Thursday, February 29, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Reeling In Victory

The Wilson Kinchant Team Championship was held last weekend with Mackay Tournament Anglers facing challenging weather conditions. Despite the initial bout of pouring rain and gusting winds, the skies cleared up in the final hour, allowing anglers to vie for top honours.

Brad Hocking secured the title for the biggest Barra, reeling in an impressive catch measuring 108cm and earning a prize of $100. In the overall standings, Mullet Mayhem, comprising Keegan Hayden and Brendon King, clinched the top spot, claiming the coveted $1000 prize. Burnt Thumbs Fishing, represented by Jason Crofts and Trevor Crofts, secured second place with a cash prize of $550, also boasting the highest Barra total with 12 catches across both sessions.

The McFarlane Boys, Darcy McFarlane and Isaac McFarlane, secured third place, earning themselves a $300 prize. Zerek, represented by Liam Robinson and Benn Durkin, and Gee Force, composed of Finn Gee and Geoff Newby, rounded out the top five, each receiving a Wilson Prize Pack.

Despite the smaller field, the camaraderie among the anglers was high, reflecting the sportsmanship within the Mackay Tournament Anglers community. The organisers extend their gratitude to all participants and express anticipation for the next round scheduled for March 23rd and 24th—the Fishtec Solutions Peter Faust Team Championship.


1: Mullet Mayhem, Keegan Hayden and Brendon King

2: Burnt Thumbs Fishing, Jason Crofts and Trevor Crofts who also caught the most Barra

3: Darcy McFarlane and Isaac McFarlane

4: Zerek, Liam Robinson and Benn Durkin

5: Gee Force, Finn Gee and Geoff Newby

6: Slock Assassins, Brad Hocking and Jack Rutherford

7: Off The Scales, Liam Sohier and Paul McFarlane

8: Brad Hocking secured the title for the biggest Barra

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