Barambah Bash
  |  First Published: May 2006

The Kingaroy Sportsfishing Club flexed its impoundment angling muscle to dominate the recent Barambah Bash competition held on the weekend of February 18-19 at Bjelke-Petersen Dam.

The Kingaroy club's top three anglers, Clint Heathorn, Glen Radunz and sub-junior Ashleigh Cooper were the competition's top performers, their scores combining to hand them the Champion Club honours by more than 1000 points from the Brisbane Sportfishing Club.

Heathorn made it two interclub wins from as many starts, taking out Champion Angler honours with 932 points, just clear of fellow Kingaroy angler Glen Raddunz. Heathorn also landed the biggest golden perch for the competition, a superb 53cm specimen, as well as a thumping 63cm eel-tailed catfish which fell to a trolled Jackall.

Cooper took home the sub-junior trophy with 632 points, just clear of four-year-old Matthew Heathorn and John Davies junior, who both chalked up more than 600 points.

Mark Rampling continued the Kingaroy Sportfishing Club’s rout of proceedings to take home the junior trophy, while Davies junior won the tagging section with 15 fish.

Lisa Randall capped off a perfect weekend for the club, landing the longest bass, a superb 49cm specimen.

There were 40 nominations in total with participants from the Brisbane Sportfishing Club, the Sunshine Coast Sportfishing Club, the Bundaberg Sportfishing Club, Bribie Island Sportfishing Club and of course the Kingaroy Sportfishing Club.– Rob Smith

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