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Fish biting on the Glenelg; Zac Cross’s monster catch

ONE THE BITE
By SHANE SHIELLS
Hans Schampers landed a 1.325-kilogram eel to win a Horsham Angling Club Glenelg River competition open section.
The contest at Pritchards campground attracted 15 adults and eight juniors, who enjoyed catching a variety of fish.
Bream won anglers the first four placings with Rod Garth winning the seniors section with a 606-gram specimen from Shane Shiells, 507g, Peter Scott 456 and Neil Delaney 453.
Bream also dominated the juniors with Nicholas Shiells winning with a 706-gram fish from Curtis Vanstan 638, Trent Shiells 292 and Tahlia Geraghty 289.
Dimboola Angling Club is also busy and on Sunday between 8am and 2pm will have a competition on the Wimmera River between the weir to Swallows Hole.
People seeking information can call 0418 519 570.
Marma Lake at Murtoa is quickly developing a reputation for producing nice fish and anyone in doubt need only note the monster yellowbelly captured during a Gone Fishing Day.
Wimmera Catchment Management Authority came across the 4.66-kilogram whopper during a carp electrofishing survey.

MONSTER CATCH: Horsham’s Zac Cross with his monster tuna he caught off the coast of Portland.

MONSTER CATCH: Horsham’s Zac Cross with his monster tuna he caught off the coast of Portland.


There is also still plenty of talk around the traps about the monster Horsham’s Zac Cross, with help from Rhys Davis, managed to haul from the deep at Portland.
While Rhys had enjoyed catching a tuna for which the south coast is renowned last year, Zac had never landed one of the large warm-blooded specimens.
Heading south of Lawrence Rock, the pair found themselves in a sea ‘alive with birds, dolphins, seals and whales’ that were working a large school of baitfish.
With Pakula skirt lures in the water, there was soon a screaming reel and a two-and-a-half-hour fight between Zac in gimbal belt and harness and one of the quickest predator fish in the seas.
The fight ended with a struggle getting the fish onto the boat.
Zac described the fish, which weighed in at 125.5 kilograms bled, as ‘a catch of a lifetime’.
Horsham Angling Club is encouraging anglers to email photographs and details of their latest catches to hac3400@hotmail.com for a chance to win monthly $50 Webcon Marine vouchers.

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Posted on Oct 26 2016

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