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The nets and bait are ready for this year’s haul of yabbies to Catch N Cook in Goornong

Birdgewood Grove 2 mins read

The annual yabbying event held by Bridgeward Grove will kick off again this Sunday and is proudly celebrating its tenth year. The schedule has been designed to suit a host of visitors for a day of old school fun catching yabbies and then cooking the haul back at the farm gate. 

A cold glass of wine and olive products are also available for purchase and a bbq is provided for the group of hunter gathers. 

“In previous years we’ve had people travel from Melbourne to share this event and we hope to welcome new and old faces to this year’s Catch N Cook,” said event manager Julie Howard. 

“It’s a day out for those who are old hats at yabbying and may join us for nostalgic reasons, or they’re throwing in a line for the first time.”

“Whatever your age, you’re welcome here with us. And with the world evolving at a rapid pace, we’re about taking some time to slow down and go back to our roots so we can allow other people to access what’s in our backyard and share it with us.”

“The old school yabbying expedition and learning how to cook is a good way to relax and learn something new and going off past feedback we believe it’s worth running Catch N Cook every year,” she said. 


LOCATION : Bridgeward Grove 170 English’s Road Goornong Victoria


Phone number : 03 54322291

Booking link: 


Testimonials from previous events include: 

“Hey Julie your Yabbie Catch & Cook day is a YABTASTIC EVENT. The grove is beaut and you are an extremely lovely and hospitable mob.”

“Thanks for having us, we’ll definitely be back. YABSOLUTELY”

“Hi Julie, we really enjoyed the lovely day, lots of fun. Thank you very much for your great effort for this event.”

“Great fun at Catch & Cook. Best lamb burgers too. Thanks for a lovely day.”

“Hey Yabbie people. I had a YABSOLUTELY wonderful time!” 



April Howard 0438 529 348

Julie Howard 0417 253 790 / 03 54322291 

Key Facts:

Catch & Cook yabbie expedition this weekend. Family a friendly day to connect back to our roots and slow down. Appreciating the sharing of food, laughs and yabbies! 

About us:

Bridgeward Grove is a story of rural Australia, a long standing farming family combined with a long standing theatrical and arts family and what this truly means.

Bridgeward Grove is a destination, which has been created by its custodians Peter and Julie Howard, who have lived on the property for the past 35 years.

Offering a unique venue by the olive grove, olives and produce from the farm, an art space, and a unique marionette show that offers up an entertaining piece of Australian history.

Contact details:


April Howard 0438 529 348

Julie Howard 0417 253 790 / 03 54322291


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