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TASSIE TIMES: A birthday catch as fishing is off to a flyer

26 October 2017

TASSIE TIMES: A birthday catch as fishing is off to a flyer

 

A birthday catch for fly fisher Karen Brooks at #16AMG

It was a birthday to remember for fly fisher Karen Brooks who hauled in a good-sized trout while competing in the first ever Australian Masters Games fly fishing competition, which started yesterday out at the beautiful Talbot Lagoon in Guildford.

The now 61-year-old has been doing the sport for just over a year and was able to gain some more experience at the event while also taking a few pointers from those who have been casting lines for years.

“Well it was a really good competition Talbots Lagoon is a terrific place to fish, a great venue,” Brooks said.

“It was challenging for everyone though because this morning it was very calm and quite bright and sunny which is not really the conditions you would want for fishing.

“This afternoon we had a little bit more of a breeze and it was overcast, and I ended up with a beautiful 53-centimetre brown trout."

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Games chairman Royce Fairbrother snares bronze in debut time trial

Close to 100 riders took off down Old Coast Road in Ulverstone taking part in the cycling time trial at the 16th Australian Masters Games with the chairman Royce Fairbrother claiming a bronze medal.

Making his debut in the event, he made a quick start and crossed the line after 14.8km of pedaling in 26 minutes and six seconds, less than four minutes behind the winner of the 60-64 age division.

“It was good fun,” Fairbrother said after his warm down ride.

“Look it’s the first time I’ve done a time trial and it was something quite new to me, so I probably went out a bit hard at the start, but it was good.

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Tassie local Denise Geeves betters 13-year highest score at #16AMG

It was a special day in Devonport for Denise Geeves who got hot at the tenpin bowling alley and rolled her highest ever score of 240, which eclipsed her previous best tally that was set 13 years ago.

The 64-year-old from Elderslie in Southern Tasmania is a member at Moonah Tenpin Bowling Club and has been sending them down the alley for well over two decades.

Included in that game was a string of six consecutive strikes from her opening bowl, the first time she has hit that many from the opening frame of a competition.

“That was my first ever six in a row,” Geeves said after her final game for the day.

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The Social Scene - Street Eats, Devonport 

Head on down to the Southern end of Rooke Street in Devonport for some serious street eats. 

This free night market will showcase some of the tastiest local food producers around. Relax in a family friendly environment with a beer or wine and soak up the music and awesome vibe. 

Download the official Games event app, What’s On In, via the button below to find out more about all the other events happening tonight and throughout the week in Tasmania’s North West. 

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