What a cracking day at the 2017 Gage Roads Rottnest Cray competition! We had a great turn out with over 50 entrants. Even sweeter was the free BBQ and cracking a frosty beer by Gage Roads which was generously donated for all participants on the day!

Wind was a stiff SW in the morning blowing around 12-15knts easing to eventually 8-10knts for the most of the morning, (until the journey home of course). Many boats came in with the same outcome, that they just didn’t see many big crays. However, Shane Fleming, (the silent assassin), who had mentioned to me prior to the weigh in, that he had had an “ok day”. Shane slayed it on the day, actually coming second place (3.12KG) as well as the heaviest of three crays combined weight. Shane opted for the heaviest bag prize, therefore making our 4th and 3rd place getters move up in the line of prizes.

 

There were some epic catches, the following were the winners and their respective prizes:

1st Brent Lester 3.14KG

  • All Things Spearfishing Wetsuit
  • 2 x Cartons of Gage Roads Beer
  • WAUC Club Trucker Hat
  • WAUC Club T-Shirt

2nd Caleb Moore 2.92KG

  • Cray Loop
  • 2 x Cartons of Gage Roads Beers
  • WAUC Club Trucker Hat
  • WAUC Club T-Shirt

3rd Nat Hansen 2.90KG

  • 2 x Carton of Gage Roads Beers
  • WAUC Club Trucker Hat
  • WAUC Club T-Shirt

 

Heaviest bag of three crays in total: Shane Fleming 7.12KG

  • Madfish ice bag
  • Gage Road Carton of beer
  • Gage Roads Trucker Hat
  • Gage Roads T-Shirt

 

Mystery weight prize: Rob Lascelles

  • 3 x cartons of Gage Roads Beers

Lightest legal cray: Justin Edwards 340grams

  • 1 Carton of Gage Roads Beers
  • WAUC Club Trucker Hat
  • WAUC Club T-Shirt

 

We would like to extend our thanks again to Gage Roads, without club sponsors, days like this don’t happen! Remember guys, support the companies that support the club.

Prizes supplied by

  • Gage Roads Beers
  • All things Spearfishing
  • Madfish Ice bags

If you want to get a hold of any of the gear mentioned above from our sponsors, contact Rory MacLeod and he will put you in touch with these guys!

Also, thanks to everyone at the club that helped with this competition, before, during and afterwards, you guys are all legends! Easily my favourite comp of the WA Undersea Club calendar, we are looking forward to next year already!

 

Michael Treble

WAUC Chairman