Results: 2016 River Nationals
The Whanganui served up some unbelievable fishing and large numbers of fish with several anglers catching over 50 fish in a 3 hour session, the highest was a staggering 59. Fish sizes were excellent with a few over 50cm, and 60cm being the biggest.
The predicted heavy rain held off for the event. The little rain that did fall was enough to lift the river level slightly with some colour coming in, but not enough to unduly affect the fishing during the last session.
Sam Bourne came out the winner with 12 points (and 155 fish in total), comfortably ahead of John Bell in second with 17 points and John Gummer in 3rd on 18.