Nagam­bie set for an­glers

TIME TO REGIS­TER FOR ‘PEO­PLE’S FISH­ING COM­PE­TI­TION’

Shepparton News - - NEWS - By Tara Whitsed

IT’S SET TO BE THE BIG­GEST FISH­ING TOUR­NA­MENT IN THE COUN­TRY, IN ONE OF THE BEST COD FISH­ING LO­CA­TIONS IN AUS­TRALIA. — RHYS CREED

Keen fish­er­men are be­ing en­cour­aged to get in quick and regis­ter for this year’s GoFish Nagam­bie event.

Set to be Aus­tralia’s largest fresh­wa­ter fish­ing tour­na­ment and out­door life­style fes­ti­val, the in­au­gu­ral event will run over the An­zac Day week­end from April 25 to 28, at the Nagam­bie Lakes Re­gatta Cen­tre on the banks of the Goul­burn River and Nagam­bie Lakes.

GoFish Nagam­bie am­bas­sador and fresh­wa­ter fish­ing young­ster Rhys Creed said he was ex­cited about the event be­cause of its at­trac­tion to the broader com­mu­nity.

‘‘It’s set to be the big­gest fish­ing tour­na­ment in the coun­try, in one of the best cod fish­ing lo­ca­tions in Aus­tralia — it’s the peo­ple’s fish­ing com­pe­ti­tion,’’ he said.

The na­ture of the event and com­pe­ti­tion means any­one can get out on the wa­ter and wet a line.

‘‘Bring­ing an­glers of all abil­i­ties to one place to have a good time, learn more about fish­ing and for them to see what Nagam­bie has to of­fer is a huge op­por­tu­nity for both the lo­cal com­mu­nity and the fish­ing in­dus­try,’’ Mr Creed said.

The tour­na­ment boasts a guar­an­teed $500 000 in cash and prizes.

An­glers can choose be­tween boat, bank and kayak and prizes are awarded across each age cat­e­gory and tar­geted species.

The tour­na­ment area will span more than 30 km of wa­ter­ways and the river has been spe­cially stocked with Mur­ray cod and golden perch ahead of the event. ● En­ter now at www.gofish­nagam­bie.com.au

Big lure: GoFish Nagam­bie am­bas­sador and fresh­wa­ter fish­ing young­ster Rhys Creed.

Big event: The com­pe­ti­tion will take place on Lake Nagam­bie and Goul­burn River.

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