Greenwell Point hosts snapper event

The NSW south coast town of Greenwell Point and the Greenwell Point Bowling Club were recent hosts to the Film Fish Canon Snapper round.

The event saw 59 anglers compete on day one and 76 on day two. The first day saw anglers struggle against bad weather and were mainly confined to the region’s river and estuary. As a result bream, flathead, luderick and whiting were weighed in live at the Reef Science Stage tank.

Day two saw anglers make it offshore although they still struggled to produce any large snapper.

Lindsay Henshaw, fishing with Atomic and Squidgy plastics and Gamakatsu jigheads was the eventual winner with a 48cm snapper – possibly a record for a fish of this size to win a snapper comp..

Junior champion was Katrina Perkins with a 35cm snapper.

Fishing the basin Wal Balzan led the charge with a 1.1k bream, before focusing his attention to luderick and whiting using an Ecogear VX blade. The latter lure produced the winning bream of 1.109kg a luderick of 0.719kg and a whiting of 0.520kg .

The best flathead caught on a Squidgy was a 1.905kg fish to Mark Crompton.

The junior bream award was also won by Katrina Perkins at 0.650kg and the junior flathead, Isaac Allen at 1.2kg.

All champion anglers were presented with commissioned canvas print trophies and Shimano tackle combos with snapper trophy winners also awarded Canon Camera equipment

In all over $30,000 in prizes were handed out for the event via lucky draws and trophies. 

The organisers of the inaugural Film Fish weekend wish to thank all event sponsors and look forward to staging an even bigger event in 2010.

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