Wanted: new anglers
THE Mossman Boat and Fishing Club is calling for members, after tackling rough and wet conditions last weekend to haul in some huge fish.
Cathy Pashen nabbed a 4.22kg barramundi while sub junior Ryan Gwynne weighed in a total of 6.18kg of fish. Fish weighed in last were barra, grunter, red bream, black bream and Trevally.
’’It’s a friendly club and all members of the public are welcome to join our monthly competition,’’ said Natalie Cavanagh, club secretary.
’’Anyone can join. You don’t have to be experienced - it’s more fun than anything. If a child wants to join; they need an adult to nominate them.’’
Natalie said kids learn the importance of safe boating and fishing, using correct tackle for certain types of fishing and also making sure they stick to the DPI’S guidelines on bag limits and sizes.
“Competitors fish anywhere between the Daintree and Mowbray rivers - they can go in their boats, fish on the beach or on the river it’s up to them,’’ she said.
“It’s a fantastic way of meeting people, especially at the weigh-ins on Sunday.’’
Annual membership costs are: family $70, singles $50, couples $50, pensioners $30 and pensioner couples $40.
The fishing competition is April 20, 21 and 22 with a weigh-in on Sunday, April 22 between 3.30pm and 4pm.
Anyone interested in joining the club should call Brian Roberts on 409 83283.
Those interested are welcome to watch the next weigh-in. As the club says, “Only the fish bite, we don’t.’’
Keen anglers: junior
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