Tinnies, Tackle, 4x4 and Outdoor Extravaganza
  |  First Published: April 2011

Fishing, 4WD, camper trailers, big and small boats, lures, tents and sleeping bags....what more could a family want? At Queensland’s biggest outdoor show - Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show and National 4x4 Show and Outdoors Expo in April 2011, you will find all this and more.

To make this an even more incredible day out, former AFL star Peter ‘Spida’ Everett from The Great Australian Doorstep will be meeting and greeting fans while cooking up a storm on the Waeco Outback Stage over the weekend.

And in case this isn’t enough, internationally renowned fishing fanatic and adrenalin junkie Matt Watson from the Ultimate Fishing Show will also be giving his top fishing tips and sharing his extreme adventures.

National 4x4 and Outdoors Show Event Manager Mark Petersen said to have these names at the 2011 show is exciting news for those who love their weekend toys and outdoor experiences.

“Each year the shows get bigger and better and the 2011 show will continue the trend. Our 4x4 & Outdoors exhibitor space is already 90% sold out with many great exhibitors already signed up,” he said.

Show highlights include The Waeco Outback Stage, where outdoor enthusiasts can pick up details on 4wd tips and techniques, camping, outdoor and cooking tips. Special guests will be taking to the stage and sharing their experiences.

The Action Arena is a regular crowd pleaser with a full 4WD test track, providing visitors with a hands-on “off the beaten track experience”.

Mr Petersen said the Action Arena will give patrons the opportunity to learn from qualified instructors and get tips on how to approach hill climbs, rock and log crossings and much more. Show-goers should also make plans to catch the Loveday 4x4 Extreme Show and the Mini Bike Mayhem Stage.

Queensland boaties can look forward to getting the first look at new release boats from Bundaberg boat builder Sea Jay.

Other highlights will include the popular Bream Invitational Fishing Tournament including live weighs-in every afternoon of the show, plus expert presentations from top speakers including; Bill Corten, Dave Downie, Jason Ehrlich and Brett Thomson on the Fishing Expo Stage.

This year will also see the return of the hugely popular Sports Fishing Simulator, where visitors can hook themselves a virtual fish.

For kids, the Marine Zone is back – the ‘2 Bent Rods’ team will be teaching children how to fish like the pro’s, as well as the basics of safe and responsible shore-based fishing practices.

Marine Queensland events manager Jason Plant said “The 2011 show has been expanded and improved upon and we’re expecting record numbers of both visitors and exhibitors,”

With more on-site parking facilities, and more exhibition space than ever before the 2011 Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show and National 4x4 Show is must for everyone who loves getting outdoors.

Don’t Miss This
Kids Fishing Clinic

The Kids Fishing Clinic is back again in 2011 to educate and inspire tomorrows fisher-people!

The FREE sessions hosted by 2 Bent Rods are a great hands on way for kids to learn the basics of fishing.

Sessions will be run on a rotational basis with groups starting every 10-15 minutes, this means everyone gets a turn.  To join a session, simply head over to the kids fishing clinic (full map details will be provided shortly) and register.  Children will then wait in a designated area until it's their groups turn to start.  When it's all over, parents are able to collect their children from the specially designated 'pick-up' zone.

Session Details:

Casting Rods: Using egg beater reels, kids will learn a few trick casts and then get their chance to 'catch' some target balloons with casting plugs. 

Cast Netting: Kids will learn to throw a cast net which has been colour coded to help make sure they pick it up the right way. After a few goes, kids will be as good (if not better) than dad!

Plaster Mould Painting: For the younger fisher boys and girls...choose from a selection of plaster moulds to paint. Moulds will be dry enough to take home by the time you have finished the clinic.

Lure Painting: For the older fisher boys and girls. Paint wooden poppers to your liking.

Healthy Waterways Model: Use this interactive model to discover where the rubbish we put on the grounds ends up.

Yabbie Tank: Choose your bait (peas, melon, soap etc) and try your hand at catching a 15cm long yabby! Keep your eyes peeled for the red claw variety!

Yabby Pumping: Learn how to use a yabby pump! Once you have the hang of it you will be able to compete to become the Yabby Pumping Champion!

