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Lions Hook-Up Fishing Competition
  |  First Published: November 2004



On the weekend of September 25-26, Cecil Plains Lions held its annual Hook-up Fishing Competition at the Condamine River.

Over 100 people attended the weekend, with a good crowd in attendance for the Saturday night entertainment. Competitors travelled from as far away as Boggabilla, Kingaroy, Warwick and Toowoomba, and caught a total of 68 fish over the two days. The prize for the largest edible fish went to Michael King from Cecil Plains who caught a yellowbelly (golden perch) weighing 2.239kg.

Other prizewinners in the secret weight sections were:

Yellowbelly

Winner - Trevor Jannusch

Runner-up - Michael King

Catfish

Winner - Lincoln Jannusch

Runner-up - Trevor Jannusch

Catch and Release

Winner - Joe McIntosh

Runner-up - Brendan MacSweeney

Carp

Winner - Brendan MacSweeney

The prize for the heaviest bag of carp went to Brendan MacSweeney from Warwick with a bag weight of 8.05kg.

The Lions Club would like to thank everyone who attended the weekend and helped to make it a success. We would also like to thank our sponsors, especially our major sponsor Carlton United Breweries. Also a very big thank you to Darryl and Glenis Philbey for allowing us to again use their Homestead grounds.

All the proceeds from registrations on the weekend will go to the Millmerran and Pittsworth Fish Stocking Association to enable them to keep restocking the river. In 2003 the Association released 10,000 Murray cod into the river at Yarramalong and Cecil Plains and they currently have 75,000 yellowbelly and 25,000 Murray cod ordered for release in early 2005. - Chris Theuerkauf, Lions Club Qld

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1) Some of the good catches at this year’s Lions Hook-up Fishing Competition.

2) Michael King weighing in his 2.239kg yellowbelly with Fishcare volunteer Col Behrens.

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