Record numbers compete in Gold Coast Flathead Classic


FINE weather, big crowds, and good numbers of fish made 2015’s Gold Coast Flathead Classic another successful event.

The three day comp kicked off last Thursday with 551 competitors in the 22nd Annual Flathead Classic.

According to organisers there were 5786 flathead caught and released over the three days of fishing.

Team Fishing World consisted of Jim Harnwell and Ian “Big E” Phillips. While fishing was tough, flathead whisperer Big E managed a solid 81cm flattie on a trolled Lively Lures Micro Mullet.

The winners are:

Champion Senior Angler – Danny Sands – Team Sands

Champion Female Angler – Katie Watsford – Hayes Pots and Products

Champion Junior Angler – Alexi Delinicolis

Champion Team – Lowrance Whyte Boyz

Champion Female Team – Great Northern Super Crisp

Longest Flathead Senior – Ming Liu -Team Berkley 1 – 96cm

Longest Flathead Junior – Nathan Huth – Tactical Fishing – 74cm

More detailed results at


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