Thursday, August 12, 2010

Big Fish Competition

After the tragic events of the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires, the shires of Murrindindi and Mitchell in regional Victoria were amongst some of the hardest hit. However, the regions are rebuilding and want to encourage tourists back. Through this competition, the Murrindindi Mitchell Bushfire Tourism Recovery Group (MMBTRG) are asking keen anglers and fishing novices to hit the water for their chance to win $50,000 big ones in a 16 day fishing competition.

Two tagged fish worth $50,000 each will be released into the Goulburn River to be caught from Saturday 2nd October until Saturday 9th October 2010 and then another two fish will be release in Lake Eildon (excluding the pondage) to be caught from Sunday 10th October until Sunday 17th October 2010.

The MMBTRG BIG FISH COMPETITION focuses on fresh water fish with angler’s able to cast a line in both the river and lake for a chance to win.

The MMBTRG is encouraging safe and legal fishing behavior throughout the competition and the Victorian recreational fishing regulations apply.

Try your luck along the banks of the majestic Goulburn River, the largest river basin in Victoria or hit Lake Eildon, located in the northern foothills of Victoria's Central Highlands, 150 km north-east of Melbourne.

Click on link for all information & registration