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Goulburn Fishing Festival

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by Ian Gill (subscribe)
I'm a Victorian freelance writer & photographer living in the Macedon Ranges north of Melbourne.
Event:
Eildon Season Opener
The Victorian Fisheries Authority will host its annual Goulburn Fishing Festival, a one-day recreational fishing festival in the township of Eildon on Saturday, 1 September 2018, celebrating the start of the trout fishing season and promoting Eildon as a fishing destination.

Victoria Melbourne Eildon Fish Fishing Festival Festivals Free Event
The township of Eildon is gateway to the Lake Eildon National Park, a hotspot for Victorian anglers. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank


To be staged at the Eildon Community Centre, 2 Centre Avenue, Eildon, the festival will showcase fishing industry traders, individual exhibitors and local angling clubs alongside recreational fishing personalities holding open forums to discuss different methods, tactics and styles of fishing and providing instruction on how to catch more fish.

Victoria Melbourne Eildon Fish Fishing Festival Festivals Free Event
The Goulburn Fishing Festival aims to promote Eildon and surrounds .....


Victoria Melbourne Eildon Fish Fishing Festival Festivals Free Event
..... including the fabulous Lower Pondage as a top notch fishing destination. Photo's: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank


Families and young fishers will be given the opportunity to participate in supervised free fishing events, free tours of the nearby Snobs creek fish hatchery and enjoy free entertainment at a central staging point.

This is a free event and one not to be missed by anyone hoping to land a trout in the 2018 season.

Getting There ..

Eildon is 140 Kilometres northeast of Melbourne, just over a 2-hour drive via the M3, Maroondah Highway and Back Eildon Road.

Victoria Melbourne Eildon Fish Fishing Festival Festivals Free Event
The landscape around Bonnie Doon is certainly different to that around Eildon township but it's just as attractive to those looking to land a big fish. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank



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Why? Head on up to Eildon and learn from the experts just what it takes to land a trout in Victorian waters.
When: Saturday 1st September from 10 AM to 4 PM
Phone: (03) 5774 2909
Where: Eildon Community Centre, 2 Centre Avenue, Eildon
Cost: FREE
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