A great number of catches were weighed in for the 19th Annual Kingston Offshore Fishing Comp.
There were some challenging weather conditions over the long weekend, although that did not stop competitors landing some big fish in each of the categories during the comp.
President of the Kingston Offshore Fishing Comp, Harry Lyon thanked the following during the final presentation held on Sunday.
"Thank you to kitchen for teas, bar staff, committee members, volunteers and Kingston Football Club and competitors for efforts and continued support of this event," Mr Lyon said. "Thank you to all our generous sponsors.
Mr Lyon thanked the comp's major sponsors in Landmark Kingston, Caltex Kingston and affiliates SAFTA, Swampys Marine and Tackle, Crown Inn Kingston, Pope's Home Timber and Hardware, Alpha Industries, South East Marine and Motorcycles, Naracoorte Toyota, O'Halloran Ag Marine, JT Elements and Cape Jaffa Wines.
"Also thankyou to Kingston District Council for their ongoing support and efforts to keep Cape Jaffa and Kingston boat ramp launching facilities open," Mr Lyon continued. "Thank you also to the additional 43 silver and bronze sponsors - please have a look at the list of our sponsors on the competition brochure or website and where possible support their businesses whilst in Kingston."
Prizes awarded for the following categories in addition to the lucky boat and fish draw and fish raffle;
One Day Wonder
Snapper Proline One, Skippered by Robert McCarthy 10.902kg
Whiting Abalone, Skippered by Nigel Densley 1.452kg
Garfish Far Cat, Skippered by Steve Schinckel .300kg
Tuna Jackpot Heaviest Blue Fin Tuna
Wooden Spoon (New Trophy donated by USE Rec Fish)
Random Draw of boats that caught nothing over 2 days.
Green Bath, Skippered by Ian Johnson
Mullet/Tommy Ruff, overall heaviest over 2 days
2nd #8 Whopper Stopper - Graham Schroeder 0.324kg
1st #60 Beatswork - Hayden Tink 0.343kg
Flathead, Overall Heaviest over 2 days
2nd #44 Go Go - Mark Gibbs 1.474kg
1st #38 Upsized - Shane Cross 2.287kg
Shark, overall heaviest over 2 days
2nd #14 Lynmaur - Lynton McInness 17.1kg
1st #38 Upsized - Shane Cross 19.2kg
Garfish, total weight over 2 days
3rd #6 Double Trouble - Ross Eldridge 0.591kg
2nd #50 Man Child - Toby Kemp 0.678kg
1st #65 Boys Down South - Daniel Farrugia 0.814kg
Garfish, heaviest individual catch
#65 Boys Down South - Daniel Farrugia 0.174kg
Whiting, total Weight over 2 days
3rd #7 Mistress - David Symonds 2.439kg
2nd #30 Viking - Greg Hamilton 2.968kg
1st #1 Black Adder - Hugo Lyon 3.663kg
Whiting, heaviest individual catch
#1 Black Adder - Hugo Lyon 0.953kg
Snapper, total weight over 2 days
3rd #59 Fish Hunter 2 - Trent Bettes 20.371kg
2nd #57 Totally Hooked - Tim Bagshaw 20.766kg
1st #48 Black Betty - Jordan Richards 21.089kg
Snapper, heaviest individual catch
#55 Karnkendi - Stuart Grigg 5.007kg
Overall - most outstanding catch
Major prize awarded to the most outstanding combined catch:
#48 Black Betty Snapper
99% of the total catch average, of last 3 years. Calculated from snapper, garfish and whiting categories.
Next year marks the 20th year of the competition. To stay up to date with all things Kingston Offshore Fishing Competition follow on Facebook, Instagram and subscribe to their mailing list.
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