Kiama Game Fishing Club’s 17th annual Children’s Charity Fishing Competition raised $2,508 from 124 entries in 3 divisions: U6; U11 and U16 (including Charity raffle) and $500 from Minnamurra Lions Club amd Charity BBQ to make a total for the Fundraiser to $3,008 towards the provision of air conditioning for activities room at Peterborough Special School for disabled children at Warilla.
“Interestingly, this year saw an increase in the under 6 division with both boys and girls sharing in the top 6 heaviest fish,” spokesman Mark Way said.
“The top six competitors in each of the three divisions won a Shimano rod and reel.”
Whilst every child competing was a winner, first place in U/6 division went to Nate Spinks with a 420 gram Flathead; Kyan House with a 360 gram leatherjacket won the U/11 and Jackson Tikkeros with a 1kg Red Morwong winning the U/16 division.
The Competition was held at Kiama Harbour, to provide a safe area for children to fish and always provides a variety of fish species for children to catch.
This year was no exception with over a dozen different species and for first time a flounder.
1. Nate Spinks-Flathead 420 gr
2. Lacy Berriman-Leatherjacket 240 gr
3. Jasper House-Wrasse 120 gr
4. Laylah Hodgkins-Yellowtail 120 gr
5. Alyssa Hollingsworth-Wrasse 100 gr
6. Quade Nelson-Bream 80 gr
1. Kyan House –Leatherjacket 360 gr
2. Amy Manwering-Red Morwong 300 gr
3. Jackson Bemen-Red Morwong 300 gr
4. Alex Colmer-Leatherjacket 240 gr
5. Emily Hollingsworth-Wirra 240 gr
6. Maddie Calmer-Bream 220 gr
1. Jackson Tikkeros-Red Morwong 1kg
2. Jared Rowles-Flathead 600 gr
3. Deakin Davidson-Wrasse 500 gr
4. Taj Newcombe-Bream 300 gr
5. Jack Mitchell-Trevally 300 gr
6. Damon Bishop-Wirra 220 gr
There was a huge turnout to the Kiama Fishing Competition for kids, timed perfectly with school holidays, and more kids in the under six category than every before, with a good mix of locals and kids from surrounding areas.
More than 100 kids wet a line in a very well-attended fishing competition at Kiama Harbour on Saturday morning.
They were catching wrasse, flathead, bream, yellow tail, flounder, red morwong and trevally.
Up to 20 fish types have been caught in and around the harbour.
One of the kids even accidentally reeled in a stingray.
Funds raised were donated to the Peterborough special school.
On what was a perfect summer’s day Lions Minnamurra held a charity BBQ for the hungry anglers.