Anglers flock to catch a catty
THEY came from far and wide with one thing in mind – to catch the biggest catfish.
The Paradise Stocking Association’s third annual Catch a Catty Day Family Fishing Competition at Mingo Crossing was a hit last weekend.
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 of Mt Perry with a 3.956kg fish, Kylie Buckholz of Gayndah with a 1.568kg fish, Cody Tierney of Tiaro with a 1.482kg fish and Tekiya George of Gayndah with a 1.526kg fish.
The winners of Saturday’s major draws of camping gear and fishing rod and tackle box were Peter Enchelmaier of Mundubbera and Sophie Doyle of Gayndah.
Sunday’s winners, Peter Brinnand of Gladstone took home and jet cleaner and radio while Jasmin Briggs took home some camping gear.
Miranda Bucholz of Gayndah had a lucky weekend winning first and third prizes in the major raffle, while Phil Walker, also of Gayndah, won the second prize.
Besides the major winners, everyone gathered together on Saturday night and Sunday for lucky draws and the committee would like to thank all sponsors who donated to make them possible.
GREAT CATCH: Cody Tierney, junior male catfish winner, accepting his prize from North Burnett Mayor Don Waugh.