|Crowds Swarm to the 2012 Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show|
|Written by Marine Queensland|
|Tuesday, 27 March 2012 10:50|
Sun, crowds and sales – the 2012 Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show has once more proven the popularity of all things fishing and boating in Queensland.
The event was again co-located with the National 4x4 and Outdoors Show and the family-friendly atmosphere, non-stop action demonstrations, expert presentations and exclusive deals and specials made for a value-packed event.
36, 469 people visited the event across the three days (a 5% increase on the 2011 event attendance).
Marine Queensland’s Events Manager, Jason Plant, said the exemplary attendance figures reflected the interest and passion of Queenslanders in all things relating to the outdoors.
“This year marked the Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show’s 10th anniversary and it was rewarding to mark the milestone with a successful show result,” Plant said.
The current re-development project underway at the RNA Showgrounds meant additional public transport services were required to assist with getting visitors to the show.
“We knew that parking was going to be limited leading into the event. To make things easier for visitors we ran a free train loop service across three city stations.
“This service ran every half -hour on Saturday and Sunday, and was a great success - one service arriving to the show on Saturday was carrying over 700 passengers.”
A drawcard on this year’s Fishing Expo Stage was iFish host Paul Worsteling. Worsteling ran six question and answer sessions across the weekend and made many fans, both young and old, very happy with photo opportunities and signings between sessions.
Presenting sponsor of the 2012 Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show, Club Marine, was very happy with the weekend’s results.
“It was great to be part of an event that continues to grow each year” said Club Marine QLD State Manager, Brett Edmonds.
“For the first time at the Tinnie and Tackle Show we had Bart Beek presenting on the Club Marine Cooking Stage. The audience response to this was fantastic - it was standing room only at many of Bart’s presentations across the weekend”.
Springwood Marine’s Gary Brenchley was impressed with sales achieved across the event.
“The numbers through the door were great,” said Brenchley.
“It was encouraging to see people coming to the show prepared to spend money. We are very happy with the volume of sales achieved over the three days. Overall this event was really good for Springwood Marine.”
Frank Watson from Gympie based Vindicator Boats was equally impressed with the show’s performance.
“This event was a great start to our boat show circuit for 2012” said Watson.
“We had lots of serious interest in our boats and look forward to spending the next few weeks following up on all our show leads”.
“We had an excellent response to the range of Hummingbird and Minn Kota products on display” said Gregory, “However, it was the enquiry on canoes and kayaks that amazed us most, it was unlike anything we’d ever experienced before”.
Show organiser’s, Marine Queensland, are extremely pleased with the results from this year’s event and are now looking forward to the Mackay Tinnie and Tackle Show which will be held on the 23rd and 25th of June at Mackay Marina.
Dates for the 2013 Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show and National 4x4 and Outdoors Expo will be announced shortly.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 10:57|