Venom BARRA Australian Open | Event Information

Venom Rods BARRA Australian Open

The Venom Rods BARRA Australian Open expands its footprint in 2021 – two venues across four nights.  This year the Open takes teams to both Lake Awoonga and Lake Monduran for one of the best tests of BARRA fishing skill in the Country.  

This is a 100% payback event. 

With over 700,000 barra stocked in  Lake Awoonga the last couple of years, and with Lake Monduran firing back up there’s plenty of fit, fat and feisty barra in the 70-90cm class that will make the event very fishy and with live scoreboards, very exciting.

Give your family, fans and sponsors great value by being involved in the extensive event coverage. With more ‘daylight’ tournament hours, we will be able to generate excellent highlights. And you’ll only need an action camera to be included.




Arena: Lake Awoonga, Gladstone, Queensland; Lake Monduran, Queensland

Date: 13-17 September 2021. Tournament evenings Monday 13th/ Tuesday 14th September on Lake Awoonga; Thursday 16th/Friday 17th on Lake Monduran. 

Event Briefing: Compleat Angler Gladstone.  Monday 13th September 9:00am. 

Format: Fishing sessions from 2pm-10pm each afternoon (may vary an hour each way depending on local conditions.

Teams: Teams will consist of two anglers. Anglers may choose their own teams.

Results Recording: Fish will be recorded on the ABT Tournament Series App and submitted live (where phone reception allows). Anglers will reconcile results with a written results sheet.


• Results will be published live immediately after verification to allow friends and fans to follow the action.

• ABT will deploy our recording and live cameras to offer live coverage and post-produced highlights reels per day.

• ABT will produce post-event winners’ interviews.

• FM Magazines will run comprehensive post-event reports in relevant magazines.

Payouts: After GST, paybacks will be at 100% of cash taken for entries, in a 1:5 cheque to team ratio. For example, 25 teams would generate 5 cash prize cheques.