ARB Moreton Island Fishing Classic


Well the 2019 Moreton Island ARB fishing classic started with a bang! From the stunning weather, to the prawn peeling competitions, free Billabongs for the kids, amazing random draw prizes and sausage sizzle, most were happy to wait to throw in a line!

Massive thanks goes to:

  • Our wonderful sponsors for supplying around 60k worth of prizes! With 350 entrants, random draw and mystery weight prizes, you didn’t need to be a pro to take home some amazing gear!
  • Dean Miller (Campr) and Andrew Mirosch for making this years’ classic unforgettable with hilarious commentary, calamari, prawn and fish cooking lessons (thanks for the delicious recipes Andrew!) and loads of fishing tips. We’ll be tuning into Campr for the Fishing classic episode!
  • Mead Murphy for being a fantastic judge and wealth of information as always; and
  • Last but not least, our own Jan Robbins and the Castaways team for organising the comp. This is a monstrous job, and as per usual, everything went off without a hitch.

Final Results


  1st   2nd   3rd  
Whiting Martin Cowling 0.540 Martin Cowling 0.530 Edouard Johansen 0.480
Bream John Longhurst 0.950 Eddie McCormack 0.910 Chris Wallace 0.860
Tailor Peter Watts 2.820 Ashley Cowling 2.690 Dean White 2.360
Dart Nick Edwards 0.640 Jarrod Grobe 0.610 Ronnie Grobe 0.610
Flathead Ashley Cowling 2.820 Dean Middleton 1.97 Steve Andreasson 0.700
Mulloway Jamie Laurie 8.530 Jason Malachevsky 7.790 Jayden Bussian 7.470


Whiting Hunter Longhurst 0.420
Flathead Hunter Longhurst 1.040
Bream Miles Wallace 0.680
Tailor Tyrhys Falau 1.560
Dart Thomas Borger 0.540

Mystery Fish Overall:

Dart Hannah Sorenson 0.340
Bream Michael Young 0.309
Flathead Terry Haigh 0.840
Whiting Steve Andreassen 0.150
Tailor Shannon Spiers 0.990
Mulloway Ray Hatch 6.380
  • Day 1 Results


    Whiting Chris Wallace 0.420
    Flathead Ashley Cowling 2.820
    Bream Chris Wallace 0.860
    Tailor Peter Watts 2.820
    Dart Ronnie Grobe 0.560
    Mulloway Jason Malachevski 7.79


    Whiting Miles Wallace 0.250
    Bream Hunter Longhurst 0.490
    Tailor Ashton Smith 1.120
    Dart Miles Wallace 0.380

    Mystery Fish:

    Flathead Jarrod Grobe 0.890
  • Day 2 Results


    Whiting Martin Cowling 0.530
    Flathead Dean Middleton 1.97
    Bream Nick Edwards 0.550
    Tailor Rodney Keevers 2.140
    Dart Nick Edwards 0.640 
    Mulloway Jamie Laurie  8.530


    Whiting Miles Wallace 0.360
    Flathead Hunter Longhurst 1.040
    Bream Miles Wallace 0.550
    Tailor Thomas Borger 1.190
    Dart Thomas Borger 0.430

    Mystery Fish:

    Whiting Eddie McCormack 0.180
  • Day 3 Results


    Whiting Edouard Johansen 0.480
    Flathead James Brown 0.670
    Bream John Longhurst 0.950
    Tailor Ashley Cowling 2.690
    Dart Jarrod Grobe 0.610
    Mulloway Jayden Bussian 7.470


    Whiting Hunter Longhurst 0.410
    Bream Thomas Borger 0.560
    Tailor Thomas Borger 0.840
    Dart  Thomas Borger 0.540

    Mystery Fish:

    Dart Hannah Sorenson 0.340


  • 2018 ARB Moreton Island Fishing Classic – Wrap Up

    Thanks to everyone who helped to make this year’s Classic a huge success.This year we introduced a “Mystery” fish prize which gave everyone a chance to win a prize. The fish species and weight was decided each day for the following day’s fishing.

    Congratulations to all of our winners:


      1st   2nd   3rd  
    Whiting Phillip Price 0.510 Joel Sharplin 0.430 Noel Brauer 0.410
    Dart Peter Watts 0.860 Michael Flanagan 0.680 Brendan Sheales 0.620
    Bream Mark Sorenson 0.960 Andrew Leoner 0.930 Steve Hunter 0.770
    Flathead Chris Hungerford 2.240 Danny Hughsman 1.890 Len Hargreaves 1.910
    Tailor Gary Enkeman 2.540 Kane Maley 2.170 John Charteris 2.796
    Mulloway Kane Maley 10.40 Brett McKenzie 9.510 Gary Enkleman 8.510
    Dart Karen Schweitzer 0.310
    Whiting Carol Brauer 0.200
    Bream Linda Hicks 0.360
    Whiting 2 Vrowena Lawrie 0.13


      1st   2nd   3rd  
    Whiting Hunter Longhurst 0.340 Hunter Longhurst 0.310 Hunter Longhurst 0.280
    Dart Hunter Longhurst 0.550 Tyler Dymock 0.475 Max Miller 0.460
    Bream Tyler Dymock 0.550 Hunter Longhurst 0.490 Shaylea Howard 0.440
    Flathead Hunter Longhurst 0.480        
    Tailor Riley Howard 1.040 Riley Howard 0.960 Max Miller 0.930
    Dart Matthew Davies 0.200
    Whiting Shaylea Howard 0.130
    Bream Riley Weldon 0.400

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    Some photos from the 2018 comp:

    Campr at the 2018 ARB Moreton Island Fishing Classic:

  • 2017 ARB Moreton Island Fishing Classic – Wrap Up

    Thanks to everyone who helped to make this year’s Classic a huge success.  This year we had 362 registered competitors, a record number for the competition, all vying for some amazing prizes and a whole lot of cash!Congratulations to all of our winners:


      1st   2nd   3rd  
    Whiting Warren Borger 0.520 Martin Cowling 0.506 Martin Cowling 0.474
    Dart Lee Miller 0.732 Loy Petrie 0.674 Kathryn Young 0.614
    Bream Jamie Laurie 1.114 Jamie Laurie 1.046 Ian Williams 0.794
    Flathead Mitchell Cowling 2.524 Steven Timms 2.430 Greg Willey 2.278
    Tailor Warren Bell 3.320 Jason Grundy 3.090 Kane Maley 2.796
    Mulloway Karl Belzner 6.462 Brett McKenzie 4.978    


    Whiting Hunter Longhurst 0.396
    Dart Thomas Conlon 0.588
    Bream Hunter Longhurst 0.622
    Flathead Hunter Longhurst 1.268
    Tailor Ethan Grundy 1.698

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2019 Fishing Classic Sponsors:

A huge thank you to all our valued sponsors. Find out more about their amazing products by clicking on their logos below: