Catch a Clas­sic

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - FRONT PAGE -

There’s lit­tle more than a month left be­fore the Ed­ward River at De­niliquin be­comes the most de­sired fish­ing spot in the dis­trict.

Reg­is­tra­tions for the highly an­tic­i­pated 2019 De­niliquin RSL Fish­ing Clas­sic started rolling af­ter the Christ­mas and New Year pe­riod ended, and were yes­ter­day ap­proach­ing the 100 mark.

Fish­ing Clas­sic co-event co­or­di­na­tor Fiona Petersen said more reg­is­tra­tions are ex­pected to come in at a ‘‘blis­ter­ing pace’’ from next week.

‘‘We know with the Fish­ing Clas­sic that most reg­is­tra­tions are in the last two or three weeks,’’ Mrs Petersen said.

‘‘We are an­tic­i­pat­ing at least 2000 will reg­is­ter and maybe up to 2500.’’

Early bird reg­is­tra­tions are ac­cepted un­til 6pm on Fe­bru­ary 11.

Any­one who takes ad­van­tage of this pe­riod will go in the run­ning for a spe­cial boat draw — a Clark 395 Preda­tor with 30 hp Suzuki Mo­tor and Dun­bier Trailer val­ued at al­most $10,000.

There are four other boat pack­ages to be won through­out the event — which will be held from Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 15 to Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 16.

On top of the $80,000 prize pool is a $20,000 prize for any­one who lands the spe­cially tagged 2019 Mur­ray cod.

The week­end’s fun be­gins with the pop­u­lar Prize-A-Rama at the De­niliquin RSL Club on the Fri­day night, where there is a prize pool val­ued at $10,000 up for grabs as well as an Clark 427 Es­tu­ary Pur­suit with 40 hp Suzuki Mo­tor and Dun­bier Trailer val­ued at more than $15,000.

The fun moves to the Ed­ward River and Clas­sic HQ on Ed­ward River Oval for Satur­day and Sun­day, in­clud­ing the fam­ily fun night of live mu­sic and other ac­tiv­i­ties on Satur­day night.

It will re­turn to HQ by noon Sun­day for the pre­sen­ta­tion and the fi­nal boat prize draws.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, go to www.denifish­ing­clas­

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