Classic Colin reels in 55cm cod

By Riverine Herald

THE Robins Aviation Cash Classic Moulamein Football Netball Club Fishing competition was on again and this year’s event did not disappoint.

The March 9 and 10 long weekend saw numbers at an all-time high with 232 adult and 53 junior participants taking part in the comp.

Echuca local Colin Haywood took home the main prize of biggest fish after he reeled in a 55cm cod.

Colin’s wife Pam said there was excitement all around after the news of his victory.

‘‘I was pretty excited, it was good to see him having a win,’’ she said.

She said fishing was more than just a hobby for her husband.

‘‘It’s more of an obsession, he loves it,’’ she said.

His triumph scored Colin a $2000 cash prize as well as the Cade Hickory memorial trophy.

After this weekend, Colin will compete in a number of other competitions in coming weeks.

Other winners from the event were Blinky Bill who reeled in a 49cm yellow belly and Tori Roberts who took out champion female. The biggest carp was 77cm.