most enjoyable and comfortable stay for our guests. Our retreat has its own pontoon and fishers can access the boat ramp from our back door. Hinchinbrook Retreat offers 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and can comfortably accommodate 8 people. Like entertaining - then we have the ideal outdoor area for you. From fishing off the pontoon, to all the beautiful places to see, Cardwell really is the place to be.
We look forward to being able to make your holiday in the beautiful Cardwell-Hinchinbrook region unforgettable.
For rapid and reliable Cassowary Coast smash repairs, Milini's Panel, Paint & Towing is the obvious choice.
The Milini's team has the equipment and know-how to get your vehicle looking its best again, without costing you a fortune. Milini's Panel, Paint & Towing is the longest serving smash repair and painting business in the area, so you can rest assured of a quality finish.
To request a free quote, or find out more about their great range of services, contact the friendly Milini's crew today and they will make sure you drive away satisfied.
Kai's Signs specialise in premium signage, vehicle and boat wraps.
When it comes to business, it’s vital to make sure your brand stands out from the crowd, and leaves a lasting impression. Kai's Signs work hard to ensure their clients get the attention they deserve - and their goal is to help you get the attention of new clients and customers!
With 37 years experience, it's easy to see why Kai's signs are the number one choice for boat wraps in Townsville. From design to installation, they do it all!
Wrapping is Kai's Signs domain, and their team is damn good at it! Full wraps, partial wraps, decals... from design to installation, they will have your vehicle on the road and standing out in no time.
Cardwell Butchery has been a family owned and operated business for 14 years and has a reputation for high quality products and service. Dinner is made easy with a selection of gourmet products, premium meats and local fresh Barramundi and King Salmon when in season.
Cardwell Butchery have won multiple awards for their gourmet sausages at the Tully Show.
Drop in and say hello to Callan, Davina and Nate. Cardwell Butchery are open Monday to Friday 7.00am to 5.00pm and Saturday 7.00am to midday.
Mt Tyson hotel has been part of Tully history since 1926 and has served countless generations cold beer with friendly country hospitality since that time.
The Public Bar is open 7 days a week from 10.00am til late with cold beer served off the ice and has the added bonus of providing great pub meals and some great prices combined with friendly service.
From the traditional pub meals priced from only $12.00 or, if you prefer, sample some fine dining at Mirrors Bar and Restaurant offering separate lunch and dinner menus.
Modern and well appointed, the Mt Tyson Hotel accommodation caters to the travelling family, couples and the single traveller/business person.
Ian Moody Sportfishing offers highly experienced guided charters aboard their fully customised 5.7m Barra Punt in the unique Hinchinbrook region of Tropical North Queensland.
Ian Moody Sportfishing have been guiding for over 20 years and their guest experiences speak for themselves … Fabulous fishing and fun, we will be back again next year…Awesome … Great day thank you…
Ian Moody Sportfishing Charters currently target large barramundi and other species and soon will be venturing offshore to the Great Barrier Reef chasing species including Red Emperor, Large-mouth Nannygai and Coral trout in a new vessel currently being built to specifications.
They welcome you to join them on your discovery of the amazing waters of Townsville and Hinchinbrook.
NQ Radio’s 4KZ is your local radio station covering from Cairns to Townsville and the Gulf. 4KZ has a highly experienced and professional team of locals, to deliver programmes and content to suit the 35+ audience. Tuning in to 4KZ will keep you fully informed of matters local, regional and nationally.
The Breakfast Experience with Glenn Johns weekdays 5 ‘til 9 am gives listeners the get up and go to meet the day’s demands and the Lunch Show with Mick Hay will ease you into the afternoon.
Weekends are set for relaxation with Trading Post (sell, swap & buy) on Saturday afternoons. On Sunday Bob Harding hosts Sunday Gold playing all the big hits from the fifties to the 80s between 6 am and midday.
Tune in to 4KZ – 531AM across the Tropical Coast, 94.7 Cardwell, 90.3 Tully, 102.5 Babinda & Innisfail, 88.5 Mission Beach, 693AM in the Tully region, 1161AM Southern Gulf & 5055 Shortwave Cape and Northern Outback.
The KZ Network can also be heard on the Internet, or by downloading the free NQ Radio phone App for Android or iPhone.
For businesses seeking to reach the TNQ and Gulf target audience 4KZ is your radio network that understands small business.
At Cardwell Beachcomber they offer a wide range of accommodation ranging from camping to motel rooms and family villas. Beachcomber cater for everyone from couples, families, fishermen, business guests and even pets as they are a pet friendly park and now have dedicated pet friendly rooms as well!
The newest additions include Ocean View Villas & Poolside Cabins.
Beachcomber offers breathtaking ocean views, beachfront location, great bar and restaurant and free wi-fi and a whole host of amenities to make your stay memorable and enjoyable.
The beachfront restaurant is open daily from 4.00pm with breakfast and lunch available from 7am Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The bar is open daily from 4.00pm and is just the spot to enjoy a late afternoon drink, catch the sea breeze and savour the best view in Cardwell!
When you are looking for the full range of accommodation options for the Cairns Hardware 2022 Cardwell Barra Bonanza be sure to give the friendly team at Cardwell Beachcomber a call on 07)4066 8550 or book via their web site
Blenners Transport is a national trusted and respected transport solution for Far North Queensland and Beyond. As a family owned and operated refrigeration transport business, Blenners Transport customers appreciate the values that come from being a family operation and return time after time for our professional transport solutions.
