Turnout good despite wet weather

Robert DoughertyNorth West Telegraph
Darren Beach
Camera IconDarren Beach Credit: Supplied

Hedland’s fishos wet a line or went hunting for mud crabs for the Cape Keraudren Members Fishing Competition over the weekend.

Ten teams took to the water or cast out for the event, racing against the wet Pilbara weather and a lack of barramundi or mangrove jacks on Saturday.

Port Hedland Game Fish-ing Club president Gavin Jones said the camping weekend was a good way to kick off the 2018 season.

“It was pretty good for the club — we had 10 teams competing, which is pretty big for our club competitions,” he said.

“The barra and the jacks didn’t co-operate, but there were plenty of big golden trevally, about six or seven kilograms.” Darren Beach cleaned up with a 3.7kg coral trout netting him a Shimano Bait Runner Reel, while Hedley McManus was narrowly pipped with his 179mm mudcrab by Angus McKay, who captured a 179.5mm ripper.

“Some nice threadfin salmon were captured, some queen fish about, some good crabs,” Mr Jones said.

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