The ninth annual Lake Burrendong Easter Fishing Classic attracted bigger crowds then ever seen in the history of the event, and smashed every single fundraising record set by the not for profit weekend, that generates funds to improve local waterways.
Glorious, glass out conditions set in for the entire weekend, making for ideal family camping weather that saw a small tent city emerge around the waters edge for the three day event.
Cricket score like catches were certainly not the norm for the weekends fishing, however some huge Yellow belly well over the magical 60cm were caught and released, with every fish that placed considered a trophy catch.
There wasn’t a dry eye in the marquee when the major prize of a Triton Ute was awarded to Graham Hughes, who at just 37 suffered an unexpected stroke last year.
Graham beamed with joy as he was driven out of the competition in his new car.
Macca Tierney from Wellington was awarded the trailer boat package that also brought a cheer from the many Wellington locals in the crowd.
The Inland Waterways volunteer committee would like to sincerely thank the 110 contributing sponsors from across central western NSW, and all who attended the annual fishing fundraiser.
The team is enjoying a well-deserved rest before getting to work planning the TEN year anniversary of the Lake Burrendong Classic.
Results 2018 Lake Burrendong Classic
- Senior Cod: 1st Michael Fisher 765mm. 2nd Chad Williams 760mm. 3rd Terry Jackson 683mm. No Junior Cod registered
- Senior Yellowbelly: 1st Richard Gear 620mm. 2nd Adam Glover 609mm. 3rd Jared McDonald 609mm (count back applied).
- Junior Yellowbelly: 1st Jordan Wilson 610mm. 2nd Jaida-David Pearson 595mm. 3rd Lachlan Marks 555mm.
- Senior Catfish: 1st Warren Johnson 533mm. 2nd Tony Waldron 530mm. 3rd Jason Marks 525mm.
- Junior Catfish: 1st Rohan Miller 516mm. 2nd Jordan Robson 515mm. 3rd Lara Bennett 508mm.
- Senior Silver Perch: 1st Jane Beazley 476mm. 2nd Not awarded. 3rd Not awarded. No Junior Silver Perch registered.
- Pest Species: Biggest bag of Carp- 48. Michael McNaboe. Biggest bag of Redfin- 10. Richard Gear. Biggest Adult Carp- Michael McNaboe. 750mm. Biggest Junior Carp- Cameron Constable. 730mm. Biggest Adult Redfin- Richard Gear 390mm. Biggest Junior Redfin- Brooke Middleton 380mm.