CATCH A CATTY: The future of Catch a Catty Family Fishing competition at Mingo Crossing looks brighter after an executive was found for the Paradise Dam Stocking Association on Sunday.
CATCH A CATTY: The future of Catch a Catty Family Fishing competition at Mingo Crossing looks brighter after an executive was found for the Paradise Dam Stocking Association on Sunday. Contributed

Bright future for fishing event

Fishing: THE future of Catch-a-Catty Fishing competition looks brighter after a new executive was appointed at the Paradise Dam Stocking Association annual meeting on Sunday at Mingo Crossing.

Both president Lofty Wendt and secretary Beppi Stanley were stepping down from their roles they had held since the association was formed in 2007.

Mr Wendt said he couldn't believe they finalised an executive.

"Out of the blue Angus Douglas said he would give it a go,” he said.

"Angus has been helping Phil Walker as weigh master for a number of years.”

Secretary is Paula Gill while Beppi Stanley has taken on the treasurer's role as she felt it wasn't as demanding as the role of secretary. Alex Geddes has taken on assistant weigh master position.

Mr Wendt said he came away from the meeting more than happy.

"I thought we would struggle to get an executive,” he said.

"They have got a lot to learn but we are only a phone call away.”

He said with the work we've put in over the years it would be a shame to see Catch-a-Catty fishing competition disappear.

This annual event held during the last weekend of August attracts anywhere from 400-600 people to Mingo Crossing.


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