The ANGER MANAGEMENT boys have done it.

This was the one they wanted and with it, have become the first team to take out the win in all 3 challenges. These boys sure know how to fish and whats more they did it with the biggest score we have ever seen. 


2nd Too Many Rods 1284

3rd Form A Sign 1276

4th Dusky Wranglers 1219

5th Coota Time 1204





Becoming the first team of just 2 anglers to win any Flathead Challenge THE SEA WASPS reigned supreme in 2021.

Local Bowan (Bowman) Joiner and Dylan Nicholls were in second place after Day 1 behind the back to back champs, the Smashed Crabs but the boys put in a cracking Sunday that included an 89cm fish to take out the title with a whopping 1314 pts


1st SEA WASPS 1314

2nd Smashed Crabs 1295

3rd Fresh Fillets 1141

4th Blue Mountains 1138

5th Jigman 1120





They have done it again!!! The SMASHED CRABS go back to back in what was an epic weekend.

Dan Brady, Mitch King, Alex Burford and Richard Somerton topped off a great weekend with a 81cm fish from Dan that rocketed them to the top in the last couple of hours on the clock

Definitely the boys to beat.

1st The Smashed Crabs 1268

2nd Frog Fanatics 1197

3rd Anger Management 1185

4th Too Much Tackle 1178

5th Coota Time 1167





THE SMASHED CRABS had been frothin’ to take out this event for a few years. After going 3rd and 4th in the past 2 years Dan Brady, Mitch King, Alex Burford and John Carter finally done it in 2018.

Great bunch of guys and worthy winners.

1st The Smashed Crabs 1202

2nd Dusky Demons 1161

3rd O’Briens Hotel dream Team 1160

4th Frog Fanatics 1148

5th Coota Time 1145





Local knowledge got the job done in 2017 in an event that now regularly sees over 250 anglers converge on the amazing inlet of Mallacoota.

The guys from COOTA TIME with Peter Hancock, Josh Hancock and Dennis Brownlie broke all records with a massive score of 1284 pts to run away with the title and a huge swag of prizes

1st Coota Time 1284

2nd O’Briens Hotel Dream Team 1179

3rd Anger Management 1100

4th The Smashed Crabs 1091

5th Jigman 981





The Medics from the South Coast made up of Glen Moffit, Matt Gould, Glen Martin and Graham Gibson and known as TEAM G went outside the square and whilst most teams were casting plastics, the boys were using Hardbodies and whilst they didn’t pin a big fish, they ended up with a bag of solid fish in the 50s and 60cm range to take out the event.

1st Team G 1052

2nd Voss Motors 1028

3rd Smashed Crabs 1014

4th Burrinjuck Bandits 994

5th Dusky Demons 987





Entering its 3rd year, Mallacoota was host to over 150 anglers. 

James Currie took out biggest fish of the weekend and together with his team mates Adam Mehmet, James McCarthy and Keiran Baker the LIZARD TAMERS took out the major prize.

1st Lizard Tamers 1045

2nd Duffrods 990

3rd Dusky Busters 981

4th Tsuribaka Tackle 968

5th Hooked on Plastics 958





2014 saw the Mallacoota Flathead Challenge grow to over 100 anglers and 37 teams.

Joseph Douglas, Lee Theidman and Shaun Carrick formed the DUSKY BUSTERS and the rest in history. The boys had a great weekends fishing that included Lee “Buzz” Theidman landing a 97.5cm rocketed them to the top of the leaderboard after Day 2.

1st Dusky Busters 1073

2nd Fresh Fillets 1034

3rd Team Coota 1003

4th Team Fishon 977

5th CKR      968





The Reel It In Flathead Challenge was established in 2013 and in its first year saw 55 anglers and 21 teams head to Mallacoota.

John Didge, Paul Mayer and Adam Van der Lugt from TEAM JIGMAN took out the honours that weekend with a score of 1123 pts.