Wanted: new an­glers

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

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

mem­bers of the Moss­man Boat and

Fish­ing Club

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