ANOTHER year has come and gone for King of the Pin, with the event a huge success once again.
The weather decided to turn on the fan during the days this year but the nights were exceptional. Most who entered the comp either fished at night or managed to find a spot out of the wind during the day.
Despite the conditions, we still managed a fantastic number of entries, only slightly down on the past few years.
This year’s senior competition was won by a local lad with a smashing 10kg jew while the top junior landed a 6.055kg jew. Lots of good-quality fish were caught across all species categories, with most anglers capturing solid fish.
Sundowners Amateur Fishing Club would like to thank all the generous sponsors because without these people and businesses we could not run this fantastic comp. Please support our sponsors as they do us by telling them you saw or heard about them at King of the Pin.
This year saw the introduction of a Catch and Release section. The Austackle Catch and Release competition solely sponsored and run by Austackle went off without a hitch. This new addition saw fewer entries than expected but we are sure the numbers will grow as the years go by.
Congratulations to all the anglers who managed a win in this section and a big thanks to the Austackle team for their tireless efforts leading up to and on the weekend of our great comp. I certainly look forward to growing with you in 2017.
On behalf of myself as president, the executive and general committees and members of Sundowners Amateur Fishing Club, we want to thank all our sponsors and competitors who make this competition a huge success every year. We look forward to seeing you all next year, hopefully with a few of your mates.
On behalf of Sundowners Amateur Fishing Club, congratulations to all the winners.
Thanks to sponsors: 5 Star Timbers, Alvey Reels, Anaconda Everton Park, Austackle, BCF Ipswich and Loganholme, Beenleigh Bowls Club, Beenleigh Goodyear, Bert van Manen MP, Bush ‘n Beach Fishing magazine, Cabbage Tree Boat Hire, Charlton’s Fishing, Club Marine, Coomera Houseboat Holidays, Crawford Marine, Datatel, De Bortelli Wines, Eastcoast Trimming, Fishy Baits, Gem Bait and Tackle, Gem Hotel, Greens Marine Stainless, Hooked Online, Horizon Shores Marina, Inox, Klik Sinkers, Lizd’n Enterprises, Office National, Pritchett Tipper Hire, Queensland Fishing Monthly, Rudi Maas Marina, Southport Dive Centre, Southside Marine Trimming, The Tackle Warehouse, The Coffee Lady, Tipplers Resort, Trader Tag, Victoria Point Bait and Tackle, Visy, Vulcan Steel, VMR Jacobs Well, Water Tower Bait and Tackle, Wedderburn Scales, Wilson Fishing and Yatala Outboard Wrecking.