Perfect weather for fishing comp
Organisers have deemed the King Brey Open a success after moving it to an earlier time slot for its second showing this year.
The bottom-bashing fishing comp attracted 36 teams and more than 100 anglers at the weekend, including 17 juniors.
Black Anchors were the champion team and it was Tom Brebner with a 17.1kg mackerel who reeled in the biggest overall fish.
There were plenty of impressive numbers on the board though, including 10-year-old Ben Thompson’s 7.72kg rankin cod, Jeremy Bygrave’s 6.24kg coral trout and Jason Strange’s 6.14kg bluebone.
King Bay Game Fishing Club president Ryan Bryce said while conditions in close were a little sloppy, the weather was almost perfect out wide.
“I think just holding it at this time of year the weather’s reasonably predictable,” he said.
“There was a good variety of fish recorded given the neap tides.
“It was a good event from (the) safety side of things too. “No one was hurt.” Bryce said work would now begin on making the competition bigger and better next year.
“We will look at getting the general public down there to make the weigh-in at the Tambrey a bit bigger,” he said.
“I think the Tambrey just creates a very good space which is nice and local. We will consider a bigger prize for champion team next year to make it a bit more of a spectacle for them.”
Bryce singled out sea rescue volunteer Allan Brown for manning the radio for the duration of the event.
Sky, 9, and Damian Arnold, 8.
Jason Strange with two bluebones.
Kai Bourke, 5, with a catch to envy.