Lostock once again has lived up to its reputation as a tough bass fishery, though, a few local records were broken in the process on Sunday morning. All up ten anglers weighed fish but it was Singleton local and Bass Pro regular, Wayne Parry who finished on top. After consulting a few of the guys on Saturday arvo, including last years number one, Dave Mudd, Wayne decided to target schooling bass and eventually presented two fish for 3.6 kilos to the weigh master on Sunday afternoon.
“I had to come back to the weigh in early as my live well pump was playing up,” Wayne commented as he handed his two fish over, confident they would put him in first place. While various techniques were used it was an ecogear soft plastic on a half ounce jig head that did the trick.
“It wasn’t till really late in the session that I scored my fish, then we all started whacking ’em”.
Equal second place getter alongside Steve Almond plus big bass holder was Andrew Low of East Maitland with 3.4kg. His technique pretty much reflected that of the other top five placegetters targeting the schooled bass in the narrows, on a bite that proved you needed to be persistent right till the end to score fish.
Brad Smith and Neil Scott rounded out the top five. – Paul Gogarty
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