BOAT entries are motoring out the door in Australia’s richest ever native fishing competition, with the GoFish Nagambie tournament sponsored by Mercury Marine drawing attention from far and wide. And with a prize pool of $500,000, is it any wonder? With the biggest prizes and cheques guaranteed to go off, it’s set to be huge!
One lucky fisher will walk away with $80,000 for hooking the biggest Murray cod in the catch and release competition. Anyone who registers for the competition is eligible to win prizes including boats, caravans and more.
This is a tournament for anglers of all abilities. Everyone is in with a chance to take home some coin and some awesome prizes. Even if you’ve never been freshwater fishing before, you will get lost in the beauty of the Goulburn River and picturesque countryside, the river gum-lined banks that cut their way through wheat fields, vineyards to spectacular heritage listed wetlands.
Tournament director, Rod Lockwood, recently took a tour of the boat ramp availability within the tournament zone and is encouraging fishers to register for the competition.
“We’ve got cash and prizes up for grabs, and have secured the use of 13 ramps. This enables exclusive access to otherwise inaccessible ramps outside of the tournament in play,” he said.
“The brand new ramp at Majors Creek has improved access to the waterway and will be a popular choice for anglers,” Rod said
According to organiseres, anglers trolling have been landing plenty of big fish in the tournament zone. The Goulburn River can deliver fast and furious action, with fishos having the option to switch between boats, land and kayaking to hook the mighty murray cod. There are reports of big cod being caught as well as increased boating numbers on the waterways.
Tournament Director Rod Lockwood said “We are fortunate in Nagambie, the guaranteed permanent water levels will ensure a terrific competition. With the dry conditions, stretching further south, this is a fisho’s paradise”.
The GoFish tournament, sponsored by Mercury Marine, is timed to grow visitor numbers to the Nagambie Lakes region with a hub of festivities certain to entice a family weekend getaway.
The competition will run from April 25 to 28, 2019, and participants must register online HERE.