Lifejackets are an essential piece of equipment while fishing, there are a number of different styles available. The RMS explains the different types in the link below
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Recreational Fishing information
The fishing waters for the Riverina Classic 2015 can be found on the Map tab above.
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The Riverina Classic Catch and Release Fishing Competition has three days of fishing with a two day Family Events Weekend. As a charity event proceeds from the 2016 Riverina Classic will be distributed to the Motor Neurone Disease Foundation of New South Wales (MND NSW) which will go towards further research into the disease and the Motor Neurone Griffith & District Support Group which will help to support sufferers locally and in the surrounding area. Some funds are used to help re-stock the Murrumbidgee River with native fingerlings securing a healthy and sustainable fishing future.
The 2016 Riverina Classic will be our first ever full photo entry competition, giving anglers better flexibility on fishing hours, allowing the entry of over-sized cod to be accepted in the competition improving the survival rate of catch and release fish by reducing the amount of time the fish spends in captivity. Photos will be accepted by SMS, Email or by presenting your photo in person to the HQ tent during the HQ operating hours. To check out the rules and guidelines for photographing your fish, see here.
The inaugural Darlington Point Riverina Classic was held in early April 2014 which was considered a great success, attracting an estimated 2,000 visitors to our beautiful riverside town and 415 Competitors in the Riverina Classic Fishing Competition. $45,000 in prizes and giveaways were distributed and we proudly donated $15,000 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia plus 3,000 native fingerlings were released into the Murrumbidgee River.
The Second Annual Darlington Point Riverina Classic was considered another great success, attracting an estimated 2,750 visitors to Darlington Point and 524 Competitors in the Riverina Classic Fishing Competition. $50,000 in prizes and giveaways were distributed and we donated a further $18,000 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia plus we released 5000 native fingerlings into the Murrumbidgee River.
The Third Annual will be held on Saturday 13th February and Sunday 14th February 2016. The Committee anticipates the Riverina Classic Catch and Release Fishing Competition and Family Events Weekend will be bigger and better than previous years.
We have chosen to support Motor Neurone disease charities as there is a cluster of MND within the Riverina area, it is one of two clusters of the disease that have been identified within NSW and we would like to help further research into this disease to help identify why there are clusters of the sporodic form occurring.