TOP ANGLER: Beau Britton congratulates Jacob Box.
TOP ANGLER: Beau Britton congratulates Jacob Box.

Junior Jacob topples senior anglers to take statewide title

BUNDABERG Sport Fishing Club member Jacob Box has taken out the annual statewide Col Kinbacher Memorial Competition.

With the weather against many anglers again it was tough fishing in the estuaries, but club junior Jacob managed to knock off several senior members to take the trophy for this year.

We are rapidly approaching the end of the financial and fishing year for the BSF club, with new members now being invited to join and current members reminded to pay their membership fees to make valid any captures after July 1.

The club holds an outing at least monthly and this can include offshore, estuary and impoundment locations.

It has a great mix of members from juniors to the young at heart.

Many fun times are had both on and off the water with regular trips to Woodgate, Baffle Creek, Cania, Monduran, Borumba, Boondooma, Mingo Crossing and 1770 to name just a few.

The club encourages sustainable fishing during all conducted events but many members also enjoy a feed of fresh fish too.

We stock a variety of fish fingerlings in Lake Gregory and the Burnett River Catchment and are actively involved with the fish tag research program.

The club holds fundraising events such as sausage sizzles to help minimise costs of club involvement to its members.

This includes providing tagging equipment, shirts and hats at

discounted rates, meals at some functions and the trophies presented at the annual dinner in July each year.

Go to or call Paul Box on 0434 181 781.

The local Bundaberg Volunteer Marine Rescue family fishing competition will be held on June 26-28 at Burnett Heads.

The Bundy sport fishing club will tag and release the live fish weighed again this year, and will also hold a sausage sizzle on the Saturday and Sunday at the comp site, so feel free to come over and say hello to the members.

The weather this weekend will limit wide offshore trips but should allow for some river or inshore outings, with the new moon next Wednesday, the building tides this weekend will be a prime time to wet a line.

The whiting off Woodgate beach has been the main talking point over the past two weeks, with most anglers catching a good feed in an hour or two just out from the main beach boat ramp.

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