Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Fishers Hook into Some Big Catches

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Fishers Hook into Some Big Catches

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GET a load of the giant trevally, left, caught by visitor Ken Davis while fishing with the Mackay Game Fishing Club.

It weighed an estimated 40kg and a very fit Ken was struggling to hold it up.

Of course, it was tagged and released after a picture was taken.

Game fishing club members are hoping it will inspire other anglers to join in this weekend's Mackay Harbour competition.

The annual Harbour competition is the big one for the Mackay Game Fishing Club. JG Marine is the major sponsor with more than $1000 worth of prizes up for grabs.

Categories include: Champion male, champion female, champion junior, champion boat, champion tagging. The entry fee is $30 for seniors and $15 for juniors.

The Game Fishing Club has a foul weather rule and if winds blow above 15 knots the Harbour competition will be delayed by one week.

The 15-knot rule is for safety reasons but it also takes into consideration the comfort of anglers.

The Harbour competition is also the weekend the Mackay Game Fishing Club has nominated to take part in the All Ports competition, where anglers can obtain points to compete against other Queensland Game Fishing Association clubs around the state. …

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