Introducing Jet Fishing

Boyne Tannum HookUp have a jet fishing category sponsored by Yamaha Motor Finance and Yamaha Motor Insurance. Competition entrants can fish from a Personal Water Craft (PWC), take a photo of themselves on their PWC with the competition JETFISH sticker visible to go into the random draw for Jet Fishing vouchers each day.

HookUp will be giving away a Yamaha VX Deluxe Waverunner (pictured above) as a promotional draw for senior entrants on the Saturday night of the competition.

Prizes and Fish Category presentations will be at the weigh-in station after the weigh-ins, each afternoon. Daily prizes not collected by 9:00pm Sunday night will be posted out to the winners as soon as manageable. No more than one trophy will be awarded in respect of any one fish category caught. If a fish category weigh is a tie, the prize will be awarded to the first recorded entrant. The maximum daily Fish Category wins per competitor is one per day and one final Category win for the Fish Category Trophy. If the competitor is leading in two separate categories, the competitor will be awarded on the first fish weighed in. There will be a Junior and Senior boat drawn on the last night for all weigh-ins regardless of biggest fish weighed in.

On each Prize Draw the entrant possessing the number announced must present themselves to the announcer with their current year Electronic Ticket within two minutes of that prize being announced. All major prize winners will also require formal identification upon presenting themselves to the announcer. All major junior prize winners will be accompanied by a parent or carer with formal identification to confirm winner’s identification. Once a prize has been claimed or a redraw announced that number will be returned to the barrel and another draw will occur immediately.

NOTE: All prize draw winners for the Promotional Draws must present themselves to claim their prize within 2 minutes of their name being announced.

The aim of the competition is to promote and reward family fishing activity. Prize is $1000.

Eligible contestants must be registered in the Boyne Tannum HookUp and are limited to one (1) entry per family.

A family consists of at least one (1) parent and any of their children that are registered for the junior category.

To be eligible a family must catch the ‘estuary trifecta’ of one (1) whiting, one (1) bream and one (1) flathead during the HookUp weekend, and weigh them in for the live fish category. To enter, the family must fill in the ‘Family Trifecta’ form available from the HookUp fish weigh-in stations. The entry form can only be completed once the three (3) fish species have registered and passed the 30 minute live fish qualifying time.

The catch must be shared between junior and senior contestants in the family, with no more than two (2) species to be registered under one (1) family member’s name.

Entries close 45 minutes after the live fish category cut off on Sunday.

The winning entry will be drawn randomly from the eligible families in the entry box and then checked that it is valid before it is announced to the public.

It is the family’s responsibility to fill out and submit their own entry. It is not an automatic result of weighing in live fish. To qualify, you must list the fish and corresponding name and entry number on the entry form at the live weigh-
in station, and fulfil all of the criteria.

Download Entry form here

The closing date for the raffle entries is 6pm the final day of the event (being a Sunday). The most expensive prize raffle must be drawn first. After each raffle is drawn, the winning ticket will be put back into the draw for all remaining raffles.

Prior to the event a fish will be caught and tagged with a bright pink HookUp tag and returned to the Gladstone Harbour.

The QAir Port of Gladstone Bounty Fish is worth $10,000 if caught dead or alive.

At 7am on the first day of competition the event safety briefing will occur. Following the safety briefing the QAir Port of Gladstone Bounty Fish riddle will be announced on the main HookUp stage at Bray Park. The riddle will provide clues on what species of fish has been tagged and where to catch the fish. All anglers wishing to catch this fish need to be present in Bray Park to hear the clues. After this time, anglers will have to rely on word of mouth.

If the QAir Port of Gladstone Bounty Fish is caught during the three day HookUp event it will be worth $10,000. After the event, the fish is worth $5,000.

PRIZES OVER $320,000

1 x SeaJay Trojan plate aluminium with a 150hp 4 stroke Yamaha outboard and Garmin electronics, tandem trailer RRP $65,000

1 x Yamaha VX Deluxe waverunner RRP $15,000

4 x 3.5 Sea Jay Nomad tinnies

3 x 4.25 SeaJay Magnum 2 tinnies

Three tagged fish value ($5,000 each)

Fishing and boating gear


We are still reeling in our Prizes – more details released closer to the event