The sun shone on the kids day as the kids swarmed like seagulls to a chip, ever hovering the stage to scoop up a prize. The Shimano lads rigged plastics like their lives depended on it while Nicole from the admin office had a casual lunch and turned up after the hysteria had subsided. (she said she never read yesterday’s write up so I have included her as a test in this one). Lucky for her as the pandemonium was dialled up to 10.
The kids day is a highlight with Shimano offering a great many prizes and fishing tips for the young ones. Almost everyone it seemed walked away with a prize of some sort either from random raffles or fish winding competitions. I must say the shark, at least I though it was a fluffy shark, did not seem to roll across the sand well. In any case, everyone was a winner.
The kids presentation started at 4pm with a swarm of them loitering around the stage. In the end bream, whiting, flathead, and meritorious were awarded for day 1, day 2 and overall.
For the juniors bream and tarwhine was a dead heat between Archie Martin and Onyx Williams for 1st, flathead was won by Angus Joyce with a 757mm fish and whiting was won by Sophie Symonds.
For the cadets Ezra Cooksey won bream/tarwhine with a 382mm fish beating Alec McGowan and Zackery Little. Flathead was won by Pania Hayman who probably also won more fishing rods than she can count in the random kids draws. Sonny Hanford King took out whiting with a 430mm fish incidentally also beating the biggest adult whiting.
Meritorious cadet was won by Oscar Nichols for a stingray and a Blackfish for Madison Phillip with a Blackfish for juniors.