Lo­cal fish­ing com­pe­ti­tion suc­cess­ful

Whitsunday Times - - REELIN’ IN -

PETER Faust Dam at­tracted about 100 fish­er­men over the week­end for a catch-and-re­lease com­pe­ti­tion.

Or­gan­ised by the Peter Faust Dam Fish­ing Stock­ing As­so­ci­a­tion – the event raised funds to help main­tain the dam and its in­hab­i­tants

A to­tal of 47 teams at­tended this year’s com­pe­ti­tion with team Bas Mafia Out­door con­sist­ing of Jon Mil­lard and Ethan Far­rell tak­ing out the top prize.

Far­rell, the cham­pion an­gler of the tour­na­ment, and Mil­lard fin­ished nar­rowly ahead in a tight fin­ish – hold­ing off Team Power, con­sist­ing of Trent and Dono­van Power by a nar­row 200 points (less than a fish).

Over­all 172 bar­ra­mundi were caught over the week­end along­side four sooty grunter.

Fish Stock­ing As­so­ci­a­tion vice-pres­i­dent Colin Slade said con­di­tions were kind to an­glers and the suc­cess of teams proved his point.

“We only had five teams who didn’t catch any­thing,” he said.

“The av­er­age size of each fish caught was im­pres­sive.

“We were re­ally suc­cess­ful in the num­ber of fish caught.”

Ben Matthi­son caught the largest bar­ra­mundi of the week­end at 122cm long.

HOOKED: Ethan Far­rell and Jon Mil­lard of cham­pion team Bas Mafia Out­door. The team was one of 47 who com­peted at Peter Faust Dam over the week­end.

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