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I didn't grow up around boats but now work around them and have learnt that there are millions of people who have a passion for boats, whether from a working career or from recreational pursuits.

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Photo courtesy of The Brisbane Boat Show Website


The Brisbane Boat Show is one of Australia's leading boat shows where thousands flock to see new designs and ideas. This year the show will once again be held at The Brisbane Convention Centre and will provide visitors an excellent opportunity to view an array of locally-made rigs, together with amazing products from overseas encompassing the latest in electronics, safety equipment, and fishing gear, all under one roof.

There will be a 20 metre pool inside the venue, which will host on-water demonstrations of marine products. You can hop aboard kayaks, pedal boards and stand-up paddle boards for a thrill and to see if this is something you would like to purchase and enjoy. Kids can even practice their waters skills with fun in the bumper boats. These activities are included in the ticket price. Life jackets and a towel will be provided in case there is a spill.

This well sought out event runs from Friday 24th August through to Sunday 26th August 2018 from 10.00am each day. For any one-day of the show, ticket prices start at $15.00 per adult; senior and pensioner prices are $12.00 per person; Children aged 5 to 17 years are $5.00 each and children under 5 years free. A family ticket of two adults and three children (ages 5-17 years) is $35.00.

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Photo courtesy of The Brisbane Boat Show Website


Kicking-off each day from 11.30am speakers and presenters will take to the stage giving you numerous ideas, lots of tips and tricks to make your fishing trips more successful and pleasurable. The line-up includes:

Paul Burt – Preparing tuna "poke" for a taste sensation and sneaky techniques for reef fish
Jo Starling – Where you'll find the fish and how to get the kids interesting in fishing - the right way.
Greg Vinal – Myth busting hard lures
Steve Starling – Setting up your fishing boat and hooking, fighting and landing fish
Doug Burt – More flathead with lures and Crabs galore
Tim Simpson – Catch a Marlin from your trailerboat
Brett and Cookie – Supertank Show

Boating, South Bank, Brisbane, Family, Sales, Fun Things to Do
Photo courtesy of The Brisbane Boat Show Website


These presenters are on at different times throughout the three days; however to see what best suits your availability, go to their website for times.

This is a show that has something for everyone, whether you are just starting off or you have been around boats all your life. There will be huge discounts on fishing tackle, show-only deals, and expert advice, along with new releases from major suppliers. The Brisbane Boat Show is owned and organised by the Boating Industry Association Ltd of Australia. If you would like more information on the event in Brisbane, you can go to their website or telephone the main office on 02 9438 2077.

Getting To The Show

There are over 1500 car spaces in the underground car park at The Brisbane Convention Centre or you could hop on a CityCat, take a bus or train. Parking at the Centre incur a fee depending upon the time spent. The Brisbane Convention Centre is located on the corner of Merivale and Glenelg Streets, South Bank.
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Why? Fun and Safe Water Practices, Fishing Galore
When: 24th to 26th August 2018
Phone: 02 9438 2077
Where: Brisbane Convention Centre
Cost: $15 Adults, Seniors & Pensioners $12, Children 5-17 Years $5, Children under 5 years Free
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