Moura Fish Stocking Group hold its annual Muddy Water Classic Fishing Competition at the Dawson River over Easter and it’s always a great event.
The MFSG put on a fantastic comp, with good food, the ever-popular ice cream and coffee van, the bar and, on the Friday night, Apex set up an outdoor movie screen – though it was rained out half way through the movie.
Charlie Ladd from Freshwater Fishing and Stocking Association Queensland chatted about freshwater species, looking after our waterways and what lives in them.
And, this year, casting and fishing legend Dave Hodge included a junior casting comp.
Declan Mitchell from Monto took the event out, with Poppy Campbell and Tai Marianetti second and Charlie Campbell and Hayley Nash third.
Next year there will be a senior casting comp too.
- Spangler perch – first Dalton Harris and second Rikki Hay
- Catfish – first Allie Hutchinson and second Annalise Becker
- Black bream – first Henry Dale and second Ruby Milligan
- Sleepy cod – first Gab Bishop and second Cooper Blackshaw
- Saratoga – first Tristan Brady and second Evelyn Hutchinson
- Encouragement awards were given to Tristan Brady, Jaydon Baker, Henry Dale, Daisy Ein, Frankie Willmott and Malone Willmott.
Senior female winners
- Catfish – first Nicola Hutchinson and second Kate Bauert
- Black bream – first and second Sherry Strandquist
- Sleepy cod – first Chris Green and second Jess Ein
- Saratoga – first Erica Hutchinson
Senior male winners
- Catfish – first Dylan Hannon and second Michael Marianetti
- Black bream – first Barry Powel and second Dan Young
- Sleepy cod – first Alex Bishop and second Stewart Hay
- Yellowbelly – first John Strandquist
- Saratoga – first Charlie Lang and second Andrew Mardon
- Charlie Lang took out the Donny Weis Memorial Trophy for the largest saratoga at 68cm.
For the second year running, no one caught the Hutchinson Agricultural sponsored tagged saratoga, so next year there will be three, each worth $1000.
Moura Apex Fish Stocking Group thanks its sponsors, both major and minor – without you, this event would not happen.
If you are thinking of somewhere different to go next Easter, keep this event in mind.
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