Humminbird 35th Annual Corroboree Park Challenge

Anglers of all ages are once again set to converge on Corroboree Park Tavern for the Humminbird 35th Annual Corroboree Park Challenge. Proudly organised by the Palmerston Game Fishing Club, the Corroboree Park Challenge is the longest running family fishing competition in the Northern Territory. Anglers will gather to fish the world class waters of Corroboree Billabong, Hardy’s Lagoon, Mary River Billabong and Shady Fresh for the ever elusive Northern Territory Barramundi. 

The competition will be held over 3 days from October 20th to 22nd ensuring prime build up fishing is on offer. This also ensures anglers have the double bonus of being able to hunt down one of the prized red tag fish in the first few weeks of the Million Dollar Fish season. Both gun anglers and families are equally accounted for with this competitions lure only format, competitors can flick the lily pads or trawl the depths of the Billabong in search of their bag of barramundi. It really all comes down to skill of the cast and the luck of the day to reel in the biggest bag of 3 barramundi.


35 years has seen the competition go from strength to strength with the focus being on both epic fishing and creating an environment that is welcoming to anglers of all levels. This competition has seen some of the Territory’s top anglers come through the ranks, including Tackleworld all-star Shane Compain taking out the junior categories in years gone by.  The format of the competition acknowledges that juniors really are the future of recreational angling and offers them a platform to hone their skills and get a taste for competition fishing.

This year’s competition sees an exciting twist with anglers given two fishing windows of 4am-4.30pm on the Saturday and 4am-2pm Sunday to reel in their catches. As the sun sets, participants are invited back to camp for free at Corroboree Park Tavern for nightly activities and entertainment including the highly anticipated new Monster Draw. The draw offers a chance for participant’s present to win a share of $20,000 worth of prizes without even catching a fish!

The Humminbird Corroboree Park Challenge boasts an impressive offering of prizes and giveaways exceeding $100,000, a testament to the generous contributions from sponsors and local businesses. Not only are there Humminbird sounders on offer but, a Minn Kota, a NT Fish and 4×4 holiday and fishing package valued at nearly $8000, Venom and Blade n Tails rod and reel packages, 12V Fridges, Transducer Poles,  and of course Yeti Eskies to name a few. Prizes will be handed out for Champion Team, Champion Angler Senior Male, Senior Female, Junior Male, Junior Female as well as a Mudskipper Champion male and female for ages 0-12. Other hotly contested categories will be the Biggest Barramundi, Biggest Saratoga, Biggest Tarpon and the prestigious Biggest Catfish. There will also be a prize for the budding mudskipper anglers for smallest fish.

For the youngest of anglers the event will offer a kids zone at the Corroboree Park Tavern for them to be entertained and meet other fishing friends, not to mention giving parents a bit of a break after a big days fishing. But it doesn’t stop there, from the Friday night there will be an array of activities and entertainment for both young and old. Participants will be entertained by live music, raffles, fun competitions and a very special appearance by Andy ‘Total Carnage’ Carne and Oakstar, the Territory’s own YouTube fishing sensations OWGOODZAT!

Aside from the first ever Monster Draw the pinnacle of the nightly activities would have to be the first ever Corroboree Park Challenge Charity Mud Crab races on the Saturday night.  This year will see live mud crabs auctioned off and raced to crown the Champion CPC Mud Crab racer of the event. With all proceeds going to Max’s Cast for a Cure, the race is going to be  a spectacle with even more prizes on offer for those participating. 

During the fishing day the Corroboree Park Challenge team will be out on Corroboree Billabong checking out all the fishing action and have some sneaky giveaways. Spot the Mako will be running both days giving lucky anglers who manage to find the hidden Mako Shark a chance to win a pair of Mako Sunglasses. For those of you who thought fishing competitions were all about the fish couldn’t be farther from the reality of the Corroboree Park Challenge, The fishing is just a bonus!

We are putting a call out to all Territory anglers to get their tickets today and not miss out on The Humminbird 35th Annual Corroboree Park Challenge. Entry fees are $50 for an adult and $30 for a child and includes a team bag with a huge amount of product supplied by sponsors including the likes of Wilson, Zerek, Staunch Crab, Prolure, and Bite Me – anglers really can’t afford not to enter. In the spirit of family fun junior anglers will get their own bag packed full of fishing goodies as well. Even if you’re not from the Territory, pack up your boat and get up here for one of the best fishing experiences you will ever have. 

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