A massive night tonight for the Shipwreck Coast Fishing Classic following some brilliant weather, with the sea remaining calm for the entire day and evening, and boats still fishing till the sun went down. The weigh-ins saw 4 makos ranging from 42.8kg to 108kg, all of which had location and length data taken, along with flesh samples for research purposes before being prepared for the table and freezer, with flake being prized on local dinner tables and having the added benefit of freezing very well. It’s good to see these fish in healthy numbers – for each one brought home there are plenty of stories of sharks sighted, getting away or tagged and released. A couple of kingfish were weighed out of some good numbers apparently caught, while we also saw a few gummies and schoolies but no challengers to the title. We hear word that Harry Anders, fishing aboard Salty Dog Fishing Charters Port Fairy caught a bluefin tuna but must’ve been too late for the weigh-in so hopefully we’ll see that tomorrow night. The youngsters and ladies were also well represented albeit some a little camera-shy!
One of the juniors left his mum’s black and white tupperware knife down at the cleaning tables – if anyone found this please bring to a committee member or in to Richardson Marine, thank you. ***Update: Thank you Chris Walpole for bringing in the knife today