Lisa English with a 350g bream caught during the Moore Park fishing contest.
Lisa English with a 350g bream caught during the Moore Park fishing contest. Mike Knott

Wet day rains on anglers

THE fish were already wet but the rain made it a fairly miserable day for competitors in a contest to find out who could catch the biggest fish at Moore Park Beach yesterday.

Organiser and Moore Park Beach Tavern owner Janice Giudice said it was not a great weekend for fishing, with the fish not really biting.

But the two-day event still managed to attract 31 competitors, with eight of them weighing fish at the end.

Fred and Jane King were the major sponsors of the day, held to raise money for a Moore Park Beach resident battling breast cancer.

Mrs Giudice said fish caught at the weekend were mostly flathead with some bream, normal catches for the area at this time of year.

The community had also planned a golf day for more fundraising yesterday, but the rain ruined that.

Mrs Giudice said it was unclear how much money had been raised because the pool table proceeds for the week were going to the cause, and there were buckets around the tavern for cash donations.

However, she expected to raise $500 or $600.

The winner of the $500 for biggest fish was Craig Stokes, who donated $50 of his winnings back to the fundraiser.



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