Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

The annual Guyra Trout Festival in on again over the October long weekend from the 30th of September to the 2nd of October.

This fantastic, family friendly event celebrates the town of Guyra as well as the official opening of trout season for the region. Guyra is the ideal location to try your hand at trout fishing as well as fishing for other native fish. Most of the streams around Guyra are trout declared streams and are stocked with trout annually by local volunteers and members of the Guyra Anglers Club.

If you are keen to try your hand at nabbing one of the first trout of the season, you can grab a map from Dasha’s Hardware. The maps show a full list of public fishing locations, including public dams such as Malpas Dam and Copeton Dam.

The Guyra Anglers Club will hold the annual John Wilcox Fishing Classic, so if you’re feeling competitive check out their Facebook Page for more information on how to enter.

Unfortunately there will be no Kids Fishing Clinic this year. Fingers crossed this popular event will return for 2024.

If you’re not feeling fishy, that’s ok too! There’s plenty of other events running over the weekend to keep the whole family happy.

Markets will be held in Bradley Street on Saturday from 9am -3pm, as well as an indoor market in the Australian Poetry Hall of Fame on Saturday from 8.30am – 3pm.

Costa’s Tomato Farm will be throwing their doors open for tours across the weekend. Cost is $15 per person, leaving from the Big Lamb at 10am and 1.30pm on the 30th of September and 10am on 1st of October.

For those who like things that are a little faster paced, there will be antique machinery displays, and a car display by the Classic and Vintage Car Club. Train trail trolley rides will also be available all weekend.

The gardeners in the family won’t be disappointed either with several local houses around town offering their gardens up for the Open Gardens program.

And for the more artistic members of the family, let’s not forget the art exhibition, paint and sip afternoon, Country Music Concert, karaoke evening, Tall Fishing for Young Poets Competition and Thundercloud’s Australian Poetry Show.

This really is a weekend that celebrates nearly every facet of the local community.  Bookings are open now for many of the activities and events, so if you’re keen to make a weekend of it, make sure you head over to Guyra Troutfest’s Facebook page or their website.

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