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Competitors weigh in during the first day of the competition. Images: Lynne Mowbray

Tim continues to elude fishermen

Lynne Mowbray |

The annual ‘Tim the Bream’ fishing competition was held at Ford Park, Yamba over the weekend, with ‘Tim’, managing to once again elude keen fishermen.

This is the third year that the Yamba Rotary Club has run the competition, with prizes for 11 tagged fish and six categories of ‘heaviest of species’, up for grabs.

Despite 343 registered entries in this year’s event, none of the tagged fish were caught.

The annual event is always popular with both the keen fisherman as well as family groups.

This year, competitors travelled from the Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, Sydney and Armidale to take part in the event.

The Yamba Rotary Club wish to thank the community, DPI – fisheries and sponsors, for supporting this year’s event.

The annual ‘Tim the Bream’ fishing competition was held at Ford Park, Yamba over the weekend, with ‘Tim’, managing to once again elude keen fishermen. Pictured L-R Exchange student Hiroto Denda, Thomas Strydom, Katelyn Hill, Willem Espag and Carla Strydom, during the first day of competition.
The public check out the live catch pool.
Winner of the largest bream was Derry Perkins with his 870 gram specimen.
Weirdest catch of the weekend went to Patrick Farmer for his golden toadfish. Coincidently, Patrick’s granddaughter Ava caught the winning ‘smallest fish’ in last year’s competition, which was also a toad fish. The family have now nicknamed them the ‘Toad’ family.
Overall best catch went to Tony Henderson.
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