Paul Worsteling and Rhys Creed with 94cm Nagambie Cod

10 Reasons to enter GoFish Nagambie

Pristine country, thrilling adventure and a catch that could change your life, GoFish Nagambie has half a million reasons to get hooked in. We’ve got camping covered, bars covered, bands and BIG FISH are all covered. Blink and you could miss out on a boat entry.

 1. Prize pool

The excitement can’t be understated with half a million dollars’ worth of cash and prizes to be won! And it’s all guaranteed to be given away. With over 400 prizes up for grabs, one in every eight people entered the comp will go home a winner! You’ve got to like those odds.
The top 10 prizes for the Tournament powered by Mercury Marine totals $315,000. Let’s have a gander at some of the haul;

  • Biggest Overall Murray Cod
    $80,000 cash
  • Jayco Cod O’Clock
    4 x Jayco JTRAK camper trailers
  • Boats & More Carp O’Clock
    Clark Boat and Suzuki Engine package valued at $24,000
  • Biggest overall Golden Perch
    $20,000 cash

The remainder of the prize pool will be split so that anyone can win. This is a competition for everyone, for all abilities across all age groups and the prize haul is huge.

Check out the rest of the top 10 prizes here.

2. Big fish

Our mates Paul Worsteling and Rhys Creed recently proved that the Nagambie Lakes has big fish and plenty of them. The boys had an absolute ripper of a time managing to land 5 cod in one 2-hr session early in the morning. Later that arvo, they landed an absolute horse at 94cm on the troll.

3. Weather

Thanks to our friend Jane Bunn, we released the 4-day ANZAC weekend ‘before cast’ earlier in the week – 28 degrees and sunny… in all seriousness, the last weekend in April is known as a beautiful time of year in Nagambie. The backwaters in Nagambie are perfectly sheltered for a full day of fishing.

4. A bad days fishing, beats a good day working

Say no more.

5. GoNagambie Festival

The Festival Hub is an awesome gathering place for where fishos, foodies and families can gather, relax and chill-out.

By day, we’re talking casting competitions, education sessions and workshops, fishing gear, outdoor gear, lots of food and wine tastings, kids’ activities and live music.

By night, we’re talking food trucks, the best bar to grace the shores of Nagambie Lakes, daily presentations and prize winners and night-time entertainment including bands and fireworks.

6. Camping

Fishing and camping. Hook and Line. Beer and Esky. Lennie and Carl. You just can’t have one without the other. Which is why we are setting up the greatest of campsites to go with the great fishing within out tournament zone.

Located right on the banks of the Goulburn River, this will be ground zero for the keenest of competitors getting out on the water.

The campsite will be set up especially for convenience, security and fishing, with staff available 24-hours. Both powered and un-powered sites are available and, this is the big news, we’ll have an exclusive boat ramp only available for campers staying at the site, ensuring you’ll be in the water as fast as possible each day.

That’s not all. We’ll be running a FREE shuttle bus between the campsite, Nagambie and the Festival Hub and there will be showers and toilets available, exactly what you want after a long day out on the water before heading in to the Hub for the festivities.

Register your interest in camping here

7. Bank fishing spots you can’t normally access

With 13 ramps and 20km of bank fishing locations including exclusive access to otherwise inaccessible ramps and bank fishing spots outside of the tournament. There are going to be some absolute rippers reeled in left, right and centre.

8. Feast on some of the best food and wine in the region

Feast is the culinary gateway to the exceptional food, drink and produce of the Shire of Strathbogie which is sure to whet, or should we say wet, your appetite.
After good mornings fishing, pop into the GoFish Nagambie Feast Festival at the Nagambie Lake Regatta Centre to showcase the generous spirit of the Nagambie region through authentic and indulgent food and wine experiences.

9. Pick up a trick or two

Fishos of all abilities will pick up some great new skills at GoFish Nagambie. Presented by local legends and the best of the best, you do not want to miss out on this opportunity to pick up some handy hints and tips. Who knows, you might even hook a little gem that will help you win big bucks in the tournament.

10. Best outdoor tackle shop under the sun

The angler’s dream! Featuring everything the fisho could want or need, be warned – you won’t want to leave. With everything from hand crafted lure makers, boats, tackle and even a lure especially designed for Nagambie waters, this will be the best tackle shop you’

We’ve got camping covered; bars covered; bands and BIG FISH are all covered. It’s got everything you could possibly want and more than you could poke a stick at. Don't miss the boat, entere HERE.

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