Mackay’s new fishing competition will have you hooked!

Hooked on Mackay competition. Photo courtesy of Mackay Tourism.

A new fishing competition has launched in one of Australia’s premier fishing destinations – Mackay.

The ‘Hooked on Mackay’ competition is open to anglers of all levels and offers a range of unique fishing opportunities – all within a 45-minute radius.

The lucky winner of the competition will receive a once-in-a-lifetime experience with three mates fishing for Sooty Grunter at the beautiful Eungella Dam with two of Australia’s best anglers AFC Jack Link’s pro tournament anglers Mitch Cone and Matthew Langford.

How to Enter the Draw

Entering the draw is easy with Competition forms available from Mackay Visitor Information Centre, Sarina’s Mackay Region Visitor Information Centre, Mackay Airport, or online.  The Hooked on Mackay competition closes 31 October, and the winner to be announced on 1 November.

Why fish in Mackay?

Fishing in Mackay region. Photo courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland

The Mackay region is internationally renowned for its range and quality of fishing experiences.  The region offers fishing on the Great Barrier Reef, in rainforest streams, rivers, estuaries and dams where you’ll find a wide variety of species including iconic Barramundi and Sooty Grunter, as well as pelagic and sports species in net-free fishing zones.

More than fishing

Mackay is a bright, modern city sitting halfway along the Queensland coastline.  The region offers many entertainment or relaxation opportunities for every visitor.  Mackay’s historical and industrial past comes to life at Selwyn House and Greenmount Historic Homestead, Australia’s miniature sugar mill and distillery at the Sarina Field of Dreams Parklands and the coal terminals at Hay Point and Dalrymple Bay.

Mackay Marina. Photo courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland

For those want to relax and get close to nature, head to one of Mackay’s national parks or rainforests, or soak up a lazy afternoon on a sunny beach and recharge your batteries.  Then, cross over the Pioneer River to visit Harbour Beach and Mackay Marina entertainment precinct, or head into town for shopping, galleries and great dining and entertainment options.

Mackay is easily accessible by air, road and rail, so there’s no excuse to put off a visit.

Stay a while

Platypus in Eungella National Park. Photo courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland

While you’re visiting, why not stay in lush, tropical surrounds at a local Mackay Caravan Park?  Offering great facilities, cabin accommodation along with large, powered or unpowered sites for vans and motorhomes of all sizes, there is an option here for the whole family.  So let the friendly staff at one of our parks show you some true, warm Mackay hospitality and enjoy your perfect next vacation.