Record en­tries ex­pected for fish­ing tour­na­ment

Whitsunday Times - - REELIN’ IN -

OR­GAN­IS­ERS of the Reelax Garmin Whit­sun­day 2014 Light Tackle Game Fish Tour­na­ment are ex­pect­ing a record num­ber of en­tries this year. Whit­sun­day Game Fish Club pres­i­dent Jamie Loven­bury said this year’s tour­na­ment was un­der­go­ing its fi­nal prepa­ra­tions and ex­pected plenty of late com­ers to sign up at the tour­na­ment’s brief­ing this evening.

“We’ve got a mas­sive num­ber of boats al­ready,” Mr Loven­bury said. “It’s a good sign, be­cause we get a fair few on our brief­ing night be­fore the tour­na­ment (tonight).”

Mr Loven­bury said con­di­tions were favourable for this year’s tour­na­ment un­like the blus­tery winds which caused is­sues in 2013. He ex­pected the wind to die down be­fore the week­end.

“We’re look­ing at 10-15 knots on Fri­day,” Mr Loven­bury said. “With 5-10 this week­end.” Par­tic­i­pants will com­pete in a wide va­ri­ety of cat­e­gories in­clud­ing Cham­pion Male An­gler, Cham­pion Fe­male An­gler, Cham­pion Ju­nior An­gler, Cham­pion Boat/Team 7 me­tres and over, Cham­pion Boat/Team un­der 7m, First Bill­fish and Last Bill­fish tagged/deemed caught and the En­cour­age­ment Award.

Any last minute en­tries must be done in per­son at the brief­ing at the Vol­un­tary Marine Res­cue Club (VMR), Can­non­vale tonight – reg­is­tra­tions close at 6.30pm.

Phone Jamie Loven­bury for any fur­ther en­quiries on 0428 834 872. Fish­ing will com­mence on Fri­day at 7am.

Pre­sen­ta­tions will be held on Sun­day from 5pm at the VMR.

SU­PER JU­NIORS: Some of last year's ju­nior an­glers Matthew Vessey, Reece Beu­tel, Dayle John­son, Jayke John­son, An­gus John­son, Ky­nan Beu­tel, Daniel Ger­hart and Jack­son Green kit­ted out for the tour­na­ment.

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