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Australian Salmon Fishing Championships - Elliston

Australian Salmon Fishing Championships - Elliston

Championships commence on 1 June.

2017 CHAMPION: Matthew Gorne with his 5.62 kilogram salmon which won the 2017 edition. Picture: Supplied

2017 CHAMPION: Matthew Gorne with his 5.62 kilogram salmon which won the 2017 edition. Picture: Supplied

 

Elliston is preparing to welcome about 300 keen fishers for next month’s Australian Salmon Fishing Championship.

The 24th edition of the competition takes place between June 1 and August 31, with first prize for the heaviest salmon $1000 and $300 for second place.

Scott Davies from the Elliston Community and Visitor Information Centre said the competition provided a major boost for the region and attracted people from across South Australia and interstate.

“We’ve had a few inquiries about tickets so far and we are expecting between 250 and 350 people, but it can depend on the weather,” he said.

“The competition is a huge benefit to Elliston – we have people come from across Eyre Peninsula from places such as Port Lincoln and Whyalla, there are people from Adelaide and also from interstate who take part.

“They come here, they book accommodation and spend money in the town.”

Mr Davies said it was pleasing to see the number of people from interstate who compete.

An entry ticket for the championship is $10, with tickets to go on sale later this month.

Tickets can be purchased from the Elliston Visitor Information Centre, Elliston Hostel, Sheringa Roadhouse, Elliston Caravan Park, Elliston Waterloo Bay Caravan Park, Tackle World at Port Lincoln, and Spot On Fishing and Camping at Port Lincoln.

Salmon must be caught off the shore, not in a boat, to be eligible and the boundary is between Mount Camel Beach and Sheringa Beach.

Fish are to be weighed in with the entry ticket, which is valid across the three months, at the Elliston Apartments on Beach Terrace.

For more information go to Australian Salmon Fishing Championships

District Council of Elliston
21 Beach Terrace
Elliston SA 5670
Fax: 08 8687 9176