Fisheries & Fish Industry

Returning for Glenorchy fishing contest well worth it – The Country

More than 140 anglers made a stab at the Glenorchy fishing competition on Saturday.
More than 140 anglers made a stab at the Glenorchy fishing competition on Saturday.

The fish were biting for the more than 140 competitors in the Glenorchy fishing competition on Saturday.

Co-organiser Hayley Jones said 89 fish – a mixture of salmon and brown and rainbow trout – were caught.

The number was up on previous years, despite the varied conditions.

Overall Junior-Child Trophy winner Seamus Hickey (11) shows off his 1.59kg brown trout. Photo / Guy Williams
Overall Junior-Child Trophy winner Seamus Hickey (11) shows off his 1.59kg brown trout. Photo / Guy Williams

Former Glenorchy resident Seamus Hickey, now of Christchurch, won the overall junior-child trophy after reeling in a 1.59kg brown trout from a boat just off Kinloch.

His older sister, Sophie, won the competition’s overall trophy last year after hooking a 1.7kg brown trout from the Glenorchy wharf.

Their mother, Sarah, said the family came back for the competition every year.
“It’s an annual pilgrimage.”

The family, who use huhu grubs as bait, all started fishing at 6am.

The overall adult trophy winner was Bryce Wise with a brown trout weighing just over 2kg.

The Breitenberger Trophy for the most successful family went to the Poplawski-Douglas family. The 36th annual competition was this time organised by the township’s playgroup,  and raised more than $2000 for the organisation.

- Otago Daily Times


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