Nearly 200 anglers hit the water with bait and line for two days of Goulburn River fishing at the annual Toolamba Fishing Classic at the weekend.JOHN LEWIS April 22, 2014 4:06am
Event co-organiser and club member Trevor Anderson said 180 people took part in the eighth year of the catch and release competition that offers $6000 in prizes.
Last year’s event attracted about 200 anglers.
‘‘I think the cooler weather with Easter being back a few weeks affected numbers slightly,’’ Mr Anderson said.
He said the winning catches were two yellowbelly — measuring 42
The catches earned Mr Davies the classic’s top prize of a 15-horsepower Mercury outboard motor from Boats and More.
The longest cod caught was 61
Mr Anderson said family involvement in the event was strong, including 60 young people who cast a line, despite the cooler weather.
He said the weekend finished with a roast and entertainment by band Entourage at the clubhouse on Saturday night.
The community of Girgarre is ready to realise its musical dreams after receiving a $350 000 Victoria Government Small Town Transformation grant.
Three Yarrawonga footballers have excelled at interleague level, representing the Ovens and Murray against Hampden in Warrnambool on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
CERES will be moving to a new rhythm on June 10 when Melbourne’s Andrew Swift is joined by the Weeping Willows for a series of performances.
THE Corop Cemetery Trust volunteers are grateful for the volunteer-work from a regional vineyard.
Kyabram Football Club will host a family day next weekend.
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
RENEWAL works have resumed on the Coliban Main Channel this month.
For most 10-year-olds, mischievous isn’t a word often found in their vocabulary, let alone having the ability to spell it correctly. But for Cobram Anglican Grammar Year 5 student Cadence Pang, it’s all in a day’s work.
Local owners stoked with horses success.
Campaspe Shire Council has estimated the direct economic impact to dairy farmers of reduced milk prices at $59 million.
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