Fishing competition hooks $13,000 for club

5th April 2019

The organisers of the club’s recent Fishing Competition
have reeled in $13,000 from the event. The proceeds will go directly to surf club projects in need of expenditure.
It was the seventh occasion on which the competition has been held, however, ticket sales were lower than in 2018.  Despite the unfavourable weather, it still went ahead.
The heaviest snapper, weighing 2.88 kg, was landed by Aaron Lawrie. Fishing buddy Andrew Ironside placed second with a snapper weighing 2.715 kg.

“Considering the gusty conditions we managed to pull off another successful event,” said competition organiser Wade Downey. 
“There were boats that didn’t go out and congrats to those skippers who knew the limitations of their vessel or themselves.  For those who got out, although the fishing was hard out there with a lot of undersize fish around, they still managed a great hall and we had some good ones weighed in,” he added.
“We certainly had enough donated to be able to feed the 130+ people present for prize giving and dinner. Absolute thanks to all of our generous sponsors - please support them all - and a very big thanks to everyone who assisted with bringing this event together both prior to and on the day. We couldn’t have done it without you all!”

Pictured above ... First & second in the Snapper division, Aaron Lawrie (right, 1st) & Andrew Ironside.


1st – Aaron Lawrie 2.880kg; 2nd – Andrew Ironside 2.715kg; Average – Kenny P  1.155kg
1st – Larry (5) 2.455kg; 2nd – Wayne Treadway 2.450kg; Average – Brad Morgan-Kemp 1.775kg
Land Based
1st & Average – Jenny Gilbertson 0.805 Rock Cod; 2nd – Spot prize.
1st – Dave Goodare 1.445kg Trevally; 2nd – Micky Renton 1.005kg John Dory; Average – Dave Young 0.570kg Trevally
1st – Aileen Michael 2.295kg; 2nd – Jan Saull 0.960kg; Average – Linda Little 0.865
1st – Luca Jenks 2.315 Kahawai; 2nd – Alec Meban 2.160 Kahawai; Average – Lucas Tyne 1.290 Snapper


The weigh-in in progress.

Sponsored prizes in the clubrooms.

Dave Goodare, left, winner of the Table Fish category, with competition organiser Wade Downey.

Placegetters in the women's category, from left: Linda Little, Jan Saull, Aileen Michael (1st).

A crowded clubrooms during the prize giving.