GoFish Nagambie: 2000 fishers, 1000 boats and 560 students

GoFish Nagambie got underway on April 25 and will run until April 28.

THE GoFish Nagambie tournament served up a whole lot more than just fishing when more than 2000 fishos and 1000 boats took to the waters of the Nagambie Lakes region this week. Fishing kicked off at 6:30 am on ANZAC Day, with fishos eager to cast a line and snag $500K in cash and prizes.

There was plenty of action back at the GoNagambie Festival where ‘Schools Day’ has more than 560 students registered to participate in a 4 hour education program from 10 am to 2 pm.  

“We’re excited  to welcome the students here today, it is crucial they gain an understanding and respect for the waterways and environment. They will cast a line, learn about traditional fishing methods, listen to fishing expert Rhys Creed spin a yarn and maybe kick a ball with Chloe Molloy. These kids are in for a treat, it’s going to be great,” said event director Daryl Herbert.

Schools Day will offer a platform to educate students on native fish species, restocking practices and fishing methods and regulations.“Nagambie is known as a community that respects the environment and in particular the health of its waterways. It will be a celebration of the waterways, fishing and people coming together, sharing their stories,” said Daryl.

Schools Day has been proudly supported by community, educators and government departments and provides an opportunity to interact with the students and teachers as they partake in the various activities. “We hope to provide an engaging experience for the students enjoying the chance to change their regular routine. This event is free to attend and we are very proud of that,” Daryl said.

There will be regular updates on the big screen of what’s happening out on the water. “We hope to hear a story about the size and fighting spirit of the magnificent Murray Cod being caught, downstream in the Goulburn,” Daryl said.  Cash is also up for grabs for the biggest carp, redfin and yellow belly species with fishers reminded not to overlook them. 

The inaugural, GoFish Nagambie tournament was created in celebration of the friendships, the adventures, and the stories that are shared to make fishing the wonderful sport that it is today. When fishing closes for the day, fishos will return to the festival hub for the announcement of daily prize winners, entertainment, and open air cinema.

GoFish Nagambie runs from April 25 to 28. For more information, click HERE.


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