Binningup fishers net prizes in competition
More fishers than ever hit the beaches looking for the perfect catch in the Binningup Open Beach Fishing Competition at the weekend.
Binningup Fishing Club commodore Ken Upton said last year only 190 fishers took part but nearly double that number wet their lines this time around.
This year saw 370 people hit the beaches from The Cut, at Bunbury, up to the Preston Beach carpark.
Fishers had their hooks in the water from 6pm on Friday right up to the deadline at 12.30pm on Saturday, and weighed in their catch from 11am to 2pm.
Mr Upton said the fish caught were of a good size and weight.
“The weather was kind from last night and today was calm, good for whiting fishing,” Mr Upton said on Saturday.
“The sharks are a good size and it’s good to have a mulloway caught and weighed in.”
Up to $5000 in prizes were available with Paddy Carbone winning $1000 for the biggest shark for his 20.56kg tiger shark.
For the full list of senior and junior competition winners is at the bottom of this article, after the photos from the event.
More pictures from the event:
In the Shark category the winner was Paddy Carbone with a whopping 20.565kg catch followed by runner up Ryan Pryce with a 5.09kg.
In the Mulloway, in first was Ladislao Devino with a 7.060kg catch and in second was Sean Hann with a 4.225kg.
In the Herring category, in first was Graham Cooling with a 0.222kg catch and in second was Travis Wilson with a 0.218kg.
In the Herring Junior Category, in first was Mitchell Browne with a 0.202kg catch and in second was Jasper Cooling with a 0.186kg.
In the Yellow Fin Whiting category in first was Lauren Carline with a 0.241kg catch followed by Paddy Carbone with a 0.237kg.
In the Yellow Fin Whiting Junior Category, in first was Chelsea Murphy-Taylor with a 0.190kg catch and in second was William Macpherson with a 0.175kg.
In the Tailor category the winner was Dennis Camporedondo with a 0.828kg catch followed by Maddison Matthews with a 0.639kg.
In the Tailor Junior category, in first was James Hewer for a 0.355kg catch followed by Tyson Baggetta with a 0.330kg.
In the Flathead category the winner was Anthony Phillip-Jones with a 0.362kg catch and in second was Clinton Gisbourne with a 0.319kg.
There were no entries in the Flathead Junior category.
In the Sand Whiting category, in first was James Taylor with a 0.093kg catch and in second were Steve Collins and Jordan Pryce who had a 0.055 catch.
In the Sand Whiting Junior category, in first was Matthew Murphy-Taylor with a 0.085kg catch and in second was Benjiman Martella with a 0.077kg.
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