Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

High Winds For Mackerel Muster

The weather gods weren't kind for the running of the Whitsunday Game Fish Club's "Mackerel Muster" held last weekend.

15 to 20 knots south-easters greeted teams on both days, with Aileen Harris on "Lascar II", weighing the only Spanish Mackerel of 14.35kgs, after losing several others to sharks.  

Aileen took home $300 First Prize (one for the girls). Other teams had stories of lost mackerel and bi-catch of barracuda and queenfish.

On Sunday evening the Club held its AGM and saw Ashley Matthews elected as President, Justin Butler as Vice President, Steve Obst as Secretary, with Stacey Gerhart as Treasurer and Ashley Moore the Weighmaster.

Now its full steam ahead for the "Ben Doolin Builders Light Tackle Tournament" from 19 - 22 October, which has fast become one of the best tournaments on the coast, and one not to be missed.  

Now is the time to start organising your team for this fun event.

Contributed with thanks to Dianne Anderson.

Aileen’s Winning Spanish Mackerel. Photo supplied

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