EDENHOPE’S Annual Fishing Competition took place at the weekend, with windy conditions making for a tough fishing experience.
Despite the blowy weather, many competitors took to Lake Wallace to try their luck.
Edenhope Angling Club president Luke Munro said the number of fish caught was down on last year, but the quality of the fish was up.
“It went as well as can be expected for the weather, it was a bit horrible with all of the wind,” he said.
“It made it tough for camping and fishing but that’s the way it goes. We were happy with the numbers considering the weather.
“The number of fish caught was down but the quality was up with the size. We are still very happy with everyone and the participants were well behaved and cleaned up themselves.”
Joel Riddle claimed the top prize of $5,000 with a brown trout weighing in at 1.495 kilograms.
Munro said the competition brought plenty of people to town – the club has also introduced a tagged fish competition for the summer period, hoping to bring people back to Edenhope.
“All the vendors that were down were very happy and the feedback form locals is that the town was full all week,” Munro said.
“We’ve already had people sign up for the chaser tag fish competition so they will keep coming back.
“We will keep building in the future and get bigger and better prizes and more fish.”