It was another great weekend for the Isisford Fishing Competition with 577 competitors comprising of 91 juniors and 486 adults.
The competitors enjoyed comfortable, warm days and thankfully the rain started on the Monday.
Plenty of fish were caught over the weekend. Dean Frousheger of Tambo won the adult’s Longest Yellowbelly with a 51.9cm fish that only just beat Tony Forster’s 51.6cm specimen. Dean won $1200 cash and a portable refrigerator sponsored by Engel worth $1200. Mathew Dagan presented Dean with The Ernie Dagan Memorial Yellowbelly Shield.
Trisha Jackson from Tambo won the Longest Catfish measuring 40.5cm and Noel Paton from Blackall won the Longest Black Bream measuring 32.3cm.
The $1500 Major Draw was won by K.C. Watson of Moura. Karla Fehlahaber from Emerald won the $300 Junior Draw plus $150 rod and reel.
Brogan Geiger of Windorah won the Junior Section’s Longest Yellowbelly with a 50.1cm fish. Justin Kamerling from Longreach was runner-up with his 49.6cm yellowbelly. Jamie Harvey from Blackall won the Junior Catfish Section with a 36cm catch. No black bream were caught for the Junior Category.
Kelly Walker won the Yellowbelly Clock Raffle donated by Lorraine Reade Hughenden from Blackall. A little girl won the Holiday Raffle at the Holiday Inn Brisbane.
Beris Harrison from Blackall won the special draw, a filleting knife, donated by Ken’s Mobile Knife Sharpening.
A great range of prizes were drawn and winners for the random draws for both Junior and Adults came from Blackall, Barcaldine, Windorah, Emerald, Angaston South Australia, Tambo, Isisford, Charleville, Aramac, Gladstone, Moura, Roma, Longreach, Wowan, Wallumbilla, Dubbo, Rockhampton, and Corona NSW.
Thank you to Scott Hillier from Seven’s Creek to Coast who was our emcee all weekend. The club was fortunate enough to again receive funding from Queensland Events under the Regional Development Program provided by the Queensland Government. The community would like to thank the organisation again for funding the competition.
The Fishing Committee would like to thank all our sponsors who contributed to the Southern Cross Television and Isisford Shire Fishing Competition for 2006. Thank you to Ron from Longreach Outdoor Centre for bringing over his display. Finally thanks to all the competitors and volunteers.
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