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January 24, 2022

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Geoff (Hoss) McGrath brought home over $3,000 in prizes over the June long weekend.

Cabarita Beach once again welcomed avid fishing enthusiasts from across the country for the 31st annual Lions Tweed Coast Marine Greenback Charity Fishing Competition held over the June long weekend. 

After two days of fishing enthusiastic and exhausted entrants returned with tailor, mulloway, bream, black bream, swallowtail, tarwhine, flathead, and whiting.

Up for grabs were 47 prize categories as well as 25 lucky draws. The prize pool was worth more than $30,000.

Out of 566 registered anglers Byron Bay’s Geoff (Hoss) McGrath reeled in the biggest fish, winning first prize for his 3.58kg tailor.

Geoff took home $1,500 in cash and $1,500 fishing and camping goods donated by Tweed Coast Marine, Alvey Reels, Anaconda West Burleigh, Wazza’s Bait & Tackle (Pottsville) and Stone & Wood.

Mathew Louis won second prize for his greenback catch, weighing in at 2.76kg and Geoff Johannes came third  with a 2.44kg tailor.

Harrison Taggart, a previous junior winner, was this year’s Alvey Reels Men’s first division winner and also picked up the Arab Memorial Trophy for the heaviest bag overall.

Whopper

Jackie Garbutt pulled in a mulloway weighing in at a whopping 17.94kg and collected the Anaconda West Burleigh Ladies first Division and the heaviest anaconda West Burleigh mulloway. 


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