Saturday 21 October

Fishcare – Learn to Fish: Beginners and Kids Workshop

1:30PM Saturday 21 October

Eildon Pondage Lions BBQ Shelter (next to Eildon Big Fish Challenge Registration Tent)

Fishcare Victoria members will be conducting a clinic for any juniors to attend with parents with other interested persons welcome to attend. The workshop/clinic will provide excellent information for beginners, and the more experienced junior fishers to improve their skills.

Then a practical fishing session may take place. depending on the Weather and the availability of the Pondage Fishing Pontoon. Some suitable prizes will be available for the juniors who attend.
Experienced presenters will conduct all sessions.

  • Sustainable Fishing Practices
  • Fish ID and measuring activity using rulers and guidebooks
  • Pest species
  • Safe handling of fish – tea towel, removing hook from lip versus deep hooked and releasing fish into water
  • Knot tying
  • How to hold a rod, hook safety, casting and example of catching a fish


And… then fishing!


RUCKUS is an award winning, five piece country rock outfit hailing from the outer Eastern burbs of Mexico (Melbourne Victoria Australia!!) Four good lookin’ blokes and a likely lassie. RUCKUS have developed a strong and loyal following and cemented their place as one of Australia’s premier country rock bands, with their blistering live performances and their easy going, approachable manner off stage.

RUCKUS wins crowds where ever they go, playing all around Australia at festivals, truck shows, B&S balls and rodeos. Ya may even find them tucked in the corner of a country pub Ruckin’ up a storm.

With their new multi award winning album ‘Love This Country’ tucked under their wing, RUCKUS are really looking forward to, and very pleased to be playing at the Eildon Big Fish Challenge Night Market and they have one thing in mind… That’s to entertain!!!.

RUCKUS are: Michael Abrey out front on vocals, guitar and banjo. Barry Tiplady on bass and vocals. Andy Giles on drums and backing vocals, Roland Kretchmar on lead/slide guitar and backing vocals and helping out on violin the lovely and talented Penelope Somerville.

RUCKUS’s music is a mix of traditional to hard rockin’ country covers interspersed with their own award winning original material.

Get along and check them out and come and say g’day.