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Big turnout for Outback Fishing Challenge

Brad Cross and Ben Rushton with some of the carp they pulled out of the Darling River over the weekend. Photo TWH

Bourke’s Ain’t Caught Nuffin’ Fishing Club held its annual Outback Fishing Challenge at the weekend, and despite the rain, 177 anglers baited their hooks to take part.

It was a welcome return to an event that draws fishing enthusiasts from across the region, and although some road closures reduced some of the river access between Bourke and Louth, the turnout was more than expected.

Bourke’s Ain’t Caught Nuffin’ Fishing Club President, Stephen Coyne, was determined a change in the weather was not going to stop this year’s contest, the first in three years.

Stephen said he was pleased with the support from the Bourke community, the sponsors and local businesses who donated prizes for the club raffle.

The Darling River Golf Club hosted the registrations and weigh-in, as well as the celebrations afterwards on Sunday afternoon.

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