Anglers of all ages will be looking to catch the big one at the Lake Hawea Family Fishing Classic this Saturday.
Organiser Geoff Hewson said competition sections included ‘‘best family catch’’, ‘‘heaviest fish by a child’’ and ‘‘best genuine hard-luck story’’.
Hundreds were expected to take part in the annual event, and there were thousands of dollars in prizes up for grabs, he said.
The event over the years has raised thousands of dollars with all net proceeds distributed back to local community groups.
The weigh-in will end at 4.30pm on Saturday at the Lake Hawea Hotel, and the prizegiving will start at 6.30pm.