Fishin Phil wins The 2023 Classic

By Mangrove

Fishin Phil has taken out his second Manning Point Fishing Classic with an emphatic performance. His 78cm flathead picked up on Saturday afternoon was unlikely to be beaten and it wasn't. 

There were plenty of fish about on Sunday morning but definitely in hot patches rather than consistently. 

Fishin's team which included Ganghook and Mangrove won the team award with both of them getting 52cm lizards. 

The Pink Rod was joint won by Mahi Mahi, Captain Bluering and Hammah after they lost the rod for the entire session. 

Lucky Lachie won both the Rookie of the Year (for the second consecutive year) and the Dougie. A highlight as a rookie was catching a fish using Baaaarbara the sheep as a float and his Dougie was sealed by "highlighting" some local kids who set off some great fireworks. 


Great job, Champions!


Thanks to the helpers and it was superb as usual to catch up with a great bunch of blokes. 


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