Gulf gears up for the Normanton Barra comp

BIG BARRA: Some of the winners from the 2016 Normanton Barra Comp proudly display their monster catch. Photo: supplied

BIG BARRA: Some of the winners from the 2016 Normanton Barra Comp proudly display their monster catch. Photo: supplied

Easter is coming and that means so is the Normanton Barra competition.

Get you rods up to the Carpentaria for what is sure to be a great weekend by the water.

Normanton Barra comp president Dennis Taney said this year was shaping up as excellent with the best rain and river flow for 5 years.

“There are plenty of good quality barra, some over the magic metre, which are being caught already,” Mr Taney said.

Entrants will be hoping to beat last year’s top barra weight of 19.72kgs.

Prize money for this year is unchanged with around $25,000 all up in cash and prizes.

Categories : Heaviest Barra (cash prize)  - Open First $6000, Second $2000, Third $1000  

Junior (prizes to the value) First $500, Second $350, Third $150

Salmon – Open  $1000

Junior   $200

Other scaled Fish – Open $500

Junior $100

Catfish $300

Mystery Weight $300

Nominations are from Good Friday 5-9pm and Easter Saturday 7-9am at the Albion Hotel.

Competition starts Saturday 6am and ceases Sunday 4pm sharp.(last weigh-in)

Briefing and explanation of rules will occur Friday 7pm

Weigh-in and functions for Saturday and Sunday nights will also be at the Albion Hotel.

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