There was a great turn out for the 24th Boondooma Dam Yellowbelly Fishing Competition that was held 8-9 February 2014. A total of 658 competitors, including 145 juniors, weighed in 430 fish. A total of 84 Australian bass were also caught and released in the new catch and release section.
Fishing conditions were perfect and anglers weighed in some quality fish. The biggest yellowbelly in the history of the event was weighed in at 3.095kg.
The water level in the lake was at 85%, which together with the good weather conditions set the scene for a great weekend of camping, fishing and family activities.
Hanwood Fish Hatchery champion junior anglers were Joz McNamara of Jimbour who weighed-in a 2.180kg yellowbelly and Shane Carter of Speedwell who weighed in a 1.375kg Australian bass.
Adult angler Dudley Schif of Maclagan took out the heaviest yellowbelly with a record fish for the event at 3.095kg. Dudley won a trophy and prize money with a value of $300 that was sponsored by Corey and Nikki of the Lake Boondooma Kiosk.
Adult angler Steven Brooker of Hervey Bay took out the Wondai Accounting and Tax Services Heaviest Australian Bass at 1.360kg. Steven won a trophy and prize money with a value of $250 that was sponsored by Neil and Elizabeth Smith of Wondai Accounting and Tax Services.
Adult angler Dan Bauer of Pittsworth took out the Wondai Hardware and Trade Centre Heaviest Mulloway at 1.455kg. Dan won a trophy for the heaviest adult mulloway of the weekend.
In the new catch and release section for Australian bass, Clifford Brauer of Tara netted the trophy and $230 for the biggest bass overall measuring 494mm to the fork. David Bullard of Camira took home a trophy and $100 prize money for best bag overall with six Australian bass. This section of the competition was well supported and sponsored by Bass to Barra and Greg Mitchell Plumbing.
The great double agent kayak sponsored by Freak Sports Australia was won by Russell Hackett of Inala. Freak Sports are a new sponsor.
The major raffle results were: BBQ Pack sponsored by Kingaroy Plumbing – Bevan Askew of Kingaroy; Workshop vacuum sponsored by Wondai Hardware – Peter Turnbull of Nanango; Pod Coffee machine sponsored by Don Errington Homes – Joy Mackay of Kingaroy.
The Boondooma Dam Fish Stocking and Management Association Inc. would like to thank our generous sponsors and committed anglers who continue to make this event an outstanding success.
For more information please contact Terry Allwood on 0400 860 122. – Boondooma Dam Yellowbelly CompetitonReads: 904