There was a great turnout for the 25th Boondooma Dam Yellowbelly Fishing Competition that was held on 7-8 February 2014. A total of 649 competitors including 123 juniors weighed in 287 fish. Another 135 Australian bass and golden perch were caught and released in the catch and release section.
Fishing conditions were perfect and anglers weighed in some quality fish. The biggest yellowbelly of the event was weighed in at 2.89kg.
The water level in the lake was at 71%, 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 Scott Johnson of Proston who weighed-in a 2.89kg yellowbelly and Stuart Kruatz of Darling Heights, Toowoomba who weighed in a 1.39kg Australian bass.
Adult angler Darryl Rutch of Mooloolaba took out the heaviest yellowbelly with a fish for the event at 2.755kg. Darryl 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 Bradley Cecil of Proston took out the ‘Wondai Accounting and Tax Services’ heaviest Australian bass at 1.185kg.Bradley 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 claimed the title of heaviest eel-tail catfish two years in a row weighing in at 1.450kg. Dan won a trophy for the heaviest adult eel-tail catfish of the weekend.
In the new catch and release section for Australian bass and yellowbelly, Stefan Pasco netted the trophy and $230 for the biggest native overall measuring 520mm. Mark Bleys of Proston took home a trophy and $100 prize money for best bag overall. This section of the competition was well supported and sponsored by Bass to Barra and Greg Mitchell Plumbing.
The 3.6m Blue Fin boat was won by Ken Osbourne. Proudly sponsored by Lake Boondooma kiosk and Boondooma Dam Fish Stocking And Management Association.
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 860122. – Terry AllwoodReads: 545