STAN Jorgensen is looking to defend the fishing title that was tailor made for him and his fishing buddies.
Stan, a retiree from Tin Can Bay managed to hook himself one of the most prestigious categories in the Moreton Bay Fishing Classic last year – a title he’s ready to defend.
Stan weighed in a 4.3kg tailor after having snared ones at 2.54kg, 2.86kg and 3.41kg before reeling in the piscatorial monster which gave him the title by a wide margin.
Using slices of bonito as bait, Stan camped on the beach at North Stradbroke Island braving strong westerly winds at the start of the tournament.
In re-entering the Moreton Bay Classic this year, Stan along with other entrants, will have the chance to win a Signature 540F fibreglass boat with a 100hp Suzuki outboard on a Dunbier trailer, or a Suzuki three door Grand Vitara.
The tournament, now in its second year and expected to attract a crowd of more than 1000.
It is open to everyone prepared to abide by the rules of the competition.
The emphasis of the classic is on sustainable fishing practices with the quality of fish caught determining category prizes rather than the quantity of fish caught.
Competitors must comply with prevailing legislation, policies and fishing restrictions.
The event is spread over an area stretching around 150 km north to south and covering thousands of square kilometres.