Rhyll Gamefishing Classic 2011
  |  First Published: February 2011

This February 19-20 anglers will gather at Ryhll on Victoria’s Phillip Island to do battle with the varied species of sharks that call Bass Strait home during the summer months.

While bronze whalers and even thresher sharks get in on the action, it’s the short tempered, high flying mako sharks that gets anglers excited, drawing fishers from across the state for this highly-contested competition and fun weekend.

Hosted by the Victorian Gamefishing Club, with this event usually seeing some very big mako sharks hooked, with some landed and plenty more lost.

However its also the light tackle opportunities that see this competition being so successful, with the waters of Bass Strait holding great numbers of makos ranging from 30-50kg.

It makes the perfect stomping ground for tag and released fishing, or for anglers to pit their skills against the fish on light line, with 4-10kg tackle putting anglers in the running for great prizes.

This year’s competition is definitely not one to be missed thanks to the support of major sponsor BRP/Evinrude, who along with Lowrance and Shimano have helped to bring anglers a bigger prize pool than ever before.

With everything from Tiagra rods and reels to a Lowrance HDS 8 sounder/GPS, adding to this are plenty of other great prizes, along with a raffle that you don’t want to miss.

Based out of Rhyll, the tournament sees a friendly atmosphere for all the family, including a secondary part of the tournament that allows anglers to enter who are more content on chasing some inshore species, which also put you in the running for great prizes.

For more information check out www.vgfc.com.au or contact: Andrew Coburn – 0457 817 955 or Gerry Rodrigues – 0417 370 113.

Lee Rayner

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