Open Category

It’s been a few years, but we’ve brought back the Open Category.

The Open category covers all of Australia, including rivers, estuaries and open water.

The target species varies from state-to-state for the Open Category, so check the Where Can I Fish page for details. But target species include:

  • Australian Salmon
  • Barred Grunter/Javelin Fish
  • Redfin
The Open Category guidelines are:

  • The target species for the Open category will be fish caught in any public river, estuary or Australian open waters.
  • Competitors can upload one photograph per target species for the competition.
  • Fish entered in this category are nominated as Open and not State specific.
  • Private dams and impoundments are strictly excluded from the Pirtek Fishing Challenge.