Fishing and outdoor expert Paul Burt has laid down a challenge for visitors heading to the inaugural OutdoorX to show off their fishing skills on the public stage.
To be held at Sanctuary Cove from September 13-15, OutdoorX is the ultimate celebration of the great outdoors with adventure-seekers given the chance to see, touch and interact with the latest caravans, motorhomes, 4x4s, trailer boats, campervans, water sport and more.
The fun-filled event will also see Paul partner with the Gold Coast Sport Fishing Club to host the OutdoorX Fishing Competition across three days.
“The only thing I love more than fishing is seeing others enjoy this wonderful pastime, especially at a place as magical as Sanctuary Cove,” said Paul Burt, who has signed on as an official OutdoorX ambassador.
“The OutdoorX Fishing Competition will see entrants use barbless hooks to try to catch a fish, which will then be released.
“They will have up to five minutes to secure a catch and, if successful, receive the chance to spin the OutdoorX prize wheel, with a range of prizes on offer including $500 gift vouchers from adventure store Anaconda.
“Whether you’re a keen fisherman or throwing a line in the water for the first time, this is one fishing competition that will leave a smile on your face.”
OutdoorX will be a busy few days for Paul, who will also showcase his interviewing, cooking and television hosting skills.
As the host of the Anaconda Stage at OutdoorX, he will speak with well-known industry heroes and present camping cook-out demonstrations to show people how to get the most out of their camper BBQs.
Paul Burt will also use OutdoorX as the backdrop to produce a special live Facebook edition of his popular television program Step Outside with Paul Burt! which airs on the Seven Network’s 7MATE channel.
“While I can’t wait to share my passion for the outdoors with visitors, I’m just as excited about exploring the OutdoorX precinct for myself,” he said.
Mulpha Events General Manager Johan Hasser said Paul Burt was the ideal OutdoorX ambassador given his wealth of knowledge and passion for the outdoors.
“As a long-time supporter of our events, Paul continues to wow crowds with his entertaining and engaging interviews, cooking demonstrations and stage shows,” he said.
“OutdoorX is committed to showcasing all that is great about the great outdoors and Paul is someone who lives and breathes that ethos every day of his life.”
OutdoorX has attracted a host of high-profile exhibitors from across the spectrum of outdoor lifestyle products including caravan manufacturers Nova, Trakmaster, Royal Flair, On the Move and Alpine, KEA and Paradise motorhomes, Trayon and Cub campers, and Frizelle’s Automotive.
German motorcycle brand BMW Motorrad is planning an eye-popping exhibit including a high-powered stunt rider, while Sirocco Marine North will host sea trials of the latest BRIG inflatable boats on the beautiful waters surrounding Sanctuary Cove.
Free onsite parking will also be available to OutdoorX visitors.
For tickets and more information, visit www.outdoorx.com.au