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HookUp a tasty treat as celebrity chef returns for 2014

Andy Phipps is excited to be back on board for the 2014 Boyne Tannum HookUp Photo: Chris McCormack
Andy Phipps is excited to be back on board for the 2014 Boyne Tannum HookUp Photo: Chris McCormack

CELEBRITY chef Andy Phipps once again will be cooking up a tasty treat at the Boyne Tannum HookUp.

One of the greatest appeals of fishing is eating the freshest possible seafood.

It is a passion of Mr Phipps, who has 38 years of professional cooking under his belt.

He said he loved the HookUp.

"You cannot get a better family fishing event in Australia," he said.

"I've knocked back $3000 of work to attend for my seventh year.

"I wouldn't be anywhere else on HookUp weekend."

Mr Phipps will be bringing his expertise as a fishing journalist and author of numerous cookbooks to the HookUp.

As competitors reel in their catch, Mr Phipps will heat up the barbie to showcase preparation methods.

"I'm hoping we will get some beautiful coral trout and red emperor brought in," he said.

"I'm going to show everyone the world's best beer batter recipe this year, which is just brilliant."

Mr Phipps will be hosting at least five cooking demonstrations over the weekend.

The country's biggest and best family fishing event will kick off on Friday, and entries are still open.

Registrations can be processed on the website or through sponsors Pat's Tackle World or Boyne Bait and Tackle.



  • 2pm First weigh-in
  • 4pm Filleting demo with the Barefoot Fisherman
  • 4.30pm Phippsy's cooking show
  • 6.05pm Fish of the Day
  • 6.10-7pm Daily prizes
  • 7pm Live entertainment


  • 10am Fish weigh-in
  • 11am Meet an NRL legend
  • 2pm Fish weigh-in
  • 5.30-7.30pm Daily prizes
  • 7.30pm Live music


  • 9am Live music
  • 10am Fish weigh-in
  • 4.45pm Scoreboard update
  • 5.15pm Live music
  • 5.30-6.30pm Daily prizes
  • 6.30pm Competition winners

Topics:  boyne tannum hookup chef cooking fishing competition gladstone whatson

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