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.
When teenage sensation Jack Hammond arrived in Tongala with his dairy farming family in January, his name sparked interest in several coaches across the district.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons have secured a vital win over Wangaratta Magpies at JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga.
On Wednesday, April 22, 11 walkers from Shepparton Adventure Club travelled to Strathmerton then on to Ulupna Island.
Uniformed police are being plucked from the district’s 16-hour stations to work with one-member stations so officers are not patrolling on their own.
A Rochester woman who stole more than $250 worth of money, cigarettes and food from her workplace of four years has been convicted and fined $500, plus court costs.
The final 25 players have been chosen to represent the Goulburn Valley Football League in their quest to regain the number one football ranking in country Victoria.
A 640 000 bird proposal finally gets the green light from Strathbogie Shire Council.
Record cattle prices were recorded at the Finley Saleyards on Friday
People in rural and remote areas are significantly over-represented in the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads.
Barooga will host an information forum on the National Disability Insurance Scheme on Tuesday night.
The Deniliquin Rodeo Arena was in full swing for the recent Deniliquin Classic Barrel Race.
GrainCorp has announced an investment of $50 million to increase oilseed crushing capacity and efficiency at its Numurkah facility in Victoria.
Mark Soyer represented Australia at the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in Canada.
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