2019 Wakool Fishing Classic

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Werai lane

Wakool, NSW 2710


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Annual Wakool Fishing Competition

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Wakool Community Progress Association Inc. are pleased to be running the Wakool Fishing Classic in 2019. Entry forms and event details are available at the below link:



Wakool River Bridge, 9km North of Wakool on the Deniliquin Road.Google Maps Location


Competition area of approx. 13km of river winding through private property. Bank access limited to public reserves. Map showing fishing areas will be supplied to competitors when signing in.


Fishing competition hours: Saturday 7am – 5pm and Sunday 7am – 11am AEST DST

Saturday evening activities will include a Monster Raffle, Live Entertainment, Casting Comp and Yabby Races. Trade displays will be attended throughout the weekend

Competition Categories:


• Champion Senior Angler – combined total length of legal length native fish landed

• Longest Murray Cod

• Longest Yellow Belly

• Longest Carp

Juniors (under 18):

• Champion Junior Angler – combined total length of legal length native fish landed

• Longest Murray Cod

• Longest Yellow Belly

• Longest Carp


• Team of 3 - combined total length of fish landed – any species

• Novelty Catch

• Ladies Catch – longest fish caught by the superior sex – any species

• Best Presented Camp

• Senior Casting

• Ladies Casting

• Junior Casting

The Prize Presentation of each category will be conducted at approx. 12:30pm on Sunday at the conclusion of the competition.

Eligibility for Prizes:

The “Wakool Fishing Classic” is strictly a “Catch & Release” event for native fish categories. After measurement by officials, all native fish must be released in the presence of an official to be eligible for prizes. Only legal length fish will count toward overall length in native fish prize categories.


Camping is permitted on the reserve free of charge. Toilet facilities will be available but no showers. Skip bins will be available for rubbish

We ask that all campers be considerate of their neighbours. Illegal activities or excessive stupidity will not be tolerated and organising committee will involve police if needed. We want everyone to have a good time!!

A licensed bar will operate throughout the competition. Bait will be available to purchase.


Entries will be accepted with payment by post to Wakool Fishing Classic, C/o Wakool Post Office NSW 2710 or emailing completed entry form to Secretary wakoolpa@gmail.com

Pre-entries close midnight Monday 18th March. Completed entry with payment must be received by midnight to be eligible for pre-entry prize draw to win Kings 65L Dual Zone Fridge valued at $799

Entries can be made onsite Friday from 3pm


The Organisers, Wakool Community Progress Association Inc., may at any time before the commencement or during the “Wakool Fishing Classic”, refuse to accept and or reject any entry without assigning a reason thereof and without in any way whatsoever for doing so. Competitors signing of the entry form indicates they understand and accept all Rules & Regulations of the “Wakool Fishing Classic” is run by and will abide by them at all times.


As many of you may be aware, previously the Wakool Fishing Classic was run by Wakool Football Netball Club. Unfortunately, the decision has been made to fold the club and therefore the comp has been taken on by the newly formed Wakool Community Progress Association to ensure its continuation. The drought and lack of available irrigation water is having a major impact on our community and we see it as vital to continue to hold events to support our locals as well as showcase our backyard to visitors. Proceeds from the 2019 Wakool Fishing Classic will be used by the Wakool Community Progress Association to ensure the running of future comps and support other groups within the Wakool community. We also plan to give a donation to Wakool Restocking Group to help sustain fishing in the area.


Any protests must be submitted in writing to the Organising Committee accompanied by a fee of $50 no later than 11:30am Sunday 24th March 2019. Fee will be returned if protest is successful. Organising committee’s decision will be final.

Entry Fees & Entitlements:

Adults $80 – One ticket into overall draw to win one of three $1,000 cash prizes. 1 cash prize each to be drawn Friday evening, Saturday evening & Sunday at close of competition prize presentations. Eligible for adult and team competition categories and meals as above

Juniors $40 – Eligible for Under 18 and team competition categories and meals as above

Teams of 3 $15 – ($5 per person) payable in addition to above relevant entry fee to be eligible for Team competition categories. Team entries to be made via the downloadable form or on site Friday 22nd March.

Fishing Regulation Compliance:

All species must comply with NSW Inland Fishing Regulations and must be caught either on fishing rods or handlines.

It is the responsibility of entrants to be fully aware of all NSW Inlands Fishing Regulations www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recreational/fishing-rules-and-regs and to comply with NSW Waterways regulations and relevant legislation inc. boat registration, licensing and safety equipment.

When fishing in NSW waters, you are required by law to carry a receipt showing payment of the NSW Recreational Fishing Fee.

The Fee can be paid:

• At most tackle outlets, caravan parks, service stations etc and all Kmart stores

• By phoning 1300 369 365

• On the internet www.onegov.nsw.gov.au

• NSW DPI FishSmart app.

Anyone found to be fishing with illegal equipment or bait or are in breach of any NSW Fisheries Regulations will be immediately disqualified from the event. The organising committee reserves the right to inspect any equipment or bait used by competitors. No refund of entry fee shall be given in the event of disqualification.

For more information or additional entry forms please contact Emma 0475 777 150

or email Wakool Community Progress Association Inc. at wakoolpa@gmail.com

2019 Wakool Fishing Classic proudly sponsored by Brash Offroad - 100 Northern Hwy Echuca Victoria 3564 Ph: (03) 5480 6248 info@brashoffroad.com.au

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Werai lane

Wakool, NSW 2710


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