Do you want to be as famous (well, Cape York famous) as young Lenny Mintern with his barramundi?
Cape Catch of the Week will showcase a Cape York angler – big or small – and provide them ultimate bragging rights around the barbecue or campfire.
All you have to do is send us a photo of you and your catch, and answer a few simple questions.
If everything goes to plan, we are hoping to be able to offer a great weekly prize, but for the time being, the best you can hope for is seeing your mug and your catch online, and sticking the clipping from the paper on your beer fridge as a conversation starter.
And now, without further ado, meet your first Cape Catch of the Week winner, Lenny Mintern. And thanks to his dad, Glenn, for helping out with the answers.
How old are you? I’m nearly four years old.
Where do you call home? I live in Nanum in Weipa.
What do you like most about living on Cape York? All the types of fishing we can do around town.
What is your favourite fish species to target? Barramundi, because they jump out the water.
Where is your favourite location to wet a line? My favourite spot to fish is the beach next to Rocky Point boat ramp, because you can play at the beach while waiting for bites.
Who is your favourite fishing buddy? I like fishing with dad because I catch more fish than him.
What is your biggest brag catch? The biggest fish was a saratoga at the lakes that nearly spooled us, and my favourite was my first legal barra that we took home and had for tea.
Bait versus lure? Lenny’s dad said he prefers bait fishing, but the goal for 2024 is to catch a good barra on a lure!
DO YOU WANT TO FEATURE AS OUR NEXT CAPE CATCH OF THE WEEK? FLICK A PHOTO OF YOUR BEST RECENT CATCH (THE HIGHER RESOLUTION, THE BETTER) TO [email protected] OR TEXT IT TO 0419 891 666 BY SATURDAY NIGHT.