Organisers too busy to get a line wet
READY, SET, FISH: The Lake Cania Fishing Classic will be the place to drop a line next weekend. WHILE Rowena Clarke will not have time for fishing during this year’s Lake Cania Fishing Classic, she has landed a couple of beauties in the local dam in her time.
“I’ve been fishing ever since I was little because my dad loved the sport,” she said.
“The biggest I ever got was about a 50cm catfish.
“It’s a very fatty fish though, so we didn’t eat it.”
Mrs Clarke is secretary of the Fish Stocking Association but with only about 10 people on the committee, the group is keen to welcome anyone who wants to get on board.
“The idea is while you’re too busy to fish at your own competition; you go away and compete at everyone else’s,” Mrs Clarke said.
And getting to see winners’ faces after snagging a major prize is always special, she said.
“The big prize for the senior nomination is a 3.5m boat, with an outboard motor, on a trailer, registered and ready to go,” she said.
“Anyone nominated, even if they don’t fish, goes in the draw.
“For the junior comp we have a kayak to give away. And there are heaps of raffles and lucky draws for rod and reel packages.”