KYABRAM brothers Charlie and Tom Clark together landed a huge catch at the Deniliquin Fishing Competition on the weekend.
The monster was a 119cm cod that weighed in at over 100 pounds.
“We reckon it might have been even a little bigger,” the boys’ father Lynden Clark said.
“When we put it down on the mat there was still a little bit hanging over but we definitely weren’t picking it up and moving it again.”
The cod latched on to nine-year-old Charlie’s new rod — and it’s no surprise he needed a little bit of help.
“The little fella, Charlie, was bent over and it was pulling him forward into the drink, so then his older brother Tom came in to help and then I ended up giving a hand too,” Mr Clark said.
“Once we got it, people came from everywhere to look, it was just a monster.”
Because the catch was on Charlie’s rod, he walked away as the champion.
“He got $400 worth of fishing gear, a trophy and some bragging rights to last forever.”
“He won’t be sharing the gear,” Mr Clark laughed.
“They’re good boys they look after each other and help each other out whenever they can.
“I enter them in a few different competitions in Mulwala and Deniliquin — they love their fishing and are really keen anglers.”