Fisherfolk flock to Te Anau

    It was a successful fishing weekend for family members (from left) Mhel, Neil and Colin Miller, all of Invercargill, and Trevor Forde, of Winton, who all competed in the Te Anau Club Fishing Competition at the weekend. Colin won the Bill Brown Trophy for the Heaviest Brown Trout.

    A TOTAL of 78 fish were caught during the Te Anau Fishing Competition held last weekend.

    Fishermen and women experienced sunny and warm as well as damp conditions for the event held from Friday to Sunday.

    The drawcard for many was there was no entry fee and competitors did not need to be a member of the Te Anau Club.

    Te Anau Club Competition organiser Charlie Drysdale said it was a great weekend which was well supported by fisherfolk.

    “A big thanks to the sponsors and volunteers that make it all happen.”

    The 42nd Te Anau Club Fishing Competition dates were set for January 14-16 next year.

    Kevin Swan, of Te Anau, won the Men’s Section with a Best Condition Factor of 47.70.

    Bill Brown Trophy for the Heaviest Brown Trout was won by Colin Miller, of Invercargill, weighing in at 4.46kg.

    Women’s winner was Christine Ferris, of Te Anau, with a fish which had a condition factor of 45.30.

    Junior 12-17 years winner Mathew Kelly won with a condition factor of 41.16 and Children’s Section 12 years & Under was won by Ellie Ferris, of Te Anau, whose fish had a condition factor of 45.08.

    Other winners were:
    Best salmon: Harvey Sutherland; Heaviest rainbow: Frank Dewhurst, of Te Anau (for the second year) 2.80kg; Mystery length: Kevin Swan, of Te Anau, 41cm; Mystery weight: Aaron Loader, 1.49kg; Spin casting: Noah Vergeer, of Te Anau, 35mm; Fly casting: Craig McMurtrie, of Te Anau, 1.75.short url linkNike