Classic catches at Borumba Dam
FISHING: Although storms threatened over the weekend the Mary Valley Family Fishing Classic was still a success with 94 entrants fishing at Lake Borumba, Imbil.
Mary Valley Fishing Classic committee chairman Glenn Williams said the forecast of storms deterred a few people as numbers were down on last year.
"Fortunately the storms did not disrupt any events-we were able to dodge them."
Competitors still came from as far as Mundubbera, Gladstone, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.
"The fish were hard to find but those in the know were still able to come forward with some big catches," Williams said.
Bass was the dominant species caught over the weekend and hence it was the fish chosen for the Mystery Length Fish competition in which Nate Ward won in the juniors with a 33cm bass that was bigger than John Plant's 32cm fish that won him the senior's competition.
Ward also won a pair of custom printed camping chairs donated by Gympie Embroidery Service after winning the Special Winners Draw.
Williams said the Red Claw competition was a great hit with the kids and the overall event was well attended by families- the number of families were up on last year.
The Mary Valley Lions Club put on a hot roast on Saturday night that was a hit with campers and combined with the entertainment from Gympie country singer Graeme Jensen it made for a good night.
Redclaw: Kiesha Lucas, 32.90cm.
Bass: Ethan Parker, 40.2cm.
Catfish: Kiesha Lucas, 46.0cm.
Bass: Jason Peace, 52.2cm.
Golden Perch: Jason Hutchins, 42.0cm.
Catfish: Neville Noon, 47.0cm.
Saratoga: Blake Hughes, 53.5.
Silver Perch: Ben Jones, 44.0.