The Fishing Factory Orange hosted its fourth Redfin Challenge at Lake Lyell on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21.
Over 30 teams competed and 1117 Redfin were caught over two days of fishing.
Owner of The Fishing Factory Orange Ian “Macca” McLean said there was over 100 people in attendance.
“The weekend was great, and our biggest caught Redfin was 44cm,” he said.
Unfortunately, no one was able to catch the tagged Redfin and win some of the great prize money on offer.
“It just goes to show you how many fish are in there and how hard it is to catch ‘em,” Macca said.
He also said in any water anglers were only able to catch about five per cent.
They're incredible eating machines
This was the second competition in Lithgow and Macca said The Fishing Factory Orange would hold another one at Lake Lyell in the new year.
“We’ve held two comps at Lithgow and two at Carcoar and we’ve caught 5000 over four comps,”
The next Redfin competition will be at Oberon Dam on December 8 and 9.
Macca also said The Fishing Factory wanted to thank those who came out, had fun and helped to get rid of the pest species.
“The comp helped slow down breeding so the other fish don’t have to compete,” he said.
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