Female tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus)

Cudgen Tilapia Buster May 2018

Conservation Volunteers Australia, Tweed Shire Council and Department of Primary Industries are partnering for the Cudgen Tilapia Buster event with support from Frogley’s Offshore, Anglers Warehouse, Bunnings and Stone and Wood Brewery.

When: Saturday May 12

Time: 9am – 3pm

Where: 38 Cabarita Road, Bogangar


The event will be located at 38 Cabarita Road, Bogangar and will include fishing for Tilapia – a pest fish species – from the riverbank (BYO fishing gear), Tilapia weigh-ins and prizes. To be eligible for prizes you need to register and show your current fishing license at the Conservation Volunteers marquee between 9am -3pm.

After registration you will receive a free brag-mat, wristband and pest fish ID card and prizes will be drawn at the close of competition at 3pm. There will be expert presentations between 11am -12pm and educational resources for all.

Click here to download the Tilapia Buster Competition Rules 2018

Everyone is invited to come along, fishers and non-fishers alike. The prize draws will include adults and junior sections for heaviest Tilapia and most Tilapia caught. For further information about the event and registering for the Tilapia Buster please phone Shae Kolk on 02 6681 6169.

Check out this short video for tips on catching Tilapia

Are you a recreational angler in NSW? DPI want to hear from you!

Click here for your chance to have a say on how the department communicates with you through a short survey.


This project is part of the Northern Coastal Rivers Pest Fish Force

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