Kalbarri Offshore July 22nd Comp Results

P.O. Box 350 Kalbarri W.A. 6536


A marginal weather day for the boaties due to the swell, but as it was dropping all day and the wind was moderating it was all go. There was a bit of a small turn out for all sections probably due to the school holidays keeping everyone busy, but good fish were caught.

This month’s sponsor was the Westpac Bank located within the Marina Home and Leisure premises.

Thanks to Westpac Bank for their sponsorship

The catch of the day was by Di Stewart in the river section with her 1.46kg black bream. The biggest for the year to date and also the second biggest ever caught during a club competition. It was her only fish but was kept live and returned to the river with a tag gaining double points. Brett Bain and Gary Ivey each had a live fish each but Di’s fish won her the section also picking up the Kalbarri RSL meritorious award of a $50.00 voucher from Kalbarri Sports & Dive.

Dylan Ivey was the only junior to weigh a fish from the 5 junior anglers who shivered up river. Dylan‘s yellow-eyed mullet was good enough to win the $10.00 voucher from the Surf Shop.

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Only 2 boats made the dash through the river mouth in the swelly conditions. ”Top Deck” in the over 7.5m section skippered by Steve Wiseman with Dave Hugill aboard went south and then north picking up a few snapper. Dave had the biggest, a 3.3kg fish, which was good enough to win his section over Steve’s 2 smaller snapper. “Bulawayo Buoy” Skippered by Laurie Malton with Sue Malton and Son Jared aboard went out late trying to miss the early morning easterlies, headed north picking up a few skippy. A last minute raid by some samson fish landed by Laurie and Jared won them the senior and junior sections. Laurie’s 5.9kg samson fish or was it an amberjack? is the biggest for the year so far.

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Junior boat bottom winner Jared Malton.

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Daniel Tarasek and Bill Tolson were the only land-based anglers this month with a nice 4.4kg mulloway to win his section.

The $50.00 Anzac award and the Mystery Fish voucher went to Di Stewart for her big bream, while Laurie Malton won the $50.00 worth of scratchies in the raffle and scratched up $56.00! The Palm Restaurant voucher went to Brett Bain. Steve Wiseman won “Mug of the Day” due to the fact he could not pull his boat out of the water due to all the sand and big drop-off at the boat ramp, leaving it parked half in the water and rushing to the weigh-in!

Next comp is on 19th August.


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