Family Fish Day Fun in Streaky Bay
In testing conditions 109 people registered for Family Fish Day at the iconic Streaky Bay jetty on Saturday 7 January 2017.
Bailey Hawes from Streaky Bay took out first prize for the heaviest fish caught on the day.
Bailey caught a Flathead that weighed in at .795kg winning a Shimano rod valued at $250, $100 cash and a lovely recycled trophy made by local fishing enthusiast Tom Brookes.
Bailey also won two $10 prizes; the second for a Mackeral in the heaviest species fish category.
Congratulations are extended to the young lady who took out second prize of $50. The second prize-winner of $50 did not supply her name.
Fourteen additional $10 prizes were awarded in heaviest fish categories. Also 21 people received $5 for catching 3 different species on the day.
Everyone that registered and stayed for the presentation took home a prize bag.
The unluckiest angler went to young Tom Donnelly from Darwin. He won a Shimano rod valued at $125 donated by Donald & Janet Williams and a reel valued at $125 donated by Killas, Streaky Bay.
A sausage sizzle and refreshments raised just over $300 in proceeds for Streaky Bay Tourism. Killas, Streaky Bay sold bait onsite for a bargain rate so that anglers did not have to leave the competition site.
Jayne Holland, President, Streaky Bay Tourism says, “A very strong wind sprung up early in the day which made it difficult initially for anglers and volunteers. The extremely hot day previous may have been a reason for numbers being down on the record of 213 registrations in 2016. In addition the fish were not biting as well as in previous years. Despite all of this it was again a fantastic day for our incredible tourism event.”
A big thank you to all participants, major sponsor Killas of Streaky Bay, Donald & Janet Williams, Bronte Williams, Tom Brooks, Shimano, SA Bait and our wonderful volunteers.”
Feature Image: Joseph Kennedy and Mason and Jordon Elliott at Family Fish Day 2017