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Merv Hughes Visits for Fishing classic

Cricket legend and fishing tragic Merv Hughes will be in Warrnambool on Sunday (June 23) to promote the sport of fishing and also river health.

The former fast bowler is the guest of the Glenelg Hopkins CMA Vic Bream Classic in Warrnambool and will be at Boating Camping Fishing from 12 pm Sunday.

Merv says fishing is a great family sport and he looks forward to meeting as many people as possible during his visit.

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The Vic Bream Classic is a state-wide fishing tournament which attracts hundreds of anglers keen to catch the biggest bream in Victoria’s coastal waterways.

The Glenelg Hopkins CMA became involved in the local rounds of the competition – held on the Glenelg River at Nelson in February, and on the Hopkins in Warrnambool this weekend – as a way of promoting its river enhancement activities.

“Improving river health is a large part of what the Glenelg Hopkins CMA does, so it seemed a natural fit that when a sporting and social activity occurs on our rivers we should be involved,” CEO Adam Bester said.

“The angling community have been a big part of what we have achieved, they are on the rivers every day and so let us know when things are not ok, or when things have improved.

“Our environmental watering program, works on river banks, building of fish habitat structures … We have undertaken some significant projects to improve the health of our waterways, and the fishing community has supported all of that.”

From 12pm, Merv Hughes will be the star attraction at the community activities being put on by the Glenelg CMA and its partners, which will also include free children’s activities like the FishCare Victoria fishing clinic, and an interactive water big display.

There will also be heaps of giveaways and a free BBQ put on by OzFish.

The big fish weigh in to see which team has caught the biggest bream as part of the fishing competition will be weighed in from 2pm!

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