It’s been a few years since the Australian Fishing Championships visited Yamba and the Clarence River in northern NSW.
Last time the show fished the Clarence, Kris Hickson narrowly pipped Tim Morgan to take 12 championship points by dragging a couple of crackers from one of the few remaining oyster leases in the system in the dying minutes.
Fast forward several years and both of those anglers have been relegated from the bream rounds, but the river itself is still home to thousands of lure munching bream. Whenever AFC visits the Clarence, the cast and crew all choose to stay at the Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort at Yamba. Central to the town and right next to the renovated Yamba boat ramp, the resort itself hosted the weigh-ins as well.
There are friendly staff members, plenty of room for competitor and camera boats and an abundance of comfortable cabins made it a natural choice.
Situated on the banks of the beautiful Clarence River in the coastal beachside town of Yamba, Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort is the ideal destination for the ultimate family holiday.
Yamba is located in tropical northern New South Wales and is surrounded by pristine beaches, unspoilt national parks and picturesque waterways. Combined with a superb year round climate, easy going culture and natural beauty, Yamba is a relaxing and hassle free place to visit.
Set amongst 15 acres of lush tropical landscaped gardens, Blue Dolphin offers first class facilities with plenty of activities to make your stay an enjoyable and memorable one.
Without giving too much away, the Series 6 weigh-in remained as close as most AFC events, with the final bag weighed deciding not only who placed where in the event, but also who was relegated from the AFC by placing last in their specialty species. In fact, it all came down to which of two anglers had the bigger kicker fish in their bag. Exciting stuff that was witnessed by the small crowd of spectators and kids that turned up to see how the show was put together.
For AFC Series 6 screening times, see the ad in this issue. – AFCReads: 3445