About the Riverina Classic Catch & Release Fishing Competition

The inaugural Darlington Point Riverina Classic Catch & Release Fishing Competition was held in early April 2014. It was a great success, with 415 Competitors registering for their chance to take home something from our $45,000 prize pool. In our first year we donated $15,000 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. 3000 native fingerlings were released and the Committee decided we would try again.

The efforts in the second year (2015) out did the first with the prize pool growing to $50,000 and 524 Competitors taking part. $18,000 was donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and in an effort to further enhance sustainable fishing 5000 native fingerlings were released.

2016 saw 492 entrants trial the new photo catch & release fishing competition, vying for over $50,000 in prizes. 94 eligible fish were caught and released & more than 2000 Cod and nearly 5000 Golden Perch were released into the Murrumbidgee River. $20,000 was donated to The Motor Neurone Griffith and District Support Group and MND New South Wales.

2017 was a hot weekend so entrant numbers were lower, we raised $20,000 for The Motor Neurone Griffith and District Support Group and released 8,000 fingerlings back into the river system.­

2018 was another successful year with $20,000 raised and donated to Griffith Can Assist and Coleambally Can Assist. We also released another 12,700 fingerlings into the Murrumbidgee River system.

2014

Charity Donation $15,000 to the

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Fingerlings Released 3000

Entrants in 2014

6

2015

Charity Donation $18,000 to the

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Fingerlings released 5000

Entrants in 2015

2016

Charity Donation $20,000 to

Motor Neurone Griffith & District Support Group and MND NSW

Fingerlings Released 7000

Entrants in 2016

6

2017

Charity Donation $20,000 to the

Motor Neurone Griffith & District Support Group

Fingerlings released 7000

Entrants in 2017

B

2018

Charity Donation $20,000 to the

Griffith & Coleambally Branches of CanAssist

Fingerlings Released 13,000

Entrants in 2018

Riverina Classic Catch & Release Fishing Competition 2019

8th to 10th February 2019

The 6th Annual Riverina Classic Fishing Competition will be back in Darlington Point for 2019, to join in this great family fishing weekend see

Competition Winners for the Riverina Classic

Fishing Category Winners 2018

  • Early Bird Entry Prizes; Junior – Lachlan Turnbull / Senior – Steven Fattore
  • Entrant Major Prizes; Junior – Darcy Toscan / Senior – Andrew Simpson
  • Snr Champion Angler – Kylie Ryan
  • Jnr Champion Angle – Cody Eade
  • Jnr Male Biggest Cod – Byron Mark
  • Jnr Female Biggest Cod – Paige Goudie
  • Snr Male Biggest Cod – Scott Goodsall
  • Snr Female Biggest Cod – Kylie Ryan
  • Jnr Male Biggest Golden Perch – Brody Kenningale
  • Jnr Female Biggest Golden Perch – Michaela Oldham
  • Snr Male Biggest Golden Perch – Frank Difiore
  • Snr Female Biggest Golden Perch – Kellie Griffiths
  • Biggest Carp – Abbey O’Grady
  • Best Represented Fishing Club – Griffith Northside Leagues Club

Raffle Prize Winners

1st – $8000 cash – Jewel Carlo
2nd – Thermomix – Sam Reed
3rd – Engel Fridge – Mark Stillman

Fishing Category Winners 2017

Champion Angler:

  • snr- Kylie Ryan
  • jnr- Brody Kenningale

Biggest Cod:

  • male snr- Corey Roche
  • female snr- Kylie Ryan
  • jnr male- Tomas Lafsky
  • jnr female- Kaileigh Forrester

Biggest Yellowbelly:

  • male snr: Thomas Fuller
  • female snr: Pam Tiffin
  • jnr male: Jaykob Williams
  • jnr female: Kelsey Payne

Biggest Carp:

  • Kylie Ryan

Fishing Category winners 2016

Champion Angler (Cumulative Length of all Murray Cod & Golden Perch registered)

  • Senior – Jack Smith
  • Junior – Brodie Kenningale

Largest Murray Cod Length

  • Senior Male – Andrew Woods 890mm
  • Senior Female – Kylie Fraser 810mm
  • Junior Male – Brodie Kenningale 870mm
  • Junior Female – Makayla Newman 600mm

Longest yellow belly

  • Senior Male – Trent Royston 500mm
  • Senior Female – Heather Lando 500mm
  • Junior Male – Brodie Kenningale 480mm
    Junior Female – Savanah Reynolds 440mm

Longest Carp

  • Jayde Martin 730mm

Best Represented Fishing Club

  • Griffith Northside Leagues Fishing Club

 

Lucky Entrant Major Prize Winners

  • The Stacer 399 boat & motor package from Griffith Marine Centre – Andrew Kocaj
  • The bonus entry prize Stacer 3.5m punt & motor – Trent Royston

Raffle Winners

  • $10,000 Holiday Voucher at Flight Center South Yarra – Jeanette Bagatella
  • Engel Fridge – Noel Sutton
  • Weber Q BBQ – Declan Thorne

 

  • The visitors prize trip from Tompson Aviation & Mungo Lodge – James Burnett

Registration

You can register online or download an entry form & post it in from the registration page.

Registration is currently closed for the 2019 event it will open closer to the event with the early bird registration date to be set then.