THE Bulahdelah Bass Bash returns to the Myall River this weekend for the 25th Anniversary of the popular catch and release fishing competition.
With prizes up for grabs for reeling in the biggest bass and other species, as well as the mightiest mullet and Top Line Roofing Eel Classic for juniors, there will be plenty to keep anglers of all ages busy.
Bulahdelah Fishing Club President Darren Carrall said a new category for carp had been added to this year’s program.
“There had been no carp caught in the Myall River until late last year when one was reeled in, and fairly recently two more were caught in quick succession,” Darren said.
“We’ve put a bounty on carp this year to target them to see if we can find anymore.”
Darren said anyone who catches a carp during the competition will receive a prize.
The competition boundaries stretch along the Myall and Crawford River systems down to Bombah Point Ferry so there will be plenty of vantage points for both novice and serious anglers.
Darren told New Of The Area the water quality was looking good for the weekend event.
“The river’s a lot saltier than usual but it won’t affect the fishing in any way,” he said.
“There’s been a bit of rainfall, however the water is decent and pretty clear.”
The weekend kicks off with the famous Bass Bash Ball at Bulahdelah Bowling Club at 8pm on Friday night with live music from the band ‘Siren’ ensuring a rocking good time.
The event will conclude with a presentation at the Bowling Club at 1pm on Sunday.
For those wishing to be part of the action, registration commences at 3.30pm on Friday 10 February at the riverbank weigh in site.
Darren said camping is permitted in the area during the weekend with plenty of food and drinks available on site.
The fishing club encourages everyone to grab their reels and tackle boxes, bring the family and enjoy the weekend.
For more information contact Darren Carrall on 0419996930 or Brett Shultz at 0418664531.