KOAC - Nov 18th Competition Results


A very quiet comp this month with most of the regular anglers out of town for the weekend. The 6 river adults got crowded out by 9 juniors, while the beach section was healthy with 8 anglers and Santa Barbara was the only boat out.

Our sponsor this month was Kalbarri Auto Electrics, thanks to Owen and Linda.

They will sort out your auto electrical problems in your car or boat and stock a range of marine radios, aerials etc.

Cheryl Eley showed us a very respectable .982gram live bream in the river section but was not good enough to beat Di Stewart who had 2 bream and a nice river estuary cod of 1.77kgs to win the section. Martin Stewart was the only junior to weighed a fish, a .360gram specimen winning him the voucher.

Tony Smith showed us a skippy from the beach; Don Owen three tailor and new member Karen Harteg had 2 nice mulloway. Daniel Tarasek did it again however bringing in a soapy mulloway of 4.9kgs amongst his 8 fish of 5 species to win. Daniel also recorded the first and biggest whiting of the year, a 140gram fish!

Santa Barbara with Paul Maindok, Peter Dooley and Lui Palmara was the only boat out and recorded some success except for Peter Dooley’s blank day. Paul had 2 fish but soundly beaten by Lui’s 4 fish which included his shark and baldchin groper shown above to win the over 7.5m boat section.

Di Stewart picked up the ANZAC Meritorious award of a $50.00 voucher for her estuary cod and Lui Palamara won the Mystery Fish voucher. Paul Maindok won the restaurant voucher and out of towner, Ray Gillette, won the scratchie draw. Mug of the month went to Lui Palamara. Lui was aboard Santa Barbara and running a bit late coming into the river mouth was desperate to get a weigh-in tag in time or face disqualification decided to dive off the boat, swim ashore and run up to the pub to claim his weigh in tag, getting there just in time.

Next comp is the Kalbarri Electrical Services Ultra Light over the Australia Day long weekend.

The Wagoe away day weekend last weekend was a great success with many club members booking accommodation for the Friday and Saturday nights. Fishing started on the Friday night along the beach in a very social manner. A few fish were caught, mainly tailor and mulloway but the fish of the weekend went to Karen Harteg who single headedly landed a 22.8kg mulloway from between the reef edges. Well-done Karen!

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The Saturday night was enjoyed by all with a lamb on the spit and a few coldies round the fire on a windless night for a change!

Laurie Malton


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