There will also be saltwater and freshwater tanks on display where kids will learn about the various baits available, how to tell the difference between a male and female crab and size limits of fish species including whiting, bream and flathead.

To finish off the session a Group Safety Talk is conducted.  Covering things like sun damage, sting rays, stone fish and sharks, this is a great way to learn about marine safety. A lucky prize draw is held at the end!

No one leaves empty handed with all participants receiving a sample bag with magazines, fishing information and the prizes they've collected along the way! 

Parents don't miss out either!  Make sure you check the vouchers table when you drop the kids off and go get yourself a show bargain while the kids are keeping busy!

Matt Watson

This risk-taking adventurer knows no boundaries. He has hunted for big game fish with nothing but the flimsy protection of a jet ski or a surfboard. He has even leapt out of a helicopter to wrestle a marlin! Part stuntman, part conservationist, Matt pulls off impossible catches - unbelievably big fish from ridiculously small boats.

Matt’s daring has captured the imagination of a whole new generation by bringing his special brand of excitement to our television screens as he travels the world’s oceans looking for adventure. His new show, The Ultimate Fishing Show, is set to air on the Discovery Channel’s Turbo Max in April this year. It hasn’t always been this way. Matt was raised in the small seaside town of Weymouth, New Zealand, where no one would have guessed that the cheeky, skinny kid around town would one day step onto the world stage, featuring on The Late Show With David Letterman, The Today Show, 60 minutes, NBC News and BBC World to name just a few.

Originally a roof tiler, Matt suffered an excruciating and embarrassing injury one day. While trying to stem the flow of blood, he received a call from a mate about catching Marlin that resulted in an epiphany. Watson sold his business and his house and took his wife, Kaylene, to the Far North of New Zealand to chase his dream of crewing on a top game boat. Since then he’s crewed on two of the top game boats in New Zealand, launched a successful television career, travelled the world in pursuit of fish and broken new ground for the sport of fishing.

Matt began to write about his game fishing experiences for New Zealand Fishing News in 2001. He also writes for Fishing Monthly Group magazines including Queensland Fishing Monthly.

What to expect

Sun2Sea UV Protection will be at the Tinnie and Tackle show and keeping us protected from the sun and out on the water longer with there range of Australian made 50+ UPF fishing and boating shirts. This year they’re proving they are the innovators in sun protection and have released the new Sun Hoodie, plastic YKK zips all the way thru, longer sleeves and a hood, and in the same lightweight WetnDry 50+ UPF fabric.

Robbie said “Through our constant R&D, customer feedback told us they wanted something to throw on over other gear, and while testing the new Hoodie we found that while fishing, boating or kayaking, worn with a cap and the hood on gives maximum sun protection over the whole neck, ears and especially the side of the face. It gives you as much sun protection as wearing a Legionnaires hat but will appeal to a wider range of people as the Sun Hoodie is multifunctional and can be worn all year round”.

As always Sun2Sea will have their ever trusty loose fitting polo, new trick colour ranges for the ladies and camo kids shirts, frillneck legionaries hats, sun shoal bandana, sun kayak covers and even sunscreen. They have also redesigned a new fingerless sun glove giving maximum feel in the fingers and palm area and full sun coverage over the top of your hand for a perfect fit .

This year they are offering Pro Packs for the boater, fisho and kayakers. All the Pro Packs come with either free tubes of sunscreen or a handy backsac to keep all your gear in with heaps of room for a towel, camera, sunnies a bit of fishing gear and more. They aren’t a recyclable/reusable bag given away by the millions, these are a handy lightweight backpack to put all your stuff in.

This year is like a sun protection supa-store with everything needed to keep you protected all day everyday 50+ UPF maximum protection, made by Aussies for the Aussie sun.

See Sun2Sea at stand 680 or visit www.sun2seauvprotection.com.au.

Coorparoo marine

Michael and Karen Neville are happy and proud to announce they are releasing four new Blue Fin models at the 2011 Tinnie and Tackle Show.

The all new Bowrider Sports 485 is going to be this year’s big hit. Primarily designed as a small cruise craft the Bowrider Sports 485 is rated to carry five people with adequate seating for everyone. The finish, ride and handling of this craft is exceptional, as with all Blue Fin boats. And measuring just on 6m long on the trailer it will be suitable to store in a garage.

