Club needs more juniors

THERE was better weather on Saturday than Sunday for the Culburra Beach Amateur Fishing Club when the wind came up and most deep sea anglers headed for home by 10am.

Twenty anglers made up of 13 men, six ladies and one junior caught 124 fish in 12 different species. 

In deep sea, first was Maureen Gibson, second was Tim Roberts, third Richard Findley, fourth Ron Gibson and fifth was Bob Smith.

In beach rock and estuary first was Corey Heferen, second was Ron Cook, third Robin Bryan, fourth was J A McCaffery and fifth was Ray Bryan. 

The deep sea winner Maureen caught 12 fish made up of five species, including a nice groper weighing 3.960 kilograms.            

This is the second consecutive time Maureen has taken out the deep sea event.

Beach rock and estuary winner Corey also caught 12 fish including a nice bag of bream and whiting.

Other good catches were snapper by Tim Roberts, and an eastern rock black fish by Bob Bell.

There were three record fish weighed in which included a goatfish black spotted weighing 0.860 kilograms by Ron Gibson, sea perch black-banded 0.300 kilograms by Mick Westaway, and a top marbled flat head by Bob Smith weighing 1.580 kilograms.

This fish defeated the Alan Heferen marbled flathead, which stood for only six days.

The club’s only junior Sarah Roberts weighed in three nice flat head, so well done.

The club needs more juniors, so come along, bring your children and join in the fun and friendship in fishing. 

Culburra Fishing Club’s next competition is January 4 and 5.               

Fish of the month is tuna. 

Wishing everyone a merry Christmas.

Rodless, weighmaster.

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