Day 5 – Wednesday
If you fish from dusk till dawn you are sure to catch something. Whether it hits the scoreboard or not isn’t what matters. It’s about the trip, a journey to the end of the earth if you will. Getting away from the ‘burbs and back to nature, watching whales and the endless tapestry of life. Like being in your own jungle book.
Evans Head provided the perfect backdrop after darkness as the sunshine came out to play.
Top gun Peter Moore had a fast and furious session with the local snapper population to land a solid 860mm fish. DJ McKenna did his best on mission impossible to beat the 1400mm plus mulloway already on the leaderboard. His 1181mm fish saw him win the day but lose the war on that one but he also picked up largest trag. Chad Banks used his favourite fishing rod, possibly named Excalibur to extract the largest black king/cobia for the day at 1468mm. Troy Robson managed to find and land a healthy AJ/Sambo of 1072mm.
Close inshore Ryan Kernaghan continued his broke back mountain love affair with the local dart securing another 428mm fish to win day 5. He’s had more wins on dart than Rambo has had sequels. Bad boys or girls, Mal Hancock and Natalee Reynolds were locked in a tense battle for bream with Mal scraping home. Blackfish terminator, Bernard Richter landed yet another winning fish at 500mm and whiting went to Natalee Reynolds in an avengers type battle with Kim Richter hot on his heels. Big things happened in the flathead department with Hamish Soutar’s 978mm fish.
In a magical harry potter way, Peter Cowan’s Mahi Mahi won judges’ choice/most meritorious for the day. It is always great to see different species come in, and particularly summer-time fish in the middle of a winter’s war.