2024 Big Horse Barra Classic

Every May Day long weekend, the Katherine Game Fishing Club hosts their premier event that attracts upwards of 300 anglers – The Big Horse Creek Barra Classic! This year marks the clubs 36th Anniversary of this renowned family fishing event and we are striving to attract over 400 competitors.

In 2023, we had 317 entrants including 91 junior anglers with a total of 91 teams. The May Day weekend snapped up 411 Barramundi which were released back into the mighty Victoria River. The biggest catch of the weekend was a whopping 102cm and was caught and released with the winner claiming the premier prize of $4,000.00 cash.

We encourage our members to support the businesses that support us.

Our Premiere sponsor for the 2024 KGFC Big Horse Barra Competition is Rod & Rifle Tackleworld Katherine.

Our major sponsors for the 2023 KGFC Big Horse Barra Competition are: Aboriginal Enterprises, Carlton United Breweries, DK Grazing, Fishing & Outdoor World, Fishing Tropical Australia, Top End Rural Supplies, Katherine Club, Katherine Country Club, Nutrien Ag Solutions, PATOW, Precision Marine, Reidy’s Lures, Rydges Palmerston, Territory Plastering & Interiors, Territory Refrigeration, Timber Creek Hotel, and Wombarra Civil.

Want to register for this year’s Big horse comp or become a sponsor click “Sign Up” below. The competition this year will be held on the 4th and 5th of May 2024.

Welcome to the Digital Evolution of the Big Horse Barra Classic: Introducing Track My Fish
We are excited to announce that the Big Horse Barra Classic is taking a significant leap forward in tournament technology by shifting from a paper-based scoring system to a modern, App-based approach with Track My Fish.

Enhanced Accountability: With Track My Fish, every catch you log is accompanied by metadata including the date, time, and location of the catch. This new feature helps ensure fairness and transparency by reducing the potential for discrepancies and cheating.

Benefits of the New System

Efficiency: Quickly submit your scores directly through the app and spend more time fishing.
Accuracy: Automated calculations reduce errors and provide up-to-the-minute leaderboard standings.
Sustainability: Join us in our commitment to reduce paper use and our environmental footprint.

How to Use Track My Fish

Download the App: Available on both iOS and Android platforms.
Create Your Profile: Register and get ready for the competition.
Log Your Catches: Use the app to record each catch during the tournament, with automatic capture of essential metadata for each entry.
We encourage all participants to download and familiarize themselves with Track My Fish prior to the event. For further instructions and FAQs, please reach out to us.

Embrace the future of fishing at the Big Horse Barra Classic! For any questions or assistance, feel free to contact our support team.

We look forward to seeing you at the tournament, ready to make history with our new digital approach!

Android users click the link below.


IOS Users Click the link below.


We rely on the support of the community and sponsorship from local business. We encourage our members to support the businesses that support us.

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