Rig­ging night a suc­cess

Whitsunday Times - - REELIN’ IN -

THE free rig­ging night held last Fri­day at the VMR was a suc­cess, with about 45 peo­ple turn­ing up to the in­for­ma­tive evening.

The event, hosted by the Whit­sun­day Game Fish Club, was aimed at as­sist­ing par­tic­i­pants in this week­end’s Mack­erel Chal­lenge by pro­vid­ing rig­ging and fish­ing tech­niques specif­i­cally for catch­ing mack­erel.

Bob Spees gave a very use­ful demon­stra­tion on rig­ging baits, ad­vice on tides and where to best catch the fish.

A rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the fish­eries gave a talk on how to iden­tify mack­erel species.

The evening was free for the pub­lic in the lead up to the Mack­erel Chal­lenge this week­end, which or­gan­is­ers say should see about 50-60 peo­ple tar­get­ing the pop­u­lar species.

The com­pe­ti­tion is open to ev­ery­one. An­glers can reg­is­ter at the VMR from 6.30pm Fri­day night. Call Whit­sun­day Game Fish Club pres­i­dent Ash War­land on 0413 628 899 for more in­for­ma­tion.

KNOW-HOW: Bob Spees demon­strates how to rig a wolf her­ring at the mack­erel rig­ging night last Fri­day at the VMR.

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