Fish 'n SIPS tagged fish competition
Purchase a SIPS permit and fish in 5 of our stocked impoundments and be in the running to win up to $50,000 in the Fish 'n SIPS tagged fish competition.
The competition ends on 31 January 2024 or until all 15 prizes have been claimed.
To be in the running, you need to purchase a SIPS permit and fish for the tagged fish at these Queensland stocked impoundments:
The fish must be line caught—however, the fisher may use a landing net in combination with the line fishing to bring the fish onshore.
Claiming a prize
The first 15 tagged fish caught and accurately reported to InfoFish will win a prize.
Report your tagged fish catch by calling 1800 077 001.
Reporting your catch to InfoFish is critical—only the first 15 caught, reported and confirmed catches will be eligible.
Once reporting to InfoFish you will be asked to email InfoFish with some photos of your catch.
- Do not clean, gut or scale the fish to take photographs.
- Leave the InfoFish tag in place when taking the photographs
- You must take:
- a photo of yourself with the fish
- several photos that clearly show the InfoFish tag attached to the fish
- a close-up photo of the InfoFish tag to verify the tag number
- a photo of the fish against a ruler to clearly display its length and ensure the InfoFish tag is visible on the fish.
After gathering all the required photo evidence, you need to remove the InfoFish tag and post it to InfoFish for final verification.
After taking the necessary verification photos and removing the InfoFish tag, you can keep or release the fish.
Example of a Fish 'n SIPS competition tag
Prize values depend on how many tagged fish have already been caught.
- $20,000 for the first fish caught and accurately reported to InfoFish
- $10,000 for the second fish caught and accurately reported to InfoFish
- $5,000 for the third fish caught and accurately reported to InfoFish
- $3,000 for the fourth fish caught and accurately reported to InfoFish
- $2,000 for the fifth fish caught and accurately reported to InfoFish
- $1,000 for each of the sixth to fifteenth fish caught and accurately reported to InfoFish
You can win multiple prizes—however you will need to follow the same claim process.
Number of tagged fish
InfoFish has tagged 100 legal-sized fish, including barramundi and bass, across the 5 participating impoundments in the Wide-Bay Burnett, Central and North Queensland regions. Twenty fish have been tagged and released in each impoundment.
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Freshwater Fish Stocking Association of Queensland and InfoFish are not responsible for any loss suffered (including receiving a reduced prize) by an entrant who does not contact InfoFish immediately upon capture.
Read the competition's terms and conditions for more information.