Barra comp beats club ex­pec­ta­tions

Broome Advertiser - - Fishing - Wes Francks

On Fe­bru­ary 10, the Broome Fish­ing Club held its first com­pe­ti­tion for the year, the One Day Barra Comp.

Given the ex­treme weather and rain­fall Broome has ex­pe­ri­enced so far this wet sea­son, the re­sults far out­weighed every­one’s ex­pec­ta­tions.

Eigh­teen boats reg­is­tered to fish with a to­tal of 41 an­glers, con­sist­ing of 25 male, six fe­male and 10 ju­nior com­peti­tors.

The Roe­buck Bay creeks and flats fired up to pro­duce a to­tal of 35 barra caught and re­leased for the day. Al­though the num­bers caught would re­flect most boats and an­glers would have caught fish, I can tell you that one team in par­tic­u­lar, which nor­mally boasts big cap­ture num­bers in the barra fish­ing depart­ment, caught a grand to­tal of zero.

A great day was had by all, fol­lowed by a good night back at the Broome Fish­ing Club for a few ales and the pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony.

The club would like to thank those who or­gan­ised this event, es­pe­cially Jerry Fair­weather, for an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion.

Don’t for­get that the Broome Fish­ing Club ag­gre­gate com­pe­ti­tion is now in full swing.

This is a year-round comp for mem­bers only with an im­pres­sive list of lo­cal tar­geted fish species.

If you want to par­tic­i­pate through­out the year, get down to the club and reg­is­ter.

That’s it from me for this week, tight lines to all. Wes Francks is a com­mit­tee mem­ber and for­mer pres­i­dent of the Broome Fish­ing Club.

Pic­ture: Bull­dog

One Day Barra Comp cham­pion woman Kelly Locke with her win­ning catch.

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