Drew, Catherine and Eloise from Gardiner Fisheries hosted TV chef, Phippsy (Andy Phipps) for a delicious cooking demonstration for the Mangrove Jack Competition last month
The heat and humidity set the scene for an awesome mangrove jack season. This year we had 133 competitors pushing their limits for a share in a $3700 prize pool.
Over 14 days, competitors logged 140 mangrove jack caught. What’s brilliant is that 127 were released. An outstanding effort by all entrants and fantastic to see all entrants supporting sustainable fishing.
Live baits such as herring and flicker mullet saw the winning tickets, but our quality whole baits and flesh baits were right on their tail.
This year’s bragging rights for each division go to:
|Heaviest Estuary Jack – Kevin Brooks (Chook)
||55cm and 2.8004kg
|Longest Catch and Release – Jack Stewart
|Heaviest Offshore Jack – Brett North
Kevin Brooks won the Heaviest Estuary Jack at 55cm and 2.8004kg
Massive thanks to all competitors and our partners. Without your support we could not run fishing comps of this caliber.
If you are chasing the elusive mangrove jack drop in and have a chat. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram or call us!
Drew from Gardiner Fisheries
1 Karoonda Rd, Rainbow Beach
0404 853 232