Greenback is back

31st Greenback Fishing Competition is back (June 9-10, 2018)

9 – 10 June (NSW Long-weekend);  Pandanus Pde, Cabarita Beach NSW.

With the backing of the Lions Club Cabarita Beach & Pottsville Beach Board, the 2018 Tweed Coast Marine Greenback fishing competition is alive and well, thanks to the support of our Titanium level Sponsor ‘Tweed Coast Marine’.  If it were not for Dan Andrew (Dealer Principle) and his team, we would not be holding a Greenback Fishing Competition in June 2018.  [THANK YOU TWEED COAST MARINE  and the MERCURY TEAM]

We have also made some changes and improvements as a result of consultation with local bait/tackle/marine shops and a survey sent out to 100 past participants.
– Prize money, in general, has increased across the categories. For the Greenback Tailor, a 3rd place has also been allocated and a 4th place for the Men’s division.
– The boundaries are changing to cover from the QLD/NSW border to SOUTH BALLINA. The TWEED region is now covered by the event.
– Named sponsorship for all categories.
– The Sunday activities will be completed by 1 – 1:30pm so that the Queensland entrants do have some time to travel home. Approximately 40% of the entrants come from Queensland.
– Planning to have the prizes come from the Fishing, Camping and Sporting product lines
Other minor changes in the background running of the event that covers honesty and fraud control.
– Reduced entry fees for Adults and Seniors (55+) at a pre-purchased online rate.
– To be able to register and pay online with PayPal, VISA, Mastercard and AMEX.

The online rate will save $3 for Adults and Seniors AND also help with a quick registration process leading to the 10 am sign-on. 


We would like to see the participants double in size. With the changing of the boundaries and sponsorship support, we have the potential to open the event to more fishing families. Please don’t forget that there are prizes for the heaviest Jew, Dart, Whiting, Bream, Flathead, Luderick, Tarwhine in each category and to see the big Greenbacks makes the event a challenge for all.  If you are an entrant, you will receive a major raffle ticket as part of your entrant’s fee, and there will be entry raffle draws on Sunday 9 June 2018.

The ‘Lions Greenback Management Team’ welcomes everyone to enter the competition and enjoy the weekend of fishing. Our thanks go to all sponsors and volunteer’s who without them we would not have an event.

Finally, we encourage you to register online and before 1 June 2018. If this is new territory for you, please contact us and we will walk you through the process.

      contact Greenback Team    Register Online