Manning Point Fishing Classic Blog

Monday 5th September 2005
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By  Ganghookold Gibbo

Ganghook Gibbo, fresh from an FNQ fishing forum, has been honing his hook hankering for handline action since he was a halfsized halibutt.

A fierce competitor, "Gangs" has rarely been beaten to either the first or best catch.

Speaking from his sparingly supplied shack just off the sand, the singleminded salty had

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Monday 5th September 2005
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By  BigJig Geoff

Official practice sessions began at a secret location early this morning.  Results so far have been rather disappointing, with only this undersize blackfish being landed by Big Jig.

Tournament head of scales James Squire of The Tasmanian PeBE section was reported as saying something as the fish was released.  Unfortunately

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Friday 2nd September 2005
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By Ronny Reuters OBE (MP)
As part of the ongoing humanitarian efforts of Poissons et Boisson Extrêmes (PeBE) , the competitors of this years Manning Point Fishing Classic have taken a detour on way to Australia to stop off in New Orleans to offer assistance.

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Thursday 1st September 2005
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By Ronny Reuters OBE (MP)
Catfish Col has sent in this special photograph to show his competitors what he is capable of. He is shown here with his evil twin, Swampman Jack.

Catfish has confirmed all flights and should be arriving in the next few days for some preparation sessions leading up to the Classic.

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Wednesday 31st August 2005
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By  Fishing Phil

That Mangrove Mike is a scary character, I heard once that he ate a box jellyfish for breakfast and used the quills of a porcupine fish to pick the scraps caught in his three teeth.

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Tuesday 30th August 2005
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By Mangrove Mike - 2010 Champion
It is a great privilege to be invited to the Classic. My professional career has taken me all throughout this great planet, but to be coming to Manning Point '05 will be the pinnacle of my career.

Thanks to the organisers and Poissons et Boisson Extrêmes for this opportunity.

I will



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Tuesday 30th August 2005
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By Ronny Reuters OBE (MP)
Big Jig Geoff has just confirmed that he will be tackling the Manning Point Fishing Classic. Speaking from his rural retreat, Big Jig said he was excited about his prospects. "The other guys are losers. Once they see the size of the rope on my reels they will tremble in fear. The Classic will be mine!"

Fellow competitor and tournament

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Monday 29th August 2005
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By Ronny Reuters OBE (MP)
The big guns are confirming for the Classic.

Confirmed starters are:
  • Fishing Phil
  • Ganghook Gibbo
  • Mangrove Mike
  • Catfish Col
  • Barnacle Barry
  • Big Jig Geoff (awaiting final confirmation)
Images of these reclusive characters can be found


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Wednesday 27th July 2005
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By Ronny Reuters OBE (MP)
In the build up to the Classic, the new website has been launched. The Bid Committe thank the development team of 200 for their great effort.

"Be sure to come back during the event for updates to the site" said Marcus Copperi (Head of the Bid Committe).  These guys know what there doing with the bits and stuff and other things".

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Thursday 9th September 2004
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By Ronny Reuters OBE (MP)
The head of the Manning Point Fishing Classic organisation committee, Marcus Copperi, has said today that all the preparations for the Classic are on track.

"We are one year out and everything looks fine. We had a visit from the International Committee of Poissons et boisson extrêmes and

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