Locals fishing on the Wimmera River this week have a chance to win big if they can catch an elusive golden-tagged fish.
The Victorian Fisheries Authority has announced via Facebook post that a golden perch in the Wimmera river has been given a golden tag as part of a competition launched in February to attract visitors to Victoria's regions.
The tagged fish are worth $2000 to anybody that can snag one, with special $10,000 fish also out in the water.
The Fisheries Authorities are not announcing how much money the Wimmera yella is worth.
The Golden Tag competition saw tagged fish released into the bushfire affected areas of East Gippsland, the North East and Alpine regions.
The tagged fish have also been spotted in Purrumbete, Bullen Merri, and Bellfield Reservoir in the Grampians.
More than 950 golden tagged fish have been released across the state in total.
The competition is part of the Victorian government's $35 million Target One Million commitment to recreational fishers.
Visit the Victorian Fisheries Authority website for more information on the competition and frequently asked questions.
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