Nelligen Aquaholics dip a line for the second time

THE Nelligen Aquaholics Fishing Club members were out and about on the weekend for the club’s second monthly competition.

After it recently formed, the club has grown to 88 members and despite poor weather up to 40 fishos took part in the inaugural competition in October.

Nelligen Aquaholics’ president Brett Marr decided to create the club after he noticed the blank fishing board at the Steampacket Hotel.

“I asked the owners and they said they weren’t doing anything with it,” Marr said.

On the weekend, club members took out kayaks, boats, or casted from the beach or rocks with good catches taken at Durras, offshore off Batemans Bay and in the Clyde River before the final weigh in was held at the Steampacket Hotel at 2.30pm on Sunday afternoon. 

Jim Rees scored a prize with a 3.355kg flathead which was reeled in from east of Big Island in the Clyde, and Theo Cassidy weighed in a 315-gram whiting.

Marr had the heaviest bag, weighing 5.165kg, and he also picked up two awards with a 330-gram flounder and a 2.178kg snapper.

Mark Bennett nabbed the largest morwong with a 1.195kg catch and he also weighed in a 205-gram nannygai.

Andy Kolber picked up the heaviest estuary perch prize with a 400-gram fish.   

The club will also be hosting weekly seafood and meat raffles each Friday with the draw from 7.30pm onwards at the Steampacket Hotel.

To see what members are catching or to join the club go to the Nelligen Aquaholics’ Facebook page.

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