Anglers were met with beautiful conditions at Lake Moogerah for the first round of the Austackle-Bluefin Country Fishing Classic. It was warm enough for people to spend some time in the lake as well as on it - skiing and tubing in between chasing fish was the order of the day. Fires burning in the adjacent hills created a smoky haze across the lake, yet it did not cloud the stunning view of the Scenic Rim.
A falling barometer kept the number of captures down, but it didn’t stop the quality of fish, with many angles photographing excellent and sizable specimens from every species.
A special mention goes to junior angler, Isaac Chisolm who dominated on the day and landed a 47cm bass, a 49cm catfish, and a good size golden perch.
The Lake Moogerah Fish Stocking Association was on hand and provided a BBQ and drinks to raise money for more fingerlings. Thanks to all those who bought a sausage to support such a great cause.
To qualify for the grand final and have a chance to win the Bluefin/Evinrude Boat package, plus heaps of other sponsor prizes, all you have to do is fish one round! All ages welcome. All prizes are random draw.
The second round will be held at Boondooma Dam 12-13 December, and details are available on the CFC website.
Entries are now open, register early and take advantage of the early bird prices.
Register at: http://countryfc.com.au/?page_id=147
Big catches of the day went to Mitchell Freiberg with a 50cm bass, Matt Stenzel who caught a 50cm golden perch, Carmen Rejfer with a 50cm catfish, Grant Kirkwood who caught a 1.4kg bass, and Wayne Corbett with a huge 1.35kg golden perch.
Top catch and release point scorers