Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show
  |  First Published: March 2012

The 2012 Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show is set to showcase one of the most diverse product offerings in the event’s history.

The Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show will again team up with the National 4x4 and Outdoors Show bringing Australia’s biggest boating, off road, fishing and towing exhibition to Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds.

Celebrating its tenth year, the Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show is the place to discover what is new in Queensland’s trailer boat industry for 2012. There is talk of new release products from Suzuki and Quintrex with this list expected to grow as we get closer to the event.

The Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show is pleased to have Club Marine on board as presenting sponsor for the 2012 event. As a leading provider of boat insurance for more than 40 years, the team from Club Marine will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about insuring your boat. You will find Club Marine on stand 135.

The tantalising aroma of the Club Marine Cooking Stage will make it a must-visit feature of the show. Bart Beek will be demonstrating his culinary cooking skills and visitors will have the chance to sample the finished product after his presentations, which will run hourly during each day of the event.

The Fishing Tackle Pavilion will be stocked with Australia’s leading tackle brands giving keen anglers plenty of choice and access to expert knowledge on landing the big one.

Education, entertainment and inspiration are the themes of the Fishing Expo Stage, which will be hosted by iFish’s Paul Worsteling on the Saturday and Sunday.

The Fishing Expo Stage will also host afternoon weigh-ins as part of the QLD BREAM Open tournament.

The Kids Marine Zone is back again in 2012 to educate and inspire tomorrow’s fisher people. The FREE sessions hosted by 2 Bent Rods are a great hands on way for kids to learn the basics of fishing.

Avoid the lines and pre-purchase your tickets for the event from www.tinnieandtackle.com.au.

Tips and tricks from fishing’s finest

Experienced and first-time fishing enthusiasts can pick up tips from the best in the business at the 2012 Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show.

One of fishing’s most famous faces will host and introduce a range of exciting presentations on the Fishing Expo Stage, iFish’s Paul Worstelling.

As well as hosting on iFish, is the co-host of The 3AW Fishing Show in Melbourne and is a board member of the FutureFish foundation. You can check out Paul’s work at www.ifishtv.com.au .

The Fishing Expo Stage is proud to host a line up of local presenters with decades of fishing experience between them. Guests will include:

• Jason Medcalf – The only thing that matches his 20 years of sportfishing experience around Australia is his enthusiasm and passion for sharing his knowledge of fishing with kids and beginners.

• Jason Ehrlich – known for chasing bass and barramundi throughout Queensland’s lakes, Jason is a former fishing guide, who now has a successful competition career in various bass and barra tournaments. He also pens various articles for industry publications.

• Jason Comino – With over 25 years of experience fishing Moreton Bay and surrounds, Jason shares the best places to find snapper, cobia and wahoo in his weekly Courier Mail column along with various other industry publications.

• Dave ‘Nugget’ Downie – A regular on radio and television, Dave’s 40 years of experience makes him well qualified to talk fishing. He’s a familiar face at shows, competitions, seminars and presentations, and shares tips and tricks on the popular nuggettfishing.com.au website.

• Robbie Wells – Formal qualifications in aquaculture and years of experience in fishing breeding have equipped Robbie with an invaluable knowledge into the habits and behaviours’ of fish. A keen kayak fisherman, his most recent venture includes the development of a smart phone app, ‘Fish Boat Nav’, which contains weather and tidal information plus a listing of fish species and detailed logging facility.

• Bill Corten – Bill has spent a lifetime working in the marine industry. His passions are blue water boating and fishing the offshore reefs around South-East Queensland. Since 1996 he has specialised in providing tuition to the public in crossing coastal bars and fishing offshore, and enjoys sharing from the depth of knowledge and skills he has acquired.

Public Transport Makes Getting to the Show Easy!

Event organisers advise those attending this year’s Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show to leave the car at home and catch the train.

With the redevelopment of the RNA Showgrounds well underway there has been a reduction in the amount of parking available at the venue.

To make your day at the show as easy as possible event organisers are running a FREE train loop service between Central, Roma Street and Fortitude Valley Stations. The service will only be running on Saturday and Sunday 24-25 March. Trains will operate on a half hour loop starting at 9am and the last service will leave the RNA Showgrounds at 6:30pm.

For parking information visit www.tinnieandtackle.com.au.

