My boys first tournament

My boys first tournament

I took my son Jaxon out in the boat today for his first ever fishing tournament. We had a Kid's Fishing Tournament for 4 - 15 yr olds. He turned four in January and has been looking forward to it since then. Well he has started his tournament record in impressive style taking out 2nd place with a nice Maori Wrasse (yes they are legal to take here).  The fishing was restricted to inside the barrier reef so it was mostly bait fishing. Jaxon was more than happy to let me hook them and then he would take over and wind them in. Five hours in a boat with a four year old, I should be claim his prize..... He won a Diawa Shock 2000 -3Bi reel and a 6' Diawa Shock 602MLRS rod. Do I need to say I was proud of the young fella. May it be the start of many successful Father and Son fishing trips.


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Congrats to Jaxon

Sat, 2011-09-10 16:44

Congratulation to Jaxon on his first fishing trophy. No doubt there will be many more to come

  Good one Soupy

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Hahaha, good decky skills

Sat, 2011-09-10 17:00

Hahaha, good decky skills Soupy & well done to Jaxon for the capture!

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Top stuff. looks like a happy

Sat, 2011-09-10 17:03

Top stuff. looks like a happy chappy


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Thats awesome Stuff

Sat, 2011-09-10 17:17

Good fishing skills and best of all he wont be bugging you for new fishing gear

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Dunno, make him pay for all

Sat, 2011-09-10 18:41

Dunno, make him pay for all the good stuff, he isn't paying rent remember!


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well done mate. you have

Sat, 2011-09-10 17:47

well done mate. you have started it now!!! no returns from here.

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well done jaxon , soupy if he

Sat, 2011-09-10 21:26

well done jaxon , soupy if he is anything like me and my dad ,youll be stuck with him every fishing trip from here on out. well done :) best of luck in future comps aswell. nothing like a father and son fishing bond.


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Top suff  - start em

Sat, 2011-09-10 22:57

Top suff  - start em young.


On a side note, what all that stuff on your face?


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Sun, 2011-09-11 05:16

Did my back a little while back. Three weeks in hospital and I couldn't be bothered to shave off. It'll go before work on Tuesday. I only got off the plane from Aust on Friday, fishing with the lad on Saturday. Luckily it was inside the reef as I'm pretty sure that I'm not up for any rough stuff just yet. Next weekend.....


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great family effort Soupy, I

Sun, 2011-09-11 07:55

great family effort Soupy, I don't think I'd even caught a fish when I was 4


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Good work there boys. Love

Sun, 2011-09-11 08:29

Good work there boys. Love seeing the little ones get a fish or two, certainly keeps them interested.





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