Early Sunday morning November 22 will see the keenest fisher-people in the area out in boats or on the bank around Lake Dunstan trying to catch fish that will feature well in the weigh-in later in the day.  This is the 27th annual Rotary family fishing competition that sends people off from the Lowburn Hall around dawn and welcomes them back with their catch from 4pm the same day.
Last year 96 participants caught 39 fish, in conditions that could be described as strongly windy. This year organisers are hoping for better conditions.  Doug Winter, local policeman and Rotarian, who heads up the project team for this event said that although he himself is the world's worst fisherman he had huge admiration last year for the results achieved and is expecting similarly high numbers this year - both in participants and fish !  One particular challenge is for someone to land a salmon.  None have been caught over the last 4 years.  
Entries can be made online - see details in the attached poster - or late entries can be made on the day at the Lowburn Hall 6am-8am.  Prizes are generous thanks to a bevy of local sponsors, so get your fishing licence (from Central Otago Hunting and Fishing), and fishing gear, register your entry, and head for the Lowburn Hall this Sunday.  A good time is assured :)