Locals go to Queensland for bass pairs

Local Scott Connor recently hauled in this 89cm barramundi at Monduran Dam near GIn Gin in Queensland.

As weather for angling was ordinary in the Ballina and Lismore areas last weekend, many local fishers set out to fish round two of the Bass Mini Bucks competition at Maroon Dam in southern Queensland. This is a team event, with two anglers per team. Forty nine boats and 98 anglers ended up taking part in the big competition. The Mini Bucks and others like them are not based on catching huge numbers of fish, rather they are a test of skill for the angler. As the teams can only weigh in four fish, the winners need to be able to read the conditions on the dam to find the best fish. Boats contain live wells to keep the fish alive until weigh-in and also enable anglers to release earlier caught fish if the next one is larger.

The Northern Rivers Bass competition, formerly planned for Toonumbar Dam, has been changed to May 4 at Coraki.


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