Another new model is the Scrapper 4.2 which is a smaller brother to the ever popular Viking range with plate sides and heaps of floor space for a wide variety of uses. Based on the awesome Mangrove Jack hull, the Scrapper 4.2 is a versatile, great riding boat.

Drop by the Coorparoo stand and check out the Blue Fin range packaged up with Mercury outboards.

Mercury are offering a free horsepower upgrade on most of their four-stroke range so the Tinnie and Tackle Show will be the best time to buy your new boating rig.

Do not forget: “Do not buy a boat until you have seen Coorparoo Marine! You will be glad you saw us first.”


This year’s Tinnie and Tackle show will see Solas Propeller Warehouse new sister company Sevans Seas with a massive store of discounted fishing tackle at up to 80% off.

Brand names such as Yo-Zuri and other quality Japanese and Korean products will be at the Solas stand at the Show as surplus stock clearances, so don’t miss out.

This year Solas will be located at site number 405 upstairs in the Upper Commerce Building pavilion near ‘Bias boating’.

Get your mates, come and grab a bargain and get up to date with the very latest products and tackle from Solas and Sevans Seas.

Sunstate Hobie

At this year’s Tinnie and Tackle Show Hobie Cat Australasia and Sunstate Hobie – now with a new Brisbane Location at 15/17 Rivergate Place, Murarrie – will showcase the amazing series of Hobie Kayaks that are ideal for fishing, pedalling, paddling and sailing, as well as the new range of flat-water, surf and race, stand-up paddleboards.

The pedal-powered Mirage Drive kayaks that Hobie is famous for, allow hands-free propulsion, which is not only effortless, but ideal for fishing and photography. For those who love to paddle, the single and two-seater paddle kayak range has a model to suit.

The New Hobie Mirage Tandem Island, which is the vessel of choice for Ben Southall in his latest Tourism Queensland adventure The Best Expedition, will also be display for the first time at a Queensland show. This two seater can be pedalled, paddled or sailed and is the ideal craft for beginners, experienced sailors, cruisers and fishos alike because of its brisk performance, easy set-up, versatility and great value for money.

Recently Rob Paxavanos from Fishing Australia and local kayak fishing guru Paul O Leary, teamed up to tag a monster black marlin in this new craft.

The new Hobie Sumo and Hobie Race paddle boards will be on display at the show for the first time in Australia as well. Register your name for the free upcoming demo day.

Call in and chat to the team about your pedal, paddle, or sailing Hobie.

Brisbane Yamaha launches new models

Brisbane Yamaha will have a number of new model releases at the Tinnie and Tackle Show from the best selling Baysports range.

At the show Brisbane Yamaha will also have a huge range of Horizon alloy boats, the new 420 All Rounder priced at $7690, the famous Savage range, the Seascape plate alloy range and Aqualine, New Zealand’s finest tube boats.

Exclusive to Brisbane Yamaha at the show is the all new Baysports 640D, now with transom door and folding rear seat, as well as the new Baysport 620 Walkaround with passenger Eski seat and folding rear seat will also be launched at the show.

Come and see the Aqualine 620 Hard Top - the ultimate offshore riding boat and see their specials on small horsepower outboard cash and carry deals or the bet deals at the show for Yamaha outboards.

Brisbane Yamaha is located on the Bruce Highway in Burpengary and is known for their rage of high quality boats at an affordable prices and great finance deals with Yamaha Motor Finance. Brisbane Yamaha is Northside’s leading Yamaha dealer for sales and service. Call (07) 38881727 or visit www.brisbaneyamaha.com.au. Or check them out at the Show where Dealer Principle, Aaron Goodchild will be on the stand to take you through the huge range on display.

Kingfisher Canopy

Are you tired and frustrated with all those struts and straps on your old bimini? Looking for ways to ensure you and your companions are out of the sun? The Kingfisher Canopy has all the answers!

With NO obstructions front or back. this innovatively designed bimini top provides maximum coverage and protection from the harsh Australian sun while maximising the useable space around the boat during fishing,

The Kingfisher has the added advantage of having independently collapsible front and back sections, while the whole unit folds down in seconds for travel and storage.

Our patented design is strong enough to perform at speeds up to 60km/h and manufactured to withstand the harsh Australian marine environment. We are so confident about our product we offer a lifetime warranty.

