2017 Guyra Trout Festival reels in region's best produce

It’s almost time to wet the line and hook-in to some action at the second-ever Guyra Trout Festival.

TROUT FESTIVAL ROUND TWO: The Guyra Trout Festival will be back for its second year next month and organisers say there is plenty to get excited about. Photo: Rachel Baxter.

TROUT FESTIVAL ROUND TWO: The Guyra Trout Festival will be back for its second year next month and organisers say there is plenty to get excited about. Photo: Rachel Baxter.

The three-day event will feature a fishing clinic for the kids, fishing competitions, an art exhibition, music, open gardens, district tours and a Market Day to showcase the region’s best produce and craft.

Market Day Coordinator Beth Williams said organisers have already locked in over 30 stalls.

“It will be similar to last year but a lot bigger,” Ms Williams told Fairfax Media on Wednesday.

“We’ve had a great response from local producers.”

On Saturday, the street will be closed off to make way for the best in food, fishing and entertainment, Ms Williams said.

It will be similar to last year but a lot bigger ... there will be tasting plates, trout, eggs, mushrooms, geese. - Beth Williams

“Local eateries will all be open serving fish-related dishes,” she said.

“There will be tasting plates … trout, eggs, mushrooms, geese and there will be a jumping castle for the kids and a fish care van.”

And if you’re feeling adventurous, Ms Williams said a tank full of fish will be available to touch – similar to the tanks for tourists in Bali and Thailand.

“The fly fishing man will be doing his fly casting demonstration,” Ms Williams said.

“This year there will also be a stage with tables and chairs and the producers gazebos will be in close proximity to that.”

Musos are encouraged to enter the all-ages busking competition which is to be held on Market Day, Saturday 30.

Arts and crafts stalls are also being encouraged to apply for a stall space for Market Day.

Kids fishing workshops will run between 10am and 2pm on Friday September 29.

To find out more about the fishing workshops or to book contact Milan Duwenhogger-Lange on 0458 274 876 or email milan.duwenhogger@dpi.nsw.gov.au.

Parents can enjoy a bus tour and lunch during the workshops. To book call (02) 67755 5735.

An art competition will be run this year with entries closing on September 27.

To enter or for more information email guyratroutfest@gmail.com.

The fish festival will run between Friday, September 29 and Sunday, October 1.

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