Boab Boat Hire

Love being on the water but the cost of boat ownership getting to you? Boab Boat Hire offers you the choice of several fully equipped, high quality vessels to hire for the day, weekend, week or longer. We not only offer the friendliest and most detailed service but the boating experience of a lifetime.

Boab vessels range from a large 6m Centre Cab powered by a Honda 150, a 5.7m Sports Rider with a Honda 135, a 5.2m Kimberley All Rounder with a Honda 75, and a 4.5m Runabout with a Honda 40.

Boats are fitted with quality marine electronics, safety gear and all the essential equipment to ensure a safe and exciting time on the water. They come equipped on a trailer ready for you to tow away or we can deliver to the destination of your choice. It’s easier than hiring a car!

Boab has 22 locations Australia wide, including six in Queensland and we’re continuously expanding.

Whether it’s a lazy day spent cruising and sightseeing, a fun filled day of water sports, a diving venture or an inshore - offshore fishing adventure, Boab Boat Hire has got the boat for you!

To find out more call Boab on 1300 00 2622 or visit www.boabboathire.com.au.


Want to experience the new craze? Catch fish you never imagined?

The Miya Epoch and Lingren Pitman electric fishing reels cater for deep drop fishing, alternative trolling, jigging and professional fishing. Models also catering for the elderly, women, or for those with an inability to fish due to injury.

We have equipped many anglers with a total package solution particularly suited for fishing Browns Mount off Sydney for the popular blue eye, harpuka, bass sea groper, and gemfish. It doesn't matter what kind of fishing you desire, we have you covered.

At the Tinnie and Tackle Show Solas are a one stop shop and always have something new and innovative to show with a complete range of terminal tackle deals and also a full complement of game fishing products from our Wizard Tackle range.

Drop in and see us at the Solas Propeller Warehouse, the biggest propeller warehouse in the Southern Hemisphere with a full guarantee so you can't lose.

R & M Marine

R & M Marine will display some great new products at the Tinnie and Tackle Show.

There will a range of Seacraft aluminium boats, including the Skipper 330 and Breeze 370, both vee-bottom car-toppers. There will also be a Punt 330 car-topper, the Bass 370 v-nose car-topper and an Oyster 400 flat-bottom punt.

Also on show will be a new range of aluminium trailers. All R & M Marine’s braked skid and roller boat trailers will be available with aluminium frames, while the Seatrail trailer range will be available in galvanised steel or aluminium from now on.

R & M Marine are also introducing a galvanised off-road 4x4 camper trailer with removable tinnie rack and optional pop out tent. It is a must-see.

As normal, there will some special deals on the range of Seaking two- and four-stroke outboards, Seacraft aluminium boats and Seatrail trailers. Remember, these specials are unique for customers who buy at the show.

See the full range at www.randmmarine.com.au.


ARB 4x4 accessories is Australia’s largest manufacturer and distributor of 4WD accessories and will once again be offering some fantastic specials on their stand at this year’s National 4x4 show, as well as showcasing the very latest in accessories to suit your 4WD.

The very popular cash and carry store will be offering massive savings on the full range of ARB range of recovery equipment and accessories as well as the full range of the award winning ARB portable fridge/freezers.

There will also be some great specials on the ARB Touring range of roof top tents and awnings.

The very popular ARB air lockers will also be available at very attractive pricing for the duration of the show.

ARB will have latest vehicle releases showcasing the ARB range of accessories including the FJ Cruiser and the new Ford Ranger.

The stand will have the full range of ARB apparel available for purchase. The perfect time to grab a new t-shirt or jacket.

The stand will also have reps on hand to answer all your questions from Redarc, Thule Roof Racks, Bushranger and Kaymar.

While you’re on the stand make sure you grab a copy of the latest catalogue or sign up for the email newsletters.

For more information go to www.arb.com.au.

Barz Optics

Barz Optics will be exhibiting at the Tinnie and Tackle Show again in 2012. They will be releasing three new high quality children’s polarised sunglasses at the stand.

The three styles include a Junior Nauru model, which has been marketed for the last 12 years to the fishing and marine markets.

All glasses will be available with either grey or amber polarised lenses.

Barz ‘Floater’ model will also be featured with the option of six different polarised lenses including bi-focal and photochromic styles.

Barz will be offering price point polarised at $20 through to glass or NXT polarised photochromic at $230.

