140 Carp caught at annual Carp Muster

March 21, 2011

The Carp Muster held recently and was a great success.  In total 97 entrants took part with 140 Carp weighed in with a combined weight of 316kg of fish.

Winners in all categories were:

  • Junior Female
  • Longest – Shaylah Richardson.
  • Smallest – Kristy South.
  • Most – Kristy South.
  • Junior Boys:
    Longest – Daniel Rafter.
    Smallest – Matt Callaway.
    Most – Shaun Seage.
  • Womens:
    Longest – Helen Seage.
    Smallest – Isobel Rogers.
    Most – Isobel Rogers.
  • Mens:
    Longest – Alan South
    Smallest – Nick Reid.
    Most – Mark Cutmore.
  • Mystery prize
    The mystery prize was $1000 for the first tagged carp caught, none were weighed in so the money then went to a secret weight. First was $500, second was $300 and third was $200.
  • The secret weight winners were:
    First: Alan South
    Second: Split between Jacob Walton and Stuart Lanagan.
    Third: Steven Miles.
  • Raffle Winners
    First: M Rogers
    Second: Mitch Anderson
    Third: Stan Fletcher
    Fourth: Kim Meiforth
  • Lucky Door Draws
    Kim Meiforth, Barry Nay, Michael Robinson, Mark Cutmore and Andy Callaway.

A big thank you to Frances Young of UGLA and Sara Foot of BRGRMA for the organisation of the event and also to Flo and Andy and the Anglers Club members who helped out. Finally a huge thankyou goes to all of the sponsors of the event:
UGLA, Imperial Hotel, Meat on Maitland, The Bingara Advocate, Gwydir Shire Council, Bingara Fruit Market, H Fay and Sons, The Bingara Bakehouse, and J A McGregor.

$431.85 was raised and will go to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Thanks again to everyone who participated as the more of these pest we remove from the river the better. Just one mature female Carp can produce 250 eggs, so we have all done well considering a lot of the Carp caught had eggs on board.

The next fishing event will be the Easter Fish Competition.