The 8th annual Jugiong Carpathon was held last weekend, with a great roll up of 136 entrants. A total of 303 Carp were caught weighing a total of 660 kgs.
Junior Girls Division winners were: Amy Manwaring, (1st), Shelby Abnett (2nd), Annie Coulton (3rd); Junior Boys Division winners were: Riley Bradshaw (1st), Sam Manwaring (2nd), Charlie Tindal (3rd). Intermediate Girls Division winners were: Lacey Hulme (1st), Ellie Ward (2nd), Jasmine Ryan (3rd). Intermediate Boys Division winners were: Samuel Jones (1st), Billy Ward (2nd) and Cooper Jones (3rd). Adult Women’s Division winners were: Kacey-Lee Fairall (1st), Carol Cross (2nd), Alison Hlywa (3rd). Adult Men’s Division winners were: Nathan Stocks (1st), Jason Manton (2nd), Julian Jones (3rd).
The winners of the ‘Mystery length’ were Samuel Elphick (Jnr); Bill Elphick (Intermed) and Aaron Beatte (Adult). Raffle winners were Jake Clapman, Bronwyn Peel, Libby Dreyer, Billy Ward.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Carpathon and to all our sponsors we sincerely thank you for your continued support. Bald Hill Quarry, Tackle World Wagga, Tegra Quarry Jugiong, Bill and Jill Fairley, Benangaroo, Gavin Case Marine, Wagga, Jugiong Motor Inn , Agstock Gundagai, Leigh and Paula Butt , Tumut Fishing, Camping and Outdoor, Sir George Tavern, Tuross Lakeside Tourist Park, Talbingo Tourist Caravan Park, Harden Tyre Service, Redbank North, Long Track Pantry, Mobil Service Station Jugiong, The Roadhouse on Riverside, Gino’s Fruit and Veg, The Yard Studio, Curators Collective, Delta Agribusiness Harden and the Jugiong Wine Cellar were all very generous in their support.
Proceeds from the Carpathon go to restocking Murray Cod and Golden Perch into the Murrumbidgee River in the Jugiong area. The proceeds from the 2016 Carpathon purchased 2000 Murray Cod and 6000 Golden Perch, which were released in February and April. The committee are hoping to match these numbers with the money raised from the 2017 Carpathon.