If casting freely while the rest of the crew relax in the shade sounds like a dream day on the water, then why not join other happy Kingfisher Canopy owners and check out the Kingfisher Canopy on www.undercovercanvas.com.au or visit Kingfisher Canopies at the 2011 Tinnie and Tackle Show.


At this year’s Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show AusMarine will be releasing two new models of boats: the Bayrunner 445, a 4.5m forward control windscreen runabout and Fisher 445 Centre Console, both of which feature a deep vee and are available for special show prices.

The Bayrunner 445 on trailer with a 40hp two-stroke will be running out the door for $13,999 at the show and the Fisher 445 on trailer with a 30hp two-stroke will be going for the special price of $12,999.

AusMarine will also have their range of Seatrail Trailers, Seaking Outboards and Seacraft aluminium boats, all priced to cater for the budget conscious tinnie buyer. So come and check out AusMarine at this Tinnie and Tackle Show.

Boab Boat hire

It’s another great year to be part of Boab, with new areas being continually added to our already amazingly beautiful locations. As Boab grows and expands so too does our fleet, the areas and type of uses that we can provide our customers.

Boab Boat Hire offers the choice of several fully-equipped, fuel-efficient vessels – a large Centre Cab powered by a Honda BF150, a Sports Rider with a Honda BF135, a Kimberley All Rounder with a Honda BF75, and a Runabout with a Honda BF40 – to cater for all general boating requirements. Boats are fitted with quality marine electronics, safety gear and other essential equipment to ensure a safe and enjoyable time on the water.

Our new centre cab can now get to 15nm off shore in Queensland, while our new style Sports Rider and Kimberley can now get to 5nm. We also have a vast array of vessels throughout all states that can now be used for commercial work and are in survey.

For a whole list of Boab locations and boats visit www.boabboathire.com.au or drop in and see them at the Tinnie and Tackle Show.

Australian marine Centre

Australian Marine Centre will be displaying a wide variety of boats and motors including a new release for Formosa: the MK3 hull which features many improvements to an already indestructible hull.

There will be boat show specials galore on all packages and red hot deals for repowering your much loved hull. The range of Tournament Pleasure Boats will be on display, the biggest selling fibreglass brand in QLD. TPB manufacture an award winning range from 16ft to 26ft in half cab, centre console, walk around and cruiser models. The range look great, ride even better and carry a 10 year structural warranty.

The MK3 Formosa has many improvements, if you are looking for a plate alloy boat that performs in all conditions, look no further than a Formosa. The Tomahawk high tensile hulls will also be on display.

AMC will also feature Aquamaster alloy boats, which are locally made, fully welded boats with more rib structure than most other brands. Aquamaster manufacture a range of open tinnies, run abouts, centre console or basically any configuration you can dream up.

We have well over 100 new packages available from 2.4m tinnies to 26ft cruisers, if you are looking to purchase a quality boat or outboard motor from Evinrude ETEC or Yamaha, please talk to the friendly staff at Australian Marine Centre on stand 110 at the Tinnie and Tackle Show.

John Crawford Marine

John Crawford Marine will again be displaying Queensland’s largest range of quality, used trailer boats at stand 167 in the Upper Exhibition Building. Come and view the huge selection of quality boats from 2.0m fiberglass car toppers to 7m fishing boats.

Buying a boat? Why not talk with our staff about your boating needs. All stock has been professionally assessed and the motors are mechanically tested and 100 point written reports are available on each boat. Guaranteed title is assured and we even accept late model trade-ins on all stock. Join our weekly Enewsletter or Facebook to stay informed of our latest stock arrivals.

Selling a boat? Did you know that John Crawford Marine offers a professional consignment service? Save the hassle of a private sale and talk with the team about how we can help you make an otherwise difficult process simple and hassle free. Bring a photo of your late model trailer boat for a free valuation. We are known as Queensland’s Used Boat Specialists for a reason.

If you haven’t already, check out our website at www.johncrawfordmarine.com.au or for more information, call 07 3890 2322 or email --e-mail address hidden--

We look forward to seeing you at stand 167 at the Tinnie and Tackle Show.


