Moorhouse cleans up fishing comp
QUEENSLAND junior fishing champion Darcy Moorhouse showed the older fishers how to catch a winning whiting in the inaugural Easter Fishing Competition held at Tin Can Bay over Easter.
The 13-year-old weighed in the heaviest whiting at 440 grams on Sunday afternoon, narrowly beating Bay veteran Ivan Brown’s 437g whiting for the $400 worth of fishing gear donated by Tony Mills of Gympie Fisherman’s Warehouse.
Tin Can Bay Chinese Restaurant chef Ronnie Sato demonstrated his ability to catch bream, taking first and second place with fish weighing 600g and 492g.
The heaviest crab prize went to Kerry Doran with 1.490kg muddy, while junior Adam Hornsby took second with a mudcrab weighing 1.430kg.
Heaviest diver or ghost whiting prize went to Colleen Farren with a 191g fish ahead of Lawrie Morgan with a 135g catch.
Emma Muggleton also won a junior prize with her 300g bream.
Tin Bay Coast Guard and Angel Flight will receive sizeable donations following the competition weigh-ins held at Lee Fishing Company.
Auctioneer Alain Henderson added to the total with more than $1000 raised as he knocked down fishing gear, boxes of prawns and mud crabs to eager bidders prior to the presentation of prizes.
Included in the auction was a 9.4kg golden trevally caught at the mouth of Snapper Creek by Bill McKechnie only a couple of hours before the weigh-in concluded at 4pm on Sunday.