2015 Taupo Regional Championships
Taupo Regional Lake Kuratau 5th and 6th Dec 2015
This year’s competition saw a good field of 26 competitors.
Saturday morning broke to strong winds and a choppy lake for the first of 3 two hour sessions.
The first session saw Des Armstrong come in with a great bag of 17 fish, from Cory Scott in 2nd with 12 fish from Lloyd Struthers and Brendan Lyon with 10 each for 3rd and 4th. A massive 147 fish were caught and released over the 2 hours.
For the next session the wind had got up a little more, Des again got 17 fish to win the session from Tony Houpt 2nd with 12 and Lloyd 3rd with 8 good size fish. At the end of the first two sessions Des led the competition by 4 points from Lloyd in second and Tony Houpt in 3rd place.
The last session started with the wind extremely making it tough for some of the boats. Nevertheless John Gummer managed 12 fish for 1st place from Des with 10 fish and Tony with 7 fish coming in 3rd.
The final results saw Des Armstrong take out the title for 2015 with only 4 place points from Tony Houpt in 2nd place and Brendan Lyon in 3rd place. In all 360 fish were caught in the six hours with an average length of 36cm.
Our thanks must go to organiser Peter Rubischon and the sponsors Totally Fly and Stolen Rum who provided some fantastic prizes.