See ARB 4x4 Accessories at the National 4X4 and Tinnie and Tackle Show this year on stand 856, in building number 8 adjacent to the Off Road Action Arena.

Three times a day ARB will be demonstrating the benefits and operation of ARB Air Locker locking differentials. Back on the stand will be five fully equipped vehicles, along with product displays such as the three new ARB fridge freezers, the all new Outback Solutions drawer systems, the new under body vehicle protection range, roof top tents, ARB air lockers, winches, Old Man Emu suspension, as well as a huge range of gear at the cash and carry store.

Roger Vickery from ARB Nundah and Creek to Coast will also be talking daily about the importance of touring preparation at the Outback Arena. The entire ARB team is looking forward to seeing you at this year’s National 4x4 Outdoors Show, so come in and grab a bargain or even just have a talk with the experts who can answer any of your queries.

U-make-Em Soft Plastics

U-Make-Em soft plastics are a new family owned online business, who aim is to offer fishos products to make their own fishing tackle.

They feature an extensive range of products to make soft plastic lures, spinnerbaits, jigheads and blades. Continually adding to their range of products, U-Make-Em welcomes the opportunity to source any products to suit their customers needs and preferences.

A limited range of our their own manufactured lures, Twitchies Blades and Twitchies Minnows, are already available online with many more manufactured products also in the pipeline.

Should customers prefer U-Make-Em to make soft plastic lures to their requirements, they are only too happy to comply and they offer a limited range of their own hand poured soft plastic lures on their website.

U-Make-Em will be at the Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show and look forward to demonstrating how simple and inexpensive it is to make your own customised soft plastic lures and the team will be happy to talk you through making any of their other items as well. Best of all U-Make-Em offer great savings, as their soft plastic products are recyclable.

So come and see U-Make-Em at the Tinnie and Tacle show, visit their website at www.u-make-emsoftplastics.com.au or email --e-mail address hidden-- for more information.

Cunningham’s Marine

Cunningham’s Marine will be displaying their massive range of boats at the Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show this year, featuring a range of the yet to be released, new for 2011 Quintrex boat, motor trailer packages.

Cunningham’s Marine will also have on display boats from these leading manufacturers: Brooker, Noble Polycraft and Smartwave.

They will also be showcasing this year’s new models of Stejcraft fibreglass family cruisers and fishing boats as well a range of Larson Bowriders and ski boats, direct from the US.

To complete the boat packages and get you on the water faster, Cunningham’s Marine also have to offer great repower packages options on both Mercury and Suzuki outboards.

So come and see the team from Cunningham’s Marine at the Tinnie and Tackle Show for a great deal on all your favourite and market leading boat brands.

Coastal Powerboats

Coastal Powerboats have long been known for their commitment to quality boats at great prices. They are once again on display at the Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show with their vast array of fibreglass and plate aluminium boats.

Look out for the debut of the new Haines Traveller TF200 walk and the Lewis 590 Centre Console, both of which are magnificent examples of the development in fibreglass hull design for serious fishos and families alike.

Goldstar boats also unveil the new Adventurer range of high-tensile plate aluminum boats, an architecturally designed smooth-riding hull with an affordable price tag.

The great Stessl Edgetracker will also make an appearance along with the tough Platetrix range of new generation Stessl boats.

Packaged with either a Suzuki four-stroke outboard or Evinrude ETEC direct injected outboard, Coastal Powerboats has a combination to put a smile on your dial! So see them at stand 119 near the main entrance, at the 2011 Tinnie and Tackle Show.

Stacer Time For Wynnum and Northside Marine

Brisbane’s two major Stacer dealers are joining forces at the annual Tinnie and Tackle Show to present the biggest possible range of Yamaha powered Stacer boats in one display. Wynnum Marine and Northside Marine will have a mega Stacer display to help customers get onto the water, quickly and at the best possible deal.

Wynnum Marine is one of Brisbane’s leading Stacer dealers, stocking a huge range of these popular Queensland built aluminium boats. Northside Marine is a similar sized dealership with just a big a range of Stacer boats, which are supplied as complete turn-key packages, with models ranging from compact car top dinghies, through to runabouts, cuddy cabs and bow riders.

As an added reason to ‘buy now’ both dealers are geared up to offer great trade-ins, and thanks to Yamaha Motor Finance boats can be funded with market competitive rates with quick approvals.

