McKane’s ballan wrasse wins him Christmas dinner

WITH more than £700 of prizes on offer to winners, the GSAC was hoping for a good turnout.

Bailey McKane, winner of the best fish by percentage in this year’s Fur and Feather competition. (1292058)
Bailey McKane, winner of the best fish by percentage in this year’s Fur and Feather competition. (1292058)

WITH more than £700 of prizes on offer to winners, the GSAC was hoping for a good turnout.

The club had changed the competition format to move away from heaviest bags of fish. Instead, there were seven prizes for best percentage fish, six most species caught prizes, a team prize, plus a prize for the best fish caught in each species (this by popular demand).

Regrettably, only 47 anglers entered – 43 males, three juniors and one woman and this must surely be the lowest entry of any year for this competition.

It was disappointing to say the least, and the club will now have to look long and hard into the future of this type of competition.

Out of the 47 entries, 21 returned to the scales.