Kalbarri Competition Results - Feb 25th


This month’s comp is so close to the “Classic” that we sponsor this comp ourselves, and vouchers came from Kalbarri SupaValu, T-Bone & Sons and The Marina Home & Leisure. The comp was supposed to be last weekend but the weather was not the best, postponing to this Saturday, but the weather was not much better! We fished anyway as it was fine for the riveries and the land based guys. With the river still flowing most river anglers expressed concern over even getting a bite, but found that the fish were there and as hungry as ever.

Eleven juniors fished it out with six of them having good bream to weigh. Lee Ivey had a bet both ways going out game fishing, drawing a blank and then having a go in the river picking up two bream after lunch. Luke Dooley brought his live to the weigh-in to claim double points, Riley Eley’s fish unfortunately did not make it in live but Jeb Duigan’s fish did giving him valuable points. Martin Stewart had a fish to weigh, but sister Amy blitzed the field with 3 bream, two of them live. All the live bream are returned to the river.

The seniors, out fished by the juniors, also had good fish. Jane and Peter Dooley and Brett Bain each had one, but Di Stewart did it again second month running to win with her 4 bream.

Jeb Duigan and Luke Dooley with their catch

The Land Based Section, low on numbers again, was fished by the Tarasek brothers who had some good fish again. Daniel’s two snapper were not good enough to beat brother Simon’s big shark and snapper. Don Owen had 7 tailor for a combined weight of 2.39kgs.


No bottom fish were recorded, probably due to the weather limiting boats getting out to their usual spots. Paul Maindok went out in his over 7.5m boat “Santa Barbara”, rather late, only to return empty handed. What happened Paul?

The game section was also difficult with Steve Wiseman and Wayne Dewer aboard “Top Deck” tying south of the river mouth with no luck, while Laurie Malton with Sue Malton and juniors Lee Ivey and Steven Eley aboard “Bulawayo Buoy” trying out on the 3 mile. With no luck there “Bulawayo Buoy moved and anchored just off Black Rock and set baits for mulloway in the chocolate coloured water hoping for a mulloway. With a bit of luck (or was it skill?) Laurie had the only bite of the day picking up a nice sized 7.20kg mulloway on 3kg line to win the Game Section.


The “Mug of the day” was won by Paul Maindok, (Getting up early does not mean you are going to get out early Paul) Garry Ivey picked up the restaurant prize while Daniel Tarasek won the $50.00 worth of scratchies in the raffle. The ANZAC Meritorious was prize of a $50.00 voucher was won by Simon Tarasek for his big shark.

The evening was ended off with a social BBQ at Tony & Sandy’s place. Thanks Tony & Sandy!

Big weekend next week, the Kalbarri Sports Fishing Classic. I know some of you are waiting to see what the weather is going to be like, but as soon as you have decided, please get your entry forms in so the organisers don’t have to sit up all night entering details onto the computer. Drop them into Peter Dooley at the Post Office at your earliest convenience.

Laurie Malton


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