Stacer boats are exceptional family focussed boats presented as complete packages with a host of factory fitted equipment included in the standard package. The very fact that there are few options available for each model, confirms the comprehensive inventory to make your boating a delight.

Stones Corner Marine

Stones Corner Marine has selected a premium range of Sea Jay and Bar Crusher aluminium boats to showcase at this year’s Tinnie and Tackle show all powered by Yamaha outboards.

Limited by floor space Stones Corner Marine will be displaying best selling models from both Sea Jay and Bar Crusher and ensure the most popular sizes are represented among those models.

Iconic models from Sea Jay such as the Territory and Tropic will be present, as well as the more recent but hugely popular Allrounder and Xpack.

Sea Jay will also be launching a taste of their Plate Xtreme range including the Pursuit 560 and Pursuit 620 half cabins and their Freedom 620 centre cabin. The expert staff from Sea Jay we be on the stand to assist with enquiries.

Bar Crusher boats will be represented by none other then their best seller of all time the 610C (formerly 560C). The newest boat to the Bar Crusher stable the 535CR and the 670C, which has convinced many 560 owners to trade up will also be on display at the show.

Stones Corner Marine will be doing genuine deals on Sea Jay and Bar Crusher boat packages at the show so do not buy until you have spoken with our staff and ensure you know quality when you see it!

Korr Lighting

For the Tinnie and Tackle show Korr Lighting will launch their own brand of 80W and 120W mono crystalline foldable solar panels, which have the advanced MPPT controllers enabling them to produce 30% more power than a standard solar panel

Korr Lighting have allocated 30 of these at heavily discounted prices for the show. They have also allocated 100 of the 5-in-1 Jump packs for extremely good prices at the show. These units feature an on board air compressor, 400W 240V inverter, an emergency light and more.

For boatlight and camp kits, Korr will be giving away a set of quality full size 10x50 binoculars valued at RRP $99 to the first 100 customers each day

There will also be LED replacements for the 50Watt halogen down lights for the bigger boats, up lights for pontoons, and a whole lot more to pick from.

So come and see Korr Lighting at stand 177 for savings you can only get at the Tinnie and Tackle show or visit www.korrlighting.com.au for more information.

Yamaha Motor Australia

Yamaha Motor Australia is once again excited to be part of the 2011 Tinnie and Tackle show.

This years event is sure to be bigger than ever with a number of Yamaha dealerships from Brisbane and the Gold Coast attending the exhibition and showcasing a huge range of boating options all powered by Yamaha’s class leading range of two- and four-stoke outboards.

There are big factory bonuses available on Yamaha’s mid range four-stroke outboards as well as great deals on portables.

Full Yamaha Motor Finance facilities will be available at the show and with amazing finance rates of just 6.99% available for outboard repower, there’s never been a better time to drive away with a brand new engine or boat package.

Yamaha will also have a full range of the latest model WaveRunners on display fully decked out with the latest fishing equipment. Come down and check out the amazing versatility of these craft and see why more and more people are looking to WaveRunners as both an inshore and offshore fishing option.

The Ultimate Fishing Show

Australian viewers have enjoyed Watson’s exploits on YouTube for years, on his many DVD’s and on the C31 network in recent times. Many Australians are also members of The Fishing Show forum where they have swapped fishing stories with their New Zealand cousins.

This year Watson will be heading over the ditch and presenting at the Tackle and Tinnie show on Saturday and Sunday. He’ll thrill and entertain with his tales of tangling with some of the ocean’s most capable and frightening creatures, as well as impart his extensive knowledge for targeting species from the estuary to the blue water of the open ocean.

If you’re looking for a few ideas, thinking about taking up a new type of fishing or want to hone your skills on your current method then spending some time with Watson will be time well spent.

Watson’s appearance at the Tinnie and Tackle show will also hit as his latest offering: series two of The Ultimate Fishing Show, starts broadcasting on Discovery’s Turbo Max at 9:30am starting April 2. Check your local viewing guides for broadcast and replay times.

Series two is packed full of unbelievable action from above and below the water line and Watson’s greatest exploits to date will feature throughout the series, including the stunt that caught David Letterman’s eye where Watson leaps from a helicopter onto a marlin. C31 are also replying series one now so there’s no shortage of fishing action on a screen near you.

