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Twin Rivers

Bream Classic

The Competition




Online registrations open on Monday 1st April and close on Thursday night 18th July 2019 at midnight. If you register online your 'welcome packs' will be available for collection from Black Stump General Store in Johnsonville.

Choose the Register Now button at the bottom of the page or select here.


Registrations, in person, will still be possible:


Friday 19th July

  • Bairnsdale Bait Shop in Bairnsdale, 10 am to 5 pm.

  • The Nicholson Hotel in Nicholson, 10 am to 7:30 pm.

  • The Black Stump General Store in Johnsonville, 10 am to 7:30 pm.

  • Hills Marine & Leisure in Paynesville, 8 am till 5 pm.


Saturday 20th July

  • The Black Stump  General Store in Johnsonville, 6 am to 9 am.

  • Hills Marine & Leisure in Paynesville, 8 am to 9 am.


Event Pricing




* Booking fees (3%) and Credit Card charges (% dependent on card type) will also apply.​

Fishing Times

Friday 19th July from 7:30 pm till Sunday 21st July at 11:30 am.


Competition Rules

  1. Contestants may fish Gippsland Lakes and Rivers (but NOT Lake Tyers).

  2. All anglers must have a current fishing licence, and adhere to state regulations and bag limits.

  3. All boats must comply with the boating regulations especially those regarding safety equipment.

  4. Each team will consist of a maximum of four (4) members.

  5. Each team member will be permitted to weigh in one fish, per person, per day

  6. Upsizing is available in Catch and Release Categories only.

  7. Any person submitting an undersized fish will be disqualified from their team.

  8. The weigh-in of an eligible bream must be a minimum length of 28 cm.

  9. Caught and released fish must swim away. Final decision made by Fishcare.

  10. No carp, eels or stingrays may be weighed in.

  11. The winner of any prize must be in attendance personally to collect their prize or a redraw will take place.

  12. Persons participating who are under age must be accompanied by a parent at the Major Draw to be eligible for prizes.

  13. No discussions will be entered into regarding the committee's decisions, which will be final.

Fishing Prize Categories

Individual prizes will be awarded for the following categories:

Individuals Kept

  • Heaviest Bream

  • Heaviest Other Species

Individuals Catch & Release *

  • Heaviest Bream

  • Heaviest Other Species

* Top ten heaviest caught and released bream over the weekend go into the draw to win the Hobie. One fish per angler.

Kids (Juniors 16 and under)

  • Heaviest Bream

  • Heaviest Other Species


  • Heaviest Bag

  • Heaviest Bag Catch & Release

  • Heaviest Catch & Release

Weigh-In Times​


Johnsonville Boat Ramp

Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm

Sunday: 8 am - 12 pm

Nicholson Boat Ramp

Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm

Sunday: 8 am - 11:00 am


Mitchell River Butter
Factory Jetty

Saturday: 8 am  - 5 pm

Sunday: 8 am - 11 am​


Johnsonville Boat Ramp

Saturday: 4 pm - 6 pm

Sunday: 11am - 12:30 pm​

Weigh In: Catch & Release conducted by Fishcare. Weigh In: Kept Fish conducted by Nicholson River Angling Club