Year capped off with celebrations, presentations and giant creek eels

AT the annual Berry Fishing Club presentation day for the 2012/2013 season the club had junior Riley Masters take out the rock championship.

Riley is a very keen young fisherman was also runner-up in the juniors. 

The beach championship was taken out by Darren Vassallo, who at most monthly outings manages to bring in some fish to weigh.

Mick Ziebell was the runner-up this year. 

Club president Craig Jeffrey was the winner of the estuary with Peter Gray the runner-up.

Deep Sea champion was Kevin Buchan and runner-up was Peter Muller. 

The ladies champion was Erin Gray again and Yolande Buchan was the runner-up. Isabella Vassallo is a young junior who nearly always weighs in a fish or two each month, beating all the junior boys.

Isabella was champion this year and was followed by Dylan Buchan, Kayle Rattenbury, Riley Buchan and Riley Masters.  

This years pairs went to Kevin Buchan and Peter Muller, and Peter Gray and Peter Matterson were the runner-ups. 

Vets champion was Peter Muller and runner-up was David Bramley.

This year’s champion of champions went to Mick Ziebell, who is always ready to wet a line.

Peter Gray was runner-up.

The club had a special competition on the day by catching and releasing eels caught behind the Berry Bowling Club by the juniors. 

A huge eel weighing 6.85 kilograms was caught by young Grace Vassallo. 

She will be joining her sister Isabella in the winners circle before long. 

All the kids had a ball and the next closest was 5.400 kilograms caught by Hayden Mullholland. 

In the largest species for the year, Darren Vassallo had the bream and mullaway. Peter Gray had the largest flathead, tailor, trevally and mullet, Steve Hockaday had a nice morwong, Peter Muller took out the snapper, Erin Gray the groper, David Bramley the luderick, John Lewis the whiting and Mick Ziebell the salmon. The biggest fresh water fish was caught by Kevin Buchan, a nice, brown trout.

Peter Matterson had a striped tuna at 3.610 kilograms for the not listed species. 

The club would like to thank all the helpers on the day as there was a lot of work that went on behind the scenes. 

The “old boys” are back after winning the veterans teams at the NSWFCA individual Freshwater at Buckenderra. 

Some really nice trout were caught among them and they are now heading for the smoke house.  

The last event for the year was the December competition and everybody fished the beach.

David Bramley took out the prize.

Darren Vassallo caught the fish of the month, which was a trevally, and his daughter won the juniors with a nice catch off the beach. 

Hopefully the weather will improve for the next competition, which is on January 17 to the 19.

Leather jacket is the fish of the month. 

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