A GREAT time was had by all at the recent 13th annual Burrum Heads Easter Fishing Classic, with good catches of flathead, bream, whiting and trumpeter weighed in by both senior and junior competitors.
Not many reef fish were weighed in due to the windy conditions out wide, but the river more than made up for that in the quality and number of fish caught. Many of these were landed by anglers fishing from the bank, including the largest flathead of the competition – a 69.5cm fish (1.975kg gilled and gutted) caught by Luke Tomlinson just about in front of the weigh-in stand.
Other notable winners include Ron Com, who won the largest bream in the senior division with a 0.755kg fish, and C Renz of Crestmead, who won the junior bream and flathead prizes with fish weighing 0.540kg and 1.675kg respectively. The best trumpeter, a fish of 2.655kg, was caught by Brice Pohlmann – a good catch when you consider that the nearest fish, weighing 2.054kg, was also caught by Brice the day before.
On top of all this there were plenty of other prizes and giveaways, even for competitors who didn’t weigh in a fish.
Credit must go to the Burrum Heads Fishing Club for putting on a first class event. Next year’s Classic is expected to be even bigger and better. – David Whelan.
1) Luke Tomlinson with his prize-winning flathead.Reads: 1223