Almost 300 anglers wet their lines during the second annual Portland Bait & Tackle Fishing Competition on 21 and 22 January.
With 80 competitors more than the previous year, the event raised $2,127 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Portland Police Less Advantaged Children’s Fund.
Of the 230 or so fish that were weighed in, whiting, snapper and kingfish dominated anglers’ bags.
The heaviest kingfish was hotly contested and in the end was won by only 500g, not quite enough to worry about how well you’d gilled and gutted your fish but pretty close!
While the weather was picture perfect on the Saturday, temperatures soared on the Sunday.
Smoke from the bushfires was visible from the sea and unfortunately, the barbeque had to be cancelled.
Thanks anyway to the Lions Club for organising what would have been a great lunch!
Thanks also to the Portland Sports and Game Fishing Club for the use of their clubrooms.
|Wally Carey Cup (heaviest yellowtail)||Steve Atkinson||11.62|
|Charlie Araldi Cup (heaviest snapper)||Malcolm Eastern||1.956|
|Bob & Dolly Brown Cup (heaviest land-based whiting)||Peter Barrett||0.566|
|Hoss Stacey Cup (heaviest boat-based whiting)||Trevor Richardson||0.712|
|Heaviest boat-based snapper||Jesse Murray||0.928|
|Heaviest land-based snapper||Dane Barrett||0.722|
|Heaviest boat-based whiting||Andrew Dilm||0.568|
|Heaviest land-based whiting||Luke Mowatt||0.414|
|Heaviest yellowtail||Chris Carey||3.504|
|Heaviest fish (other than above categories)||Dean Wombwell||0.326|
(Note: all of the above weights are gilled and gutted)Reads: 2004