Perfect weather conditions over the weekend saw nearly 150 entries in the 2015 Inaugural Port Stephens Family Fishing Competition, sponsored by Soldiers Point Marina, Pantaenius Sail and Motor Yacht Insurance and Ibis Styles Salamander Shores.
From Seal Rocks to Stockton Beach anglers were out in force vying for great prizes and the lucky door prizes, which included cash prizes totalling $10,000!
With the senior and junior winners grabbing Shimano rods, reels and hats for catching the heaviest of each of the 10 species (3 of which had to be live fish), $10,000 in cash prizes was also given away with the lucky person hooking the major $5000 cash prize without even catching a fish.
Lucky door prizes of three nights’ accommodation at the Flagship Golf Villa at Horizons Golf Resort sponsored by the marina and a large esky donated by Tooheys were also taken away.
Local young fisher Harry Bailey scooped the pool by catching the heaviest fish in 5 Junior categories
Big thanks also to BCF at Taylors Beach, and Duffy’s Bait and Tackle for donating lots of prizes for the junior fishers.
The competition will be happening again in the same place next year! – Lue FagonReads: 651