Crab fever and fes­ti­val fun in town

Broome Advertiser - - SPORT - Sara Hen­nessy

Derby lo­cals didn’t squan­der an op­por­tu­nity to hit the wa­ter in great weather con­di­tions last week­end and while an­glers re­ported av­er­age mixed bags of mul­loway, fin­ger­mark and big blue nose salmon the jack­pot species was the mud­crab.

In less than two pulls of the nets, most ves­sels had bagged out and caught their boat limit of 10 brown mud crabs and were on their way home.

The Mary Is­land Fish­ing Club also started its col­lec­tion of crabs for the first mud crab races of the year which start this Satur­day at 3pm. The crab races are a pop­u­lar fundrais­ing event for the club each year.

This year the club has teamed up with the Boab Fes­ti­val, with lo­cal mu­si­cians play­ing be­tween races and a band af­ter the fi­nal race. This is a great free fam­ily event and we en­cour­age every­one to come on down and sup­port the club.

Pic­ture: Sara Hen­nessy

Kat Nowak holds one of the mud crabs that will be lin­ing up next week­end in the MIFC mud crab rac­ing fundraiser.

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