A great start to the 2016 Australian Yellowbelly Championships
What a weekend! Great conditions greeted the Anglers and the start line was a buzz as the 54 Teams kicked off the 2016 Series. It was fantastic to see so many new teams and juniors getting amongst it.
There was a large release of water that commenced 2 weeks prior and continued right up to the start of the event. This release definitely impacted the fishing but Anglers adapted well and delivered a total of 243 Yellowbelly with an average length of 395mm to the marshals over the weekend.
A couple of “Happy Hookers” secure the win at Pindari Dam
Zach Gransden and Nathan Skeers from Eugowra NSW fishing in their first ever AYC event take out the win convincingly at Pindari Dam with a full limit of 12 fish for 4706mm. Not only did they get the win and some loose change but they also gained an automatic qualification into this years 2016 Grand Final
In second place was JMH Spinnerbaits – Jamie Hardman, Harry Hardman and Matt Anderson. Weighing 10 fish for 4600mm.
Green Envy – Paul Thrift and Mark Turner secured third place with 12 fish for 4507mm.
Wilson Fishing Biggest Yellowbelly
JMH Spinnerbaits Jamie Hardman won the VENOM ROD with a solid 562mm
Big Yellatime Biggest Bag
Zach Gransden and Nathan Skeers from team Happy Hookers picked up this prize with a healthy limit of 3397mm
The Shimano Shoot Out
Fishing was pretty tough due to a lot of water being let out of the dam so to spice things up Saturday evening and have a bit of fun the Anglers fished from 6pm -7pm for their biggest Yellowbelly. John Morley from Team Water Rats took it out with a 545mm Yellowbelly.
There will be more articles and photos from Pindari posted this week so check back soon
We hope you had a great time, the next event is Burrinjuck Waters on the 23rd and 24th April
Full results and 2016 Championship Ladder are available on the Yellowbelly Championships Leaderboard page