We have some keen fishermen amongst us and they took on the challenge of the Macquarie River Fishing Classic at the weekend.
Mr Murray organised students to participate in an internal competition to run in conjunction with the town event. It was gratifying he said to see eleven students sign up and he was particularly impressed with the great sportsmanship on display. Apparently there was not one "tall fishing tale'!
"Moving forward I'd like to see the school's involvement continue," said Mr Murray. "The CEO of RiverSmart, Dr Bill Phillips, was certainly impressed with the model we used and expressed an interest in involving other river towns' schools in the future.
I was really pleased with the reception the students' involvement received and in fact, a number of representatives of local business houses and organisations indicated an interest in coming on board with us next year in different capacities, including as sponsors.
This year we were thrilled to have the support of Uncle Clarries who donated lures for prizes."
Prize winners in the school's own competition were: Biggest Cod - Tom Mitchell, Biggest Carp – Tom Fuller and Kyle McClenahan, Most Carp Caught – Louie Yilmaz, Nearest to the Mystery Length – Malik Girdler and Scott Sayers.