Slow start in Balla Balla event

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ja­cob Crowhurst

There was a good turnout for this year’s Nickol Bay Sport­fish­ing Club’s Balla Balla com­pe­ti­tion, with 11 boats and 25 an­glers tak­ing part .

It was very quiet day on the water and a bit of a slow start in the morn­ing be­cause of a wet, slip­pery ramp which re­sulted in a cou­ple of cars get­ting stuck. Then, once all the boats made it in, only two an­glers man­aged to land fish.

The big­gest bar­ra­mundi on the first day was 69cm.

The sec­ond day was the game changer, with all creeks open­ing up to com­peti­tors and mul­ti­ple boats land­ing two fish for the day.

There was also some nice by­catch through­out the com­pe­ti­tion, in­clud­ing a black jew mea­sur­ing more than a me­tre long for James Ded­man and other boats find­ing some fin­ger­mark and jacks.

The to­tal bar­ra­mundi count was about 12. Daisy Day was awarded cham­pion an­gler for her three bar­ra­mundi catches, and tied with Ryan Trewin for the week­end’s big­gest fish of 78cm.

An­drew Car­pen­ter won the cat­fish cat­e­gory with a 44cm spec­i­men.

The NBSFC runs com­pe­ti­tions ev­ery month.

For more in­for­ma­tion, go to a meet­ing at the Hamp­ton Har­bour Boat and Sailing Club at 7pm on the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of each month.

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