Jugiong Fish The Bidgee For Pests

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This group of fishermen/women pictured along with members of the committee Secretary Andrew Ward treasurer Lesley Grange & President Kevin Fairall  were all happy to be sharing in a wonderful weekend & some amazing  prizes & sponsorship at Jugiong.

The annual Jugiong Carpathon was held this weekend, with a great roll up of 136 entrants. A total of 303 Carp were caught weighing a total of 660kgs. The biggest Carp caught was 710mm in length. This is the tenth year in holding this event in Jugiong and it continues to grow each year and is certainly a great family weekend for all.

Junior Girls Division winners were Amy Manwaring (1st), Shelby Abnett (2nd) and Annie Coulton (3rd). Junior Boys Division winners were Riley Bradshaw (1st), Sam Manwaring (2nd) and Charlie Tindal (3rd). Intermediate Girls Division winners were Lacey Hulme (1st), Ellie Ward (2nd) and Jasmine Ryan (3rd). Intermediate Boys Division winners were Samuel Jones (1st), Billy Ward (2nd) and Cooper Jones (3rd). Adult Womens Division winners were Kacey-Lee Fairall (1st), Carol Cross (2nd) and Alison Hlywa (3rd). Adult Mens Division winners were Nathan Stocks (1st), Jason Manton (2nd) and Julian Jones (3rd). The Carpathon also had a mystery length (420mm) prize for each age division. The winners were Samuel Elphick (Juniors), Bill Elphick (Intermediates) and Aaron Beatte (Adults).

Raffle winners were Jake Clapman, Bronwyn Peel, Libby Dreyer, Billy Ward. All entrants were placed in a Lucky Door draw with the Seniors winner taking home $700 cash and the juniors/ intermediates winner taking home $300 in cash. Congratulations to all prize winners Thank you to everyone who supported the Carpathon and to all our sponsors we sincerely thank you for your continued support. Bald Hill Quarry, Tackle World Wagga, Tegra Quarry Jugiong, Bill & Jill Fairley, Benangaroo, Gavin Case Marine, Wagga, Jugiong Motor Inn , Agstock Gundagai, Leigh & Paula Butt , Tumut Fishing, Camping & Outdoor, Sir George Tavern, Tuross Lakeside Tourist Park, Talbingo Tourist Caravan Park, Harden Tyre Service, Redbank North, Long Track Pantry, Mobil Service Station Jugiong, The Roadhouse on Riverside, Gino’s Fruit & Veg, The Yard Studio, Curators Collective, Delta Agribusiness Harden and the Jugiong Wine Cellar were all very generous in their support.

Proceeds from the Carpathon go to restocking Murray Cod and Golden Perch into the Murrumbidgee River in the Jugiong area. The proceeds from the 2016 Carpathon purchased 2000 Murray Cod and 6000 Golden Perch, which were released in February and April this year. The committee are hoping to match these numbers with the money raised from the 2017 Carpathon.