CLOSE: Cody Banks from Coffs Harbour landed the first bream of the Tim the Bream competition, but it wasn't one of the lucky tagged fish.
CLOSE: Cody Banks from Coffs Harbour landed the first bream of the Tim the Bream competition, but it wasn't one of the lucky tagged fish. Debrah Novak

RESULTS: Who caught the elusive Tim the Bream?

DESPITE close to 500 keen anglers out on the water the past two days, Tim the Bream and his 10 brothers or sisters have lived on to swim another day.

None of the tagged fish were brought back to be weighed, and while organiser Gayle Doe said while it was a little disappointing that the big prize didn't go off on the day, it shouldn't put people off from trying to catch the elusive fish.

"If someone does catch any of the tagged fish we want them to let us know," she said.

"We were very happy with how many people came out to support the event, and it was more than what we expected."

Ms Doe said Yamba Rotary has raised close to $10,000 from the event, which will be back bigger and better next year.

"We've had a lot of people saying they will sponsor us next year, and that they're looking forward to coming back again," she said.

"We were very happy with how much we've raised and how many people have come out to support the event, the first time it's been run in more than 30 years."

Results

Bream: Jake Churches 1.25kg

Flathead: Ryan Thompson, 6.2kg and 92cm long

Luderick: Richard Talbot 750g

Whiting: Manuel Gutierrez 300g

Mulloway: Wayne Smith 17.6kg

Trevally: Reef Izes 700g


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