Aim for a big one

Shepparton News - Country News - - WOMEN IN AG FORUM -

Avid an­glers are be­ing en­cour­aged to se­cure their spot in the GoFish Nagam­bie half-a-mil­lion­dol­lar tour­na­ment in April, with en­tries now open.

En­tries are capped and there is a limit of 1000 boats.

Lo­cal fish­ing leg­end and GoFish Nagam­bie stal­wart Wally Cub­bin said he was ex­cited to see his back­yard full of pas­sion­ate an­glers, all vy­ing to be crowned the in­au­gu­ral cham­pion of GoFish Nagam­bie.

‘‘The fes­ti­val hub is some­thing we’ve never seen be­fore at a comp like this,’’ Mr Cub­bin said.

‘‘Live mu­sic, a chance to chat and hear other an­glers’ sto­ries, and hang-out with our non­fish­ing fam­i­lies, it’s def­i­nitely go­ing to be a high­light.

‘‘A lo­cal is a good chance at tak­ing out the big $80 000 cheque for the big­gest Mur­ray cod be­cause they know the area like the back of their hand.’’

The GoFish tour­na­ment zone spans more than 11.11 sq km of wa­ter­ways, with ac­cess to boat ramps and bank-fish­ing hot-spots nor­mally in­ac­ces­si­ble to the gen­eral an­gler. The tour­na­ment area reaches from the Goul­burn Weir and in­cludes ev­ery­thing 30 km up­stream to the junc­tion with Hughes Creek. All back­wa­ters, bil­l­abongs, la­goons and creeks within this area are in the com­pe­ti­tion zone, in­clud­ing the Ma­jors Creek sys­tem and Sandy Creek.

The wa­ter­ways in­clude plenty of heavy tim­ber, stand­ing trees, over­hang­ing struc­tures, wil­low trees, thick weed beds and a river chan­nel that pro­vides the lake sys­tem with depths vary­ing from half a me­tre to 11 m in some lo­ca­tions.

Min­i­mal water flow makes for great fish­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and al­lows for a range of dif­fer­ent fish­ing styles in­clud­ing bait, lure and even fly. ■ En­tries are now open. To en­ter visit: gofish­nagam­ You can also fol­low the GoFish Nagam­bie Face­book page for up­dates.

Get hooked . . . En­tries are now open for GoFish Nagam­bie.

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