Team in Hire Boat Take Out Golden Lure
  |  First Published: December 2002

WITH the outstanding fishing at Bjelke-Petersen Dam at the start of November, everyone stood a chance of winning this year’s Golden Lure comp. The 61 teams of two caught and released 1860 fish of legal size or greater over the weekend of November 2-3, using lures and fly only.

The winning team of Cameron and Debbie Smith, the Black Merlins, used lures to great effect, amassing a total length of 39.9m of legal-sized fish. Cam and Deb were presented with the Keith Patten Memorial Perpetual Shield presented by Jason Small of Caloundra City Powerboats on behalf of Mercury. The Black Merlins also received trophies and 65-litre custom Evakool iceboxes.

Team Runners-up were Casey and Wayne Blundell of Team Wild Marine. Casey and Wayne took home two Dave Irvine Environets as well as trophies and framed certificates for releasing 29.74m of fish. Casey also took out Champion Junior Angler with 19.81m, receiving a Team Daiwa baitcasting reel, Daiwa rod, and a take-home trophy. Hot on her heels was Lauren Sargent of the Coominya Trackkas. Lauren’s total was 17.16m caught and released, and she received a trophy along with a Daiwa Kastor spinning reel and Daiwa rod.

Champion Senior Angler was Cameron Smith with 25.30m. Cam received the same prize package as Casey, along with the Yallakool Tourist Park perpetual shield for Champion Angler. Patrick Conduit from the team Reel-em-in took out the Runner-Up Senior Angler categpory, picking up a trophy along with a Daiwa Kastor spinning reel and Daiwa rod.

The longest golden perch for the tournament was a 58cm fish caught by Tony McDonald of Evakool II, and the longest bass – caught right at the last minute – was a 53cm fish taken by Jason Javanovic of Keep Trollin.

Thanks go to all the sponsors for their support. For 2003 tournament or sponsorship enquiries, contact Robert Smith on (07) 4162 6235 or 0407 574 868.- Kingaroy Sportfishing Club.



Top 10 Teams

1) The Black Merlins - 39.90m

2) Wild Marine - 29.74m

3) Team Alluring - 27.40m

4) Reel-em-in - 27.28m

5) Team Glenita - 25.44m

6) Evakool II - 25.15m

7) Coominya Trcakkas - 24.78m

8) Bass Bashers - 23.93m

9) Team Jensen - 21.31m

10) Dream Catchers - 20.56m

Top 10 Seniors

1) Cameron Smith - 25.30m

2) Patrick Conduit - 16.97m

3) Debbie Smith - 14.60m

4) Tony Perkins - 14.20m

5) Dave Libke - 14.19m

6) Tony McDonald - 13.65m

7) Glen Radunz - 13.42m

8) Len Batchelor - 13.30m

9) Julie Libke - 13.21m

10) Robert Smith - 12.81m


1) Casey Blundell - 19.81m

2) Lauren Sargent - 17.16m

3) Zack McKay - 15.25m

4) John Davies Jnr - 12.62m

5) Scott Baker - 12.02m

6) Dylan Mott - 11.86m

7) William Schloss - 7.29m

8) Daniel Borg - 0.77m

Longest Fish

Longest Golden Perch - Tony McDonald (58cm)

Longest Bass - Jason Javanovic (53cm)

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