GoFish Nagambie!

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Re: GoFish Nagambie!

Post by Truedogz » Thu May 30, 2019 7:18 pm

Early April is still too late. In most seasons the irrigation flows from Eildon are still going strong. With the shortening days and dropping air temps combined with the irrigation water the fishing slows down or at least becomes patchy. If you wanted to maximise the catch of fish you would hold it in February or early March at the latest. If you are trying to get tourists into the town during a slow time you would hold it in July.

While the event was a success and some good fish were taken the general conclusion of the punters was that too few fish were taken. It wasn't just the weather that weekend, it is the time of the year under local conditions. January to early March provide the most reliable fishing for natives in the weir. Even downstream towards Shepparton the fishing slows down after early March. The Murray being warmer goes well until mid April.

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Re: GoFish Nagambie!

Post by Brett » Thu May 30, 2019 7:23 pm

April Fool wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 5:33 pm
davek wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:20 am
April Fool wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:43 am
Word on the...Shepparton streets is that the comp may be brought forward to the long weekend in March.
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The Shepp rumours are on the go again, :tongue: cheers davo
The rumours were half true! Those that registered for this years event likely received an email today with next year's dates...April 2 - 5. Looks like they are trying to invent a new long weekend for Nagas! Obviously they have enough tourists on the March long weekend so want to create another bumper tourism weekend for Nagas!
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Proving beyond doubt that Sheppartonians are more switched on than Nagambogans!

Got the email a week ago I think it was, not sure if it’s a good or bad idea yet.

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Re: GoFish Nagambie!

Post by Bugatti » Fri May 31, 2019 12:30 am

April Fool wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 5:33 pm

Obviously they have enough tourists on the March long weekend so want to create another bumper tourism weekend for Nagas!

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Truedogz wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 7:18 pm

Early April is still too late.

If you wanted to maximise the catch of fish you would hold it in February or early March at the latest.

If you are trying to get tourists into the town during a slow time you would hold it in July.

While the event was a success and some good fish were taken the general conclusion of the punters was that too few fish were taken.

Best Wishes

Truedogz

Here in South Australia, The Whyalla Snapper Competition was dropped a few years ago and the main reason was less patronage because of fewer fish being caught and smaller fish too. That was mainly due to Snapper stocks being in decline and not "out of season".

The Whyalla Snapper Comp, had a range of prize categories to accommodate all fishos, by land and by sea but from memory $25,000 was the first prize, substantially less than what is on offer there.

If with what you guys are saying as far as not being ideal fishing condition , , , , they might be hoping that the LARGE prizes are enough to counteract the lack of fish.

Might be a "watch this space".

As a foot note, wasn't the Comp on a 2 year trial, with next year being the second year?

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Re: GoFish Nagambie!

Post by Seb85 » Fri May 31, 2019 6:07 am

Truedogz wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 7:18 pm
Early April is still too late. In most seasons the irrigation flows from Eildon are still going strong. With the shortening days and dropping air temps combined with the irrigation water the fishing slows down or at least becomes patchy. If you wanted to maximise the catch of fish you would hold it in February or early March at the latest. If you are trying to get tourists into the town during a slow time you would hold it in July.

While the event was a success and some good fish were taken the general conclusion of the punters was that too few fish were taken. It wasn't just the weather that weekend, it is the time of the year under local conditions. January to early March provide the most reliable fishing for natives in the weir. Even downstream towards Shepparton the fishing slows down after early March. The Murray being warmer goes well until mid April.

Best Wishes

Truedogz
Thanks Truedogz, that is good factual info. Surely by now they know there wasn't a lot of fish caught, especially in comparison on how many people fished), though it was a success.
Unless they're doing it in purpose not too disturb or overfish the area too much.

Did they promote catch and release for the comp? Does anyone know?
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