Shipwreck Coast Fishing Classic hits day six weather snag

Future fisherman: Warrnambool's Angus McKenna was undeterred by the weather when he was showing off his catch of bream in the Under 10s 'Small Fry' category of the annual fishing competition on Wednesday night.

Future fisherman: Warrnambool's Angus McKenna was undeterred by the weather when he was showing off his catch of bream in the Under 10s 'Small Fry' category of the annual fishing competition on Wednesday night.

Tomorrow will be better.

Those were the words from Bruce Ludeman after weather sabotaged day six of the annual Shipwreck Coast Fishing Classic.

The president of Warrnambool Offshore and Light Game Fishing Club was determined to stay positive, despite a drop in entries on Wednesday.

“It was disastrous with the wind today,” he said. “But you can’t win with the weather.

“There’s still plenty of whiting in the bay and river fishing is always good.”

Mr Ludeman said young contenders were putting in considerable effort at the week-long event.

“The kids are doing well each day in the river,” he said. “Some of them have already clocked up a few entries in the ‘small fries’ and ‘juniors’.”

With weather expected to improve over the next few days, event organisers are hoping some big fish find their way to the 7pm daily weigh-ins.

The competition runs from January 5 to 13 with competitors fishing for an Anglapro aluminium 30 horse-power boat with trailer valued at over $11,000.

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