Neptune Marine

Neptune Marine has established itself as one of South East Queensland’s most recognised boat sales and service operators and will be showcasing their great range of boats at this year’s Tinnie and Tackle Show.

After recently moving from a make-do facility to a purpose built work shop and showroom, Neptune Marine have filled this new space with an extensive range of imported Ceasar and Aquarius Inflatables in popular sizes of 3.2m Baby Pencil, 4.1m Thumdercat, the 5.3m centre Concole Maxi Pencil and the 3.6m Semi-rigid.

They are also the Queensland dealer for the popular Mako tinnies, which are a favourite partnered with sturdy Dunbier trailers with several packages on display at 7 Judds Court Slacks Creek.

To complete the boating packages Neptune Marine stock a large range of Tohatsu outboards and supplies as well as Yamaha and Honda two- and four-stroke motors. They also specialise in spares and carry a wide range of Honda, Suzuki and Tohatsu parts, as well as other used parts and accessories.

So pop in and see the friendly staff from Neptune Marine at this year’s Tinnie and Tackle show for some unbelievable deals exclusive to the show.

Angler cat

This year at the Tinnie and Tackle show Angler Cat will have a brand new model on display as well as huge reductions across the board for current models.

An ex demo boat will be on display at the show and will also be for sale for a bargain price.

Angler Cat represents an exciting new concept in boating as powered cats and the 5.5 Angler Cat is a classic example of what a well-made twin-hulled craft can offer for someone who’s really serious about their fishing.

From the Mercury Optimax 115 Outboard, to the inbuilt live bait tanks, the Angler Cat 5.5 Centre Console and Bow Driven vessels are the only choice for water safety, reliability and value for money.

So pop in and see Angler Cat at the Tinnie and Tackle show or visit www.anglercat.com.au to check out their unique range of boats.

Broadwater Boating

Broadwater Boating Centre pride themselves on helping people find the perfect boat to suit their needs with a full range of new Quintrex, Blue Fin, Whittley and Clearwater boats, all powered with the Yamaha outboards.

They also have a huge range of used boats, trailers, spare parts and accessories. Plus a fully equipped workshop with experienced marine technicians to provide service and repairs on all types of boats and motors.

Broadwater Boating Centre is a part of The Hinterland Group, one of the largest motor vehicle industry organisations on the Gold Coast. The Hinterland Group is best known for its Hinterland Toyota dealerships in Nerang and Burleigh, their latest addition, teh new Toyota site at Robina. They also incorporate Hinterland Caravans and Oz Trade Supplies, and because of the diversity of the group they can trade almost any vehicle on any vehicle.

At the tinny and tackle show Broadwater Boating Centre will be showcasing Quintrex and Blue Fin aluminum boats, will have a great range of boats on display and amazing deals on offer! Like the new release 485 Bow Rider from Blue Fin, this BMT package comes with Yamahas new F70HP four-stroke, bimini and bow cover and could be yours for only $163 per week (TAP over 5 yrs) or $31,490 on water, no more to pay. See you at the show.

Northside Marine

At this year’s show Northside Marine will display the finest range of Pontoon style offshore fishing boats available on the market today: the New Zealand built Profile Boat, which combine a soft ride with stability and good looks.

The 545C, 585 Hardtop and the awesome 650 Hardtop will all be on display at the show. The Profile is a smart looking boat with style and comfort that is blended with a seriously capable offshore rig.

This year’s show will be the first release of the range of Frontera Fibreglass Cuddys. On display will be the 485C, 540C, 640C and the 650 Walkaround. All Frontera boats have the magnificent Yamaha outboards and there will be some super introductory boat show specials on all display models.

Make sure you check out the Profile and Frontera ranges on the Northside Marine stand number 274.


Cunningham’s Marine will be presented in true style at the 2011 Tinnie and Tackle show in Brisbane. SmartWave boats will again be the draw card to the stand with the bright coloured boats.

SmartWave will have two models on display this year: the SW2400 and the SW3500. Both boats are a classic example of precise engineering and with the thought of faultless design and style considered.

