Overview

IF YOU LOVE BOATS, FISHING & WATER SPORTS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THE BRISBANE BOAT SHOW

There is something for everyone from canoes, kayaks and inflatables, through to tinnies and offshore fishing boats.

  • New releases from major suppliers
  • Huge clearance of fishing tackle
  • Show only deals
  • Expert advice

Stage Schedule

 FRIDAY 23 AugSATURDAY 24 AugSUNDAY 25 Aug
10:30am to 11:00amMICHAEL COOKE
Supertank
MICHAEL COOKE
Supertank
MICHAEL COOKE
Supertank
11:00am to 11:30amJO STARLING
Make family fishing trips more fun
JO STARLING
Make family fishing trips more fun
JO STARLING
Make family fishing trips more fun
11:30am to middayDOUG BURT
Flathead on lures
DOUG BURT
Flathead on lures
DOUG BURT
Flathead on lures
12:00pm to 12:30pmTIM SIMPSON
The 3 keys to game fishing success
TIM SIMPSON
The 3 keys to game fishing success
TIM SIMPSON
The 3 keys to game fishing success
12:30pm to 1:00pmMICHELLE LEE
Rowing across an ocean
MICHELLE LEE
Rowing across an ocean
MICHELLE LEE
Rowing across an ocean
1:00pm to 1:30pmSTEVE STARLING
Sussing southern estuaries
STEVE STARLING
Sussing southern estuaries
STEVE STARLING
Sussing southern estuaries
1:30pm to 2:00pmGREG VINALL
FishiLeaks: 100 tips from the best
GREG VINALL
FishiLeaks: 100 tips from the best
GREG VINALL
FishiLeaks: 100 tips from the best
2:00pm to 2:30pmPAUL BURT
Fishing the pressure points
PAUL BURT
Fishing the pressure points
PAUL BURT
Fishing the pressure points
2:30pm to 3:00pmMICHAEL COOKE
Supertank
MICHAEL COOKE
Supertank
JO STARLING
Make family fishing trips more fun
3:00pm to 3:30pmTIM SIMPSON
The 3 keys to game fishing success
TIM SIMPSON
The 3 keys to game fishing success
DOUG BURT
Flathead on lures
3:30pm to 4:00pmJO STARLING
Make family fishing trips more fun
JO STARLING
Make family fishing trips more fun
STEVE STARLING
Sussing southern estuaries
4:00pm to 4:30pmDOUG BURT
Flathead on lures
DOUG BURT
Flathead on lures
GREG VINALL
FishiLeaks: 100 tips from the best
4:30pm to 5.00pmSTEVE STARLING
Sussing southern estuaries
STEVE STARLING
Sussing southern estuaries
PAUL BURT
Fishing the pressure points
5:00pm to 5:30pmGREG VINALL
FishiLeaks: 100 tips from the best
GREG VINALL
FishiLeaks: 100 tips from the best
TIM SIMPSON
The 3 keys to game fishing success
5:30pm to 6:00pmPAUL BURT
Fishing the pressure points
PAUL BURT
Fishing the pressure points
MICHELLE LEE
Rowing across an ocean
6:00pm to 6:30pmTIM SIMPSON
The 3 keys to game fishing success
TIM SIMPSON
The 3 keys to game fishing success
MICHAEL COOKE
Supertank
6:30pm to 7:00pmMICHELLE LEE
Rowing across an ocean
MICHELLE LEE
Rowing across an ocean
CLOSED
7:00pm to 7:30pmMICHAEL COOKE
Supertank
MICHAEL COOKE
Supertank
CLOSED

Fishing Masterclass

Learn how to fish like never before. The always popular fishing masterclasses reflect that interest, with presentations ranging from inland waterway fishing to the more adventurous offshore competitions, presenting videos, photos and stories to match.


Game fishing multi-world-record holder Tim Simpson leads this year’s fishing master classes, giving tremendous advice and sharing his three key tips to game fishing success. With 6 world records and many tournament wins, Tim knows how to find and catch big fish. Learning from his experience, you’ll be able to find and catch tuna, marlin and other gamefish, whether you cast a line off the Queensland coast or other hotspots in the world.

