Triabunna Seafest is a 2 day event being held on APRIL 5th and 6th
The weekend will include Tasmania's richest fishing tournament
The prize pool is $ 30 000 and growing.
IMPORTANTLY there is are two sections both being eligible for the $15 000 major prize
The Triabunna TEST -
This section is for game fishing club members
This event is being run by the good people at the Game Fishing Club of Northern Tasmania - event details out very soon.
The Triabunna TRYOUT -
This section of the weekend is for people that DO NOT have a game fishing club membership and either game fish now or would like to come along and have a go.
There will be people on hand to talk to about the area and game fishing in general. The event is also attached to a small trade and boats show. There will be plenty to see and do for those that stay on land while you are all out fishing. Food and refreshment will be available with some static displays and jet ski rides for those that are keen.
Several boat dealers will be on site and I am sure if there is a boat you would like to try the Triabunna harbour will be just the place for a test ride.
ENTRY forms will be available very shortly
For more information https://www.facebook.com/events/177322189141228
MORE GENERAL INFORMATION BELOW
TRIABUNNA SEA festival Weekend
The Triabunna area has seen a significant downturn, especially in the number of people that visit and whilst there has been some improvement recently the downturn in the forest works and wood chipping is part of the reason for lack of visitor numbers.
This from John Fitzgerald CEO, Tourism Tasmania
“A quick look at some quarterly regional figures showed visitation to these regions had improved further in the March quarter. But while it was good to see most regions capturing some of the growth in visitor numbers, our East coast region did not fare as well.”
Triabunna is a fabulous place with some fantastic attributes and features that combine to make it a great place to spend some time. The loss of its timber industry while very sad is not the only feather the region’s cap. Triabunna is a small community on the move with a great can do attitude and could certainly do with a lift.
The Triabunna SEAfest will be part of that effort.
The SEAfest will be 2 days of activities and events that will draw interest from around the state.
There will be huge interest from anglers as fishing competition entrants, but also interest from the general public and locals alike. Triabunna is a weekend of fishing families and partners will enjoy as well.
Triabunna’s fishing grounds are nestled nicely between the well renowned game fishing off Schouten Island and Eaglehawk Neck. The facilities at Triabunna have always ‘s lent themselves to boating activities. Now with upgrades to the boat ramp and marina they scream come use me, and on the 5th and 6th of April 2013 we will!
TRIABUNNA SEA festival Weekend
Trade and Boat show –
- Triabunna Wharf will come alive with manufacturers and dealers showcasing their products over the weekend. This will include on water testing and displays. The focus will be on all aspects of the marine Industry. Including fishing tackle, marine supplies, electronics and more.
Kids Family Fun Fish
- While the big kids are out playing on the high seas the rest of the kids can enter and enjoy a day’s fishing at the Watersedge Resort. There will be a number of giveaways and prizes based on participation rather than fish caught.
NEW to the Tasmanian game fishing calendar. A Sanctioned game fishing tournament for game fishing club members. GFAA rules apply with prizes for all categories. Entry to this event will also qualify for the major prize along with lucky boat and unlucky angler prizes.
The Inter Club shield
The Triabunna event will bring back to life the Tasmanian Interclub trophy. The format will be a little different than in past years. Boats must nominate which club they will be fishing for prior to the event, given the makeup of their crews. Then the teams from each club will battle it out for their respective clubs. The finer details will be put together and discussed at crew briefing
- This is a separate event and prizes for less experienced game fishers who are not members of a game fishing club. This will be run alongside the sanctioned tournament under modified rules to make it easier for less experienced fishers to have a game fish weighed. An Entry to this event will go into the draw for the major prize. There will also be a lucky boat prize and unlucky angler award.
TRADE SHOW / BOAT SHOW
The marine sector has a number of exciting businesses that will be involved and the crossover sectors within recreational fishing are exciting.
We will be drawing on retailers and manufacturers in
- tool Supply
- 4 wheel drive equipment
- Outdoor equipment.
These areas will combine well with the Boat dealerships and fishing tackle stores.
Tying this all together will be some Food and refreshment stalls that will allow some great stories to be shared of the days fishing out on the high seas.
There is even some talk of karaoke.........
SEE you all there