Winter fishing, its either hot or its not. The July competition was an average one with the swell a little lumpy and wind doing its best to make things difficult. Most people that preserved got themselves a feed for the table and others did better like Trevor Brown landing a good catch of Snapper and Gummy Shark while his deckie Paul Wright was suffering from some kind of voodoo and just couldn’t catch a break on the other side of the same boat.
Meanwhile out on the shelf Andrew Turner from the Malua Bay Fishing Club was battling what could be this year’s largest recreationally caught Southern Bluefin Tuna in Australia weighing a very impressive 168kg.
The Spearos dug deep with their 5mm suits and jumped in the water with less than ideal conditions but managed to find the right species.
On with the results for July’s monthly competition. Species out of the bag; 1. Bream, 2. Luderick and 3 Gamefish. All three species out of the bag was not caught by an angler!
Junior Angler Cock of the Walk was awarded to Tom Cargill with a fine Blue Morwong of 1.48kg.
Junior Spearfishing Cock of the Walk was awarded to Wade McDonald with 136 points.
Angling Rock, Beach and Estuary Cock of the Walk was awarded to Jason Jessop with a Black Drummer of 860 grams.
Angling Bluewater Cock of the Walk was awarded to Trevor Brown with a Snapper of 1.91kg.
Spearfishing Overall Cock of the Walk went to Ben Gordon with a respectable 318.4 points considering the conditions.
Angling Overall Cock of the Walk went to Trevor Brown with his Snapper.
The junior monthly sponsor for July was generously funded by New Bay Mowers and supplied by the ever-reliable Anthony James Stokman from Compleat Angler Batemans Bay. I would like take the time to acknowledge and thank all of our local sponsors who support the club and our well-known competition the “Bonanza”. Without your support clubs and public community events just would not exists.
The South Coast Mighty Bonanza Fishing Competition’s website is now online and taking registrations. You can get registered at www.scmb.com.au . While you are visiting the website, checkout the prizes for this year’s Bonanza and to top it off we are aiming for 300 juniors to compete in the South Coast's largest Family Focused competition.
Keep an eye out for more articles where we will be interviewing our major cash sponsors that are supporting the South Coast Mighty Bonanza.
Tight lines and sharp spears.