Fishing conditions perfection

Logan Hemi with stepdaughters Kiaran (9) and Iradessa (7) Ansell with their catch of the day at the Te Anau Club Fishing Competition.

PARTICIPANTS of the annual Te Anau Club Fishing Competition had the perfect weather
conditions to have a winning catch last weekend.

Event organiser Charlie Drysdale said the competition was previously scheduled for January
15, but due to other major events held in Te Anau this weekend, members decided to move the date, to suit more people.

The competition had a drawcard of free entry and participants did not need to be a Te Anau
Club member.

There were 79 fish caught during the three-day contest and the new perch category was well supported.

‘‘This year no salmon was caught at McGregors Pond. Our sponsors have been magnificent with fisherfolk enjoying the awesome sponsored prizes on offer, and this was shown through the response to entries, with most winners from all around Southland.’’

The organisation also decided the 43rd Te Anau Club Fishing Competition would be held next January.

The winners were: Neville Jordan won the Men’s Section with Best Condition Factor of 50.24 (2021 Condition Factor 47.70).
Bill Brown Trophy for Heaviest Brown, won by Michael Bonn, of Invercargill, weighing in at 2.3kg (2021 4.46kg).
Women’s winner Lyn Hughes with condition factor of 55.55 (2021 45.30).
Junior 12-17 years Caleb Molloy, of Te Anau, Condition Factor 48.26 (2021 Condition Factor 41.16) and Children’s Section 12 years & Under-Pippa Jones Condition Factor 50.03 (2021 Condition Factor 45.08).
Heaviest Rainbow, Chris Reynolds and Perch, Dave Robertson.
Winners for the Fly and Spin Casting Competition Fly Casting, Todd McCorkindale and Spin
Casting, Matthew Kelly.

Mark the calendar for 43rd Te Anau Club Fishing Competition in January 2023.