Kids Day was a hoot. Kicking off at 11am, the little kids were running riot as they readied themselves for the clinic hosted by Shimano. Buzzing like bees, the kids were entertained by Mossy as he taught them some of the basics of fishing and handed out so much product, I think nearly every kid in the park walked away with something. After a quick and fun raffle, some talks and a quick rigging session, kids headed out onto the sandbank to try catch a fish. After that they had a chance to go nuts in the blow-up castle.
The Kids comp also ended today with some quality catches. In the Juniors, Dustin Outerbridge just beat out Emma Fox and Pania Hayman Junior with a 381mm bream. The largest flathead was a massive 830mm for Toa Oldfield Junior with the next best a 525mm for Kaide McGivern and a 492mm for Riley Paterson. Whiting is always a closely fought category and this year only 5mm separated 1st and 2nd. Lilly Aworth won with a 391mm fish just pipping Ava Black’s 386mm. Dustin Outerbridge came in third with a 343mm fish.
Cadets are always competitive while also having bulk amounts of fun and the leader board was certainly packed with some good fishing. Layla Fox won the bream category ahead of Sonny Hanford-King and Pania Hayman with a 385mm fish victorious. An 861mm flathead is a PB for many anglers, let alone a cadet but that is exactly what Hamish Soutar landed himself to take the win. A solid fish of 830mm gave Toa Oldfield second and Kobie Nicholls came in third. Sonny Hanford-King won the whiting with a 395mm fish with Ezra Hull second and Julian Cooksey landing third.