CancelledPOSTPONED: Let's Fish Festival

Please be advised of the postponement of the Let’s Fish Festival. The revised dates are 12-14 November 2021, to coincide with the second annual Let’s Fish Lake Mac fishing competition.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and hope you will join us in November. Ticketholders for the April event will be refunded via Eventbrite.

Let's Fish Festival

We’re celebrating all things fishing over one big weekend this April, with a fishing expo and gourmet seafood long lunch! The Let's Fish Festival has been timed to perfection, coinciding with Australia’s biggest national fishing competition, the Pirtek Fishing Challenge.

Festival Expo

Displays from the biggest and best fishing and boating brands, workshops, activities for the kids and more. You can also win one of three fishing gear prize packs valued at $250 just by attending!

Berkley Supertank

Activities and attractions include:

  • The Berkley Supertank Australian Travelling Fishing Show
  • Pure Fishing lure knotting workshop
  • Let’s Fish Casting Competition
  • Lake Macquarie Classic Boat Association classic boat display
  • Glitter Fish sun catcher kids' activity
  • Cardboard Fish kids' activity
  • Win a floatplane joy flight at the Joy Air display
  • Live music all day
  • Food trucks and coffee

Full program coming soon!

When: 11am - 4pm, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April 2021
Where: Rathmines Theatre (indoors and outdoors), 25 Stilling Street, Rathmines NSW 2283
Cost: We encourage you to buy your tickets online to take advantage of the advance purchase prices – $10 per adult, $5 per child (up to 12 years), $25 per family (2 x adults, 4 x children), plus Eventbrite booking fees.


Tickets will also be available at the gate with on-the-door pricing (payments by card only) – $15 per adult, $8 per child, $30 per family.


Seafood and Semillon Long Lunch with Steph de Sousa

Formerly of Masterchef fame and known as ‘Spicy Steph’ for cooking that packs a punch, Lake Mac local celebrity chef Steph de Sousa will take you on a journey of seafood discovery across three different courses, each with matching wines from Dirt Candy and Hart and Hunter. Accompanying live music from jazz musicians Sax Blue. Explore the full menu via the ticket link below.

Steph de Sousa

When: 1-3pm, Sunday 18 April 2021
Where: Rathmines Theatre, 25 Stilling Street, Rathmines NSW 2283
Cost: $120 per person, plus Eventbrite booking fee.



Pirtek Fishing Challenge

This is the 13th year Pirtek has hosted Australia’s biggest national fishing competition. It’s open to everyone – mums, dads, kids and grandparents! Registration is $25, plus postage. Everyone who registers receives a limited edition Pirtek Fishing Challenge cap, brag mat and sticker. The Pirtek Fishing Challenge is all about raising funds for medical research and proudly supports the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and the Peter Duncan Neurosciences Research Unit.

Fishing Family


Let's Fish Festival perks for Pirtek Fishing Challenge competitors:

Wear your Pirtek cap to the Festival Expo to receive a voucher for a free coffee, soft drink or piece of fruit on entry.

When (All dates cancelled)

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021 | 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Sunday, 18 April 2021 | 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM


Rathmines Theatre, 25 Stilling Street, Rathmines 2283  View in Google Maps

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