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Well the 2012 MP Classic is almost upon us and one has to wonder why am I posting a thread for 2012 on a 2011 forum page?
Other questions spring to mind such as should I bring bass lures to this year's event given the amount of fresh water in the Mighty Manning with it's resemblance to chocolate Moove?
Also, is there any chance of... more
Mangrove Mike has just landed his biggest ever flattie at beautiful Manning Point.
The 4.2 kilo, 84 cm beast was caught on 6lb braid, 8 lb leader and the king of plastics, the Squidgy Pro 70mm Evil Minnow Flick bait. An 8 minute battle where multiple attempts at netting failed, Captain Kevin, got the lizard in the net just in time. Mangrove
Legendary Manning Point Fishing Classic competitor and 2010 Champion, Mangrove Mike has been on Twitter now for quite a while. His technology stories and witty ditties have the Twitterassi in a lather but his latest follower shows his true international and polical clout.
Australian Prime Minister (currently) Julia Gillard has obviously... more
Haka Jo and Mr Mahi Mahi were up and at it at dawn - seasoned competitors were concerned by this action but thankfully they didn't catch much.
Rain persisted for most of the day and it was with some relief that the bell rang at 1pm and the competitors were called in for the reckoning.
Fishin Phil smashed all comers and took out... more
Day 1 started slowly due to the late night tactic discussions despite Mangrove offering to drive everyone in a bus to the local polling booth. It was refused but he still drove the bus.
Voting was EXTREMELY slow despite the returning officer having done the task "for forty years" - she was reliving every moment of those forty
Friday, Day 0, is the day of preparation. Secret spots were investigated, gentle fluids were consumed and Manning Point Bowling Club was put under pressure.
Mangrove, Ganghook and Fishin hit the water early and waited for the others to turn up at Manning Point. Throughout the day they straggled in, seasoned pros like Bigjig, Tsunami... more