9 March 2024

Napranum to fall hook, line and sinker into Youth Week

| Cape York Weekly
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Junior anglers will be out in force on the Napranum foreshore on 12 April for PCYC Napranum’s Hook, Line and Sinker Fishing Competition. Photo: Supplied.

The fishing action in Napranum will be red hot when competitors wet a line to celebrate Youth Week 2024 on 12 April.

PCYC Napranum will host its annual Hook, Line and Sinker Fishing Competition as part of the week-long acknowledgement of the achievements and contributions of the community’s youth, but club manager Sergeant Rhonda Spence said the fishing was just one component of the party.

“There will be a full day of fun activities, including a disco and a deadly thinking workshop, where youth from Napranum, Weipa, Mapoon and Aurukun will come together at our club and participate,” she said.

“The last day will be a fishing competition hosted by PCYC Napranum on the foreshore.”

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With categories for the top two barramundi, queenfish, golden trevally, grunter and salmon caught, competition is expected to be fierce as anglers try to hook an incredible prize, including fishing rods, camp chairs, swags, lures and fishing shirts.

In addition to the main competition, youth will be asked to show their skills with cast nets, handlines and lure flicking.

Sergeant Spence said all fish needed to be taken on a rod and reel, or handline, and that participants would be required to ensure size and bag limits were adhered to.

Fishing will take place from 6am-3pm on 12 April, 2024, and catches must be brought to the measuring station, or measured on a brag mat with a capture card, by 3pm on 14 April, 2024.

For more information about the Hook, Line and Sinker Fishing Competition, drop into PCYC Napranum or email [email protected].

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