THE Golden Tag competition, an initiative by the Victorian Fisheries Authority, is casting a line to recreational fishers in the Goulburn Valley and beyond with a tantalising chance to reel in a tagged fish worth up to $10,000. The competition, launched in February 2020, has already awarded over $444,000 to 162 lucky anglers and has been extended until June 2024.
Originally designed to stimulate tourism in bushfire-affected Gippsland and north-east Victoria, the competition has since been expanded statewide. Ten $10,000 tagged fish remain elusive in Victoria’s waters.
Local hotspots like the Goulburn River, Lake Nagambie, and Lake Eildon are home to a $10,000 Murray cod and golden perch. An additional 500 tagged fish, each worth $2,000, are still swimming in Victoria’s lakes and rivers.
From the famous crater lakes of southwest Victoria to the fishing mecca of Lake Eildon in the north, the Golden Tag competition is a thrilling pursuit for all anglers. For more information and a full list of locations, visit the Victorian Fisheries Authority website.