Fishers flock to catch a Catty or two
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.