Green proves too good again at Mundubbera
HAVE you ever heard a fisherman complain about the fact there are too many fish?
Saturday at 7am there were so many bass in the Burnett River it was impossible to get bait to the bottom to catch a yellowbelly.
Mundubbera 3 Rivers Fishing Classic last weekend attracted 144 entries from parts near and far.
Chief weigh-in steward Kyle Gleich was happy with the size and number of fish coming through the official weighing area and he reported most fishermen said the bass were thick and on the bite.
“The flow of fish has been very good and the quality of the target fish has been very high,” Gleich said.
“Yellowbelly over 2kg are good fish and we have had a few today.”
Catfish were the heavyweights, with some monsters up to 4.5kg and the odd jewfish about 3kg.
Clinton Smith took the whole family out on the river for the morning and was rewarded with some nice bass, catfish and a very long eel.
“The morning was very enjoyable, with some clear water and not much breeze,” Smith said.
“The kids have done very well with their fishing and I have had a very happy day so far.”
Junior Mason Baker weighed in a beautiful bass that he struggled to hold up for a photograph.
After the weigh-in all the fishermen and their families went back out for the afternoon session.
“I didn’t get a better yellowbelly than the one I got this morning but I will get him in the morning,” Shane Merritt said.
Mundubbera proved to be a great venue and all three rivers fished well.
Greg Green was again too good and took out the open competition, while Sara Mealand walked away with the junior comp.
Green will contest the Mundubbera 3 Rivers Fishing Classic when it is on again next year – same time, same place.
ABOVE, WHAT A WHOPPER! Masson Baker shows the fish that got him encouragement for juniors award.
RIGHT: Rebecca Benham takes it easy on the new jetty at the boat ramp.
FAR RIGHT: Scott Smith with two beauties on Saturday.
MIDDLE RIGHT: Shane Merritt with his catch.
BOTTOM RIGHT: Sara Mealand accepts a handmade clock fromWally Ford as the junior champion.
Everyone has their own ideas when it comes to catching the best fish and Lucas Merritt has hooked a good one.
BIG BASS: Clinton Smith holds up his best bass at the first weigh-in at the Mundubbera fishing comp.