Inaugural GoFish Nagambie Hooks Fishers

In it’s inaugural year, GoFish Nagambie had fishers hooked with many travelling from across the country to take part in the richest and largest freshwater fishing tournament Australia has ever seen! The fishing tournament took place over the Anzac Day long weekend on the spectacular Nagambie Lakes and Goulburn River.

The cold and windy conditions didn’t stop keen anglers from searching for the highly sought-after biggest Murray cod. There were 2,605 registered competitors and 1,000 boats on the water. Over the three-day tournament, 1,149 fish were caught including 401 Murray cod.

There was a guaranteed $500,000 in cash and prizes across all categories which was enough to hook fishers into competing in the tournament. A massive $80,000 was awarded to the angler who caught the biggest Murray cod – with Clint Alvey taking out the prize with his 109.96cm catch.

When asked, Clint said it was a lot of luck that he caught the winning cod – at first, he thought it was a yellowbelly. They had tried everything from deep trolling, shallow, crankbait, spinnerbait, bardi grubs, worms and yabbies before catching the cod. For those who are already planning their tactics for GoFish Nagambie 2020, this cod was hooked on spinnerbait and was hiding in a snag.

The iCatch app allowed competitors to view the live leaderboard throughout the weekend, adding to the excitement when their catch put them at the top of the leaderboard.

For those who weren’t competing, the lifestyle festival proved to be a hit. There was plenty to do at the festival which featured food trucks, kids activities, entertainment, shopping stalls and so much more. On Friday, the festival hub was filled with local school children who had an absolute blast completing a range of education sessions.

The Open Category Winners at GoFish Nagambie 2019 were:
Biggest Murray Cod ($80,000) – Clinton Alvey (109.96cm)
Biggest Golden Perch ($20,000) – Natham Birch (60.73cm)
Biggest Redfin ($5,000) – Dean Cumming (39.65cm)

The full list of final results can be found here.

Stay tuned for the GoFish Nagambie 2020 dates.

Final GoFish Nagambie Presentations on Sunday
Murray the Cod and kids enjoying the GoNagambie Festival

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