Urunga fishing news

TWENTY competitors fished the May B.R.E competition, eleven of these being juniors.

Zoro Hutchby can replace some of his gear that was stolen recently by winning $50 with his jackpot fish, a trevally of 2.445kg. Zoro also had tarwhine, tailor, salmon and sand mullet.

Another junior, Sam Harry, also had a trevally 2.305kg, he needed another week Sam. Sam also had tarwhine .485kg.

Sam Taylor caught flathead, bream and a biggest of the outing tailor of .87kg, winning himself $20.

Mary, Jamie and Hannah Smith caught tarwhine and bream. Ian McLauchlan with his ten species had the biggest whiting $20, bream, a groper of 59cm, released, garfish two types, luderick, tarwhine, tailor and a flathead of 70cm also released.

Peter Jones took bream, sand mullet and (thanks to Ian's whiting) a winning flathead of .375kg. Carl Redmond had bream, flathead, tarwhine and whiting.

Chad Taylor won the kids lucky door prize while Holly Taylor won the Urunga Hardware prize.

Richard McCabe had tarwhine and bream plus the Anchors Wharf voucher. Lucky Richard, as he is now known, also won the Urunga Bowling Club monthly deep-sea jackpot fish with a gold spotted wrasse.

At sea Col Humphreys, Glen Sipple and Les Donnelly took snapper and spotted mackerel with Glen getting a spottie of 7.925kg; one fine fish. Darren Troy had snapper and pearl perch.

Peter Jones and Richard McCabe caught snapper to 6kg and gold spotted wrasse.

I have also had reports of mulloway to 9kg being taken in the river on American squid but not touching Aussie squid, one wonders.

Our final deep-sea competition to be held Sunday is shaping up well with one fish settling the outcome, that's how close it is.

Good luck and good fishing, Bushrat.



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