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Eildon Big Fish Challenge 2016
  |  First Published: September 2016



That time has come again! On 15‪-16 October, the Eildon Big Fish Challenge will be on again, attracting hundreds to its shores.

It’s hard to believe that it’s the event’s 4th year, but 2016 is going to be our biggest and best year yet for one simple reason: for the first time, the Big Fish Challenge, due to popular demand, will also encompass the other Jewel of our beautiful area… Lake Eildon! You can fish from Bonnie Doon if you choose, which is further up the lake.

This will interest loads and loads of anglers who want join this very popular and well-run event.

The Pondage section of the challenge will be exactly the same as per the past three years, but it’s the excitement of opening up the lake, which has already created an amazing response on social media and for locals alike.

Let’s face it, how many fishing comps can you enter for $25 and be in the hunt for a boat, motor and trailer package?

So now that the lake is open, they will have trophies plus cash prizes for biggest cod, yellowbelly, trout, redfin and European carp, all of which will be measured on a supplied brag mat and sent via test message to a phone number that will be supplied closer to the event. This is such an exciting addition to an already well-respected event, and will only add to the vibe of the whole weekend.

A whole lot of thanks and appreciation should be roundly passed on to our amazing friends at Fisheries who have made our region one of the best all round fisheries in Australia, let alone Victoria.

So get all your native lures out and make sure they are in tip-top shape, or go out and buy a can of corn for the carp!

The fun doesn’t stop there! This year they will be having a twilight market on the shores of the pondage, all kicking off at 4pm. They will have all types of market stalls and trade sites for you to look at, live music all throughout the night, food will be available, and there will ben an auction and a fireworks display to finish the night off with a bang going into the second day of fishing.

On top of that, there will also be a food and wine expo sampling some of our fantastic local food and local wine.

For more info www.eildonbigfishchallenge.com.au or for live updates Eildon Big Fish Challenge Facebook page. – Eildon Big Fish Challenge

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