Fancy a fish? Competition will hit Abell Point Marina

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

THE Whit­sun­days will wit­ness the ul­ti­mate bat­tle of fish­ing supremacy this week­end with a friendly challenge be­tween the Whit­sun­day Game Fish Club, the Abell Point Yacht Club and members of the pub­lic.

The Whit­sun­day In­ter-Club Mack­erel Muster will be on July 30–31 with prizes across mul­ti­ple cat­e­gories in­clud­ing adult male and fe­male, ju­nior male and fe­male aged 8–14, small fry male and fe­male up to eight years.

Prizes will be awarded for the heav­i­est mack­erel in each category, the long­est co­ral trout and the long­est large mouth nan­ny­gai for adults and ju­niors and the long­est stripey bass and sweet­lip for small fry only.

The sim­ple rules are that the fish ad­here to Queens­land size and bag lim­its, that fish- erman use rod and reel only and fish must be caught within a 40 nau­ti­cal mile ra­dius of Abell Point Marina.

Of­fi­cial weigh-ins will be at Abell Point Marina on Satur­day from 5–6pm and again on Sun­day from 3–4pm.

All fish must be in good con­di­tion to be el­i­gi­ble. This will be fol­lowed by a pre­sen­ta­tion.

Whit­sun­day Game Fish Club vice-pres­i­dent Ash­ley Moore said it would be a great week­end.

“Ev­ery­body is wel­come to come along, have a burger and chat to the com­peti­tors,” Moore said.

“Good num­bers of Span­ish mack­erel have cur­rently shown up around the is­lands and the week­end should see some good catches, so lock the dates in and join in for a great week­end.”

A com­pul­sory brief­ing and reg­is­tra­tion for the competition will be held at the Game Fish Club at 7pm Friday, July 29.

Food will be pre­pared by Fish D’vine at Sun­day’s weigh-in and pro­ceeds from the week­end will be do­nated to Whit­sun­day Blue Care.

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