Trevally cooperative during competition
A steady stream of trevally were on the bite for the Nickol Bay Sportfishing Club Topwater Tournament, held late last month.
The rules were kept simple with only one category to contest — for the longest trevally caught, measured and released on either a cast popper or stick bait.
With flat seas forecast and reports of great fishing leading up to the weekend, nine boats and 18 anglers signed up to compete.
The fishing was constant with reports coming in over the radio all day of fish being caught across the archipelago.
The boys fishing on the boat Dirty Hooker reported that they had a hot morning, landing more than 20 fish before 9am.
The best fish from this session was a 115cm giant trevally for Mike Brauers, which was the third-longest fish for the day.
Trent Stanley, fishing with his wife on the boat Pure Genius, landed a giant trevally measuring in at 120cm that came in second place.
He was beaten out for longest trevally for the day by Brenton Cartledge, aboard Pandamonium, who caught a 122cm GT late into the run in tide.