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Whitsunday Regional Council is hosting a free community event and fishing competition at Mullers Lagoon in Bowen, on Saturday 18 May 2019 between 10am - 12.30pm.

Mullers Lagoon contains the pest fish Tilapia, a restricted noxious fish under the Biosecurity Act 2014. To combat this pest fish, a fishing competition is being held with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the biggest Tilapia caught on the day.

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The event will be open to all and will include a free sausage sizzle, jumping castle, Teddy Bear's picnic for the littlies, fishing surveys and the release of barramundi fingerlings into the Lagoon to help repopulate it with healthy fish.

Bring your own fishing rod and tackle along, and help us improve the health and diversity of Mullers Lagoon.

This event is proudly supported by the Whitsunday Regional Council, Cruise Whitsunday, BCF Airlie Beach, Coral Coast Barramundi, Careys Sportsland and Marine, Bowen Outdoors and Disposals, Arabon Seafood, Bowen Fisherman's Seafood Company, Tweed Bait and Ultrastak.

About Tilapia

In the world's top 100 worst invasive species, Tilapia are very adaptable non-native fish and prolific breeders. This means they often have a huge impact on native fish populations and their nesting habits can greatly affect water quality.

Did you know... Tilapia must not be kept, fed, given away, sold or released into the environment without a permit. If you see this fish in other waterways around the region, please report it to Council or Biosecurity Queensland.

Whitsunday Regional Council is hosting a free community event and fishing competition at Mullers Lagoon in Bowen, on Saturday 18 May 2019 between 10am - 12.30pm.

Mullers Lagoon contains the pest fish Tilapia, a restricted noxious fish under the Biosecurity Act 2014. To combat this pest fish, a fishing competition is being held with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the biggest Tilapia caught on the day.

Register Now to enter the competition!

The event will be open to all and will include a free sausage sizzle, jumping castle, Teddy Bear's picnic for the littlies, fishing surveys and the release of barramundi fingerlings into the Lagoon to help repopulate it with healthy fish.

Bring your own fishing rod and tackle along, and help us improve the health and diversity of Mullers Lagoon.

This event is proudly supported by the Whitsunday Regional Council, Cruise Whitsunday, BCF Airlie Beach, Coral Coast Barramundi, Careys Sportsland and Marine, Bowen Outdoors and Disposals, Arabon Seafood, Bowen Fisherman's Seafood Company, Tweed Bait and Ultrastak.

About Tilapia

In the world's top 100 worst invasive species, Tilapia are very adaptable non-native fish and prolific breeders. This means they often have a huge impact on native fish populations and their nesting habits can greatly affect water quality.

Did you know... Tilapia must not be kept, fed, given away, sold or released into the environment without a permit. If you see this fish in other waterways around the region, please report it to Council or Biosecurity Queensland.

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    Please complete this form to enter the Tilapia fishing competition at Mullers Lagoon on 18 May 2019.

    Please complete this form to enter the Tilapia fishing competition at Mullers Lagoon on 18 May 2019.

    Registration has now closed. Best of luck to all our competitors!