Strong crowds gathered on the river banks at Mathoura for the annual fishng classic on the weekend.TRENT HORNEMAN March 3, 2014 4:59am
A record crowd of 1150 anglers flocked to the banks of the Murray River at Mathoura’s Picnic Point and Tarragon Lodge at the weekend for the town’s annual fishing classic.
This year’s event was the fourth time participation has broken records, with this year’s crowd 135 greater than last year.
Organiser Kalli Crump described the fishing classic as ‘a perfect advertisement for Mathoura’.
‘‘There is an obvious huge economic benefit, with people coming in and filling up with fuel and buying bits and pieces,’’ she said.
‘‘We have a fantastic area out there at Picnic Point and Tarragon Lodge.
‘‘All of the camping sites were full and there was a great atmosphere out there during the weekend.’’
Eddie Bourke was crowned the men’s champion, landing native fish with a combined length of 141cm, including the weekend’s largest Murray cod, which measured 78cm.
Amanda Hodgkinson was the event’s most prolific female angler, landing three yellow belly, which measured a combined 117cm.
Chrissy Hislop landed the largest Murray cod in the women’s competition, landing a 74.5cm catch.
Daniel Hooper was crowned the boys champion, while Tina Shiels was named the leading girls’ angler.
Ms Crump said carp numbers were down for this year’s event.
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