Fishing for firey cause
Anglers from across the region made their way to Port Hedland for the fourth annual Goodline Cockatoo Classic Fishing Competition.
Run annually by the construction company, the money raised from this year’s event was donated to the South Hedland Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service.
Aboriginal engagement and training support officer Karen Munroe said the volunteer firefighters were chosen not for their firefighting capabilities but for the community spirit they show.
“Whenever there is a community event you will see the fireys helping out so we thought it was a great opportunity to give something back,” she said.
With 250 people registered for the event, two perfectly sunny days and light winds aided anglers as they cast their lines off boats and shores to bring in the largest fish and win big prizes.
From landing the biggest mackerel to golden trevally, prize winners included Kelima Levi and Jason Battle.
With prizes including an Engel fridge/freezer the excitement came when drawing the highly anticipated raffle prize of the Yamaha 450 Grizzly quad bike.
Logan Riegert was the lucky winner, who could not believe his luck as his name was called, while Warren Jackson from team Pirtek took away the fridge/freezer.
Enjoying a snag on the barbecue and a drink in hand, anglers and their supporters enjoyed a day of fishing and relaxing for a good cause.
By the end of the weekend $15,654 was raised for the volunteer firefighters, with Captain Vaughan Price being presented the check.
Jason Battle with his golden trevally.