New-look fishing competition has them all hooked

Raffle prize: Sam Powell, Grant Bellman and  Corey McLaren in the boat which was won by Terang's Troy Anderson on Sunday. Picture: Rob Gunstone
Raffle prize: Sam Powell, Grant Bellman and Corey McLaren in the boat which was won by Terang's Troy Anderson on Sunday. Picture: Rob Gunstone

The Shipwreck Coast Fishing Classic has reeled in a big numbers after organisers changed the format for this year’s event.

Warrnambool Offshore and Light Game Fishing Club vice-president Peter Goode said the event, which was usually run in March, was brought forward to January to allow more children to participate.

He said there were about 580 entries – 156 of them children aged up to 15 - making it one of their biggest events. The week-long competition ended on Saturday with final weigh-ins, and on Sunday presentations were made to prizewinners and the raffle was drawn.

Terang’s Troy Anderson won the raffle’s major prize – a new boat.