A fantastic trip with great results was the conclusion from all members and visitors attending. Members arrived on the Thursday for a Friday start to the competition with a great deal of enthusiasm. Good fishing reports were circulating albeit the “almanac” did not indicate hungry fish. The weather was pretty good with only a couple of hours of drizzle on the Sunday morning. The breeze was from the south-west in generally sunny conditions.
The fishing was pretty even over the weekend and catches varied according the where you anchored. The Brodribb produced the most fish but that is where most fished. Good taylor were to be had in the Snowy and mullet were prevalent in many locations. Joe Grech had the best catch on Saturday with a mixed bag of taylor, mullet and bream. John Owen took the honours on Saturday with 8 beautiful bream. Dave Fairy was the star of the day on Sunday with a bag of bream, luderick and a lonely mullet. His best fish was a luderick that tipped the scales at 1kg that was close to a club record. Kevin Bamford also took a personal best Luderick of 0.85kgs.
A total of 140 fish were brought to scale for the weekend. They included 54 bream, 31 taylor, 38 mullet, 7 luderick, 4 trevally, 3 estuary perch and 3 flathead. Joe Grech won the competition with 22 fish for 8.7kgs (cleaned) with Dave Fairy and Tony Coon filling the minor placings. Best baits were sandworm and prawn. Taylor were taken trolling with silver lures.
The best fish were a luderick of 1kg by David Fairy, bream of 0.70kg and estuary perch of 0.55kg both taken by Ken Ely.
Thanks to all the participants for contributing to a fantastic fun weekend.