Get hooked on Isisford
  |  First Published: June 2012

The Isisford Fishing Competition will all be happening on the banks of the Barcoo River at the good old Oma Waterhol on 28-29 July 2012. Bring your family and friends along and join in on the fun and try and catch the longest yellowbelly or just lay back and enjoy the scenery.

This two day competition starts at 10am on Saturday and finishes at 11am on Sunday; fishing throughout Saturday night is permitted, as long as the fish is brought in to be measured alive. The Isisford Fishing Competition encourages competitors to catch and release their fish in order for fish numbers to replenish after the competition.

Nominations begin on Friday afternoon at the Control Point from 1pm to 6pm and then start again on Saturday morning around 7.30am. Friday night entertainment will be Friday night football televised on the big screen at the control point and the bar will be open.

There are adult and junior prizes each for the longest yellowbelly, black bream and catfish. Nomination fees are $20 for adults and $5 for juniors, but you don’t have to catch a fish to be in the draws, and your name automatically goes in the draw for the majors prizes and the smaller draws.

To be eligible to measure your fish for the competition you must be nominated and bring your card up with your fish to the control point. The competition is based on the length of the fish, which must be alive when they are brought up to be measured.

The action starts happening on Saturday with nominations, displays and raffles as well as a roast meal on Saturday night catered by the competition. The bar will also be open all weekend. There are also a number of novelty events on Saturday afternoon at 2pm including wool bale rolling, foot racing, childrens’ sack racing, womens’ horse shoe throwing and childrens’ bobbing and casting competition.

Portable Toilets and firewood will be available randomly placed along the river bank and little Oma for your convenience and the roads are graded into camping sites. Toilets and showers are available at the control point, but the showers are limited so please be patient.

Prizes and presentations will take place on Sunday at midday. Competitors need to be present for the major prizes, if they are not then the prizes will be redrawn. There are great prizes to be won, thank you to all our sponsors for supporting the club.

Come and join us for a great weekend, the competition has been running for more than 10 years now, it is one of Isisford’s major events that attracts well over 600 people a year from all over the countryside.

For more information on the weekend visit our website www.isisfordfishingcomp.com.au .

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