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.
Some of Australia’s best kayakers were in Yarrawonga on Sunday at the annual Yarrawonga-Mulwala Canoe Club’s Murray River Classic kayak race.
Tatura’s Victory Hall is set for a big year as preparations get under way to celebrate the hall’s 90th birthday in September.
Three of the four young men are from Echuca-Moama.
Lake Cooper is expected to be dry within a month and thousands of dead carp littering the water’s edge are a sign of worse to come.
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Finley Henry Matheson was bestowed one of the highest Australia Day honours.
Recent weather conditions have come as a mixed blessing for farmers, with high rainfall and humidity providing a respite for irrigators as well as difficult growing and picking conditions for fruit growers.
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Salvation Army Benalla Majors Heather and Peter Ellis have relocated to Melbourne.
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