Brogo Dam Bass Bash fishing tournament looms

The winning team at last year's Brogo Bass Bash celebrate during presentations.
The winning team at last year's Brogo Bass Bash celebrate during presentations.

The Far South Coast Bass Stocking Association will hold its 21st annual Bass Bash competition next weekend.

Competition fees will aid in the costs of stocking the Brogo Dam with fish.

Association officials said bass were unable to breed naturally in the dam, but for the past 21 years the group has been raising money in conjunction with Fisheries NSW to buy fingerlings to stock the damn.

"This is a once a year opportunity where fishers are able to camp at the Brogo Dam and join in the fun of fishing and socialising to raise funds," promoter Lyle Blair said.

Entry is $125 per person or $280 for families, which includes camping fees, dinner on Friday and Saturday night as well a polo shirt with a special 2019 design.

Event organisers said the event was strictly recreational and all fish caught are to be released.

"This event is now our only format for fundraising, providing the necessary capital to ensure ongoing stocking of Australian Bass into Brogo Dam, which sees 20,000 plus fish released annually," an association spokesman said.

He said the committee had been active for 24 years and had secured fish releases for 22 years and were looking forward to celebrating the 21st anniversary of the annual catch and release competition.

Organisers said there are some great prizes up for grabs with sponsors providing excellent support for the annual fish.

Mr Blair said there would also be two excellent raffles running across the weekend.

Friday will serve as a meet and greet with registration and briefing, while fishing opens promptly Saturday morning and runs through till Sunday at 11am ahead of presentations.

Entries are capped at 100 and positions fill quickly, officials said the Bass Bash draws in good entries from far afield and encourages anyone interested to register swiftly.

Officials said they were grateful to sponsors, but also all the entrants who make the visit each year and ensure the growth of a delicate local fishery.

To register phone Jan Redman on 0427 934 688.