Big seas, small fish
Atrocious weather was not enough to stop 53 hardy souls from hitting the high seas on Sunday in the name of sport fishing.
The fifth outing of the Top Catch King of Jetski fishing competition saw most of the anglers brave terrible conditions in the hunt for glory.
The event began at Eastern Beach with a shotgun start on Sunday morning.
Event organiser Andrew Hill says only 12 mostly out-of-town competitors opted out because of the weather.
He says the event was a success overall despite the less than favourable conditions.
‘‘It was pretty miserable weather but that’s the way it goes,’’ he says.
‘‘We went ahead and everyone enjoyed themselves.’’
Heavy rain and 35 knot winds tested the anglers and the winning fish was not a patch on last year’s 10kg effort.
‘‘The winning fish was smaller than expected.
‘‘It was extreme going from 10kg last year to just 2kg,’’ he says.