Toolamba fish frenzy

April 06, 2018

All aboard: Adam Hirt and Adam Maxworthy dressed to impress, for the 12th Annual Easter Classic in Toolamba.

Nick Bedwell, 16, and Mitchell Bell, 14, from Toolamba.

Buckets of fun: Clayton and Kelly Bedwell finding a shady spot in there tinny during the event.

Enjoying himself: Shepparton’s Tom Petrovski, 15, trying to catch a big one.

All smiles: Murchison’s Brad Anderson, 15, enjoying the serenity of the Goulburn River.

Baydan Meloury, 15, from Shepparton ready to hit the water.

The 12th annual Toolamba Fishing Club ‘‘catch and release’’ Easter Classic ran across Good Friday and Saturday.

With the weather delivering plenty of sunshine, more than 300 people attended, making it the biggest competition to date.

Toolamba Fishing Club president Trevor Anderson said the river level was up and 65 children entered the event.

‘‘It’s great to see the kids and families out on the water and the health of the river was looking great,’’ Mr Anderson said.

Clint Brisbane caught the biggest Murray cod at 63cm and the major prize (ISHP Suzuki Outlander motor) went to Lee Crosby for his 47cm yellowbelly.

‘‘Special thanks to our sponsors, including Boats and More for donating the motor,’’ Mr Anderson said.

The traditional pasta and fish meal was enjoyed on Friday night and competition finished at 4pm on Saturday.

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