The Woolgarlo Fishing and Social Club will have its annual Easter Fishing Competition this weekend.

After missing out on many of the fishing competitions in 2020, the Easter Competition will be the Woolgarlo Club’s second big meeting back since Covid.

The organisers are expecting an attendance of somewhere between 80-150 people, with commitments from members in Wagga Wagga, Cootamundra, Harden, the Yass Valley and Canberra already.

There will be plenty to do for children as well, with the ’80s themed Junior Disco on Saturday night expected to be a hit. There will be prizes awarded for best dressed, a sausage sizzle, and plenty of other fun activities for the kids.

The Woolgarlo Fishing and Social Club charge a $15 fee for the first year of membership for adults, which goes down to $10 from then on.

By the end of 2020, the club had 311 members and the money raised from these memberships, combined with the sponsor contributions, goes straight to improving the facilities of the club.

“Every cent that this club raises goes straight back into buying tables, chairs, food.”

“Whatever the club needs,” said Treasurer Lisa Matthews.

President Andy Matthews says the fishing events are an important time for children to spend with other kids socialising away from all the distractions of modern technology.

“Children is the main push from our point of view.”

“Getting them out there and fishing and without their phones interacting like kids should,” he said.

Views of the picturesque Burrinjuck Lake from the Woolgarlo Fishing and Social Club

With the Burrinjuck Lake full due to last week’s rainfall, and weather ranging from 24-26 degrees and sunshine expected across the four-day competition, you may struggle to find better fishing conditions than this!

“Come out to the Fishing Club and stay at the park and enjoy the night.”

“The more, the merrier,” said Andy.

Reach out through the Woolgarlo Fishing and Social Club Facebook Page and register your interest.

Max O’Driscoll