EYES ON THE PRIZE. Kodi Gilbert, 14, wets a line at the Brunswick Heads Junior Fishing Classic yesterday. Kodi’s mum Nadine Gilbert said her son hadn’t caught any legal size fish but had enjoyed the outing. “He just loves fishing,” Mrs Gilbert said. “We’re here on holidays from Brisbane. At home, he’s always out fishing off our local jetty.” She said Kodi often came home with flathead, whiting or bream.
EYES ON THE PRIZE. Kodi Gilbert, 14, wets a line at the Brunswick Heads Junior Fishing Classic yesterday. Kodi’s mum Nadine Gilbert said her son hadn’t caught any legal size fish but had enjoyed the outing. “He just loves fishing,” Mrs Gilbert said. “We’re here on holidays from Brisbane. At home, he’s always out fishing off our local jetty.” She said Kodi often came home with flathead, whiting or bream. Patrick Gorbunovs

Classic is event for the future

AS an event to give young fishermen a grounding in competition, the Junior Fishing Classic at Brunswick Heads yesterday was a winner.

It may have been fairly low-key, but Brian Bullion, one of the organisers, was pleased with how it went.

He is already talking about making it bigger and better next year.

"The fishing was a bit slow, but all the kids enjoyed it," he said.

"Prizes were awarded for the best catch, and a random draw after that ensured no one went home empty-handed."

Mr Bullion said there had been 40 entries, which was in line with their expectations for the inaugural event.

"The kids fished from the river, from boats and a few of the older ones fished off the wall," he said.

"There were a lot of holidaymakers. We had only a couple of locals, but hopefully next year we'll get a few more."

The one-day classic was run by the Brunswick Heads-Mullumbimby Lions Club, in conjunction with the Brunswick Heads Festival of Fish and Chip committee.

It was organised as a lead-in to the main festival, which starts on Wednesday.



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