Congratulations to the organisers of the Boyne Tannum Hookup who again have successfully organised their way around the shifting State Government target of public holidays.
Despite the timing falling so close to Easter and away from the traditional June Queen's Birthday long weekend, this year's tournament was another fantastic tourism event.
Having said that, the organisers also are looking for feedback on the preferred timing from the event's competitors.
With perfect Easter weather available, many TCC participants made earlier trips up to the central coast which dropped the number of our regular Boyne Tannum Hook-Up participants.
But those who made the trip were well rewarded again this year with plenty of quality of coral trout.
Justin Fleming, who manages the CruiseCraft parts inventory (as well as cutting those Team CruiseCraft decals seen on many of your boats), was able to gain a first-hand insight into the event and how owners use their vessels.
He didn't waste the opportunity – a high quality coral trout resulted from some good work with the rod and reel.
Every year, TCC participant Ray Osborne catches up with a friendly kookaburra or two. But Ray thinks his favourite bird had trouble recognising him this year so helped out in usual Ray style – by providing the 'burra with a set of glasses.
We also were delighted to see one of the key people in the event, Jeff Amos back in an organisational role. The crew in pink shirts is the best you'll find any event.
A new invention made it to the event this year – a stand enabling 10 fishing rods to be stacked at once. Wonder if the real owner ever got it back?