Day 2 Sunday
Competitors woke up on July 2nd, and Evans Head provided clear skies and plenty of sun but managed to combine that with gentle breeze in close and ugly conditions the farther offshore you went. As a result, not many boats actually braved the early morning conditions. At the event site the temperature was pleasantly warm, hovering around 23 degrees Celsius.
By the time the presentation got underway though, the clouds had rolled in and the rain threatened. Mercifully, it held off until almost the last random draw.
Earlier in the day, out on the water, as the sun’s rays shimmered, Arrow Oldfield wrangled up an 890mm AJ/Sambo. No one else found themselves on the scoreboard for that species for day 2. Alex Klassen again took out the Blackfish category with a 485mm fish. The bream are slowly getting bigger with a 412mm fish taking out first for day 2 for Luke Tinson, a mere few millimetres ahead of second place. Bernard Richter took out whiting with a 409mm fish. Flathead are a highly chased species and Tegan Schneider’s 827mm fish beat out Martin Soutar and Cooper Trickett.
Those that braved offshore, of which there were not that many, Mark Bonnor’s 1151mm mulloway was first ahead of Darcy McKenna and Darren Constable. Anyone who caught a Pearl Perch?, Chad Banks, 1st and Arrow Oldfield, 2nd, can drop off a couple fillets if they like to the admin office anytime. Darryl Esler can however keep his legal but weeny 681mm kingfish.
Across the board we had a good number of fish photographs come in. Please remember, if you can, to take an image of you holding your fish also. We expect you will need someone to take the image for you unless you are way more talented than us.