Local club aims for a victory in classic

SEVERAL crews from Gatton's newly established Bottom Dwellers Fishing Club, travelled to Jumpinpin over the weekend of October 10-11 for their first official fishing trip, which was to take part in the Eddie Classic shield.

Even the stiff 15-20 knot Easterly blowing didn't curb anybody's enthusiasm.

All fish over 75cm must be released by law so the shield is awarded to the biggest fish caught and released.

This year's winner of the Eddie Shield was Darryl Whiting landing a 85cm 'snodger.'

The heaviest legal fish was also awarded with a $200 Rod and Reel combo donated by Bottom Dwellers Fishing Club and Gatton Home Brew, Camping and Fishing Supplies.

This was won by Simon Ferdinand with a 1.565kg fish.

Several other notable fish were taken including an 82cm fish taken from in front of the camp site and released. The younger members also held their head high with efforts such as Patrick Webster's 1kg plus beast.

For information on the club, phone Andrew Schmidt on 0407 599 565.


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