There were a few long faces and some happy ones, too, at the weigh-in station for the December 8 weekend competition.
Young Marcus Sucur had reason to be a little disappointed with the day’s proceedings because not only was he bitten on the palm by a snappy tailor, his father Goran beat him by 0.02 points. Marcus’s catch weighed 52.02 while his dad’s came in at 50.04.
Goran had further reason to smile when his name was drawn out of the hat to win the Lucky Boat prize, $110 towards his house support scheme.
Because of Xmas shopping commitments and other reasons, it was a modest turnout for the day when noon was declared as the weigh-in time because of an impending robust sou’wester.
And robust it was, but that didn’t deter Ray Wilson and Pat Keenan Smith doing well on some skippy, and Ray also got lucky because he landed seven species in total – skippy, tarwhine, king george whiting, sand whiting, herring, leather jacket and flathead.
His tally of 99.9 won the day, from the Sucurs. Coralie Litster took home the Mystery Fish prize (sand whiting), again with the $110 going towards her HSS.
The next weekend fishing competition is scheduled for January 6. Contact field day coordinator Bob Litster on 0417 189 776 for more details.