Fishing competition hooks $17,000 for club

13th April 2018

 

The organisers of the club’s recent Fishing Competition have expressed delight in raising close to $17,000 from the event. The proceeds will go directly to surf club projects in need of expenditure.
It was the sixth occasion on which the competition has been held, with ticket sales exceeding those of 2017.  Despite the weather being not very favourable, it still went ahead although fewer anglers ventured out on boats. There were 171 fish weighed in from 77 anglers.
The heaviest snapper, weighing 3.24kg, was landed by Laurie Field who caught it from a kayak.

The organisers convey their thanks and appreciation to all the sponsors who ‘came on board’ to support the venture.

Pictured above ... Laurie Field landed his 3.24kg snapper from a kayak.

Results: 

Snapper
1st - Laurie Field (on kayak) 3.240kg; 2nd - Greg Shrimanski 2.925kg; Average - Grant McComb 1.095kg 
Kahawai
1st - Greg Shrimanski 2.165kg; 2nd - Zante Candy 2.100kg; Average - Matt Bingley 1.650kg
Kingfish
1st - "Hat draw" - Steve Brunt; 2nd - "Hat draw" - Jonathan Selman; Average - "Hat draw" - Mark McElreg
Gurnard
1st & Average - Mark McElreg; 2nd - "Hat draw" - Alison Field
Trevally
1st - Les Best 1.125kg; 2nd - Grant McComb 0.875kg; Average - "Hat draw" - John B
Women
1st - Melaine L 2.180kg Kahawai; 2nd - Jo Meban 2.110kg Kahawai; Average - Jan Saull 0.965 Snapper
Juniors
1st - Alec Meban 2.185 Kahawai; 2nd - Maddie Short 2.075 Snapper; Average - Harry Short 1.155 Snapper

 

Paul Cleminson and Jasper Cornish show off their catch.

The fish filleters were kept busy during the weigh-in.

Alec Meban, left, winner of the Junior division, receives his prize from competition organiser Wade Downey.

Sarah Jenkinson, right, winner of the major spot prize of a Weber barbecue.

The Red Beach clubrooms were packed for the prize giving.