For more information go to www.barzoptics.com.

Coastal Powerboats

Coastal Powerboats is pleased to be back at this year’s Tinnie and Tackle Show and can’t wait for opening day.

This year on display will be a range from Stessl alloy boats and Goldstar high tensile alloy boats powered by Suzuki outboards.

Coastal powerboats is there to do deals so head in and see the boys at stand 119 just near the entrance at the upper level.

For more information go to www.coastalpowerboats.com.au.

Australian Marine Centre

Australian Marine Centre in Springwood will have in excess of 20 boats on display at the Tinnie and Tackle Show, ranging from small tinnies to fiberglass offshore boats and all types in between.

There will be a new exciting product release of the long awaited Brisbane based Savage dealership opening up with Australian Marine Centre.

Also look out for the range of aluminium boats from Aquamaster and Formosa, of which there will be many models on display, from runabouts to cabin boats in various sizes.

Power your next boat with an Evinrude Etec, the most fuel efficient, quiet and reliable outboards in the world. Talk to the guys at the show about re powering your existing rig with an ETEC or upgrade to a new boat with the ETEC advantage.

This is the year to make your dream a reality and make a move on your dream boat package. With the full series of Tournament Pleasure Boats on display come in and see how much better your boating experience will be.

Australian Marine Centre also has over 4500 square meters of quality new and used boats ranging from $1,000 to $100,000+ at our yard in Springwood. If you are in the market for something out of the ordinary, contact the friendly team to discuss your requirements.

Australian Marine Centre have full workshop facilities with qualified technicians that can service all makes and models at competitive prices.

AMC pride themselves on stocking locally manufactured brands all built right here in Queensland, we believe that keeping our industry alive starts with helping your local business.

We know that our manufacturers put their heart and soul into your new package and they know you won’t be disappointed.

If you are after a tough plate boat at very competitive prices, look no further than Formosa. These boats ride extremely well and are much more affordable than many of the competition with a quality build and finish without the custom price tag.

We look forward to meeting you and discussing your next boat purchase at the show.

Brisbane Yamaha’s Great Deals Planned

Brisbane Yamaha will have a number of new model releases at the Tinnie and Tackle show from the best-selling Baysports range and the hot new Baysports 545 fibreglass for $32,990 – unbeatable quality and ride at a bargain price. Come and see the full range of Horizon alloy boats and check out the Seascape plate alloy range.

Exclusive to Brisbane Yamaha at the show is the all new custom plate range from Ozcraft and the fantastic 6m centre cab and 6m half cab models.

There’ll be a huge range of boat packages showcased from Australia’s leading marine dealer and see their specials on small horsepower outboard cash and carry deals or the best deals at the show for all Yamaha outboards.

You can’t miss them in the main street for the best value boat packages from Australia’s leading boat manufacturers. All packages are drive-away deals with electronics and trim so you are ready to go.

Brisbane Yamaha is located on the Bruce Hwy in Burpengary and is known for its huge range 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 and save 07 38881727 or visit www.brisbaneyamaha.com.au.

Northside Marine

Northside Marine will once again set the bar very high at this years’ Tinnie and Tackle Show, displaying locally made alloy fishing boats from Stacer and Allison Alloy.

Whether it’s chasing crabs in the 399 Proline or targeting monster cobia in the 449 Northern Fisher, Stacer has a boat to suit every need. The Allison Alloy 470 Amazon all the way up to the 630 Atlantic will be on display at the show too for those chasing a heavier plate construction.

The display will also include newly acquired international icon Stabicraft Boats from the little 1850 Fisher model, which is perfect for Moreton Bay, all the way up to the serious offshore weapon in the 2250 Supercab. Built tough in New Zealand these awesome plate alloy boats provide anglers with an exceptional ride, sensational stability, and the security of several sealed air chambers in every hull. Their rough water capabilities have to be experienced to be believed! Talk to Bill or Jason at the show to organise a test run.

The Bayliner 175BR and 185BR will also be on display for those chasing more of a crossover boat, and these hulls represent great value for money and a quality finish too.

Vindicator Boats by Watson's Marine

The Vindicator boat team (manufactured by Watson’s Marine) are extremely excited to announce the release of their new 6.8 Hardtop for the first time at the Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show this year.

