Mack­erel Muster is fish­ing fun

Whitsunday Times - - REELIN’ IN -

LO­CAL an­glers can pick them­selves up a hand­some cash prize for a week­end on the wa­ter thanks to the Whit­sun­day Game Fish Club’s Mack­erel Muster.

The event will see fish­ers fight­ing it out to take home the big­gest Span­ish mack­erel of the day, with a $500 prize for the man and woman who take out the ti­tle.

Whit­sun­day Game Fish Club pres­i­dent Jamie Loven­bury said the event was all about the love of fish­ing.

“It’s just a fam­ily, fun fish- ing com­pe­ti­tion,” he said.

“It’s not aimed at mak­ing the club money or any­thing like that. We just want to get peo­ple in­ter­ested in fish­ing.

“Any­one can get out and catch a mack­erel.”

Now is the per­fect time to chase the Spa­niards too, Mr Loven­bury said.

“Mack­erel sea­son is fir­ing up now and it’s pre­dom­i­nantly what peo­ple chase this time of year,” he said.

“Re­cently there’s been some good catches of Span­ish mack­erel as well, so it’s look- ing to be a rip­per week­end.”

Reg­is­tra­tions open Fri­day, June 12, from 6.30-7.30pm at the Whit­sun­day Marine Club, with first lines cast the fol­low­ing morn­ing at 5am.

En­try costs $35 for adults, $20 for stu­dents (16 and un­der) and $5 for kids (10 and un­der). Satur­day’s weigh-in runs 5pm-6pm, while Sun­day’s weigh-in runs 3-4pm – sharp.

Pre­sen­ta­tions start Sun­day 5pm, with a bar­be­cue din­ner.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Mr Loven­bury on 0428834872.

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