Steve ‘Starlo’ Starling returns to talk about making the most of fishing in estuaries. Tidal estuaries are the most popular recreational fishing waters in Australia. Starlo provides some extremely valuable clues on ‘reading’ our temperate and sub-tropical estuary systems, and shares a wealth of tips on improving catches, whatever estuary species you’re chasing. Turn those sorry sagas of “the one that got away” into tales of victory with Steve’s invaluable advice.

Also on stage, Doug Burt presents the best way to land big flathead with lures. He’ll talk about where to find those big ones, the best lures to use, whether trolling or casting, and the best stages of the tide. Doug will also demonstrate the best tackle to use, and will present the tricks to catching, landing and handling flathead. He’ll also share sure-fire ways to prepare pots for catching sand and mud crabs.

Greg Vinall presents “FishiLeaks”, the top-secret tips from 100 of Australia’s best anglers. Greg is an aquatic scientist, self-confessed lure fishing nut, and fishing podcast host. In this presentation, he distils the very best of secrets uncovered from hours of interviews during his podcast into just 5 simple tips that will make a massive difference to your lure fishing results.

Local legend Paul Burt shares his sneaky techniques for ‘fishing the pressure points.’ Fish concentrate where water flow delivers their food. Paul will describe how to recognise these hotspots and explains the techniques to fish them most effectively.

Jo Starling gives her insights on making family fishing trips more fun, and finding fish in new water when on holidays. Jo suggests ways on how to assess unfamiliar waters, so you can easily determine where to start to maximise your fishing fun.

The Supertank also returns where Michael ‘Cookie’ Cook presents a live a school of barramundi tempted to strike hookless lures, giving you a perfect view of what you need to do to catch more fish. Learn about the best gear and techniques, while witnessing how well they work.

IF YOU LOVE BOATS, FISHING & WATER SPORTS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THE BRISBANE BOAT SHOW

Exhibitors, Brands and Products

Solo Ocean Rower - Michelle Lee

Excitement and adventure can also be found at the Sydney International Boat Show, as ocean rower Michelle Lee with her boat Australian Maid make a special visit to the show this year. Michelle is the only Australian woman to row solo non-stop across any ocean, successfully crossing the Atlantic earlier this year, a distance of 5000 kilometres. Her story of tenacity, strength, survival and sheer determination is inspiring, along with the design and cost challenges of developing her own boat, and the will power required to make it to the start, let alone the finish line. Michelle will be at the show each day, giving talks at the Boating Development stage.

Boating Safety Zone

The show welcomes Marine Safety Queensland as our Partner in Safety, hosting the Boating Safety Zone where government regulators and other associations are keen to discuss how they keep our waterways safe, and protect the ecological sustainability of the marine environment. Here you will find information and plenty of advice about how to make your boating experience better at this educational and interactive area. Don’t miss the opportunity to discuss the many ways you can participate in keeping our waterways safe and sustainable.

  • Maritime Safety Qld
  • SEQ Water
  • Qld Boating & Fisheries Patrol
  • Brisbane Water Police
  • Coast Guard
  • Qld Parks & Wildlife
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Boating Safety Pool

Head to our giant 35 metre indoor pool hosting on-water demonstrations of marine products. See and actually hop aboard kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and pedal boards and other unique vessels on the water. And don’t be concerned about not having you swim gear. You’ll be amazed at how stable and easy-to-manoeuvre these water craft are.

Plan Your Visit

Bumper Boat Rides

It wouldn’t be the Brisbane Boat Show without the Bumper Boat rides for the kids, included with entry. Make your way to the Boating Safety Pool and let the kids burn-off some energy having fun pedalling around the new 35 metre pool, complete with 7-metre-tall lighthouse. It’s a great way to take a break, and a much-anticipated activity for the kids to enjoy, while they also undertake the safety habit of wearing a life jacket and building confidence on the water.

Plan Your Visit