Designed from the ground up over a period of 3 years applying our requirements of directional steering in all sea directions, outstanding stability, safety and comfort for both skipper and crew, this new model will fill the gap and complement the ever popular 6.2 and 7.2 hardtop models.

Measuring at 6.8m survey length, 7.2m overall, with a 2.5m beam, a 20deg transom deadrise, and bunk lengths of over 1.9m the new 6.8 ticks all the boxes, whether it’s a day out on the bay with the young ones or a full on deep water run to chase the trophy fish.

So if you are looking to purchase or upgrade your current vessel to a quality alloy plate boat, with superior finish, and exceptional ride be sure to come and speak to the crew from Vindicator boats at stand number 150 at the Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show.

Coorparoo Marine

Coorparoo Marine has always been associated with the Tinnie and Tackle Show. We love the location, the buzz, the excitement, the atmosphere and best of all - the larger than life characters coming through the stand – we love this time of year!

Coorparoo Marine will have a range of our popular Blue Fin aluminium boats, in particular the ever striking Lime Green Scoundrel, and the Drifter Tournament which is a new release for the Tinnie and Tackle Show. We will even have a selection of car toppers for the lucky ones that get to travel this great country of ours.

The ever popular range of McLay boats will also be making an appearance – the 4.40 Tiller Fortress, the 4.60 and 4.80 Side Console Fortress and the 5.50 Sportsman cuddy cabin. Uniquely designed, these boats are built tough - cause they are tough. There is nothing else on the market that compares to these McLay boats.

We are still happily associated with Mercury Marine and that is why all our boating packages will be powered by Mercury outboards. Not to forget Oceanic Trailers, again on board supplying trailers for our boating packages.

The guys at Coorparoo Marine look forward to seeing you at this year’s Tinnie and Tackle Show, Located in our usual spot – Stand 175 in the Upper Exhibition building, right next to the coffee shop.

Runaway Bay Pontoon Boats

Runaway Bay Pontoon Boats are made by well-known aluminium tank manufacturer Highgate Engineers at Rochedale, Brisbane and will have on display a luxury pontoon boat that shows their manufacturing process is professional and industry leading, using quality marine grade materials that are designed to excel on salt water.

Also on display is a range of pontoon boat accessories including seating, under-deck ladders, drinks holders and cooler boxes for all pontoon boat owners to see what is available to accessorise their boats.

Commitment to style, attention to detail, furniture layout, and comfort goes into the design and construction of each boat.

Runaway Bay Pontoon Boats offer comfortable, well-made boat seats that will transform your boating life into a paradise getaway experience! Our seats are from a long established American Company with many years of experience building marine seating. Bases are solid one piece rotocast plastic unit construction with storage available under every seat and the marine grade cushioning foam make boating a pure pleasure!

Whitewater Marine

Visit Whitewater Marine at the Tinnie and Tackle Show on stand 735 to check out their unbeatable Quintrex BMT packages.

Whitewater Marine was established 20 years ago and pride themselves on great service and sales to make your boating experience easy, safe and fun for you and your family. They stock Evinrude E-Tec and Suzuki four-stroke engines and Quintrex and Clark Aluminium Boats. Get on the water with Whitewater Marine today and experience the difference.

Drop in and see the team at their store, located on the Gold Coast opposite Sunshine Ford, or at the show!

Game & Leisure Boating

Put Game & Leisure Boats at Stand 115 on your must-see list for this year’s Tinnie and Tackle Show.

While theirs is only a modest display, Game & Leisure boating represent some the world leading boat brands and their friendly staff will ensure your visit is worthwhile.

Whether you’re in the market for a 2.5hp Suzuki or the new 95ft Pilot House Motor Yacht from Hatteras – or any other model from these companies or from Grady-White, Cabo Yachts, Regal or Signature – if you acknowledge the benefits in buying reputable brands and receiving the absolute best in Customer Service, then these are the guys to see.

Game & Leisure have been in the business of matching people and boats for over 15 years and have always prided themselves on being able to provide the coast’s best deal.

While the high Aussie dollar has enabled their US built boats to be priced even more competitively, you will find te team have their bargaining caps ready when you’re serious about buying.

So whether you’re into fishing, water sports or cruising, Game & Leisure Boats will have the right package for you, at the right price.

