Reeling in a big event at Awoonga

IF YOU'RE looking to drop a line this weekend, think about heading to Awoonga Dam.

Australian Barra and Basstasstic Tournaments are holding a Barra tournament which kicks off today.

Organiser Russell Nowland said nominations would be taken from 6pm today, and all day tomorrow.

"Anglers will be able to pay nominations at 6pm on Friday and start fishing as it is an all nighter tournament, meaning you can fish through the both nights of the tournament," he said.

There are only two sessions for the tournament: Session one runs to 10am Saturday; session two begins at 11am and it is the longest session running all Saturday afternoon and night, and finishes Sunday morning between 10 and 11am.

Mr Nowland said it was a catch, photograph and release tournament and a lures only tournament, so trolling and cast and retrieve.

Some of the prizes on offer include champion senior angler, best female senior angler overall, smallest barra caught, and champion junior angler.

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