Pigg extends series lead

THE Grafton District Anglers Club's August Rock, Beach and Estuary outing was held at the weekend with 30 anglers nominated and 17 of those weighing in a catch.

August is generally a tough month for fishing due to the changeover from winter patterns into spring/summer patterns, and this showed with even the big names struggling to find great numbers of fish.

Nick Haynes took out top honours for the outing. He managed to find his 20 bream for 8.00kg, two flathead for 860g and two nice school Jewfish for 9.510kg for 206 points.

Second place went to Matt Pigg with 172 points. Piggy landed 19 bream for 7.650kg, a trevally 360g and one nice jewfish of 7.040kg, this catch helping extend his lead for the senior champion angler by over 100 points with only four outings left for the year.

Third place for the outing went to luderick specialist Ron Watterson. Ron managed his possession limit of 20 blackfish for 10.620kg.

Others who fished well were Terry Daley landing 13 blackfish for 5.090kg and Bob Winters with two bream for 550g, three flathead for 1.500kg and a 630 gram tailor.

Russ Winters had two bream for 790 grams and four flathead for 1.200kg. Joey Pigg hopped around the headlands and managed six bream for 2.250kg and two tailor for 1.450kg.

Paul Cashell had a nice bag of fish with 16 blackfish for 8.310kg and a 410 grams bream. David Boyle also gave the blackfish a run and bagged 10 for 4.50kg and a stray bream for 380g.

Rock and beach guru Lloyd Brown proved he was all about quality not quantity, bringing in a huge groper of 5.650kg which is currently the largest weighed in competition this year.

Seniors: 1st Nick Haynes 206 pts, 2nd Matt Pigg 172 pts, 3rd Ron Watterson 126 pts. No juniors broke handicap.

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