Fishing tournament a big win
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. com.au or head to the Facebook page at https:// www.facebook.com/GoFishNagambie.
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