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Get ready to hook into Nagambie’s fishing competition

By Shepparton News

Anglers who were hooked on GoFish Nagambie's fishing competition this year, will be able to catch it again next April.

GoFish Nagambie is Australia’s richest freshwater fishing competition and will return in 2020 with a $500,000 prize pool.

GoFish ambassador Karen Rees said more women were being encouraged to take part.

“I am very honoured to help deliver a fishing tournament that caters to female anglers in our fishing community like never before,” Ms Rees said.

“GoFish Nagambie 2020 is something not to be missed.

“You have the opportunity to be a part of something far bigger and far more important than you can imagine.

“You have an opportunity to come together and help shape the future of women in fishing in Australia.”

This year almost 8000 people visited Nagambie, contributing about $5.6 million to regional Victoria and Nagambie’s economy.

The top prize went to Clint Alvey, who won $80,000 for landing the largest Murray cod at 109cm.

The Albury concreter had a handshake deal with his mate, where they agreed to give $50,000 to whoever catches the fish and $30,000 to the other.

And Mr Alvey kept his word. He said he would be using the cash to help build his family home.

The $80,000 prize is up for grabs again this year plus a swag of other prizes, thanks to partners such as Jayco Australia and Visit Victoria.

Entries for GoFish Nagambie will open on November 14, but with only 1000 boat entries available and entries selling out this year, organisers encouraged anglers to get in early.

GoFish Nagambie will be held at Nagambie Lakes and Goulburn River from April 2 to 5, 2020. For information, visit: gofishnagambie.com.au