Tuross Head Fishing Club held a successful annual Flathead and Bream Tournament over the weekend of March 11th. -12th.
A field of 201 contestants fished on Saturday and Sunday in perfect weather conditions. A record of over 400 fish were recorded on the Saturday with over 200 fish on the Sunday. With over 600 Flathead and Bream recorded for the Tournament, making it the highest number of fish recorded ever for this event.
The Flathead and Bream Tournament is a catch and release event using only plastic or hard body lures or fly fishing. It is great to know that all fish were released back into the river system.
Flathead and Bream Tournament prides itself on conducting a sustainable fishing event leaving no impact to our fish stocks. The large number of fish caught proves what a healthy river system the Tuross River is at present.
Many good size fish were recorded with a Flathead of 96cm being caught. The largest Flathead ever caught in the Tournaments history. Bream were a little harder to catch but some good size Bream were recorded.
The Champion Grand Angler for the weekend was Graham Fifield scoring 265.95 points for his four fish. In second place was Neil Alexander scoring 249.55 points.
The Junior division, Sponsored by ClearWater Real Estate, was won by Baxter Clarke scoring 241.85 points. The second place winner was Cooper Freer with a score of 178.9 points. In third place was Bray Thurlow scoring 142.2 points
A big thank you to our sponsors, Shimano, ClearWater Real Estate for sponsoring the Junior division. To our local businesses who support us we are greatly appreciative.
It is your sponsorship support that helps us conduct this great event each year. Many thanks to Club Tuross management and staff for all their help in letting us conduct this Tournament. To all our Tuross Fishing Club members who volunteer their time to make this a successful weekend.
Finally to all the competitors for making this a truly wonderful occasion.
Tuross Head Fishing Club.