Frederickton Fishing Club recently held its first competition for the year, and despite the chaotic weather, there were still plenty of keen anglers to take up the challenge.
"We were very happy with the number of entries, we had 53 overall, 19 kids, but I'd say the rain kept a few away," Club president James Goodchild told the Argus.
"The conditions were very trying at times, but we still had 49 fish weighed in at the presentation on Sunday."
There was over $3000 in cash and prizes on offer for senior and junior competitors, which included $100 cash for each largest nominated species.
The Frederickton Pub also generously donated $500 for the largest of a mystery species, which went to Brian Sutherland for his whiting.
"It was an excellent afternoon presentation at the Frederickton Pub, the chef put on a great feed, which was included in the competition entry, and we had plenty of people who hung around to swap fishing stories and talk about 'the one who got away," Goodchild said.
"It's a great activity a family can do together with minimal cost."
The competition started eight years ago, and with one down, there are another three planned throughout the rest of the year.
"We have four competitions a year, our next one is in May, but once you become a member of the club, you can weigh fish in all year round for the chance of a prize at the end of the year," Goodchild said.
"Everyone is welcome to become a member."
To ask a question about the upcoming event, or joining the club, head over to the Frederickton Recreational Fishing Club Facebook page.
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