Stones Corner Marine Launches new models

The new Sea Jay Ranger model of plate aluminium tiller steer boats will be on display for the first time at this year’s Tinnie and Tackle show.

Available in two sizes of 4.7m and 4.4m, the Ranger has been designed to appeal to the serious fisher or crabber who desires tiller steer but the strength, practicality and longevity of plate construction.

Alongside the new model Ranger we will also be displaying models from the ever popular Nomad, Xpack, Allrounder, Territory and Tropic and Barra Masta ranges. All Sea Jay’s will be packaged with Yamaha two and four stroke outboards and Redco trailers.

Whilst there is no new Bar Crusher model to release at this year’s show there will be an opportunity to compare the most popular cuddy cabin models between 5.75-6.7m. In the mix will be a limited edition 610 Apache; well worth a look if you are considering upgrading your existing 20’ boat.

All Bar Crushers are powered by Yamaha four stroke outboards and supplied on factory supported Easytow trailers featuring the new self service drive on trailer latch BarCatch. It’s worth buying a Bar Crusher just to experience the ease of using the BarCatch latching system.

Yamaha Motor Finance is available on all boat show transactions at extremely good rates, so come meet the team and get a quote that ensures you are keeping your bank honest and you will be surprised at just how convenient it is to be driving your new boat sooner!

Springwood Marine

The team from Springwood Marine will once again be at the Tinnie and Tackle show in 2012. With several must-see display boats and show patron only deals, their display is certainly worth visiting.

On display this year will be a range of quality Quintrex boats, from 4.2m to 6.2m tinnies all the way up to cabin boats. There will also be the 5.7m and 6.2 Yellowfin plate boats, which are real head turners and are sure to get the crowd’s attention.

Springwood Marine will have a range of Four Winns bow riders from 18’-25’. With pricing from $33,000 these boats are well worth a look.

Also on display from Four Winns will be the brand new S215 SS Cabin boat that will sell for under $76,000 on trailer. This is an Australian release that the team is very excited to show.

As always the team will have a range of Suzuki and Mercury outboards on display and for sale.

Springwood Marine are happy to provide special deals exclusive to show patrons. This includes U-Bute bbqs for just $125 and service discount vouchers.

For information on Springwood Marine’s services visit www.springwoodmarine.com.au or visit their brand new facility that boasts a state of the art workshop.

Sun 2 sea

Sun2sea UV protection are again at the Tinnie and Tackle Show keeping us protected from the sun and out on the water longer with their range of Australian made 50+upf fishing and boating shirts.

This year they’re proving again they are the innovators in sun protection by releasing a new kids range of polo shirts in the same lightweight WetnDry 50+upf fabric the brand is known for.

As always the team will be showing off a range of products including the ever trusty loose fitting polo, new colour ranges for the ladies line and the Sun Hoodie, camo kids shirts, Frillneck legionaries hats, Sun Shoal bandanas, Sun kayak covers and even sunscreen.

Sun2Sea have also redesigned a new fingerless sun glove giving both maximum feel in the fingers and palm area while still providing full sun coverage over the top of your hand. The gloves are available in medium and large sizes to suit a range of outdoor enthusiasts.

The team are also offering pro packs for keen boaters and anglers. The pro packs come with either free tubes of sunscreen or a handy backpack to keep all your gear in.

Sun2Sea have everything you need to keep the family protected. Their gear is made by Australians for Australian conditions.

The team are looking forward to seeing you at the Tinnie and Tackle show so make sure you visit our stand throughout the weekend.

For more information on how to look cool, be cool and stay cool with Sun2Sea products, visit www.sun2seauvprotection.com.au.

Catch Boatcatch at the show

The launch and retrieval of trailer boats has always been a difficult proposition. Operator skill, badly designed and slippery ramps combined with the pressure cooker that can be a launching logjam all combine and can result in property damage and even personal injury.

Quite a few launch/retrieve devices have come and gone from the market but one of the most enduring is the Boatcatch device designed by pro abalone diver, inventor and engineer Greg Staples.

Boatcatch was first prototyped five years ago and has developed into the current product that is a simply outstanding piece of engineering. The team at Boatcatch will be proudly displaying their system at this year’s Tinnie and tackle Show.

