Fish­ing tour­na­ment a big win

Euroa Gazette - - SPORTS -

THE World’s big­gest fish­ing tour­na­ment and out­door life­style fes­ti­val, GoFish Nagam­bie is go­ing to be hap­pen­ing right on your doorsteps.

With the tour­na­ment boast­ing a whop­ping and guar­an­teed $500,000 prize pool, Aussie an­glers are champ­ing at the bit to se­cure an en­try and have their shot at tak­ing home the big bucks.

Founded by Daryl Her­bert and Rod Lock­wood at GTR Events, GoFish Nagam­bie is an event for the whole in­dus­try and fish­ing com­mu­nity.

It will pro­vide a plat­form for recre­ational an­glers to gather and re­lax for a week­end of fish­ing and fun, whilst cre­at­ing a unique op­por­tu­nity for brands rang­ing from lo­cal hand­crafted lure mak­ers to in­dus­try lead­ers to show­case their prod­ucts.

The event is also striv­ing to cre­ate an on­go­ing legacy with Mr Lock­wood say­ing they are pas­sion­ate to use GoFish as a ve­hi­cle to en­dorse im­por­tant en­vi­ron­men­tal mes­sages by demon­strat­ing how the im­prove­ment of fish habitat and re-stock­ing can cre­ate bet­ter fish­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

The catch, mea­sure and re­lease tour­na­ment will high­light Aus­tralia’s apex preda­tors of the rivers and lakes sys­tems, the Mur­ray Cod and Golden Perch.

Nagam­bie’s pris­tine wa­ter­ways are jam­packed with struc­tures, snags and habitat that an­glers will love fish­ing from ei­ther their boats, kayaks or from the bank.

Lock­wood went on to say that with a $500,000 prize pool up for grabs and split across open, cadet (teenage) and kids’ cat­e­gories, they are show­cas­ing that fish­ing is a sport that ev­ery­one can en­joy.

The prize pool is split so that an­glers of all abil­i­ties can and will go home win­ners, with the group want­ing more peo­ple fish­ing, more of­ten.

Off the wa­ter there will also be plenty of ac­tion, with the banks of Nagam­bie Lakes play­ing host to the Fes­ti­val Hub.

“Vis­i­tors will want to come down and soak up the elec­tric at­mos­phere and im­merse them­selves in all that it has to of­fer,” Mr Lock­wood said.

The fes­ti­val is set to have ev­ery­thing from a vi­brant shop­ping precinct, hands-on ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram and kids’ ac­tiv­i­ties, lo­cal gourmet pro­duce and cook­ing demon­stra­tions.

“This will be a great place to un­wind with good food, drinks and great en­ter­tain­ment go­ing on into the night,” Mr Lock­wood said.

En­tries are open now for the com­pe­ti­tion and you can Reg­is­ter at www.gofish­nagam­bie. or head to the Face­book page at https:// www.face­­Nagam­bie.

THE to­tal rain­fall for Novem­ber was 46.4mm.

To­tal rain­fall for the week end­ing at 9am on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 3, was 14.8mm, with 8.6mm fall­ing on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 28 and 6.2mm fall­ing on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 2.

WHAT A CATCH: Mitch Con­dell shows off one of his cod catches.

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