Fish­ing for firey cause

North West Telegraph - - Telegraph News - Tay­lar Amonini

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.

Pic­ture: Good­line

Ja­son Bat­tle with his golden trevally.

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