Brag­ging rights all part of Barra Bash

Broome Advertiser - - Fishing - Ross Ital­iano Ross Ital­iano is an avid recre­ational fisher.

Broome Builders held its an­nual Barra Bash on Fri­day, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 at Langes Cross­ing on the Fitzroy River.

The week­end is or­gan­ised to pro­mote friend­ship among the work­ers and pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity to so­cialise.

Lo­cal busi­nesses put up spon­sor­ship for the event, which in­cluded prizes, meals and en­ter­tain­ment over the week­end.

This year, there were 46 an­glers who took part in the friendly fish­ing con­test. Fishos were able to fish any­where from the mouth of the Fitzroy back to Wil­lare Bridge, between the hours of 7am and 6pm. Com­bined, par­tic­i­pants caught and re­leased a to­tal of 86 bar­ra­mundi on a mix­ture of lures and baits.

Big­gest barra on a lure — Vic­tor Butera — 98cm.

Big­gest barra on a bait — Rhys Egan — 75cm.

Big­gest to­tal length of fish caught — 394cm — Steve Josephs

Mys­tery fish — Ray Clifton 61cm.

Thanks to sub­con­trac­tors and sup­pli­ers for all their hard work and sup­port.

If you were not one of the lucky ones at the Broome Builders Barra Bash, never fear. Broome North Fish­ing Club has a great com­pe­ti­tion not too far away.

The com­pe­ti­tion will also be based at Langes, with lines in at 6pm on October 27, and lines out at 9am on October 29.

Pre­sen­ta­tions will be held im­me­di­ately af­ter the com­pe­ti­tion, with a free bar­be­cue lunch pro­vided for par­tic­i­pants.

A pre-com­pe­ti­tion brief­ing will be held at Roe­buck Bay Ho­tel on Thurs­day, October 26 at 6.30pm, where the ex­tent of the fish­ing wa­ters and rules will be out­lined.

For more in­for­ma­tion, see the club’s Face­book page.

Pic­ture: Vic­tor Butera

Vic­tor Butera bagged the big­gest bar­ra­mundi with this 98cm fish caught on a lure.

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