The benefits of the Boatcatch include a quick, hassle free and safe launch and retrieve even when operating solo. Able to be fitted to a variety of hulls including fibreglass, alloy and even multi hull vessels within a couple of hours by anyone mechanically handy, it’s amazing how simple and effective they are.

The Boatcatch is manufactured from marine grade stainless and the positive locking pin and eye bolt are the key operating parts that are easily strong enough to hold even large hulls on a steep boat ramp without fear.

To see just how easy it is to use, come and see the Boatcatch on display at our Tinnie and Tackle Show stand where our friendly team will be able to provide any further information.

Boatcatch is available in two sizes for boats over or under six metres. Visit www.boatcatch.com for more information and stockists.

Charlton’s Fishing teams up with BLA

Charltons Fishing have been servicing the fishing and boating community for three generations.

This year they team up with BLA – Boating, Lifestyle, Adventure and bring their knowledge and experience to the Tinnie and Tackle Show with a huge range of watercraft and electronics.

Come and see a complete range of Ocean Kayak sit on top kayaks suited to everything from stand up paddle boarding to off shore fishing.

The Old Town range of canoes and kayaks are suited to family and fishing on flat water.

All of the latest models in the Humminbird range of fish finders, GPS chart plotters and down/side imaging are on show.

Also see all the new V2 I-pilot Minn Kota electric motors on display.

Come and talk to Craig Charlton and his team for some show stopping specials.

CADCO – Custom Manufacturing

Cadco is a proud supplier of custom manufactured products to hundreds of the finest boat builders nation wide. They are also proud to open their arms to the public, who are seeking quality custom products to spruce up their own pride and joy or make practical use of their boat’s space.

Cadco has a team of talented staff, leaders in their roles, who can achieve the highest quality solution for you. Starting with 2D and 3D CAD services, prototyping, through to precision CNC cutting, custom wiring harnesses, compliance management advice and large volume assemblies, Cadco can provide the solution for you.

Whether it’s a simple rod holder or hatch cover, through to a fully assembled fishing station or even that one idea you knew would always work, Cadco is here to help.

The team will be at the Tinnie and Tackle Show, it is a display that is worth seeing.

Broadwater Boating Centre – An Affordable Luxury

Broadwater Boating Centre has been servicing the boating industry for the last seven years and their fleet feature three leading Australian-made brands: Whittley, Blue Fin and Quintrex.

General Manager, Paul Banning has been a driving force in the emergence of Broadwater Boating Centre, Paul is passionate about offering the best available boating products to discerning buyers seeking to take advantage of the fabulous Gold Coast waterways.

“We have a very professional group of people working for us, who are boating and fishing fanatics. Most weekends you can find anyone of us out enjoying our fabulous Broadwater or beyond,” says Paul.

The team also prides themselves on recommending to customers the correct boat for their needs and budget.

Yamaha are the leading force in outboard motors in Australia and Broadwater Boating Centre is proud to be a sole Yamaha dealer. We stock a huge range of Yamaha outboard motors and genuine Yamaha spare parts.

Broadwater Boating Centre has grown into one of the Gold Coast’s biggest boat dealer’s, including its recently expanded range of Quality Used boats to suit the Gold Coast and surrounding areas. A major plus buying a boat through Broadwater Boating Centre is that regardless of where you are in Australia, they can deliver any of their new or used boats to you.

Broadwater Boating Centre also have a fully qualified service department, including a mobile service if you can’t get the problem into them to repair.

Cunningham’s Marine

Cunningham’s Marine is looking forward to a massive Tinnie and Tackle Show with some amazing deals and a range of products you’ll likely only ever see at their premises in Redcliffe.

On site, you can check out Quintrex, Brooker, Stejcraft, SmartWave, Polycraft, Mercury Inflatables and Larson boats, all kitted out and ready to go with Mercury outboards that are ideally matched to each craft for the best performance.

In somewhat of coup, Cunningham’s Marine is bringing the brand new Mercury 150hp 4-stroke to the show. This new power plant has a range of amazing features that the team at Cunningham’s Marine will be able to take you through.

So drop in, check out the range of boats, make the deal of the year and get on the water with Cunningham’s Marine.

Korr lighting

Korr Lighting are proud to be showcasing their upgraded lighting system at this year’s Tinnie and Tackle Show.

The Korr boat light kit was released three years ago and has under gone several upgrades, thanks to anglers feedback. This new design has tackled the problem of momentary night blindness due to the white light.

