NEARLY 500 people attended the Taroom Fishing and Restocking Club's open fishing competition at the Glebe Weir, with 228 adults and 83 children competing for the best weights in a variety of species.
A total of 275 fish were caught during the competition - 128 on Saturday and 147 on Sunday.
There were light showers each morning. Heavy downpours started after the competition on Sunday, which forced the organisers to leave the pack-up for the Monday public holiday.
The water condition at the weir was muddy due to recent rains causing the weir to overflow, but this made for great fishing for competitors on the banks, especially those who picked their spots above the weir, upstream of the boat ramp.
Anglers in boats had more success close to the banks, casting towards the edge, as waters in the middle of the weir were quite murky.
Yellowbelly were the main catch above the weir, while eel-tailed jew seemed to favour the lower side.
Taroom Fishing and Restocking Club president Harry Johnson said he was very pleased with the weekend, for the turnout and the level of competition.
"I would like to say thanks on behalf of the club for the support of a long list of local business and community sponsors who supported us," he said.