Green proves too good again at Mun­dub­bera

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

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