Evans Head Classic Day 1 – Saturday

Wow. It was as cold as a frog in a frozen pool early on day 1. The weather started out sunny, but as the day progressed, the clouds started to roll in. Brief sunny periods, where we were able to sunbake on site, were interrupted by cold toes and numb feet. If anyone has a spare heater, bring it down please.

Those that braved the cold though were rewarded with some really good fish. Darcy Banks, a regular on the stage, currently leads adults with a 1295mm AJ/Sambo, miles ahead of second and third. Metre plus King were also on the menu for Stephen Banks. And rounding out the metre plus club on day one was Kim Richter with a 1178mm mulloway. He also leads the flathead with an 875mm fish.

A massive blackfish of 500mm was measured by Bernard Richter, and as a result so across the day, it was raining Richters with them winning and currently leading 4 of 13 the adult categories.

Some of you may notice the Octopus in the tank. He is quite a specimen and won most meritorious for Samson Hull. So far he has not crawled out but keep an eye on him.

Patrick Jones landed an 835mm snapper ahead of Tyson Cook’s 808mm model. On the beach, the ever faithful Ryan Kernaghan, who we are not sure can actually catch any another species, is ahead with a 448mm dart. Bream still has room for improvement with 395mm leading for Zoe Huntley. Whiting for day 1 has Osaka Hancock leading with a 410mm.

In the cadets, Sonny Hanford King leads bream with a 355mm, and whiting 430mm. Jayden Growth is ahead on flathead with a 570mm fish.

In the Juniors, Onyx Williams leads bream with 345mm, Angus Joyce, flathead 757mm (good fish), and Sophie Symonds whiting 355mm.

Tomorrow is kids day at the event site starting at 11 and concluding at 1pm. There will be heaps of giveaways and fun games for the kids to get involved in. Come on down.