The Victorian Fly Fishers' Association (VFFA) will this year organise and sponsor the Australian Fly Fisher’s Art and Craft Show, which hopes to attract entries from around the country with a first prize of $5,000.
The show is targeting creative talents whether their skill is in sculpture, painting, photography, metalwork, woodwork, needlework or in any other kind of art or craft medium - providing it represents an aspect of the sport of fly fishing. This includes fishing equipment or accessories made by individuals.
The event was last held in 2008 under the VFFA umbrella and was purely an art show focused on painting as well as other types of figurative art. It attracted over 60 entries and was won by Tasmania based artist Pieter Zaadstra.
Entries need to be submitted before the closing date on 31 July 2017 and selected works will be exhibited at a special exhibition at Steps Gallery in Melbourne on 13-16 September 2017, which the VFFA is hoping will be opened by a high profile guest. Information on how to submit an entry can be found via the VFFA website here