Tagged barramundi the ultimate prize



THE winning barramundi has been tagged and released in Lake Awoonga in preparation for this weekend's Lions Lake Awoonga Fishing Festival.

Lions member Rick Bichsel said the lucky angler who snagged this one would win a $26,000 Quintrex 460 Top Ender and trailer fully decked out for barramundi fishing.

The Department of Fisheries tagged and released the fish on Tuesday afternoon.

Mr Bichsel said it was the first time the festival had used a tagged fish in conjunction with a major prize.

Anglers have from midday tomorrow through to midday on Sunday to try to snare the tagged barramundi.

'It is a beauty, about a metre long and will surely put up a good fight,' Mr Bichsel said.

Up to 500 anglers are expect- ed to converge on Lake Awoonga this weekend.

The Lions Lake Awoonga Fishing Festival starts tomorrow at midday and wraps up with the major prize draw about midday on Sunday.



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