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.
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