COOLUM CREEK: Check out this 44 cm Mangrove jack on the Brag Matt, caught and released by Lachlan Hutchinson.
COOLUM CREEK: Check out this 44 cm Mangrove jack on the Brag Matt, caught and released by Lachlan Hutchinson. Contributed

Gerard snapper wins fish of the year competition

THE Daily Examiner Fish of the Year competition for 2015/16 has been won by Taylor Gerard, a visitor from Sydney.

Taylor had a most productive day fishing off Minnie Water with two companions, with her winning catch a snapper of 5.820kg taken on a yellowtail bait.

Her companions also did well during the fishing expedition.

Blake Smith also weighed in a snapper of 5.606kg , while Brad Watkins of Wooli scored a spotted mackerel of 3.840kg.

One of the party will make arrangements shortly to make a selection of $500 worth of Daiwa fishing tackle made available through Big River Bait and Tackle at Maclean.

The competition for 2016/17 begun this week, with every angler weighing in a catch during the year with that catch going into the random draw at the end of the year - about Australia Day 2017

The prize for the new competition is being negotiated and will be announced shortly.



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