A fantastic day was had at the Wyaralong Dam Carp and Tilapia Eradication Competition, seeing 280 competitors, with a large number of families and kids.
It was great to see so many kids getting involved in the fishing, catching and learning about pest fish.
Huge numbers of fish were caught, with 1174 noxious fish being removed – 244 carp and 930 tilapia – the biggest tilapia weighed 2.855kg and the largest carp was 4.305kg.
We were lucky to have Tim Lucas from Fisheries Queensland freshwater division do a presentation on noxious fish and teach everyone easy ways of identifying pest fish.
Charlie from Freshwater Fishing and Stocking Association of Queensland Inc, with the education live fish trailer and Fisheries patrol officers Paul and Bob, talked to people about freshwater fishing rules.
And the Greenbank Scout Group come out for a fish – to help them towards earning their sustainability badge – and to assist with drawing lucky door prizes.
A massive shout out to all our sponsors for their support and to the volunteers who helped on the day – without this help, the competition can’t run.
All profits raised go to purchasing native fingerlings to re-stock Mary River cod and Australian bass fingerlings in Wyaralong Dam and the Logan Albert Rivers catchments.
Here’s to a successful competition in 2023.
Results – Junior
Most Carp – Maxim Baruksopulo and Cooper Jackson tied with two each.
Biggest Carp – Archie Cook with 2.935kg
Most Tilapia – Aston Holland with 42
Biggest Tilapia – Joshua Buys with 2.15kg
Results – Teen
Most Carp – Cooper Rennick with four
Biggest Carp – Kayos Hapeta-Williams with 3.29kg
Most Tilapia – Kayos Hapeta-Williams with 39
Biggest Tilapia – Garrett Stanton with 2.855kg
Results – Fly
Most Carp – Peter Herbst with six
Biggest Carp – Peter Herbst with 2.065kg
Results – Senior
Most Carp – Tiger Zhang with 58
Biggest Carp – Ji Chunhud with 4.305kg
Most Tilapia – Jason Williams with 118
Biggest Tilapia – Jason Terelinck with 2.66kg
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