GoFish Nagambie set to reel in the crowds in 2022

Join in the fun: Nagambie will host a four-day fishing event. Photo by Megan Fisher

Victoria’s biggest freshwater fishing festival is set to lure thousands of visitors to Nagambie in 2022, thanks to support from the Victorian Government’s $20 million regional events fund.

The four-day event will be held on the picturesque Goulburn River and Nagambie Lakes and feature a mixture of competitions, entertainment and exhibitions, including a showcase of the best local food and wine producers.

Supported by Visit Victoria through the Regional Events Fund, the funding will help promote the Goulburn riverways and Nagambie region as a national destination for freshwater fishing and a great region to explore.

GoFish Nagambie has proven its ability to deliver a strong economic impact, with the inaugural 2019 event attracting more than 7000 visitors – injecting $5.6 million into the regional area.

Despite the challenges of running an event amid a pandemic, the 2021 event delivered an economic impact of $6 million and attracted new visitors, with 30 per cent of participants having never visited the region before.

In addition to the fishing action, visitors can enjoy a range of family activities on site or extend the trip with a visit to a nearby winery or a wander through town to seek out the statue of legendary racehorse Black Caviar.

The Victorian Government is backing the return of a packed calendar of crowd-pleasing public events in regional and rural areas in 2022, bringing thousands of visitors and creating local jobs.

The $20 million Regional Events Fund is a critical component of the $633 million Visitor Recovery and Reform Plan and supports festivals, sports events, creative exhibitions and other cultural celebrations.

The Regional Events Fund will increase economic benefits to Victoria by driving visitor numbers and length of stay, thereby boosting spending in regional areas, growing jobs and contributing to the state’s reputation as Australia’s leading events destination.

Since 2016, the Victorian Government’s Regional Events Fund has funded more than 250 events across the state, bringing thousands of visitors to regional locations and supporting local jobs.

GoFish will be held from February 10 to 13 and tickets are available at