Report: Brogo Bass Fishing Convention

THE Far South Coast Bass Stocking Association hosted the 15th annual Brogo Bass Fishing Convention on December 7/8 at Brogo Dam, NSW.

As well as a large contingent of local anglers, organisers report entrants also travelled from Sydney, Nowra, Griffith, Canberra and Hillston for the event.

Although the weather was excellent, the fish didn’t really play ball – a total of 100 competitors managed to catch 168 bass for a total length of 39.6m.

All fish caught were measured and carefully released and the data collected provides invaluable information for the NSW Fisheries “Angler Catch Research Program”.

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Winning team the Bassaholics – Dean Pollard and Abe Holt.

Brogo Bass Fishing Convention results:

Casella Wines trophy for Champion Angler: Dean Pollard 4522mm

The Boys from Bob’s Bar trophy for Largest Fish: Matt Owen 370mm

National Australia Bank trophy for Champion Male: Dean Pollard 4522mm

Cobargo Hotel trophy for Champion Female: Sue Pauline 890mm

Bermagui Beach Hotel trophy for Champion Team: Bassaholics, Dean Pollard & Abe Holt 3166mm

Tathra Big 4 Seabreeze Caravan Park trophy for Champion Boy: Lachlan Sturgeon 1400mm

National Australia Bank trophy for Champion Girl: Not contested

Pratts Tackle Box trophy for Champion Sub-Junior: Brodie Steele 260mm

Pratts Tackle Box trophy for Largest Fly Caught Fish: Ray Ellis 325mm

Sapphire Coast Fly Fishing trophy for Aggregate Fly Caught Fish: Ray Ellis 1661mm

ACT Fly Fishers Largest fish caught from a canoe or kayak: Troy Charnock 250mm

Sapphire Coast Fly Fishing Aggregate canoe or kayak caught fish: Troy Charnock 250mm

Countryside Caravan Park Kalaru trophy for Smallest Fish: Col Gibson, 112mm

Cobargo Hotel trophy for Mystery Length: Joseph Douglas 235.6mm

ACT Fly Fishers Presidents Trophy: Josh Day, for arguing with his pop that the wallaby on the bank was really a monkey.

All competitors voted the weekend a roaring success, with a lot of fun, frivolity and fellowship had by all. Another 11,000 Australian bass fry were released on the Sunday of the competition; the funding for the purchase of these young fish came from last year’s competition.

The Far South Coast Bass Stocking Association thanks all sponsors, large and small, as their donations have contributed to the annual Brogo bass stocking program. A special thanks also to NSW Fisheries and State Water.

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