The Cobram Cod Classic fishing competition attracted 281 keen anglers to the Murray River at the weekend.December 7, 2012 5:00am
The Cobram Cod Classic fishing competition attracted 281 keen anglers to the Murray River at the weekend.
Classic organiser Damien Sfetcopoulos said he was pleased with how competitors received the event.
He deemed it a great success for organisers Cobram-Barooga Apex Club.
‘‘We had 281 entrants in total and a couple who are making a documentary about the Murray River filmed the event,’’ he said.
‘‘I just want to thank everyone who helped organise it and especially Murray Valley Marine and Cobram Outdoors.
‘‘We had a vote at the (Cobram-Barooga Apex Club) meeting and the event had already been re-booked for next year’s cod opening.’’
The event coincided with the opening of the fishing season.
‘‘This (event) has really re-invigorated the club, which is all about bringing people into the region and showing what we have to offer,’’ he said.
‘‘We were able to attract more than 100 people who weren’t from this region with groups from Melbourne, Bendigo, Shepparton, Echuca, Albury, Benalla, Kyabram and even Sydney.
‘‘It was a thoroughly enjoyable weekend — absolutely awesome.
‘‘The highlight for me was giving all the juniors a lure — their faces just lit up.’’
Fellow organiser Dylan Hyde agreed.
‘‘It was really good,’’ he said.
‘‘There were heaps (of fish) caught — the biggest was an 80
‘‘Heaps of kids entered too, about 50 (under 18s) I think, so that was good to see.
‘‘We are just over the moon, participation-wise.’’
The top prize for mystery cod went to Darren Lewis of Urana, for catching one closest to the mystery size of 69
John Browning landed the biggest cod at 80
Participants were free to fish anywhere on the Murray, from upstream of the Tocumwal Bridge to the Yarrawonga Weir.
There were 16 categories and all proceeds went to the Cobram-Barooga Apex Club with a portion donated to the Department of Primary Industries’ fish restocking pro- gram.
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