Barra comp beats club expectations
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.
One Day Barra Comp champion woman Kelly Locke with her winning catch.