Bragging rights all part of Barra Bash
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.
Victor Butera bagged the biggest barramundi with this 98cm fish caught on a lure.