Nocturnal skill proves decisive
THE Wayne Perkins Memorial teams event was the focus of the weekend for the New Norfolk Licensed Anglers Association.
In lovely weather conditions, it was great to see plenty of boats out and some nice fish caught.
Going by reports from both the Derwent and further afield, it seems Saturday was “just one of those days”, a slow bite despite the weather being nearly perfect for this time of year.
However, on Sunday things really heated up, with some top fish caught.
Taking out a win in the teams event were Chris Rowlands, Adam Williams and father-and-son duo John and Lewis Spaulding for Team Nocturnal (I Do My Best Work After Midnight).
They had a fantastic bag of sea-run trout, mostly caught at night on the reefs and tributary outflows around New Norfolk. Their best fivefish bag tallied 6.243kg, which was a long way ahead of the next best.
John Spaulding landed the best fish of the event, taking out Heaviest Trout for Seniors at 2.159kg.
Cory Keleher continued his good form with a second win on the run with a 1.304kg brown.
The average weight for the event was up again at 0.811kg, and nearest to that was Cory, completing a great weekend with a 0.829kg brown.
The next roster competition is the first open waters event for the season on October 24-25. Weigh-in is at the rotunda from 5.30-6pm on October 25.
The Bridgewater Anglers Club is hosting all STLAA clubs for the Interclub Challenge at Lake Crescent on October 17.