TOP PRIZE: This boat, a 602 Haines Signature with 150hp Suzuki four-stroke outboard motor, is valued at $98,000 and is the top prize for this year’s Boyne Tannum HookUp.
TOP PRIZE: This boat, a 602 Haines Signature with 150hp Suzuki four-stroke outboard motor, is valued at $98,000 and is the top prize for this year’s Boyne Tannum HookUp. Paul Braven

Rich prize pool as Hookup marks 20th year

PRIZES to the value of $370,000 are up for grabs at this year's Boyne Tannum Hookup.

The June 5-7 event is the biggest fishing competition of its kind in Australia and this year is its 20th anniversary.

Registrations are now open - and just registering could win you a prize - even if you don't put a hook in the water.

Over the years, the HookUp has raised massive funds to help a wide variety of community organisations.

These days the focus is to support mental health initiatives. Proceeds from last year's event went towards the creation of a Headspace in the Gladstone region.

HookUp president Jeff Amos said the event was aimed at all members of the family.

"We want mum, dad and the kids to have a great experience - both out fishing and also taking in some of the many attractions at Bray Park, Boyne Island, during the course of the event."

This year's event at the park will include a number of celebrities, including Ernie Dingo, with others to be confirmed in the next few days.

To register for the event - and to have a chance to collect one of the great prizes on offer - go to boynetannumhookup.com.au, or call in at Pat's Tackle World or Boyne Bait and Tackle.