Non-Stop Entertainment & Experiences

Beyond the plethora of boats, marine gear and gadgets, there’s an array of entertainment, educational masterclasses and experiences on offer at this year’s Sydney International Boat Show.

The Main Stage

The Main Stage is the place to learn about all things fishing at the 2024 Sydney International Boat Show. Join us daily for a jam-packed program by some of Australia’s foremost fishing experts. Featuring educational fishing demonstrations and masterclasses, you’re sure to walk away with at least a few hot tips to take on your next fishing trip. With a daily line-up hosted by Channel 7’s Fishing, Boating and Weather Expert Paul Burt, including Peter ‘PJ’ Johnson, Rhys Creed, Tim Simpson, Justin Duggan, Leroy Horton, Greg Reid, Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen and so much more. There is bound to be enough fishing talk to satisfy even the most enthusiastic angler at the show.

Find the Main Stage on level 1 of the ICC Halls.


Shimano Fishing Tank Show

Whether you’re a fishing enthusiast or just mildly curious, you’ll enjoy the Shimano Fishing Tank Show presented by Australia’s favourite fishing expert, Dave “Mossy” Moss. With his vast knowledge and enthusiasm for fishing, Mossy will have you enthralled with his highly entertaining show featuring his best tips and tricks for catching your next prize fish. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser for both kids and adults alike. Plus, you’ll love the giveaways, with great prizes being given away after every show from Shimano, Lowrance and Gamakatsu.

Find the Shimano Fishing Tank Show at the Main Stage on level 1 of the ICC Halls.


Andrew 'ET' Ettingshausen

Renowned as one of rugby league’s greatest players, Sydney local, ET now spends most of his time with a rod in the water for his TV show Escape Fishing with ET, which airs on Channel 10 and 10BOLD. One of the longest running and most popular Australian fishing shows, each week viewers are transported to some of the most exciting and exotic locations in Australia as ET chases down spectacular catches on his action-packed fishing adventures.

ET will be bringing the action and excitement of his 25 seasons of Escape Fishing with ET to the Sydney International Boat Show where he will get stuck into all things fishing and boating on the Main Stage.

Find the Main Stage on level 1 of the ICC Halls or meet ET and grab an autograph at his stand in the Discover Sailing and Paddling Hub on the Cockle Bay Marina Foreshore.


Discover Sailing & Paddling Hub

Have you ever been curious about the world of sailing and how you could get involved? Then the Discover Sailing and Paddling Hub is the place for you. Learn everything there is to know about how life on the water could work for you with a range of sailing and paddling options for every level of interest. If you aren’t involved in the sailing and paddling world already, it can be intimidating to consider trying something new, but these sports are more accessible than you might think. The Discover Sailing and Paddle Hub is the perfect place to find a course, club or friend that could help you get started in sailing or begin your boating journey through paddling.

Find the Discover Sailing & Paddling Hub on the Cockle Bay Marina Foreshore.


Discover Sailing & Paddling Hub Stage

Explore all things sailing and paddling on the Discover Sailing & Paddling Hub Stage with expert guest speakers and sailing personalities. Discover how some of Australia’s greatest sailors, adventurers, and paddlers reached new heights in their career, how to get out on the water without relying on an engine, how to tie expert knots for sailing, or try your hand at Spinnaker packing. There are loads of ways to get involved at this interactive stage, located on the Marina Foreshore with activities happening each day of the show. Make sure you head down and get involved!

Find the Discover Sailing & Paddling Hub on the Cockle Bay Marina Foreshore.



Boating Safety Zone

Transport for NSW are the event’s Partner in Safety responsible for promoting safe and enjoyable boating on NSW waterways. Transport and its key safety partners will be on-site at the Boating Safety Zone, to answer all of your maritime related questions and provide you with the latest information for a safe and enjoyable time out on the water.

Find the Boating Safety Zone on level 1 of the ICC Halls.

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