Twin Rivers Bream Classic a huge success

The 25th Twin Rivers Bream Classic has been claimed a huge success after a record number of entrants ventured to East Gippsland to try their luck.

Competition was fierce as over 800 fish were submitted in the Bream Classic, nearly double the amount submitted in the 2022 event.

Jamie Malady, chairman of the Twin Rivers Business and Tourism Association was ecstatic “to see the attendance levels so high”. While 258 people entered the competition in person, there were 530 entrants who had registered for the event online. Adding to the event’s achievement was a weekend of perfect blue skies, ideal for dropping a line in the Gippsland Lakes and attracting professional and amateur fishing enthusiasts from around the nation.

Organisers were blown away by the number of competitors, especially the high number of female entrants. 135 females, including 19 juniors aged under 12 cast their lines all hoping to catch a big one. King of Bream (longest string of five) was won by Jason Bolch, whose 206.5 centimetre catch was pulled from the Nicholson River. 

Bolch has taken out the Twin Rivers Bream Classic before and is quickly making a name for himself as the ‘fisho’ to look out for. A number of sources claim he checked himself into local accomodation in the weeks leading into the event to acclimatise to the local conditions and find where where the fish love to bite!

With such a successful event with large entrants and tremendous positive feedback, organisers are already planning the 2024 edition of the Bream Classic.

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