January is the month where Whiting is the Goblet species. It is also the time of the year when Whiting are most abundant. As usual, Whiting was not the only species that could be entered for the tournament and as a result there were a total of fifty seven fish entered.
Of these fifty seven entered fish, there were twenty one Whiting, fourteen Bream, eight Blackfish, eight Dusky Flathead, six Sand Flathead and one Tailor. Husband and wife team of Neil and Pam Alexander fishing for the goblet fish on the same boat provided a very close contest Pam catching a nice whiting at 42.5 cm and then Neil went one better by landing a 44cm monster which took out the goblet and new club record for Whiting.
During the measure-in proceeding the Mystery fish was drawn with number eight coming out and was Flounder. There were no Flounder entered so the prize was not won and will jackpot for the next Goblet weekend which is in February and the goblet species will be Garfish.
Goblet: Whiting Neil Alexander 44 cm 103 points MENS Outside Alex Henderson Sand Flathead 50 cm 75.95 points Lake and Estuary Neil Alexander Whiting 44 cm 103 points Rock & Beach N/A LADIES Outside Rachael Kennedy Sand Flathead 37.5cm 42.16 points Lake and Estuary Pam Alexander Whitting 42.5cm 97.39 points Rock & Beach N/A Junior Lucas brown Whitting 39.7cm 85.22 points Turkey…… Gavin Robinson was awarded the Turkey of the month after being towed to the boat ramp by the Tuross Marine Rescue following an engine start failure whilst on more secluded areas of the lake. Scott Paul Competition Secretary