Burrum residents may have noticed our crews racing up and down the river  six mornings a   week. From 5.30am starts for the workers and 6.30am for the retirees, to 8am for the juniors. We are doing the hard yards preparing for the National Sprint Titles to be held at Kawana Lakes first weekend of February.


Burrum District Outriggers will have 18 seniors and 14 juniors  (32) competing in a total of 20 events.  
For many it will be their first major competition, but I predict some very outstanding team and individual performances from team Burrum.   Results and photos next month.
Go Burrum! !

We will be celebrating Australia Day and showing the flag on the river in front of Lions Park and Ross st. boat ramp on Saturday 26th January with a mini regatta. We will also be offering "come and try outrigging " for wanna be paddlers.

Come join us and share our watermelon at the Gold shade tents.  8am to 10am aprox.

Outrigger talk..."huk ho" ...Hawaiian for throw paddle..used when we change stroke from one side to the other. 

Like to try Outrigging? New members welcome. 
                                                                                ……………….   Huk Ho, Peter McK 

Come and try:- Juniors 8am Saturdays and. ..Seniors 7.30am Sundays.  More details,  Peter - 0419291676, or Jenny - 0403037719





The Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing Club had a busy Christmas season as they hosted the Endeavour Foundation from Maryborough for our annual BBQ and boat rides at the Lions Park on the 7th December.  The Club members cooked and served our Endeavour guests for lunch and the ladies outdid themselves baking a selection of tasty treats for afternoon tea.  Unsure of who won the post lunch cricket game but it was a lot of fun for all participants.

BHAFC Christmas lunch resiz  Santa and his cheeky elf resiz

The Club members celebrated Christmas with lunch prepared by Mick’s Spit Roast and entertainment by “Secret Santa” and the mayhem of gifts doing the rounds as members chose items they saw in front of others who had already opened them.  It was a great afternoon and thanks to Allan and Terry who played the role of Santa and his cheeky elf!!  You were brilliant at it!!

The Amateur Fishing Club members once again assisted with the Town Christmas Party, ensuring that all our little ones in the community did not miss out on Christmas fun.  Club President Brad Dyson was the MC and thanks to all the members who assisted in the Bar. 

My grandkids from Perth loved the event and talked about the dinosaur for days afterwards.

Dinosaur visits Burrum Heads resiz

Those members who actually wet a line over the holidays did not come home with much to show for it, perhaps the fish were off on their holidays as well.

One sad note over the break was observing a local resident fishing in a fresh water lagoon in the area, who caught 3 barramundi which he put into his esky.  The season had closed a month earlier and these fish should have been returned to the lagoon....where are the fisheries officers when you need them!!  Our Club advocates for fair and sustainable practices when fishing in the ocean as well as freshwater lakes and impoundments and it is very frustrating for us all to observe others who disregard the rules and closures that are in place.

                                            …………….     Regards - Angela G.




Hello all members,

                               This month’s river fishing competition is to be held over the

Weekend 22nd and 23rd of November. Starting at 8.00am Saturday and finishing Sunday at 12.00 noon. The weigh- in to be held behind the Hotel, with a BBQ being held in conjunction with the weigh-in. The target for the November competition will be the best weight of five fish to count (mixed bag).

Categories are men women and juniors, with a random draw for all persons who have had their catch weighed and recorded.

BWBC David Reader thread fin salmon resiz  BWBC Hans Buikstra resiz BWBC Mike Dally jew fish resiz

                                   Last month’s river fishing competition was also for the best weight of five fish, and the winners were men’s Graham Stretton, junior Travis Haupt and the random draw went to Carl Haupt. Sadly there were no ladies to register fish at the weigh-in. We hope this will not be the case this month, as we are now having warmer weather, I hope to see lots of participants at the weigh-in.

                                     The committee paid out the donations to the organizations that the club had approved giving over $4000.00 to local community groups.

                                       New members for November were Steve McNamara, and Daryl Hennessey and Family; we welcome them into the club and hope they enjoy the club activities such as the river fishing competition, charters and social events.

                                     The Club Christmas Party will be held on Sunday 14th December.   The December meeting will be held at 11.30 at the rear of the hotel followed by drinks, nibbles etc. At 12.30 we will move to the dining room for a smorgasbord lunch. Following the lunch we will adjourn to the BBQ area for socializing. There is a cost for financial members of $25.00 per head.

For catering purposes members wishing to attend please advise:

David Reader by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   OR P.O.Box 80 Burrum Heads 4659 before November 30th.

                                         ..............   Cheers, David