Anglers move from spot to spot throughout the night and the white light causes the eyes to dilate, which means for a few seconds you will suffer night blindness.

Korr Lighting have come up with a great solution by incorporating blue coloured lights in their new kits. When travelling at night your eyes will adapt to the darkness a lot faster with the blue lights. Therefore, the white light is great for detailed work such as tying knots and putting on bait, and the blue light is perfect for travelling and fishing without having to wait to adjust your vision.

Drop in and test out the new upgrade and see the difference it can make to your fishing.

Reef Marine

Reef Marine is the distributor for the Fortress range of McLay boats in Australia and have appointed Coorparoo Marine as the SE QLD agent.

The range has been increased to include the 4.4 dinghy, the 4.6 side console, 4.8 dinghy, 4.8 side console and the 5m side console with the Portofino style transom with pod. These models feature plate construction, long variable dead rise entry, built in foam buoyancy and air tank buoyancy, checker plate floors, nyalic finish and durable plate construction.

Serious fishers to commercial or government operators have found the McLay Fortress to be of outstanding quality and performance at a reasonable price for all plate construction.

Reef Marine will continue to market this range in Central and North Queensland. For more information visit them at the Coorparoo Marine stand.

Fishing Expo Program

Friday 23 March 2012

9:15Using sounders for finding reef and fish Bill Corten
10:00The inland barra trackGary Fitzgerald
10:45Chasing big cobia in the bayJason Comino
11:30New fishing and boating technology – smart phonesRobbie Wells
12:15Surf fishing Gary Howard
1:00Big tailor tactics from the surfDave ‘Nugget’ Downie
1:45Weigh in – BREAM QLD OpenSimon Goldsmith
2:30Catching bream on lures around brisbaneTim Morgan
3:15Is your boat safe?Darryl Greentree
4:00Crossing coastal barsBill Corten

Saturday 24 March 2012

9:15Fishing Q&A with Paul WorstelingPaul Worsteling
10:00Berkley kids fishing showJason Ehrlich/Jason Medcalf
10:45Monster mulloway from estuariesDave ‘Nugget’ Downie
11:30Surf fishingGary Howard
12:15Fishing for kidsJason Ehrlich
1:00Is your boat safe?Darryl Greentree
1:45Weigh in – BREAM QLD OpenSimon Goldsmith
2:30Barramundi for beginnersJason Medcalf
3:15Live baiting for mackerel and wahooJohn Gooding
4:00Chasing Moreton Bay snapperJason Comino
4:45Fishing Q&A with Paul WorstelingPaul Worsteling

Sunday 25 March 2012

9:15Fishing Q&A with Paul WorstelingPaul Worsteling
10:00Berkley kids fishing showJason Ehrlich/Jason Medcalf
10:45Is your boat safe?Darryl Greentree
11:30Barramundi for beginnersJason Medcalf
12:15The latest and greatest freshwater fishing tipsJason Ehrlich
1:00Surf fishingGary Howard
1:45Weigh in – BREAM QLD OpenSimon Goldsmith
2:30Live baiting for mackerel and wahooJohn Gooding
3:15Fishing guide for Upper Brisbane River – where the big bass lie Gary Fitzgerald
4:00Fishing Q&A with Paul WorstelingPaul Worsteling


2012 Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show Info

When:Friday 23 to Sunday 25 March 2012
Where:RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane
Costs:Adults $15

Concession $10

Students $10

Kids Under 15 FREE



Exhibitor List

841AFN Fishing & Outdoors
820Allround Angler
610Allstate Boat Licensing & Training
110Australian Marine Centre
660Australian Master Marine
700Barz Optics
418Bias Boating Warehouse
645BioMagic Environmental Solutions
267Boab Boat Hire
157Boat Bog - Emergency Boat Repair
256Boat Jetski Licence
725Brisbane Jet Skis
704Brisbane Metal Products
701Brisbane Yamaha
150 & 156Broadwater Boating Centre
140Bush 'N Beach Fishing
713Castnets Australia
135Club Marine Limited
TBCCoast Guard Brisbane
TBCCoast Guard Redcliffe
119Coastal Powerboats
175Coorparoo Marine
240Cunningham's Marine
602Defence Force Recruiting
149Dock Pro
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