Born and bred in Australia to catch fish.
From conception to completion, every Old Dog fishing lure is handcrafted in The Dog House.
A mix of four decades of passion and precision, designed for Australian fish species and fishing conditions, and perfected to meet the exacting demands of you, the angler.
Old Dog Lures has a wide range of lures to suit fishing situations based on their long and extensive fishing experience. In addition to the wide range of lures and merchandise, Old Dog Lures offer Lure Packs which have been put together from results over many years of not only Old Dog but the feedback of many fisherman. These Packs are made up of colours, lures and depths chosen by Old Dog taking the stress out of you having to make the decisions and offer great value for money. So why not check out Old Dog Lures and stock up for the Cairns Hardware 2022 Cardwell Barra Bonanza?
Lanotec manufactures high performance products to protect and maintain commercial, industrial and recreational assets.
Lanotec's natural biodegradable range of products have been trusted throughout Australia for more than 20 years.
Lanotec was established in 1998 as a manufacturer of non-toxic, biodegradable, and environmentally friendlier corrosion inhibitors and lubricants which are made from Lanolin (wool grease); and industrial strength degreasers made from a blend of organic solvents. Lanotec products are extremely versatile and able to reduce petrochemical consumables and maintenance costs while addressing HSE issues.
In June 2018, Lanotec received the prestigious Global Green TagTM Certification for 3 products relating to sustainable development and green-certified products. This reinforces the position of the Lanotec brand as a trusted and widely recognised global environmental manufacturer.
Lanotec products are available at local outlets across the county and you can find your local stockist on their web site or give them a call on 07)3373 3700.
The Tackle World Tully store is located in the main street of Tully and has a large range of all camping, snorkelling, spearfishing, archery, firearms, fly fishing and all the rods, reels, tackle, and lures needed to catch a fish anywhere in the region.
From the huge Barra in Lake Tinaroo, fly fishing the freshwater for Sooties and Jungle Perch, to the bottom bouncing and light tackle Bill Fishing from the golden beaches and the idyllic family group of islands and out to the continental shelf - they have all your needs as well as expert advice and local knowledge to help you enjoy your stay in this rich and diverse ‘family friendly’ area.
Services: Reel & rod repairs in-store, line winding, custom rods.
Find Tackle World Tully at 14 Butler Street Tully, Phone 07)4068 1604.
Mitre 10 Tully, Mission Beach & Cardwell are passionately operated and committed to helping every customer with expert advice.
They are part of the local communities throughout the Cassowary Coast region.
The staff have real knowledge about hardware and home improvement, and offer practical advice that's not only easy to understand but could save you time and money.
Mitre 10 Tully, Mission Beach & Cardwell is committed to carefully selecting the right range of products that provide you with everything you need, and nothing you don't. If there's a specific product you are looking for that's not in stock, they will either recommend an alternative product or may be able to order it in for you.
While in Cardwell also have a look at the range of camping and fishing gear that they have at their Cardwell store.
Qld Steel & Equipment specialise in Agricultural and Industrial Supplies encompassing Ingham, Tully and surrounding regions including North Queensland and Far North Queensland.
They offer prompt delivery and their friendly representatives are regularly visiting local businesses.
Family run since 1960, Queensland Steel and Equipment are locally owned and operated.
They stock high-quality Agricultural, Engineering and Industrial supplies including hydraulic hoses and fittings, welding equipment, filters, tools, batteries, trailer parts, solvents, cleaning fluids, oils, pressure cleaners and generators. They also supply a wide variety of steel.
Find Qld Steel & Equipment at 8 Anderson Street Tully, Phone 07)4068 0061.
Faces behind The Dirty Oar, We have mum Terri, Dad Ray and our gorgeous daughter Indyanna (Indy) we are a fishing, 4x4, adventure crazy family from North QLD.
We started our business in 2021 not long after mum was diagnosed with skin cancer.
I was operated on twice as the surgeon wasn't confident he removed it all the first time. Having a newborn being up all hours of the night, hubby needing to take time off work it was a very stressful time in our life's.
We wanted to help people not have to go through what we did. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to help others and by purchasing from us you have helped others too. As a portion of sales gets donated to Skin Cancer Australia.
So jump on board join The Dirty Oar Crew and keep in enjoying what you love doing most.
Few beers out the back , in a tiny place called Paraburdoo! Haha , Where you say?😂 Salty T was born
Contact them on 0403325116
Mel and Chris - CEO’s - @saltytrippers
Few beers out the back , in a tiny place called Paraburdoo! Haha , Where you say?😂 Salty T was born
Contact them on 0403325116
Mel and Chris - CEO’s - @saltytrippers
Rapala has been the world’s favorite fishing lure since 1936. Today, Rapala lures, knives, tools and accessories are trusted by fishermen in over 140 countries worldwide. Rapala’s reputation stems from a towering list of world record catches, the knowledge of our Pro Anglers and a history of unwavering dedication to quality.
Rapala lures are still hand-tuned and tank-tested before packaging to assure your lure has the Rapala trademark swimming action that big fish can’t resist, straight out of the box.
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