Family Fishing Bonanza returns


Family Fishing Bonanza returns

2016 WINNER: Ryan Milich with his winning tailor.

2016 WINNER: Ryan Milich with his winning tailor.

The annual Laurieton United Services Club Family Fishing Bonanza is on this weekend.

With over $2,000 in prizes to be won this event is always popular with locals and visitors. 

There are more than 20 species of fish of legal length eligible to be weighed in for the competition. Prizes will be awarded for heaviest fish in each species, lucky draw prizes for any legal bream, flathead, whiting, sand mullet or garfish, as well as lucky angler prizes even if you don’t catch a fish.

A raffle with prizes including a top quality blackfish reel, camp recliner chair, butane stove, filleting knife set, boat hire and more, will also sweeten the event’s rewards.

Fishing opens Friday January 6 at 6am and lines must be in by noon Sunday January 8. The weigh-in kciks off at 1pm on Sunday at the rear of the LUSC on Seymour Street, outside the Sports Bar. There will be a barbecue and drinks available.

Entry forms and competition details are available at the LUSC foyer, Dunbogan Boatshed and North Haven Bait and Tackle. Entries close noon Saturday January 7. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for juniors (under 16).

For more information contact Bert Hayes on 0417 685 692.

Open section

$50 prize for the heaviest of the following species:

  • Bream 25cm
  • Bonito – Striped Tuna 30cm
  • Luderick (Blackfish) 27cm
  • Dolphin Fish 60cm
  • Rock Blackfish (Drummer) 30cm
  • Flounder 25cm
  • Garfish 25cm
  • Groper 40cm
  • Tailor 30cm
  • Mulloway (Jewfish) 70cm
  • Kingfish – Cobia 65cm
  • Leatherjacket 25cm
  • Morwong 30cm
  • Sand Mullet (Lano) 25cm
  • Pearl Perch 30cm
  • Snapper 30cm
  • Salmon 30cm
  • Teraglin 38cm
  • Whiting 27cm
  • Flathead 36cm-70cm: Prize for flathead will be drawn from a bucket 
  • Heaviest other fish – no sharks, rays or freshwater fish


$25 prize and trophy for the heaviest of the following species (measurements as above):

  • Bream
  • Whiting
  • Sand Mullet
  • Garfish
  • Flathead

All fish must be gilled, cutted and kept on ice. All fish must be caught on rod and reel or handline.

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