It is on again, the 11th Lake Hume Fishing Classic proudly sponsored by Leigh Martin Marine and Mercury, and will be held on the weekend of 1-2 November.
A total of 439 anglers entered last year’s event and they weighed over 700 fish between them. With 150 golden perch presented for measuring and released alive, this event is fast becoming a premier event for this species.
The competition is held on the picturesque Lake Hume, and the event is open to all ages. The centre for all activities is the Lake Hume Tourist Park under the big marquee.
The boundaries for the event are the confines of Lake Hume from the Wymah ferry (nearest weigh station is the Holbrook boat club on the Murray arm) and the Tallangatta narrows on the Mitta arm (nearest weigh station is at Ludlow’s reserve).
Entry for the 2014 classic is $65 for adults and $25 for juniors. Juniors must be under 15yo on the 31 October 2014. The cost of entry for a team is $40 of up to 4 anglers. All entries received and postmarked by the 24 October 2014 will go into an early bird draw for $500 worth of fishing gear.
Entry in the event includes a meal on Saturday night and a sausage sizzle on the Sunday at presentation; all entrants also receive a Leigh Martin Marine Mercury Lake Hume Fishing Classic stubby holder and an information pack. Junior and female entrants get a lure from the lucky lure box.
Registration at the event is from 4pm until 8.30pm on Friday the 31 October and from 5am until 11am on Saturday 1 November 2014 sharp at the Lake Hume Tourist Park, in the marquee.
This year’s major prize is again a Quintrex boat with a Mercury outboard on a trailer. In all, prizes totalling over $40,000 are on offer for the competition. All competitors who enter the Leigh Martin Marine Mercury Lake Hume Fishing Classic will go into the draw for the boat, motor and trailer package.
There are four fish categories: golden perch (catch and release only), trout, redfin and carp. The greatest number of fish caught by the four members over the two days will determine the team’s event winner. Champion Angler is based on the number of measurable fish caught, excluding carp, over the two days by an individual angler in both the senior and junior categories. Mystery weights for golden perch on both days will give everyone who weighs a golden perch a chance to win a prize.
The Kevin Downey lure wall will be available again this year, simply place a lure on the wall for a chance to win the entire wall. Lures can be new or used (only whole packets of plastics please) and the classic will start the wall off with 10 brand new lures from our sponsors. On the weekend, a Minn Kota motor and swag will be raffled, and drawn.
With up to 50 Lucky Door prize draws to be held on Saturday evening, after the evening meal, this promises to be a great weekend of fun for the whole family and a must not miss event. Therefore, get your accommodation booked to avoid missing what will be an excellent weekend. All event merchandise for the 11th Leigh Martin Marine Mercury Lake Hume Classic is only available through pre-order. For more information, visit the web site at www.lakehumeclassic.com.au. – Lake Hume ClassicReads: 762