District locals clean up prizes
DESPITE big seas and cold nights, organisers of or the 12th annual Evans Head Fishing Classic said the week was the best yet.
Classic committee spokesman Brian O'Farrell said new ground had been broken with the largest array of prizes yet, and a strong push for catch-and-release.
Big seas closed the bar for four days of the six day event, but perfect fishing at the start of the Classic and a host of alternative events within the main event provided plenty of entertainment for all.
As well, $4500 was raised for cancer research, Our Kids and the Evans Head Pre-School.
Tailor 1st 4.40kg Brian Layton 328, 2nd 3.15kg Rod Brasen 216, 3rd 3.00kg Mark Minns 65. Snapper 1st 10.05kg Darren Elmore 618, 2nd 8.35kg Glen McPherson 456, 3rd 5.75kg Robert McFarlane 839. Teraglin 1st 2.80kg Justin Grether 762, 2nd 2.60kg Brett Endres 675, 3rd 2.15kg Gordon Hall 760. Cobia 1st 21.90kg Robert Watson 774, 2nd 12.60kg John Morgan 641, 3rd 12.20kg Tony Hutchins 167. Mulloway 1st 15.30kg Scott Newton 282, 2nd 14.40kg Shane King 702, 3rd 13.65kg Darcy McKenna 573. %Yellowtail Kingfish 1st 9.00kg Gary Warwick, 2nd Luke Smith 112, 3rd 3.30kg Alex Campbell 98. Pearl Perch 1st 3.45kg Geoff Allen 480, 2nd 3.35kg Brent Simmons 292, 3rd John Wraight 481. Whiting 1st Mark Davis 251, 2nd .700kg Robert Graham 331, 3rd .650kg Ron Jackson 637. Bream 1st 1.900kg Gordon Morris 407, 2nd 1.700kg Graham Duffy 177, 3rd 1.650kg Mark Hollier 178. Dart 1st .700kg Jacob Crisp 492, 2nd .600kg Lyle Hambly 323, 3rd .550kg Simon Clancy 539. Flathead 1st 8.150kg Brad Barton 329, 2nd 7.100kg Brendan Blare 615, 3rd Rod Blake 616. Luderick 1st 1.250kg Paul Wenzel 660, 2nd 1.250kg Dennid Baker, 3rd 1.200kg Chris Day 68. Tarwhine 1st .950kg Gordon Hall 760, 2nd .750kg Simon Clancy 539 2, 3rd .600kg Dennis Baker 540.
Most meritorious: Flathead.
Major draw: Boat Doug McDougall, Casino. Camper trailer Trish Weston, Casino. Camping gear and trailer Jamie-Lee Taylor, Woodburn.