Eildon big Fish Challenge
  |  First Published: December 2013

October 19-20 2013 saw the first annual Eildon Big Fish Challenge and what a great event it was.

The weather gods were on certainly our side and plenty of fish were caught. A massive amount of fun was had by all.

People of all ages participated in this challenge in the hunt for some incredible prizes and trophies.

It seemed that bait fishing was the most successful method with the king of trout bait Berkley Powerbait in the rainbow colour doing the most damage.

This was certainly so for the overall winner Ognjen Mijatovic.

Some good fish were also caught on Berkley 2.5cm T Tails.

It was an amazing event considering the committee only had 12 weeks to get the whole thing off the ground.

All who participated would certainly agree that it was a job well done to all involved.

After getting 250 + competitors for the first one, it will surely be onwards and upwards from here.

The overwhelming consensus from competitors is that they would be back next year and bringing all their friends, so let's see if we can get it bigger and better next year.

The organisers would like to extend a special thanks to our great friends at the Snobs Creek Fish Hatchery for stocking Eildon Pondage with great quality trout.



Biggest Fish

David Edmonds, Laverton560mm

Big Fish - adult male angler

David Edmonds, Laverton560mm

Big Fish - adult female angler

Nicole Sander, Kerang510mm

Big Fish - child angler (11 years and under)

Daniel Hooper, Maroopna536mm

Champion Angler - Cumulative Length

Ognjen Mijatovic, Bacchus Marsh3020mm

Champion Angler – adult male

Ognjen Mijatovic, Bacchus Marsh3020mm

Champion Angler – adult female

Nicole Sander, Kerang1495mm

Champion Angler – child (11 years and under)

Luke Downes, Alexandra1510mm


Secret Length $1,000

Paul Dickson, Langwarren

Secret Length $250

Beau Martin, Collingwood

Secret Length $250

Robert Waugh, Melton

Secret Length $250

Michael Barallon, Taylors Lakes

Secret Length $250

Petar Plavsic, Bacchus Marsh

PASSPORT – Lake Eildon Marina and House Boat Hire – 1 Weekend Hire

Passport Winner

Debrah Mathieson, Alexandra

MAJOR PRIZE – Savage boat; Mercury motor, trailer; safety pack

Major Prize Winner

Michael Neil, Eildon


1ST Prize – Tinny full of tinnies

Ticket 0066 J. Emmett – Craigieburn

2nd Prize – Sea Kayak

Ticket 1825 Duane – Kyabram

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