Somerset Freshwater Competition
Each year the Bribie Island RSL Fishing Club holds at least two fresh water fishing competitions. It was a little bit disappointing that so many people were either away or not able to participate. Only five keen competitors entered the competition with Rosemary being the only special entry. Keith, Trevor Bourke and Ron Russell scored some small Bass (around 30cms) at Queen Street.
Rosemary and Trevor Plant headed up to the "sticks" but it was very quiet with no hits either stationery with live shrimp or on the troll with lures. Keith & Trevor Bourke soon joined them and were quickly informed that this was Keith & Trevor Bourke’s favourite freshwater jewfish spot.
Ron Russell landed a nice jewfish just twenty meters away from Trevor and Rosemary when suddenly Rosemary's rod (baited with by now dead shrimp and yabby meat) started to bend. Trevor had not had a bite so he tried to help Rosemary by grabbing the line in an effort to break it from what he thought was a submerged tree until he felt the strong tugs on the line.
The excitement quickly grew as Trevor quickly reached for the landing net. Trevor is still letting everyone know that it was his excellent training that allowed Rosemary to skilfully control that massive silver perch all the way to the boat and into the awaiting net where a 1.22kg (record 1.26kg) Silver Perch was netted.
Rosemary’s timing could not have been better as the wind started to blow soon after which brought a sudden end to the competition.
Heaviest Fish & Bag Trevor Bourke with 2 Bass, a Yellow belly and a Freshwater Jewfish. The Bass was the biggest Fish.
2nd Heaviest Fish & Bag Ron Russell with 2 Bass & Freshwater Jewfish being the 2nd biggest fish.
3rd Heaviest Fish & Bag Keith Kable - 2 Bass
Ladies Winner Rosemary with her Silver Perch.
Trevor P did not catch a fish but was not required to "bare all" at the boat ramp.