Top prizes for mack­erel day

Pilbara News - - Fishing - Tom Zaun­mayr

An­glers will have an­other chance to test their skill and luck this week­end as lines hit the wa­ter for the Nickol Bay Sport­fish­ing Club’s an­nual Mack­erel Fam­ily Fish­ing Day on the wa­ters off Dampier this Satur­day.

NBSFC pres­i­dent Ken Mac­Far­lane said the com­pe­ti­tion was suit­able for all ages and skill lev­els and was open to ev­ery­one.

“There are fan­tas­tic prizes for all cat­e­gories, in­clud­ing adults and ju­niors, such as a $500 cheque and cus­tom Headley Rods/Daiwa reel fish­ing combo for the over­all win­ner and ex­cel­lent prizes from Get­away Out­doors and our other spon­sors,” he said.

“There is a com­pli­men­tary bar­be­cue at the end of the com­pe­ti­tion dur­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion.

“En­tries close Thurs­day (to­mor­row), so get in quick.”

Gregg Headley from Headley Rods has been hard at work build­ing the prize for first place.

Headley said the cus­tom 10kg spin­ner rod came with all the bells and whis­tles.

“It is a beau­ti­ful fish­ing rod — what I call a pipe­line spin, which is named af­ter fish­ing the pipe­line off Kar­ratha,” he said.

“This started as a hobby for me about 25 years ago but re­ally gained mo­men­tum when I moved to Kar­ratha two-and-a-half years ago. Each rod is built to in­di­vid­ual spec­i­fi­ca­tions, so the cus­tomer has a lot of in­put into the ac­tual de­sign.”

Headley said it was a “real buzz” build­ing rods for the com­mu­nity and the game fish­ing club.

De­tails of the com­pe­ti­tion can be down­loaded from http://ansa. kar­

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Jake, 10, Hugh, 7, and Gregg Headley show of the prize for first place.

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