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GoFish makes a huge splash in Nagambie

Monday, 30 April, 2019

“Let’s build it and see if they will come,” was the vision behind the dream of GoFish Nagambie when Gerry Ryan first mentioned the idea to Director of GTR Events, Daryl Herbert. The rest is history, fishos arrived by the thousands, the boats filled the waterways and the fish were caught.

“The best thing has been the excitement amongst the anglers, it’s incredible to see an event of this scale in regional Victoria, it’s the best!” said GoFish ambassador Rhys Creed. “The festival vibe is fantastic, this event will be here for a long time to come,” continued Rhys.

“1150 fish were caught, a monster cod was caught, I’ve spoken to the guy who caught the fish, it’s so exciting,” remarked GoFish ambassador Paul Worsteling.

The GoFish Nagambie tournament has come to a close, there are stories of huge fish, stories of the one that got away, stories of no fish, but the story we want to hear about today is the one of the monster fish that measured 109.96cm! But first, there are presentations to be made!

Strathbogie Shire Mayor and Nagambie Lakes Ward Councillor Amanda McClaren said the event was hugely successful and had great economic and social outcomes for the region.

“An event of this magnitude has such a significant and far-reaching impact on a town like Nagambie. With an estimated 20,000 people through the gates over the weekend, the economic outputs generated from GoFish have been enormous,” Mayor McClaren said.

“It was great to see fishers of all skill and experience levels from all over Australia gather to enjoy the great outdoors in this beautiful part of Victoria.”

Results for Open category winners for Cod, Golden Perch and Redfin:

  • Open Category Murray Cod Division presented by Shimano Australia  - $80,000 CASH

1st Place – Clint Alvey 109.96, picture with winning catch

  • Open Category Golden Perch Division presented by Shimano Australia - $20,000 CASH

1st Place – Nathan Birch 60.73cm

  • Open Category Redfin Division presented by Shimano Australia - $5,000 CASH

1st Place - Dean Cummings 39.65cm

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Clint Alvey pictured with winning catch

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