Recreational fishers have another reason to head to East Gippsland with the State Government this week tagging several black bream fish worth $5000 each for the annual Twin Rivers Bream Classic.
The Classic will be held at the Gippsland Lakes and Tambo, Nicholson and Mitchell rivers this weekend, with the event already attracting hundreds of entries and providing another boost to the local economy.
The Victorian Minister for Fishing and Boating, Melissa Horne, was in Bairnsdale this week to help release three black bream fish, that had just been tagged by the Victorian Fisheries Authority, into the waterways.
The first two caught during the weekend competition will earn their captors a $5000 prize.
IMAGE: Jamie Malady from the Twin Rivers Bream Classic organising committee with Minister for Fishing and Boating, Melissa Horne, and Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull, on the Mitchell River at Howitt Park in Bairnsdale, just prior to releasing three tagged black bream fish into East Gippsland’s waterways.
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