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Golden Tag Fishing Competition

Various locations throughout East Gippsland and North East Victoria, Mallacoota, Victoria, 3892
Until 28 Feb 2021 (dates to be confirmed)

The Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) has established a tag-recapture competition to encourage recreational fishers to return to East Gippsland and North East Victoria.

They want to get recreational fishers of all abilities back to bushfire affected areas with their families and friends, spending money and helping local communities get back on their feet.

As part of the golden tag competition, they're tagging black bream, dusky flathead and King George whiting in East Gippsland, and in the north east, Murray cod, brown trout and rainbow trout.

The first 10 tagged fish to be reported caught by fishers after the competition begins will earn the lucky fisher a $10,000 cheque, with tagged fish beyond the first 10 to be awarded a $2,000 cash prize.

The fish have been tagged in waterway surrounding Mallacoota, Cann River, Bemm River, Orbost, Marlo, Lakes Entrance, Lake Tyers, Omeo, Dartmouth, Mitta Mitta, Corryong, Tallangatta and Bright.

All these places are well known for their inland and estuarine fishing, boasting terrific opportunities for shore-based and boat-based fishers of all skill levels.

For more information, head to the website.

Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

Content: Victorian Fisheries Authority
Entry cost:

Free entry

Accessibility:
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Various locations throughout East Gippsland and North East Victoria, Mallacoota, Victoria, 3892

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