Similar to previous years we had around 150 entries by the 7am start time with many families rolling in for a late start during the morning. This year for the first time we split the children into two groups, Teens (12-16 years) and Juniors ( 11 years and under) and we had the Seniors Group. In total there were 229 entries made up of 146 Seniors, 37 Teens and 46 Juniors.
Total Fish caught, 1579 made up of 1554 Tilapia and 25 Carp.
Largest Carp in the Seniors Division went to Fred Schmidt at 4.57kg, the most Carp caught by a Senior was tied this year with Deon Matthee and Adrian Wilson catching 5 each.
Largest Tilapia in the Seniors Division went to Michael Taylor with 2.32kg, the most caught of 273 went to Jason Williams. The second highest total caught went to Della Hapeta with 160.
Largest Carp in the Teens Division went to Jordon Strybos at 1.6kg, the most caught was a three way tie with each of these anglers catching one Carp, Daniel Schultz, Jack Hannifey, and Jordon Strybos.
Largest Tilapia in the Teens Division went to Jack Hannifey at 1.62kg, the most caught went to Nick Beikoffr with 104 followed by Mitchell Neundoff with 89.
No carp were caught by an angler in the Junior Division.
Largest Tilapia in the Juniors Division went to Jet Cervenjak with a very impressive 2.89kg and a close runner up Archie Schipplock who lead most of the day with a Tllapia of 2.5kg. The most caught went to Alex McEwan with 64 and Kayos Hapeta-Williams with 60.
The Lucky Draw Prize from our Major Sponsor Dragon Kayaks, a 2.8m Dragon Kayak Profisher was won by Zed Cox (Junior).
This year LAFMA raised $4614.25 for stocking of our native fish into the dam and surrounding waterways,
An outstanding result considering we took near 1579 pest fish from the dam.
The dam continues to fish well for Australian Bass and although Mary River Cod is totally protected in the dam at the moment, there are plans for the future for this fish to be targeted while fishing at the dam.
A huge Thank You to our Sponsors who continue to be very generous with their donations to LAFMA. Without these Sponsors this event would not be possible. Please support our sponsors , check them out here.
Thanks to all that attended and we hope to see you all in 2020!