In spite of dire warnings of rain of "Biblical " proportions the weather was kind to us and no animals were seen travelling two by two. Unfortunately, these weather predictions saw attendance down from 2016 but the catch was impressive nonetheless.
A total of 154 competitors managed to extract an impressive 1583 Tilapia and 28 Carp. It's pretty evident that the dam is filling up with jellybean size Tilapia which should make for many a tasty snack for the introduced Bass And Mary River Cod.
Largest Carp in the Seniors Division went to Carl Thomas at 6.9 kg and the largest total of 8 going to Peter Thomas.
Largest Tilapia in the Seniors Division went to Fred Snyder with 2.53 kg and the largest total of 176 went to Todd Rasmussen.
Largest Carp in the Juniors Division went to Billy Alford at 1.69kg and he shared the largest total with Luke Windolf.
Largest Tilapia in the Juniors Division went to Lleyton Neibling with a very impressive 1.61 kg and the largest total went to Riley Reick with .....wait for it..... 208. He seemed a bit young to be using Gelignite but keep it up young man. Love your work!
Even with numbers being down from last year, we raised $2570 from entries to buy fingerlings which will go toward making a longer term, more sustainable fishery that can be nothing but good news for the district and the anglers of SEQ.
Good work and Thank You to all competitors, sponsors and members for all your efforts in cleaning out a total of 1611 pest fish.
Onward and upward with a more successful event in 2018