New car for one lucky winner this Easter

Your chance to catch your own Mitsubishi Mirage.

Great prize: Western Plains Mitsubishi’s Grant Spencer and Ben Draper present Matt Hansen with the car to be given away at the Classic.

Great prize: Western Plains Mitsubishi’s Grant Spencer and Ben Draper present Matt Hansen with the car to be given away at the Classic.

Western Plains Mitsubishi have thrown their support behind the Easter Fishing Classic, ensuring that one lucky person will be driving home from Lake Burrendong in a brand new Mitsubishi Mirage. Ben Draper and Grant Spencer met with the IWRA this week, and announced that Western Plains Mitsubishi would be only too happy to come on board as a major sponsor, and help the not for profit fundraising event acquire a motor vehicle to give away as the feature prize.

“It’s a pleasure for Western Plains Mitsubishi to come on board with the Easter Fishing Classic, and help out a local volunteer group who have done all lot for the local river”, Mr Spencer told local media last week who gathered at the local car lot to see the brand new Mirage. “We are very pleased to become a major sponsor for the competition”.

With the Fishing Factory Orange putting their hand up as one of the event’s major co-sponsors , the competition prize pool is again set to break the $50,000 mark with the Mitsubishi Mirage, two trailer boats from Dubbo Marine and Watersports, and a holiday package donated by Peter and Wendy Hood all stand out prizes. Marty Nelson has again also generously donated a domestic air conditioner worth thousands of dollars.

All competitors wanting to enter the 2017 event will need a digital camera, or a good quality phone camera, and a fish measuring mat to enter. Measuring mats will be available at the event on the weekend, with the catch, photo and release system allowing competitors to fish anywhere on the dam.

Entrants will need to take a photo of their fish on their measuring mat with their unique ID tag on top of the fish, which all entrants will receive at the briefing.

Catch and release species are Murray Cod, Golden Perch/Yellowbelly, Silver Perch and Catfish. Marshals will be at the Marquee all day every day to verify photos in the catch and release section. The simple rule for catch and release photos will be if the marshal cannot read the measurements on the photo, the fish cannot be entered. In order to be eligible for consideration in the catch and release part of the competition, two photographs must be supplied.

Photo 1: A clear image of the fish on our official brag mat with the unique id tag sitting clearly on top of the fish, with the entire fish and measurement clearly visible.

Photo 2: Another clear image showing the fish being released.

All carp and redfin will be counted, measured and disposed of at the main boat ramp for 1 hour at the end of each day’s fishing.