Anglers cast eyes on Mighty Bonanza

FRESH FACE: New member Rex Paton won the blue water prize with a 3.65kg snapper.

FRESH FACE: New member Rex Paton won the blue water prize with a 3.65kg snapper.

THE Tomakin Fishing Club’s monthly competition was brought forward to last weekend to make way for the Mighty Bonanza this Saturday and Sunday.

Anglers went out in glorious weather and organisers hoped the same conditions could spur a “mighty roll-up” to the Bonanza.

Whiting, nannygai and drummer were three species picked out of the bag, however the only one weighed in was a lyre tail nannygai caught by Ray Gatt.

The prize-winning fish weighed 760 grams.

The junior hen-o-the-walk was Anthea Hasler who reeled in a 1.46kg snapper and Brian Evans collected the rock, beach and estuary prize with a 640-gram bream. 

New fishing club member Rex Paton won the senior cock-o-the-walk and the blue-water prize weighing in a nice 3.65kg snapper. 

Senior anglers at this weekend’s Mighty Bonanza will be in the running to win cash prizes across 17 species.

Junior anglers and sub-juniors will chase fishing gear prizes such as rods, reels, tackle and vouchers from club suppliers.

There will also be a secret weight for juniors as well as lucky door prizes.

All prizes which are not claimed in the junior and senior sections will go into a draw.

Anglers allowed to enter the draw will be those who paid the entry fee, receive a registration number and not have won a prize.

Entrants must also be present at the draw. 

The club advises anglers to register even if the weather turns sour as all prizes will go into a draw if the event is cancelled because of unsuitable conditions.  

Fishos can register at the Tomakin Sports and Social Club between 4pm to 10pm tonight, and anglers who only want to fish on Sunday can sign up after the 2pm weigh-in on Saturday.  

Great fishing to all, so until then keep those rods held high and those lines tight.

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