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Broome Fishing Club’s summer barramundi competition a resounding success

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Malakai Corpus, 4, with his 49cm barramundi.
Camera IconMalakai Corpus, 4, with his 49cm barramundi. Credit: Supplied

Broome Fishing Club’s summer barramundi competition was a resounding success with more than 35 competitors taking part from January 2 to 4.

Despite some challenging weather conditions, 39 anglers took to the water, determined to reel in the biggest barramundi they could hook before the February 4 deadline.

A total of 12 barramundi were caught over the course of the competition with Matt Arai taking home the title of overall champion with his impressive 80cm barramundi caught on bait securing him the top spot.

Ross Newton claimed the coveted title of Barra King with his 75cm catch on lure while Ben Dearing clinched the runner-up position with a respectable 65cm barramundi also caught on bait.

Among the junior competitors, youngster Malakai Corpus, 4, emerged as the champion, showcasing his angling prowess with a total of four barramundi caught, the biggest measuring an impressive 49cm.

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Malakai Corpus, 4, with his 32cm barramundi.
Camera IconMalakai Corpus, 4, with his 32cm barramundi. Credit: Supplied

Malakai also claimed the title of Champion Small Fry while Rob Cream earned himself the title of “Mystery Angler”.

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