Author: Teagan Stewart
The 2021 Riverina Classic Fishing Competition will be the 8th Annual event happening on the 12th, 13th & 14th February 2021 and Padman Stops are delighted on sponsoring this fantastic event again.
The Riverina Classic Catch and Release Fishing Competition is a great 3 days of fishing over a weekend in February each year. As a charity event proceeds are distributed to a chosen charity each year & also used to re-stock the Murrumbidgee River with native fingerlings securing a healthy and sustainable fishing future.
Due to the uncertainty of Covid-19 that we are living through, the Riverina Classic will be evolving to cater for these uncertain times. The changes to the event that we will be implementing for the 2021 competition is, that it will be a contactless event, all entrants will register online. We are already a photo competition so entrants will be able to register any legal fish caught as per our regular events in the past. The biggest change to the event will be not gathering for the presentation, alternatively, we will be doing a Facebook live post for the presentation at the conclusion of the event
As a full photo entry competition, anglers have better flexibility on fishing hours & the entry of over-sized cod can be accepted in the competition as the survival rate of catch & release fish is increased by reducing the amount of time the fish spends in captivity.
The 2021 Charity chosen is ROC Rural Out Reach Counselling
ROC is a not for profit, community funded mental health counselling support service focusing on sufferers and their families in rural and remote Australia, starting out in the Riverina region of New South Wales.
Some funds each year are used to help re-stock the Murrumbidgee River with native fingerlings securing a healthy and sustainable fishing future.
To find out more about this 3 day competition click here