Port Macquarie angler Jeremy Mulder claimed the open and men’s championships at the Mid North Coast Fishing Clubs Association’s Fresh Water Championships last weekend.
His efforts were only two points better than runner-up Matt Rumble.
It was also a tight finish in the women’s division, with Bulahdelah Fishing Club’s (BFC) Fiona Minett besting clubmate Melissa Smith by five points to win the title.
Robert Smith took out the veteran men's title while Narelle Scott was the best of the veteran women.
Lake Cathie’s Andrew Skellern was named junior champion ahead of Bulahdelah’s Olivia Smith.
Zac Lilley, also from the Bulahdelah club, won the sub junior championship with clubmate Grace McRae picking up the runner-up award.
In the men’s team championship, Port Macquarie’s Matt and Shane Rumble, Jeremy Mulder and Warren Wright blew the competition out of the water with 377 points.
Bulahdelah’s Tom Evans, Tony Lilley, Greg Minett and Craig Smith finished second on 189 points.
BFC quartet Vanessa Shultz, Therese Lilley, Fiona Minett and Angela Bidgood were the women’s team champions ahead Carol Carrall, Melissa Smith and Olivia Smith.
The club also picked up the veterans title through Michael Soars, Brett Shultz, John Carall and Grant Bidgood while Zac Lilley, Grace McRae and Max Freihaut secured the sub junior title for the club.
In the battle for big fish, BFC’s Tom Evans caught a 1.395 kilogram bass.
Grant Bidgood’s 1.235 kilogram catfish was the biggest of the event while Brett Shultz secured the largest mullet at 1.395 kilograms.
John Robbind and Zac Lilley had a tie for the best herring at 160 grams each.
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