Redfin Roundup at Oberon Outdoor Week

WE'RE READY: Local fishing guru Richard Gear has been approached for tips on catching redfin before the start of Oberon Outdoor Week.
WE'RE READY: Local fishing guru Richard Gear has been approached for tips on catching redfin before the start of Oberon Outdoor Week.

WITH only a few days left until the start of Oberon Outdoor Week, the organisers of the Redfin Roundup, which is on this Saturday, are busily making the final touches to ensure locals and visitors have a great day out at Oberon Dam.

Members of the organising committee say the interest in the event has been “truly heartening” and local fishing gurus Richard Gear and Nadine Roach have fielded many questions about favourite spots, preferred baits and best fishing times.

Mr Gear said it had been great to be part of the organising committee and “we have seen interest in the event skyrocket as word gets out about the fishing tournament”. 

"A lot of people have asked me for tips to target redfin in the dam,” he said.

“At the reef reserve, I would suggest soft vibes and soft plastics in the deeper water. At Redbank, soft plastics and baits work."

Registration will be available on the day from 7.30am with a gold coin donation. Fishing licences are required to participate and they can be purchased from Shell or Arrows Newsagency.

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