Massive weekend of events across region

June 13, 2018

Anders, Katelyn and Rose Tilley and Isaac Lunn at the Berrigan Big Fish Out on Sunday.

The Southern Riverina was event central throughout the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, with special activities in almost every town.

Two events kicked off the big weekend early, with the third annual Sheep Dog Trials at the Finley Showgrounds and the 41st running of Silent Flight at Jerilderie Racecourse both starting Thursday.

Spearheading Saturday’s action was the Tocumwal Foreshore markets drawing tourists and locals alike.

Despite the rain on Friday, market co-ordinator Bob Bowman said it was still a successful market.

‘‘The weather was brilliant and we had close to 185 market stall holders,’’ Mr Bowman said.

‘‘It was a great way for the weekend to start in Tocumwal and the area.

‘‘There are quite a few groups that come up for some Murray cray fishing, and they were checking out the market.

‘‘Because of the foreshore development we won’t be running our July market this year so our next market will be in September.’’

Later on Saturday, 15 former Tocumwal footballers joined with existing club members to celebrate the 1978 thirds grand final victory with a special reunion.

The fun continued in Berrigan on Sunday, when the highly anticipated Big Fish Out attracted a host of families and 150 anglers who dropped a line in the Berrigan War Memorial Pool for the chance to catch a trout.

Only one of the weekend’s events did not go ahead as planned, with the Southern Riverina Model Power Boats at Finley cancelled due to water levels in the Finley Lake.

You’ll find out more about each of these events inside today’s edition.

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