Built tough in New Zealand, SmartWave boats are a rotationally moulded product with a double skin construction. This double skin is partially filled with expandable foam, providing them with the level buoyancy rating, and making them virtually unsinkable! Another great feature is the endless storage facilities provided inside the SmartWave boats.

The team at Cunningham’s Marine will be very willing to assist with any added extras needed, and there will be a great range of combo/package deals available to suit every need.

So please come along to the 2011 Tinnie and Tackle show, and visit Cunningham’s Marine for a full range of marine supplies and of course, the renowned SmartWave boats! Go on to www.smartwaveboats.co.nz for full details and an excellent photo gallery. Or contact Cunningham’s Marine on (07) 3284 2342 or www.cunninghamsmarine.com.au.

Fishing Monthly group

This year QFM is offering subscribers at the show a sensational one year subscription deal for only $65. The offer includes 12 issues of QFM delivered to your postal address plus an Alvey wading bag, a fantastic Rob Gaden designed Warlock lure, a spool of Schneider fishing line and a packet of the revolutionary Klik Sinkers.

All of this is valued at over $125 making this one of the best subscription deals we have offered for years. But get in quick because this offer is only available at the 2011 Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show.

If you are keen on a 2 year subscription, we will have limited numbers of two year subscriptions for $115, which will include all of the above bonuses plus an Abu Garcia reel. This 2 year subscription deal is strictly limited to the number of reels remaining.

Fishing Expo


Friday, 8 April 2011

9:15Big Tailor from the Surf BeachesDave 'Nugget' Downie
10:00Refined Techniques for Large SnapperJason Comino
10:45Yamaha Supertank Lure FishingBrett Thomson
11:30Charter Fishing Offshore in SEQRob Smith
12:15Catching Mulloway ConsistentlyDave 'Nugget' Downie
1:00Trolling for Cape Moreton PelagicsFrank Oostenbroek
1:45Weigh-in, Humminbird BREAM Qld OpenBill Corten/Simon Goldsmith
2:30Luring for Moreton Bay BreamTim Morgan
3:15Catching Bass and Red Claw at Somerset DamMike Delisser
4:00Gold Coast Spotties and SpaniardsHeath Zygnerski
4:45Saratoga Fishing in SEQMike Delisser

Saturday, 9 April 2011

9:15Yamaha Supertank Lure FishingBrett Thomson
10:00Berkley Kids Fishing ShowJason Ehrlich/Jason Medcalf

10:45Ultimate Extreme Fishing Adventures Matt Watson

11:30Wild Caught Barra - Kakadu to the PilbaraLeeann Payne
12:15Choosing Freshwater Locations When the Going's ToughJason Ehrlich

1:00Ultimate Extreme Fishing Adventures Matt Watson

1:45Weigh-In, Humminbird BREAM QLD OpenBill Corten/Simon Goldsmith
2:30When to Use Hard Body Lures and Soft PlasticsJason Medcalf
3:15Planning That Round Australia Fishing TripLeeann Payne
4:00Drift Fishing the Moreton Bay Beacons for PelagicsJason Comino
4:45Brisbane River Threadfin, Jewies and SnapperPaul Graveson

Sunday, 10 April 2011

9:15Fine Tuning and Best Use of Light and Heavy Jig TackleDuncan O'Connell
10:00Berkley Kids Fishing ShowJason Ehrlich/Jason Medcalf

10:45Ultimate Extreme Fishing Adventures Matt Watson

11:30Catching Coral Coast Queenfish, Spaniards and GTsJason Medcalf
12:15Techniques and Secrets to Fishing Surface LuresJason Ehrlich
1:00Yamaha Supertank Lure FishingBrett Thomson
1:45Final Weigh-In, Humminbird BREAM Qld OpenBill Corten/Simon Goldsmith

2:30Ultimate Extreme Fishing Adventures Matt Watson

3:15Understanding Hot Bite Periods and Peak Fishing TimesNigel Webster
4:00Fishing the Eastern Bay Along Moreton IslandBrian Webb 

Fact Box

WHATBrisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show and National 4x4 and Outdoors Show

WHENFriday 8 April – Sunday 10 April 2011

WHERERNA showgrounds, Fortitude Valley

COSTAdults $12, Concession $10, Students $10, Children under 15 FREE (accompanied by adult)


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