Fish­ers flock to catch a Catty or two

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT -

THEY came from far and wide with one thing in mind – to catch the big­gest cat­fish.

And maybe to win some prize money.

The draw­card was the Par­adise Stock­ing As­so­ci­a­tion third an­nual Catch a Catty Day Fam­ily Fish­ing Com­pe­ti­tion at Mingo Cross­ing at the week­end.

Even though there were storms on Fri­day night the week­end brought sunny weather.

As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Lofty Wendt said it was a fan­tas­tic week­end.

“There were 133 se­nior and 50 ju­nior nominations for the week­end. This was a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease for the ju­niors,” Mr Wendt said.

“This is what we are all about, en­cour­ag­ing the young peo­ple to fish.

“It’s ba­sic fish­ing – a hand line and a bit of bait would catch any­one a fish, es­pe­cially cat­fish.”

He said the week­end was a great way to pro­mote the re­gion and peo­ple trav­elled from across Queens­land.

From all re­ports ev­ery­one en­joyed them­selves even though many went home with­out catch­ing that really big one.

The win­ner of the big­gest cat­fish was Trevor Clarey ofMt Perry with a 3.956kg fish, Kylie Buck­holz of Gayn­dah with a 1.568 kg fish, Cody Tier­ney of Tiaro with a 1.482kg fish and Tekiya Ge­orge of Gayn­dah with a 1.526kg fish.

■ For more pho­tos and the full list of re­sults, see next week’s Cen­tral and North Bur­nett Times or visit south­bur­nett­times.com.au.

PA­TIENCE: A group of young an­glers waits for a bite at the week­end fish­ing comp at Mingo Cross­ing.

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